The Washington Chapter of TRF, formed in the early 1960s, draws its membership largely from federal agencies, consultants, trade associations, and local universities. Professions represented include economists, attorneys, engineers, accountants, policy analysts, and others. Membership meetings are held at lunchtime, usually the second or third Wednesdays of the month.
Recent speakers include: the former USDOT Under Secretary; former Staff Director of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; senior staff at the Eno Center for Transportation and editor of its Transportation Weekly; Vice-president, American Association of Railroads; and analysts from such major research organizations as the Congressional Budget Office, the Brookings Institution, and Reason Foundation.
Topics span all modes – urban, rural and intercity, freight and passenger, domestic and international – as well as policy, technical and legislative issues associated with these modes.
Monthly luncheon meetings are held at a downtown restaurant convenient to public transit. The largest meeting of the year is held in January concurrently with the Annual TRB Meeting at a restaurant in close proximity to the TRB meeting site.
|President||Brian Sloboda||US Department of Labor|
|Exec VP||Nathan Macek||WSP|
|VP- Programs||Susan Binder||Cambridge Systematics, Inc.|
|VP- Membership||Joe Warren||Arlington Transit Commission|
|Secretary||Brian O’Boyle||Surface Transportation Board|
|Immediate Past President||Eric Peterson|
|Council Member #1||Patrick DeCorla Souza||Federal Highway Administration|
|Council Member #2||Harvey Berllin|
|Council Member #3||Mike McBride||Van Ness Feldman|
|Council Member #4||Anja Graves||Cardinal Infrastructure LLC|
|Council Member #5||Emil Frankel||Eno Center for Transportation|
|Council Member #6||Kevin Chisholm||Mid-Atlantic Energy Consultants|
|Council Member #7||Raymond Ellis||Raymond Ellis Consulting|
Ex-officio Members, Past Presidents
Mel Sacks, National Association of RR Passengers
Dan Dornan, Prince Georges County Govt.
Frank Mulvey, ITER Associates
Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Foundation