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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.

Chapter Leadership

Contact: Jack Ventura – [email protected]

PresidentBrian SlobodaUS Department of Labor
Exec VPNathan MacekWSP
VP- ProgramsSusan BinderCambridge Systematics, Inc.
VP- MembershipJoe WarrenArlington Transit Commission
SecretaryBrian O’BoyleSurface Transportation Board
TreasurerJack Ventura
Immediate Past PresidentEric Peterson
Council Member #1Patrick DeCorla SouzaFederal Highway Administration
Council Member #2Harvey Berllin
Council Member #3Mike McBrideVan Ness Feldman
Council Member #4Anja GravesCardinal Infrastructure LLC
Council Member #5Emil FrankelEno Center for Transportation
Council Member #6Kevin ChisholmMid-Atlantic Energy Consultants
Council Member #7Raymond EllisRaymond Ellis Consulting

Ex-officio Members, Past Presidents

Mel Sacks, National Association of RR Passengers
Dan Dornan, Prince Georges County Govt.
Jack Wells
Frank Mulvey, ITER Associates
Isaac Shafran
Ron Duych
Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Foundation

For additional information about the DC chapter, events and members, contact Ann Warner.

Next Meeting...

Date:Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Topic:Amtrak's Future in an Era of Expanded Funding for Rail Infrastructure
Speaker:Dennis J. Newman, EVP Planning & Strategy, Amtrak
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