The Road Gang is Washington's Transportation Fraternity.

The Road Gang is an informal group of business and government executives, highway engineers and consultants, press and public relations specialists, company representatives, and trade association officials from the highway transportation industry in the Washington, D.C. area. The Road Gang serves the dual purpose of promoting fellowship and providing for the interchange of ideas among “Washington's Transportation Fraternity.”

The organization has a current membership of about 300 individuals. Back in 1942 when the “Road Gang” was organized, the membership numbered just 25. Soon after, however, more and more local highway transportation executives were attracted to the Thursday luncheon meetings. The Road gang has increased steadily in size and variety of membership. It continues to preserve its informal “off the record” atmosphere. The programs, over the years, have touched upon practically every facet of highway transportation activity.

What really sparks the Road Gang is its mixture of camaraderie and formal tradition. One of the important traditions of the Road Gang continues to be the lively bi-monthly luncheon addresses on current highway and transportation issues, particularly when legislative matters are pending. The Road Gang’s organization has been deliberately left on the informal side, governed by an Advisory Committee of current officers and former chairmen. They and the many active members keep the Road Gang ticking, year after year.

Schedule of Events





Thurs, January 12, 2017

Marriot Marquis Hotel

Road Gang Annual Meeting

Thurs, March 2, 2017

Washington Court Hotel

Senator Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator, Nebraska

Thurs, March 16, 2017

Clyde's of Gallery Place

Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board

Thurs, March 30, 2017


Brian Pallasch, CAE, Managing Director, ASCE

Thurs, April 13, 2017


Harry M. Lightsey, III, Executive Director, General Motors


Thurs, April 27, 2017


Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

Thurs, May 11, 2017


Michael Pack, Director, University of Maryland CATT Lab

Thurs, May 25, 2017


Art Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Thurs, June 8, 2017


Alan E. Pisarski, Consultant

Thurs, June 22, 2017


Adrian K. Lund, President, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)

Thurs, September 7, 2017


Art Guzzetti, Vice President-Policy, APTA

Thurs, September 21, 2017


The Road Gang's Past is Prologue

Thurs, October 5, 2017


Blair Anderson, Director of Transportation Public Policy

Thurs, October 19, 2017


Martin Klepper, Executive Director, Build America Bureau, USDOT


Thurs, November 2, 2017


Ed Mortimer, Executive Director, US Chamber of Commerce and ATM Coalition

Thurs, November 16, 2017


Pete Ruane, President and CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association


Thurs, December 7, 2017


Thurs, January 11, 2018      



Marriot Marquis Hotel 

Holiday Party

Road Gang Annual Meeting