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.

Road Gang Bi-weekly luncheons start at 12:15pm and are held at the below address, unless otherwise noted on luncheon notices. 

Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
The Piedmont Room (2nd floor, in the back)

Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 6, 2018 

Thursday, January 17, 2018


Marriott Marquis Hotel   

Holiday Party

Road Gang Annual Meeting
Past Events 

Thurs, November 15, 2018             Clyde's                                American Road and Transportation Builders Association                                                                                                                                       

Thurs, November 1, 2018


Speaker: David Kim, Vice President - Governmental Affairs, Hyundai Motor Company 

Thurs, October 18, 2018 


Speaker: Alfred B. Craig Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Purple Line Transit, LLC.

Thurs, October 4, 2018

Clyde's                                  Speaker: Nick Donohue, Deputy Secretary, Virginia                                                      Department of Transportation


Thurs, September 20, 2018


Speaker: Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly, Eno Center for Transportation 

Thurs, September 6, 2018


Speaker: Brandye Hendrickson, Federal Highway Administration Deputy Administrator 

Friday, July 20, 2018 

Thursday, June 28, 2018                   

Thurs, June 14, 2018 

Thurs, May 31, 2018 

Thurs, May 10, 2018 

Thurs, April 26, 2018  

Thurs, April 12, 2018                              

Thurs, March 29, 2018 

Thurs, March 15, 2018    

Thurs, March 1, 2018

Thurs, January 11, 2018 

University of Maryland       






The Hamilton        



Washington Court Hotel

Marriott Marquis Hotel 

*$160 Registration Fee 

Speaker: Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America 

Speaker: Ray LaHood, 2008-2013 Secretary of Transportation, United States Department of Transportation, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Pipe 

Speaker: Steve Davis, The Boring Company (HyperLoop)

Speaker: Jennifer Aument, President - North America, Transurban 

Speaker: Kanti Srikanth, Director of Transportation Planning, MWCOG

Speaker: Pete Rahn, Secretary of Transportation, MDOT

Speaker: Jeffrey Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation 

Speaker: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman for the District of Columbia

Speaker: D.J. Gribbin, Special Assistant to the President on Infrastructure

Road Gang Annual Meeting