Biweekly Luncheon Meeting

THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

  
Adrian K. Lund

 

President

 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)

 

 “The economy and other headwinds on the way to Vision Zero”

THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd AT 12:00 NOON

 

The USA has seen road deaths trending downward since the early 1970s, with an especially large dip beginning in 2008. However, that changed in 2015 and fatalities seem to have increased in 2016 as well.  How has traffic safety improved over the decades from the vehicular side and from other elements of the system like roadway design and roadside safety hardware, emergency response, etc.  More importantly, what are the trends and causes that might be behind the recent uptick in fatalities.  All important factors as we consider striving for the only acceptable goal of zero fatalities.

 

Speaker Bio:

Adrian K. Lund is president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).  A highway safety expert, Dr. Lund has been involved in health-related research since 1974.  He joined IIHS in 1981 as a behavioral scientist and steadily rose in the organization and became chief operating officer for IIHS and HLDI in 2001 and president in 2006.  Dr. Lund’s research has spanned the range of driver, vehicle and roadway factors involved in the safety of motor vehicle travel.  Dr. Lund is the author of numerous scientific papers on such topics as young drivers, alcohol and drug use among drivers, occupant restraints and the effect of vehicle design on driver behavior and crashworthiness.  He has served on many government and nongovernmental committees addressing highway safety issues.  He received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina State University and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, June 19th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

 

The is the last luncheon before we take a break for the summer and will resume meeting on Thursday, September 7th.

Hope to see you on the 22nd!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

  
Alan E. Pisarski, Consultant

  

 “Infrastructure Funding and Finance in Our New World”

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8th AT 12:00 NOON

 

Alan Pisarski will introduce and lead a discussion on funding and finance in our new world, with reauthorization behind us for a change, and a trillion dollar program of infrastructure in the wings. His particular concern has been the weaknesses in the idea of tolling the interstates as part of our future and the loss of credibility with the public as expressed in a recent special issue of Public Works Finance.  Substantial audience participation is anticipated.

 

This discussion is especially timely given the elements of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure program revealed recently in the President’s Budget

 

Speaker Bio:

Alan served on the transportation transition team of President Trump with a focus of federal program policy.  His continuing career work has included the Bottom Line series for AASHTO and the Commuting in America series. He has been involved in just about every major national transportation study since USDOT’s inception.

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning  the attached credit card authorization form.
    
RSVP 
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, June 5th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

 

Hope to see you on the 8th!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

 

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THE ROAD GANG

 
Presents
 
  Art Guzzetti

 

 Vice President-Policy, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

 

 “Transit Agencies and Ridesharing Operations Like Uber and Lyft –Threat or Opportunity”

 
 

THURSDAY, MAY 25th AT 12:00 NOON

 

How does the current public transportation community view TNCs (Uber, Lyft, ridesharing type operations, etc.) and autonomous vehicles?  Are these ride-sharing operations to be viewed as competition or synergy partners for first-mile/last-mile or something else?  How that might change the mobility picture of the future, and business models to support that.  Public transportation agencies around the country are considering the options.  APTA has given much thought about the enormous change that the mobility world will face over the next five years, and how transit agencies and others stakeholders should position themselves accordingly.

 

Speaker Bio:

Art Guzzetti is a 38-year veteran of public transportation at the local, state and national levels. 

Guzzetti is responsible for APTA’s policy research agenda, policy analysis and development, transportation information and statistics. He works with the legislative and executive branches of all levels of government and with other national associations, think tanks and interest groups to cultivate the ideas, relationships and advocacy initiatives that promote public transportation. The focus of his career has been on generating support for public transportation and the benefits it provides to communities and regions. 

Prior to coming to APTA in June 1997, Guzzetti spent 16 years in management at New Jersey Transit Corporation and Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County, along with two years at New Jersey DOT. His duties focused on transportation policy, government affairs, capital programming, grants development and grants management and advocacy. 

Guzzetti has a political science degree from Edinboro State University and a master of public administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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

Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines. 

   
Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001

6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.
 
Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.
 
RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, May 22nd.
 
Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

 

Hope to see you on the 25th!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

 

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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

 
 Michael L. Pack

 

 Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab), University of Maryland

 

 Real-world Problems, Real-world Solutions with Real-big data Analytics

THURSDAY, MAY 11th AT 12:00 NOON

 

In this highly-visual presentation, Michael Pack will showcase big-data tools and technologies available to agencies right now that can transform the way they conduct business.  He will also give a sneak peak of the latest big-data technologies being developed now for the next generation of traffic operators and planners.

 

Speaker Bio:

Michael Pack is the director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and the Chair of the Visualization Committee for the Transportation Research Board. He works to improve transportation operations and make data more readily available, usable, and understandable to diverse communities through visualization and visual analytics. He has previously worked for the University of Virginia’s Smart Travel Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Transportation Analysis.

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, May 8th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (
Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):                       


Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, May 25th with speaker Art Guzzetti from APTA speaking on the opportunities for public transportation with TNCs and AVs.

 

Hope to see you on the 11th!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents


  Beverley K. Swaim-Staley

 President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

 

 “How redevelopment at Union Station in the past has and will continue to have an impact on transportation and commercial benefits to the region”
 

THURSDAY, April 27th AT 12:00 NOON

 

With the trend of urban growth and downtown revitalization going strong, Washington Union Station stands as an early success story of these trends with lessons that can be brought to bear elsewhere.  While Union Station’s story may be of personal interest to Road Gang members in the metro DC area, its success as a transportation center would certainly be of professional interest, too.

 

Speaker Bio:

As Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) President and CEO, Ms. Swaim-Staley manages Washington Union Station, one of the busiest transportation centers in the country, serving over 37 million visitors and passengers each year. During her tenure she has led the efforts to restore the historic Main Hall to its early 20th Century splendor. Currently she is overseeing the ongoing rehabilitation of the station in keeping with its historic standards and managing the latest redevelopment and expansion of Washington Union Station.

 

Prior to joining USRC, Beverley was the first woman to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary.  As Secretary, Ms. Swaim-Staley oversaw the only state department of transportation with direct supervision over all aspects of transportation, including the transit and rail networks, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport, and the Port of Baltimore.  Earlier in her time at Maryland DOT, she negotiated one of the largest transportation public-private partnership agreements for the new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore; and was managing the BWI Airport during the terrorist attack on the nation on 9/11 and then oversaw the subsequent revolution in airport security that BWI had to go through.

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, April 24th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, May 11th.

 

Hope to see you on the 27th!

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents


 
 Harry M. Lightsey, III

 

Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Policy

General Motors

 

 GM’s Vision for the Future of Mobility


THURSDAY, April 13th AT 12:00 NOON
 

 

There are many technological and service developments that has the potential to greatly change mobility as we know it.  Harry will discuss the coming transformational changes in transportation and how they will make our lives better.  He will also discuss how policy may impact these initiatives.

 

Speaker Bio:

Harry Lightsey is currently Executive Director – Emerging Technologies Policy in the Global Public Policy organization of General Motors (GM).  Harry joined GM in March of 2012 as Director, Federal Affairs - OnStar, Infotainment and Strategy Development.  Subsequently, Harry also led the Federal Affairs team. He retired from AT&T in 2009 after serving as President of Southeast Region and as its Senior Vice President of Legislative and External Affairs.

 

Harry’s career in the telecom industry spanned over 26 years, including holding a variety of positions in the external affairs and legal organizations at BellSouth. He began his telecommunications career in 1982 when he joined Southwestern Bell.  In 2002, he received the Order of the Palmetto, the South Carolina’s highest recognition for his achievements in leading the ground breaking effort to establish leading research and development programs in higher education.

 

He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1978, majoring in Japanese Studies. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1981.

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP 
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, April 10th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Crab Cake or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, April 27th, with speaker Beverley Swaim-Staley, Union Station Redevelopment Corp.

 

Hope to see you on the 13th!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

Brian T. Pallasch, CAE


Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 

 “Beyond the Grades: Solving the Nation’s Infrastructure Crisis”


THURSDAY, MARCH 30th AT 12:00 NOON


The triennial “Infrastructure Report Card” was released by ASCE earlier in March.  As interested stakeholders in surface transportation, Road Gang members will be interested in the breadth of infrastructure needs covered as the larger infrastructure context in which transportation needs must contend.  Especially with the President’s infrastructure initiative looming, such an understanding will be most informative.


Speaker Bio:


Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, is currently Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Washington, DC.  He has been responsible for managing the ASCE’s government relations department including federal and state legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, grassroots, and policy development, since joining the staff in 1999.  Since 2008, Pallasch has been responsible for managing ASCE’s strategic initiative regarding infrastructure including development of the Report for America’s Infrastructure, and the Failure to Act economic studies. Pallasch serves on the Board of Advisors for the Eno Center for Transportation.


Prior to joining the staff of ASCE, Pallasch served as the Director of Government Relations for the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, VA for three years where he was responsible for all Federal and state relations.


Pallasch holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the American University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and International Affairs from the University of Southern California.


Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options:


Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, March 27th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, April 13th, with speaker Harry Lightsey, Executive Director, Global Connected Customer/Public Policy, General Motors.


Hope to see you on the 30th!


King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com



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THE ROAD GANG 
www.roadgang.org


Presents

Neil Pedersen

Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board


 Speaking on the Future Interstate Study


THURSDAY, MARCH 16th AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Neil Pedersen was named Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board in February 2015. Pedersen joined the National Academies in 2012 as the Deputy Director of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) after more than 36 years of experience in the transportation profession. For 29 years Neil served in management and leadership positions at the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA), including as chief executive officer for more than eight years.  Neil has been a prolific and tireless contributor as a leader of various key AASHTO committees and many TRB committees.  His predecessor at TRB, Bob Skinner said of Neil: “Neil has taken on virtually every volunteer leadership role TRB has to offer with great success.”

 

Time:  Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

Location:  Please note: This meeting will be held in the 7th Street Parlour (2nd Floor in the FRONT), Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by contacting Wendy Kerr at 202.898.9064 or wkerr@aem.org.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, March 13th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, March 30th.

Hope to see you on the 16th!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com


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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

In conjunction with the AASHTO Washington Briefing

Invites you to a Luncheon featuring

 

Senator Deb Fischer

U.S. Senator, Nebraska

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Avenue, NW

 

Speaker:

 

A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer is the senior senator from Nebraska, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. Ms. Fischer serves on the Senate’s Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as chairman of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. This chairmanship enables her to continue leading on transportation issues, which have been one of her top priorities dating back to her chairmanship of the Nebraska Legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunication Committee.

 

Other committees/subcommittees Ms. Fischer serves on include membership on the Committee on Environment & Public Works, the Armed Services Committee, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, Fischer served in the Nebraska Unicameral, representing the 43rd Legislative District since 2004.

 

Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Senator Fischer attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a degree in education.

 

Time: Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; speaker at 1:15 pm.

 

Luncheon Fee: $38.00 for those not registered for the AASHTO Briefing.

 

There are two ways to register:

 

1. Attend the 2017 AASHTO Washington Briefing and the Road Gang luncheon will be included as part of registration:

  2017 AASHTO Washington Briefing Registration

 

2. Attend only the Road Gang lunch and pay online while registering:

   Road Gang Lunch Registration Only

 

** Please note: RSVP's must be received no later than Thursday, February 23rd to assure a seat.

 

Due to capacity issues, we request that you pay online when you register, rather than trying to pay onsite as a walk-on, as we cannot guarantee space will be available.**

 

Please contact Wendy Kerr at 202.898.9064 or wkerr@aem.org with any questions.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

King Gee

2017 Road Gang Chair


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org


Presents


Brian Worth
Federal Policy Lead, Uber


“Uber Today and Tomorrow"

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Prior to joining Uber, Worth served as the coalitions’ director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Worth also worked for the Independent Electrical Contractors, where he chaired the coalition for a Democratic Workplace, which represented the business community in defeating card-check legislation.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options:
Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.


Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.
    
RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, November 28th.


Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Pasta Bolognese or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be our Annual Holiday Party and Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities, on Thursday, December 15th. Please save the date!

 

Penelope Weinberger is still looking for auction contributions. As always, no donations are too small or too large.

Hope to see you on the 1st.

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org


Presents

Elizabeth Alicandri

Associate Administrator for Safety, USDOT-FHWA

“Road to Zero"


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th AT 12:00 NOON


Speaker Bio:

Alicandri leads a multidisciplinary staff in the development and administration of programs to improve the safe operations of roadways with an emphasis on coordinating with partners and stakeholders – making sure people get home safely. She provides national oversight and leadership in the largest safety program in the U.S., including the annual $2.4 billion Highway Safety Improvement Program.

She has published over 40 technical articles, reports and articles and made over 100 presentations at national and international conferences. She is actively involved in international road safety efforts, including two terms on the World Road Association (PIARC) safety committee and participation on OECD work groups. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and a Masters in Transportation Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

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


Transportation Options:

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, November 14th.

Name:                         
Number of Guests (not including yourself):                   
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):                       

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, December 1st, with speaker Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, lyft

Hope to see you on the 17th!

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

Chris Spear
President, American Trucking Associations

“ATA Vision: Well to Wheel"


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd AT 12:00 NOON


Speaker Bio:

Chris Spear is president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the nation’s leading organization representing the interests of the trucking industry.


As president and CEO, Chris leads ATA’s efforts to advocate and educate on behalf of the trucking industry. Employing more than 7 million people and moving more than 10 billion tons of freight annually, trucking is the industry most responsible for moving America’s economy.


Chris has deep background and experience in the transportation, energy, labor and technology sectors over five different continents, and also has extensive experience in the federal government, having served as deputy representative for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, assistant secretary of labor for policy and as professional staff in the U.S. Senate.


Chris holds a master's and bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming. He is married to Michelle Ankeny and they have four children.


Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options:
Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.


Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001

(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.


Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.


RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to 
roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, October 31st

 

Name:
Number of Guests (not including yourself):
Meal Choice (Pan-Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):


Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, November 17th, with speaker Elizabeth Alicandri, Associate Administrator for Safety, USDOT-FHWA


Hope to see you on the 3rd!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

Victor Mendez
Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Transportation


“DOT Priorities Today and Tomorrow"


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th AT 12:00 NOON

Speaker Bio:


Victor Mendez has served as the 20th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation since July 30, 2014.


As Deputy Secretary, Mendez is the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer, responsible for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 USDOT employees nationwide and overseas.  Mendez is focused on ensuring the safety and efficiency of America’s transportation system, which plays a key role in economic development.


Along with Secretary Foxx, Deputy Secretary Mendez has led the DOT in an unprecedented pivot towards innovation to solve safety challenges in American transportation.  For his accomplishments, in March of 2016, Deputy Secretary Mendez was recognized as a Legacy Award recipient by the American Council of Engineering Companies in Arizona.


Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Mendez was the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration since July 2009, where he oversaw the agency’s 2,900 employees in Washington and field offices across the country.


Mendez earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and later earned an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona.


Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options:
Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.


Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001

(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.


RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to 
roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, October 17th.

Name:
Number of Guests (not including yourself):
Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):


Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, November 3rd, with speaker Chris Spear, President, ATA.


Hope to see you on the 20th!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

Adam Davis
Founding Partner DHM Research

“Rising Above the Weeds:  Transportation Values & Beliefs"

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th AT 12:00 NOON

Topic:

Adam will take us to 50,000 feet above the weeds to talk about public values and beliefs related to transportation.  What do people value about living in their communities and states and how important is transportation relative to other issues?  How do they feel about specific issues such as congestion pricing and a road usage charge?  Do attitudes about transportation vary by demographic or geographic subgroup? If so, how?  Come hear how we're doing with the public and voters on the topic of transportation.

Speaker Bio:

Adam Davis is a founding partner of DHM Research, a non-partisan and independent opinion research and consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon with offices in Seattle, Washington and Washington, D.C.--and a member of the Road Gang!  He is a nationally recognized authority on survey research design and an expert focus group moderator. Adam’s general clients list includes the regional governments for Austin, Los Angeles, Portland, and Sacramento; the state transportation agencies for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; and special districts and school districts across the nation.  He has directed major studies for the Tennessee Valley Authority and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and his private sector clients include Microsoft, Nike, and Weyerhaeuser.

His work with transportation agencies has included assessing residents’ transit needs, priorities, preferences, and satisfaction levels, support for funding options, including strategic planning for ballot measures, as well as alternative transit options, marketing, and communications planning.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was director of the Interviewing Skills Project, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Portland State University.

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

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

Transportation Options:
Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee
$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

RSVP
Please complete the following information and reply to 
roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, October 3rd.

Name:
Number of Guests (not including yourself):
Meal Choice (Pasta Bolognese or Vegetarian Entrée):

Our next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, October 20th, with speaker Victor Mendez, Deputy Secretary of the DOT.

Hope to see you on the 6th!

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG
www.roadgang.org

Presents

Rep. Lou Barletta
Pennsylvania’s 11th District

“Roadway Construction to Transportation Policy, An Insider's View”

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd AT 12:00 NOON


Speaker Bio:

A third-term Representative, Louis J. Barletta proudly represents Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.

He currently serves on three House committees: the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as the Chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee; the Homeland Security Committee, Counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee; and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

In January 2014, Rep. Barletta was named a member of a special panel of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to focus on the use of and opportunities for public-private partnerships across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, and infrastructure.

Born and raised in Hazleton, Representative Barletta majored in elementary education as a student at Bloomsburg State College (now Bloomsburg University). He left school to try out for a Major League Baseball team, but was released when the team’s management discovered he couldn’t hit a curve ball.

After he returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania, he and his wife Mary Grace started a business together. For $29.95, the Barlettas formed a line-painting business. Through hard work and perseverance, they grew that business into the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within five years. They eventually grew it to be the sixth-largest business of its kind in the entire nation.

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

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

Transportation Options:
Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.

Discounted parking is available:
Gallery Place Parking Garage
6th Street between G Street and H Street
777 6th Street NW 20001
(202) 393-2923
6'8" clearance
OPEN 24 hours
Discounted rates with validation:
0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)
Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)
up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)
Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)
4+ hours: $26.00
Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.


RSVP

Please complete the following information and reply to 
roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, September 19th.

Name:
Number of Guests (not including yourself):
Meal Choice (Hanger Steak or Vegetarian Entrée):


Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, October 6th, with speaker Adam Davis, DHM Research.

Hope to see you on the 22nd!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org


Presents


Walter "Butch" Waidelich

Executive Director, Office of the Administrator  

Federal Highway Administration 


“FHWA’s Priorities in 2016 and Beyond”


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th AT 12:00 NOON


Speaker Bio:


Appointed Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) earlier this year, Mr. Waidelich manages the daily operations of the Agency and a workforce of 2,900 transportation professionals. He advises the Administrator on programs and priorities for the Agency, and its $44 billion budget.


Previously, as Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, he oversaw the development and administration of national highway programs, technical and program assistance for improving highway and bridge infrastructure, and the Federal highway program performance. He provided leadership and strategic direction to a professional staff of 100 highway, bridge and related engineering experts, as well as guidance to over 1500 professionals throughout the FHWA in developing and implementing the agency’s Federal-aid highway program.


He led the development and deployment of new and innovative materials, technologies, methods, tools, and programs to State DOT and related industry groups in support of FHWA’s Every Day Counts initiative to shorten transportation project delivery time. 


A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, with a B.S. in Mining Engineering, Butch served as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army. In 1988, he joined the FHWA’s Highway Engineer Training Program and served in progressive field assignments that led to him becoming the FHWA Division Administrator in Utah and, later, California. He also served as the FHWA’s Director of Field Services–West, where he supervised 13 western state Division Offices with a collective program size of over $8 billion and a staff of over 300. He provided executive leadership and direction in assuring that western division offices accomplish the strategic goals, objectives, mission and vision of the FHWA and the U.S. Department of Transportation


Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines.


Discounted parking is available:

Gallery Place Parking Garage

6th Street between G Street and H Street

777 6th Street NW 20001

(202) 393-2923


6'8" clearance

OPEN 24 hours

Discounted rates with validation:

0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)

Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)

up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)

Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)

4+ hours: $26.00

Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.


Registration Fee


$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form. 


RSVP


Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON, Tuesday, September 6th.


Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):


Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, September 22nd, with speaker Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA 11th).


Hope to see you on the 8th!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org


Presents


 Alex Herrgott

Deputy Staff Director 

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee


“FAST Act Implementation and the Highway Trust Fund”


THURSDAY, JUNE 16th AT 12:00 NOON

 


Speaker Bio:


Alex Herrgott is the Deputy Staff Director for the Environment and Public Works Committee for Chairman James Inhofe from Oklahoma.  He worked for Inhofe for eight years as a senior professional staff from 2004-2011 at the Environment and Public Works Committee, served as primary staff for transportation issues, helping to pass the 2005, 2012, and 2015 long term surface transportation bill, and the Water Resource Development Act of 2007.  He left in 2011 for the United States Chamber of Commerce where he was Director of Transportation and Infrastructure for Congressional and Public Affairs. Alex returned to the Inhofe’s personal office as Legislative Director from 2013-2014.


Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm


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


Transportation Options: 


Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines. 


Discounted parking is available:

Gallery Place Parking Garage

6th Street between G Street and H Street

777 6th Street NW 20001

(202) 393-2923

6'8" clearance

OPEN 24 hours

Discounted rates with validation:

0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)

Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)

up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)

Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)

4+ hours: $26.00

Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee


$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form. 


RSVP


Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Monday, June 13th.


Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):


Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, September 8th, with speaker Walter C. “Butch” Waidelich, Executive Director, Office of the Administrator, FHWA.


Hope to see you on the 16th!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

Presents

 Bud Wright

Executive Director, AASHTO

 “Funding Solutions in the States”

THURSDAY, JUNE 2nd AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Bud Wright is the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). 

Prior to his appointment to AASHTO, Bud served as Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration from 2001 to 2008. His career with FHWA included program manager for safety, and director of the Office of Budget and Finance, where he worked extensively on the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). In 1992, he became the first non-engineer to serve as an FHWA state-level Division Administrator.

Among other current affiliations, Wright is a member of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee, the ITS America Board of Directors, the ITS World Congress Board of Directors, and chairs the United States National Committee to the World Road Association.

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

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

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Discounted parking is available:

Gallery Place Parking Garage

6th Street between G Street and H Street

777 6th Street NW 20001

(202) 393-2923

6'8" clearance

OPEN 24 hours

Discounted rates with validation:

0-59 minutes: $6.00 (with validation)

Up to 2 hours: $12.00 (with validation)

up to 3 hours: $16.00 (with validation)

Up to 4 hours: $19.00 (with validation)

4+ hours: $26.00

Take elevators to Level 2 and Clyde’s is immediately to the left.

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form. 

RSVP

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB, Friday, May 27th.

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):

Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, June 16th with speaker Alex Herrgott, Staff Director, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Hope to see you on the 2nd!

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

  GREG COHEN

President

American Highway Users Alliance

 

"A New Idea to Fix the Highway Trust Fund"  

THURSDAY, May 19th AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Greg Cohen is President of the American Highway Users Alliance.  Mr. Cohen serves motorists and highway supporters as their advocate in Washington – pursuing federal policies that improve highway safety and reduce congestion.  Members of The Highway Users include 300 non-profit associations and diverse businesses that rely on safe and efficient roads to transport their families, employees, customers, and products.

 

Prior to joining The Highway Users in July 2002, Greg served as a professional staff member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee where he was responsible for oversight of the Federal Highway Administration’s implementation of the 1998 highway bill, TEA 21.  As a licensed Professional Engineer, Greg’s primary role on the Committee was to provide policy assistance in areas of highway planning, engineering, and construction.  Cohen worked on legislation to eliminate highway funding cuts and streamline environmental reviews and coordinated oversight hearings that laid the policy groundwork for the 2005 highway bill, “SAFETEA-LU”.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

Location:  Note: We will be meeting in the 7th Street Parlour (2nd Floor, in the FRONT), Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning  the attached credit card authorization form. 

 

RSVP

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON,  Monday, May 16th.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Crab Cake or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be June 2nd, with speaker Bud Wright, Executive Director of AASHTO.

Hope to see you on the 19th!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500

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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

  BUDDY CROFT

Executive Director

Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

 

            "A Coach's Perspective on Building Our Team to Prepare for Future Highway Funding and Tolling"

 

THURSDAY, May 5th AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Buddy Croft is Executive Director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and is the 2016 President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA).

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning  the attached credit card authorization form.

 

RSVP

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON,  Monday, May 2nd.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Roasted Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be May 19th, with speaker Greg Cohen, President & CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance.

 

Hope to see you on the 5th!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

 Rep. Earl Blumenauer

 

"Beyond the Gas Tax"

 

THURSDAY, April 21st AT 12:00 NOON

 

 

Speaker Bio:

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) has devoted his entire career to public service.

He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1972, where he served three terms and Chaired the House Education and Revenue Committee in 1977-78. In 1978, he was elected to the Multnomah County Commission, where he served for eight years before being elected to the Portland City Council in 1986. There, his 10-year tenure as the Commissioner of Public Works demonstrated his leadership on the innovative accomplishments in transportation, planning, environmental programs and public participation that have helped Portland earn an international reputation as one of America’s most livable cities.

Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Mr. Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure.  From 1996 to 2007, he served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he was a strong advocate for federal policies that address transportation alternatives, provide housing choices, support sustainable economies and improve the environment. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2007, and vice-chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2010.  He is currently a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the subcommittees on Health, Social Security and Trade.

 

Congressman Blumenauer’s academic training includes undergraduate and law degrees from Lewis and Clark College in Portland.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

Location:  7th Street Parlour (2nd Floor in the front), Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

 $35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning  the attached credit card authorization form. 

 

RSVP

 **We will be meeting in the 7th Street Parlour for this event, and seating will be limited to a maximum of 70 guests. Once we reach 70 RSVP's we will start a waiting-list. Please note that walk-ins cannot be accepted for this event.** 

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON,  Monday, April 18th.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Hanger Steak or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday,  May 5th with speaker Buddy Croft of the Rhode Island Transportation & Bridge Authority.

 

Hope to see you on the 21st!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500


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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

 LESLIE BLAKEY

Principal, Blakey & Agnew, LLC

            President, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors

 

"Think FAST – Think Freight: A briefing on the FAST Act’s signature program (& beyond)"

 

THURSDAY, April 7th AT 12:00 NOON

 

Speaker Bio:

Leslie Blakey has a diverse background in public outreach, communications, policy development and government affairs. She has overseen projects and clients primarily in transportation and the freight industry over the past eighteen years with Blakey & Agnew LLC, based in Washington DC. 

 

During twelve years as founder and executive director of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, Leslie helped to unite a large number of public and private organizations around the need for policy support and federal investment in multimodal freight and goods movement infrastructure. Under her tenure, the Coalition’s work to increase awareness of the benefits of trade infrastructure development made it one of Washington’s most effective transportation lobbying initiatives.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

 $35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form. 

 

RSVP

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON, Monday, April 4th.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Pan Roasted Salmon or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, April 21st, with speaker Earl Blumenauer.

Hope to see you on the 7th!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500



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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

CATHY GILLEN

Principal, The Gillen Group

 

"Safety Technologies to Address Recent Upticks in Highway Fatalities"

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 24th AT 12:00 NOON

 


Speaker Bio:

Cathy Gillen has nearly 25 years’ experience in the transportation safety communications field.

 

As a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official with the U.S. Department of Transportation, she is proficient in behavioral safety issues, including impaired driving, occupant protection, distracted driving, and teen and senior driving. Having served as the Managing Director of the Roadway Safety Foundation for more than nine years, she is also an expert on the engineering issues that affect roadway safety. 

 

Gillen’s relationships with the nation’s leading safety organizations, government agencies, national transportation producers, editors and reporters allow her to open doors and make connections for her clients to meet their various needs.

 

Gillen is a current board member of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program and has received the NHTSA Administrator’s Award for Excellence and The Century Council’s Kevin Quinlan Traffic Safety Leader Award. She holds a bachelor’s of science from the University of Maryland in Journalism and a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash or check (payable to “The Road Gang”) accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) may be made by completing and returning the attached credit card authorization form.

 

RSVP

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by NOON, Monday, March 21st.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Roast Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, April 7th, with speaker Leslie Blakey.

Hope to see you on the 24th!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500



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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org

 

Presents

 

JEFF DAVIS

Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly

 

"FAST Act Implementation and the Future of the HTF"

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 10th AT 12:00 NOON

 

 

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Davis came to Washington in 1988 to attend The American University and soon began working on Capitol Hill for the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. For six years he worked on a wide variety of legislative, budget process oversight and parliamentary procedure issues.

 

In January 1996 Mr. Davis joined a transportation consulting firm and worked extensively on the FAA Reauthorization of 1996, the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997, and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, as well as various appropriations bills.  He founded his own research and consulting business, the Legislative Services Group, in June 1998 and began publication of Transportation Weekly, a news service that monitors and analyzes federal legislative and regulatory developments dealing with transportation and public works, shortly thereafter.

 

He joined the Eno Center for Transportation as a Senior Fellow in December 2014.

 

Time:   Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; Speaker at 1:00 pm

 

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

 

Transportation Options: 

Metrorail: Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow lines

Parking: Discounted parking is available with validation at the following rates; 0-59 minutes: $5.50 (Regularly $11); Up to 2 hours: $11 (Regularly $18); Up to 3 hours: $15 (Regularly $20)

 

Registration Fee

$35 per person; cash, check (payable to “The Road Gang”), Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards accepted at the door. Advance payment by credit card may be made by completing the attached credit card authorization form. 

 

RSVP

 

Please complete the following information and reply to roadgangchair@gmail.com by COB Monday, March 7th.

 

Name:

Number of Guests (not including yourself):

Meal Choice (Hanger Steak or Vegetarian Entrée):

 

Next Road Gang luncheon will be Thursday, March 24th.

Hope to see you on the 10th!

 

Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500





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THE ROAD GANG

www.roadgang.org 

 

In conjunction with the AASHTO Washington Briefing

Invites you to a Luncheon featuring

 

Diarmuid O'Connell

Vice President of Business Development

Tesla Motors

 

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM

Washington Court Hotel

525 New Jersey Avenue, NW

 

Speaker:

Diarmuid O'Connell joined Tesla in 2006 and currently serves as vice president of business development, managing commercial relationships and all aspect of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as chief of staff for political military affairs at the U.S. State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S. military in various theaters of operation.

 

Before his tenure in Washington, Mr. O'Connell worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant for Accenture, as a founder of educational software developer for Real Time Learning, and as a senior executive with both McCann Erickson Worldwide and Young & Rubicam. Over the course of his career, he has managed international operations, projects, and marketing for such brands as Coca-Cola, Gillette, and AT&T, among others.

 

Mr. O'Connell earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, his master's in foreign policy from the University of Virginia, and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

 

Time: Mixing period at 12 noon; Lunch at 12:30 pm; speaker at 1:00 pm.

 

Luncheon Fee: $35.00 for those not registered for the AASHTO Briefing.

 

There are two ways to register:

 

1. Attend the 2016 AASHTO Washington Briefing and the Road Gang luncheon will be included as part of registration:

  2016 AASHTO Washington Briefing Registration

 

2. Attend only the Road Gang lunch and pay online while registering:

   Road Gang Lunch Registration Only

 

** Please note: RSVP's must be received no later than Thursday, February 18th to assure a seat.

 

Due to capacity issues, we request that you pay online when you register, rather than trying to pay onsite as a walk-on, as we cannot guarantee space will be available.**

 

Please contact Wendy Kerr at 202.898.9064 or wkerr@aem.org with any questions.

 

Hope to see you there!


Laura Perrotta

2016 Road Gang Chair

roadgangchair@gmail.com

202.547.5500





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                            Road Gang Debut Luncheon at Clyde's on March 27, 2014
 

March 27, 2014 Debut at Clyde's

 
See photographs on Picasa click here for March 2014 Debut at Clyde's 
 
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THE ROAD GANG
Location: Piedmont Room (2nd Floor in the back), Clyde’s of Gallery Place at 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Cost: $35 per person; cash or check (payable to “Road Gang”) accepted at the door

 

Metro:
 
Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on Red, Green, and Yellow Lines; Discounted parking available with validation
 

Clyde's of Gallery Place

 
 
  
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