Prior Events

2016 Events


Schedule of Events

 

Date

Location

Note

Thu, January 14, 2016

Marriot Marquis Hotel

Road Gang Annual Meeting

Thu, February 25, 2016

Washington Court Hotel

Diarmuid O'Connell, VP of Business Development, Tesla Motors

Thu, March 10, 2016

Clyde's of Gallery Pl

Jeff Davis, Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly

Thu, March 24, 2016

Clyde's

Cathy Gillen, Principal, The Gillen Group

Thu, April 07, 2016

Clyde's

Leslie Blakey, Coalition of America’s Gateway and Trade Corridors

Thu, April 21, 2016

Clyde's

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon



Thu, May 05, 2016

Clyde's

Buddy Croft, Executive Director, Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

Thu, May 19, 2016

Clyde's

Greg Cohen, President, American Highway Users Alliance


Thu, June 02, 2016

Clyde's

Bud Wright, Executive Director, AASHTO

Thu, June 16, 2016

Clyde's

Alex Herrgott, Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Fri, July 8, 2016 tentative

Univ of MD Golf Course

Tony Kane Charity Golf Tournament

Thu, September 08, 2016

Clyde's

Butch Waidelich, FHWA Executive Director


Thu, September 22, 2016

Clyde's

Rep. Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania’s 11th District

Thu, October 06, 2016

Clyde's

Adam Davis, Founding Partner, DHM Research 

Thu, October 20, 2016

Clyde's

Victor Mendez, Deputy Secretary, USDOT

Thu, November 03, 2016

Clyde's

Chris Spear, President, American Trucking Associations

Thu, November 17,  2016

 


Thu, December 01, 2016      

Clyde's

 


Clyde's

Elizabeth Alicandri, Associate Administrator for Safety, USDOT-FHWA


Brian Worth, Federal Policy Lead, Uber

 

Thu, December 15, 2016

 

Clyde's 


Holiday Party

Thu, January 12, 2017

Marriot Marquis Hotel

Road Gang Annual Meeting


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2015 Events

Schedule of Events

Date

Location

Note

Thu, January 15, 2015

Marriot Marquis Hotel

2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Thu, February 26, 2015

Washington Court Hotel

Bill Shuster, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Thu, March 12, 2015

Clyde's of Gallery Pl

Brian Worth, Uber

Thu, March 26, 2015

Clyde's

Neil Pedersen, Transportation Research Board

Thu, April 09, 2015

Clyde's

Chris Spear, American Trucking Association

Thu, April 23, 2015

Clyde's

Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Valerie Burnette Edgar, MDSHA

Thu, May 07, 2015

Clyde's

Jeff Davis, Eno Transportation Weekly

Thu, May 21, 2015

Clyde's

Bud Wright, AASHTO

Thu, June 04, 2015

Clyde's

Peter Rogoff, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, USDOT

Thu, June 18, 2015

Clyde's

ALEX HERRGOTT, Majority Deputy Staff Director, US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Fri, July 10, 2015

Univ of MD Golf Course

Tony Kane Charity Golf Tournament

Thu, September 10, 2015

Clyde's

Dr. Peter Ruane, President & CEO, ARTBA

Thu, September 24, 2015

Clyde's

Postponed due to Pope Francis' Visit

Thu, October 08, 2015

Clyde's

Jennifer Aument, Group General Manager N. America Transurban Group

Thu, October 22, 2015

Clyde's

Jack Schenendorf, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling

Thu, November 05, 2015

Clyde's

Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good

Thu, November 19, 2015

Clyde's

Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum

Thu, December 03, 2015

Thu, January 14, 2016

Clyde's

Marriott Marquis Hotel

Holiday Party

Road Gang Annual Meeting

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2014 Events

Schedule of Events

Date

Location

Note

Thu, January 16, 2014

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Thu, February 27, 2014

Washington Court Hotel

Jointly with AASHTO Washington Briefing

Thu, March 13, 2014

Channel Inn

Peter Rogoff, US Department of Transportation

Thu, March 27, 2014

Clyde's

Sarah Puro, Congressional Budget Office

Thu, April 10, 2014

Clyde's

James Anderson, RAND Corporation

Thu, April 24, 2014

Clyde's

Alison Premo Black, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Thu, May 08, 2014

Clyde's

Tyler Duvall, McKinsey and Company

Thu, May 22, 2014

Clyde's

Joshua Schank, Eno Center for Transportation

Thu, June 05, 2014

Clyde's

Michael Melaniphy, American Public Transportation Association

Thu, June 19, 2014

Clyde's

Adam Snider, POLITICO

Fri, July 11, 2014

Univ of MD Golf Course

Tony Kane Golf Tournament

Thu, September 11, 2014

Clyde's

Jeff Davis, Transportation Weekly

Thu, September 25, 2014

Clyde's

Rick Geddes, Cornell University

Thu, October 09, 2014

Clyde's

Joshua Sheinkman, Senate Finance Committee

Thu, October 23, 2014

Clyde's

Tom Carper, United States Senator

Thu, November 06, 2014

Clyde's

Bob Skinner, Transportation Research Board

Thu, November 20, 2014

Clyde's

Katherine Kortum, Young Professionals in Transportation

Wed, December 10, 2014

Clyde's

Holiday Party

Thu, January 15, 2015

Marriott Marquis Hotel

2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

 
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                                            2013 EVENTS

 

January 17 - The Road Gang Annual Meeting was held at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel on the last day of the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting.  Victor Mendez, Federal Highway Administrator was the keynote speaker.  The meeting also included the presentation of three awards.

 

February 7 - Nick Nicholson, P.E., District of Columbia Deputy Director & Chief Engineer. Topic: DDOT’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

 

February 28 – Joint Meeting held in conjunction with AASHTO.  The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives & The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Chairman, Committee on Environment & Public Works, United States Senate. 

 

March 14 – Jeff Davis, Editor of Transportation Weekly, Legislative Services Group.  Topic:  Key Issues Affecting Surface Transportation in the 113th Congress

 

March 28 – Bob Chase, President, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance.  Topic:  Virginia’s Transportation Funding Miracle and What We Can Learn From It

 

April 11 – Martin Schwartz, President, Vehicles for Change.  Topic:  Mobility, Job Access, and Stronger Families:  How Vehicle Ownership Helps the Less Fortunate

 

May 23 – Bud Wright, Executive Director, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Topic:  Paying for Transportation Investments:  States are Leading the Charge – Why Not Washington?

 

June 6 – Bob Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, The Reason Foundation.  Topic:  Interstate 2.0, a 21st Century Network Financed By All-Electronic Tolling

 

June 20 – Mary Lynn Tischer, Director, Office of Transportation Policy Studies, Federal Highway Administration.  Topic: The Future of Rural Transportation in America

 

July 18 – Hon. John Delaney, Member of Congress, Sixth District of Maryland.  Topic:  H.R. 2084 – The Partnership to Build America Act. 

 

July 26 – The 7th Annual Tony Kane Golf Tournament, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities, University of Maryland Golf Course, Adelphi, MD.

 

September 19 – Jim Whitty, Manager of Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding.  Topic:  Oregon's Road Usage Charge and the Political Viability of Charging Motorists by Distance Traveled.

 

October 3 –  Carl Davis, Senior Analyst, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.  Topic:  Building a Better Gas Tax - A New 50-State Report.

  

October 31 –  Dr. Jonathan Peters, Professor of Finance, The CUNY Graduate School and The College of Staten Island. Topic:  Transportation Finance:  A Critical Review of PPPs, Tolls, and Other Pricing Schemes.

 

November 14 - Paul Kerkhoven, Director, Government Affairs, Natural Gas Vehicles for America.  Topic:   Are NGVs Here to Stay?  An Update on the Use of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel. 

 

December 12 - The Road Gang Holiday Party and Charity Fundraiser, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

 

 

                                                                     
2012 EVENTS
 
January 26, 2012 - The Road Gang Annual Meeting was held at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel on the last day of the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting.  Jeff Davis, publisher of Transportation Weekly, was the keynote speaker.  The meeting also included the presentation of three awards.
 
February 9 - Jim Tymon, Republican Staff Director, House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Topic: The House T&I Surface Transportation Bill.
 
February 28 - The Road Gang Luncheon was held in conjunction with the AASHTO Washington Legislative Briefing.  The luncheon speaker was Peter Hart, Peter Hart Research Associates.
 
March 15 - Janet Kavinoky, Chamber of Commerce. Topic: Surface Transportation Reauthorization from the Chamber's perspective.
 
March 29 - John Horsely, Executive Director, AASHTO.  Topic: The Path Forward for Highway, Transit and Safety Programs - Let's get on with it.
 
April 12 - Pat Jones, Executive Director & CEO, IBTTA.  Topic:  Funding and Finance Renaissance.
 
April 26 - Pete Ruane, President & CEO, ARTBA.  Topic:  Missed Opportunities Dressed in Cheap Tuxedos
 
May 10 - Jeffrey Shane, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Former Under Secretary for Policy, USDOT.  Topic:  Are We There Yet?  Selling America on Transportation
 
May 24 - Kathy Ruffalo, President Ruffalo and Associates and Jack Shenendorf, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling, LLP.  Topic: Understanding The Highway/Transit Conference: Insights, Concerns, and Opportunities 
 
June 7 - Susan Binder, Senior Associates, Cambridge Systematics.
 
July 13 - Annual Road Gang Tony Kane Golf Tournament.
 
September 6 - Jeff Paniati, FHWA Executive Director. Topic:  MAP-21 Implementation.
 
September 20 - Rodney Slater, Patton Boggs, LLP, Former Secretary of Transportation.  Topic: The 70th Road Gang Anniversary Celebration.
 
October 4 - Jack Basso, Director of Program Finance and Management, AASHTO. Topic:  The Transportation Funding Crisis in the US.
 
October 18 - Ann Brach, Director of SHRP 2, TRB and Neil Pedersen, Deputy Director of SHRP 2.  Topic:  Achieving the vision of SHRP 2:  Transitioning from Research to Implementation.
 
November 1 - Emil Frankel, Visiting Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center and Joshua Schank, Eno Center for Transportation.  Topic:  A Joint Eno-BPC Report:  The Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment.
 
November 15 - Alan Pisarski, Consultant.  Topic:  Are the Young Really Not Interested in Cars Anymore?
 
November 29 - Melinda Peters, MD State Highway Administrator. Topic:  Reaction to MAP-21 from the State's Perspective.
 
December 11 - The Road Gang Holiday Party and Charity Fundraiser.
 

                                                    2011 EVENTS
 
January 27, 2011 -- Annual Meeting.  The annual meeting of the Road Gang is held in the Omni Shoreham Hotel on the last Thursdayof the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.  William Millar, president of the American Public Transportation Association, delivered our keynote speech, "Transportation Practice and Politics," a discussion of public transportation's role in the U.S. transportation network and a prognosis for legislation reauthorizing surface transportation programs. The meeting also included the presentation of two awards.
 
February 17 -- Allison Premo Black. Presentation

September 22 – Jack Basso, Program Finance and Management, AASHTO.  Discussed: the ramifications of extending the highway program for 3 - 6 months at current funding levels vis-a-vis Highway Trust Fund balances and whether the House rules would permit such an extension and impacts associated with varied extension options possibly being considered.

 

October 6 – Jack L. Schenendorf, Counsel, Covington and Burling, LLP.  Discussed: the current legislative state of affairs and a new user fee proposal to save the Highway Trust Fund. The Report:PDF.

 

October 20 – Joung H. Lee, Associate Director for Finance and Business Development, AASHTO. Discussed: Findings of the AASHTO-NCSL study on transportation governance and finance for all 50 states, including what states have been doing to address transportation funding in the absence of federal program certainty. links to his presentation and the report for everyone to view.Presentation and Report

 

November 3 –  Alan E. Pisarski. Writer, analyst, consultant in fields of transportation research, policy and investment. Discussed: "The Updated Commuting in the 21st Century"

 

November 17 – Brett Thompson, Managing Director, Mercury Clark & Weinstock, LLC.Discussed: "Transportation and Regional Infrastructure Project bonds or TRIPs which could be a financing tool to fund the rebuilding of the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure"

 

December 1 -- Bettina Poirier, Staff Director & Chief Counsel Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Discussing: "Senate EPW Actions & Prospects for a Transportation Authorization Bill"



2010 EVENTS

Jan. 28 – Tom Lynch, Legislative Assistant to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) – highway reauthorization
 
March 2 – AASHTO Legislative Briefing
 
March 18 –Hal Kassoff, Transportation Leader, Parsons Brinckerhoff – NCHRP report on common characteristics of successful and unsuccessful state and local transportation revenue initiatives
 
April 1 – Ross Crichton, Investment & Economic Analysis Team Leader, FHWA – latest Conditions & Performance report
 
April 22 – Roy Kienitz, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, USDOT – transportation policy and perspectives of the Obama Administration
 
May 6 – Robert Poole, Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation – Reason Foundation proposals for a new transportation policy
 
May 20 – Jim Kolb, Democratic Staff Director, House T&I Highways and Transit Subcommittee – highway reauthorization
 
June 3 – Bill Malley, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP – Kerry-Lieberman climate change bill and transportation
 
Sept 9 – Janet Kavinoky, Director of Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce – industry efforts to move highway reauthorization legislation forward
 
Sept 23 – James O’Keefe, Republican Senior Economist, Senate EPW Committee – highway reauthorization
 
Oct 7 – Roger Wentz, President, American Traffic Safety Services Association – SAIC study regarding correlation between federal roadway safety funding and highway crash and injury rates
 
Oct 21 – Rolf Schmitt, Freight Policy Team Leader, FHWA – U.S. freight demands and forecasts
 
Nov 4 – Jeff Davis, Editor and Publisher, Transportation Weekly – election impacts on transportation policy and politics
 
Nov 18 – Jim Tymon, Republican Staff Director, House T&I Highways and Transit Subcommittee – highway reauthorization
 

Dec 2 – Jeff Shane, Director, Miller Conference Report on America’s Transportation Agenda – summary of report recommendations

 

2009 EVENTS

January 15, 2009 -- Road Gang Annual Meeting Luncheon, during the TRB Annual Meeting at the Omni Shoreham.  Keynote Speaker: Peter Rogoff, Staff, United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.  Awards: Peter Rogoff, Max Bauchus.  Apreciation: Ed Granley, Jill Ingrassia. New Chair: Brian Deery.  New Fourth Vice-Chair: Greg Cohen.
 
February 15th - Annual dues of $35 were due to Secretary.
 
Tuesday, February 24 - Road Gang Luncheon at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City. This Luncheon is combined with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Washington Briefing, featuring the Honorable Ray H. LaHood, Secretary of Transportation as keynote speaker.   This Luncheon is full.
 
March 12, 2009 -- David Schwietert, Legislative Director, Sen. John Thune (R-SD).  
 
March 26 - Luncheon -- Kathy Ruffalo, Commissioner, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission.  
 
April 16 – Speaker: Jim Kolb, Staff Director, House T&I Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.   
 
April 30 – David Utz, Vice President, Transportation Infrastructure, Goldman Sachs. Financing transportation infrastructure with private funds.
 
May 28 - James Corless, Campaign Director, Transportation for America.  Transportation for America just released its comprehensive proposal for reauthorization of the federal surface transportation legislation.
 
July 9 - Tony Kane Golf Tournament at Old South Country Club to benefit Ronald McDonald House.
 
September 17 – Ted Miller, Pacific Institute for Research, the contributing role roadway conditions have on highway crashes, deaths and injuries.
 
October 1 – David T. Hartgen, Ph.D., P.E., Emeritus Professor, UNC Charlotte, President, The Hartgen Group, Inc.  “Gridlock and Growth: The Effect of Traffic Congestion on Regional Economic Performance”
 
October 15 – Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America, "Construction Outlook for Next Year: Far from a Perfect ‘10"
 
October 29 - John Underland, Senior Vice President & Partner, Strat@comm.  Discussing: Effective communication with the public about highway construction projects
 
November 19 – Cindy Burbank, PB World, Climate change, transportation and legislative initiatives
 

December 10, 2009 – Road Gang Holiday Party and Charity Fundraiser



2008 EVENTS

January 17, 2008 – Annual Meeting and Luncheon 
 
Feb 14 - Pat Bousliman, Tax Counsel, Senate Committee on Finance; and Tom Lynch, Legislative Assistant, Senator Max Baucus.  2008 Transportation Policy and Finance Priorities for Senator Baucus. 
 
Feb 27 --  Peter Hart, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, "Presidential Primaries and Beyond".  (L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, AASHTO Washington Briefing.)
 
March 13 – Nancy Humphrey, Senior Staff Officer, Transportation Research Board, “Impact of Climate Change on Transportation”  Download the presentation or see the full report: The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation.
 
Mar 27 -- Kathy Ruffalo-Farnsworth, Commissioner, National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission. Download presentation.
Apr 10 -- Janet Kavinoky, Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
Apr 24 -- JayEtta Hecker, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  Download presentation "Suface Transportation Policy".
 
May 8 -- David S. Ekern, P.E. Comissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation
May 22 -- Pete Rahn, Secretary, MO DOT
June 6 -- Tony Kane Road Gang Golf Classic raised nearly $9,000 for Ronald McDonald House. See Photos!
 
September 11 -- Ralph Craft, Ph.D, Crash Data Analyst, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
September 25 -- Tyler Duvall, U.S. Department of Transportation, Acting Under Secretary for Policy, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy -- "Refocus. Reform. Renew." surface transportation authorization proposal, an alternative approach to developing, implementing and funding our nation’s transportation system for the 21st century.
 
October 23 -- Ronald F. Kirby, Director of Transportation Planning, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.  Ronald F. Kirby is director of transportation planning for the National Capital Rfegion Transportation Planning Board.  Since joining the Council of Governments, Ron has been responsible for long range planning for highway and public transportation systems in the Washington, DC area.  Ron will "connect the dots" between transportation and greenhouse gas emissions in the DC metropolitan area and describe strategies for carbon reductions.
 
November 6 -- Jeff Davis, Editor & Publisher, Transportation Weekly.  A post-election discussion of the outlook for transportation in 2009.  Jeff will share his thoughts on the prospects for the reauthorization bill and a struggling Highway Trust Fund given a new administration and potentially new dynamics in Congress next year.
 
November 20 – Emil Frankel, Bipartisan Policy Center

December 11 – Annual Road Gang Holiday Party.  Auctions raised money for Ronald McDonald House.  Road Gang Choral sing-a-long.    


2007 EVENTS


January 25, 2007 - Annual Meeting and 2006 Awards
Feb. 8 - Rick Capka, Federal Highway Administration
Feb. 22 - Bill Malley, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld 
March 8 - Jay Carney, TIME Magazine with AASHTO Washington Briefing
March 22 - Sam Zimmerman, the World Bank
April 5 - Patrick Jones, International Bridge, Tunnel And Turnpike Association
April 19 - Jim Kolb, House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee
May 3 - Pete Ruane, American Road & Transportation Builders Association
May 24 - Tate Jackson, AASHTO TRAC Program
June 7 - Tim Lynch, American Trucking Associations
June 21 - Shelley Row, USDOT ITS Joint Program Office
July 27 - Tony Kane Golf Classic
Sept. 6 - Hal Kassoff, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Oct. 4 - Steve Lockwood, PB Consult
Oct. 18 - Brian Pallasch, ASCE 
Nov. 1 - Dick Mudge, Delcan
Nov. 15 - Barbara McCann, McCann Consulting
Nov. 29 - Neil Pedersen, MD State Highway Administration
Dec. 13 - Holiday Party
 
2006 EVENTS

Jan. 26 - Annual Meeting and 2005 Awards Luncheon
March 9 - Frank Scheer, U.S. Postal Service 
March 23 - Anne Witt, DC DMV 
April 6 - Pierce Homer, Virginia Secretary of Transportation
April 20 - Becky Bentson Weber, BKSH & Associates
May 4 - John W. Fischer, Specialist in Transportation, Congressional Research Service
May 18 - William W. Millar, American Public Transportation Association
June 1 - Nicolas Gauthier, Embassy of France
June 15 - Margaret McKeough, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority 
June 29 - Interstate 50th Celebratory Luncheon with AASHTO
July 7 - Golf Tournament for the Ronald McDonald House, University of Maryland Golf Course
Sept. 7 - John R. Undeland, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project
Sept. 21 -- Brian Jarboe, Inter County Connector (ICC) Corridor Partners and Alan Straus, ICC Planning Study
Oct. 5 John H. Hill, Administrator, FMCSA
Oct. 19 Susan Pikrallidas, Vice President, Public Affairs, AAA
Nov. 2 Bob Chase, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance 
Brian Jarboe, Inter-County Connector (ICC) Corridor Partners and Alan Straus, ICC Planning Study
Nov. 16 - Sunny Mays Schust, AASHTO
Nov. 30 - Neil Schuster, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Dec. 14 - The Road Gang Holiday Party
 
EVENTS PRIOR TO 2006?
If any member has a list of prior events for any year, please contact roadgangchair@gmail.com.
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