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Travel Forecasting Subcommittee - Description

Chair:  Mr. Dial Keju, Frederick Co., Maryland, 301-600-7402
(Term: Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014)

Staff Contact:  Mark Moran, COG/TPB, 202-962-3392

 

Overview

 

The Travel Forecasting Subcommittee (TFS) was formed in 1991 to provide oversight of activities related to development of the regional travel demand forecasting model.  The TFS is one of several subcommittees that report to the TPB Technical Committee, which, in turn, reports to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (NCRTPB, or simply TPB). 

 

The mission of the TFS is to “provide guidance to, review of, and oversight to the COG/TPB information, analysis, and forecasting systems, and to serve as a forum for coordinating and enhancing such systems throughout the greater Washington region” (adopted April 21, 1995).  In FY 2004, the Travel Monitoring Subcommittee was merged into the TFS, so the TFS now also includes oversight of travel monitoring activities.

 

Membership

 

The TFS is composed of representatives from TPB member jurisdictions, state departments of transportation (DOTs), and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Also invited to participate are consultants engaging in travel demand forecasting.  Consultants do not vote on subcommittee matters, but they often provide valuable review of and comment about COG/TPB work activities.  In return, consultants keep posted on the latest developments with the region’s travel forecasting process, thereby informing work they are doing in corridor and sub-regional studies for their clients.

 

Meeting Schedule

 

The TFS generally meets on the Friday following the third Wednesday of the month in January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Meetings generally run from 9:30 AM to noon.

 

Unified Planning Work Program

 

The TFS provides oversight for the following activities from the FY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):

 

  • Development of networks and models
    • Network development (Item 4a, p. 61)
    • Models development (Item 4c, p. 63)
  • Travel monitoring
    • Cordon counts (Item 5a, p. 66)
    • Travel surveys and analysis (Item 5c, p. 67)

 

TFS E-mail Distribution List

 

TPB staff maintains an e-mail distribution list for the TFS, which is used to inform the TFS about upcoming meetings and is used to transmit meeting agendas and highlights.  If you would like to be added to the TFS e-mail distribution list, please send an e-mail request to Mark Moran with the following information (optional fields are marked “optional”):

  • Your information
    • Prefix, e.g., Mr., Ms., Dr.
    • First name
    • Middle initial (optional)
    • Last name
    • Suffix, e.g., Jr., III (optional)
    • Designation, e.g., Ph.D., AICP, P.E. (optional)
    • Job title
    • E-mail address
    • Work phone number
  • Organization/agency/company information
    • Name
    • Jurisdiction represented, if a government organization
    • Main phone number
    • Address
    • Address type (business or home)
  • Participation on the subcommittee
    • Affiliation, i.e., the state/local jurisdiction you are representing or 1) regional organization, 2) federal government, 3) vendor/contractor, 4) business association
    • Requested role (“position”) on the subcommittee:
      • Committee member:  Serves in official representative capacity within a committee
      • Alternate committee member:  Serves in official representative capacity if Committee Member not present
      • Information only:  Receives committee communications but does not regularly attend meetings
      • Participant:  Attends meetings but does not serve in official representative capacity

For requested role, consultants should select “information only” or “participant,” since they are not representing a local, state, or regional entity

 

Recent Chairs of the Subcommittee

 

Year

Chair

Agency

State/Entity

2013

Ms. Wendy Jia

WMATA

WMATA

2012

Mr. Bahram Jamei

VDOT

Virginia

2011

Mr. Jamie Henson

DDOT

District of Columbia

2010

Mr. Subrat Mahapatra

MDOT

Maryland

2009

Ms. Wendy Jia

WMATA

WMATA

 

 

Page updated by Mark Moran, 5/5/14 at 8:54

 

 


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