Travel Forecasting Subcommittee
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). As of FY 2005, the Travel Monitoring Subcommittee was merged into the TFS, so the mission of the TFS now also includes oversight of travel monitoring activities.
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 of the region’s travel forecasting process, thereby informing work they are doing in corridor and sub-regional studies for their clients.
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 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):
- Travel Forecasting
- Network Development
- Models development and Support
- Travel Monitoring and Data Programs
- Household Travel Survey
- Travel Monitoring Counts/Studies
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:
Prefix, e.g., Mr., Ms., Dr.
Middle initial (optional)
Suffix, e.g., Jr., III (optional)
Designation, e.g., Ph.D., AICP, P.E. (optional)
Work phone number
Jurisdiction represented, if a government organization
Main phone number
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
- 2017, Ms. Melissa Chow, WMATA
- 2016, Mr. Robert Josef, VDOT, Virginia
- 2015, Mr. Ryan J. Westrom, DDOT, District of Columbia
- 2014, Mr. Dial Keju, Div. of Community Development, Frederick Co., Maryland
- 2013, Ms. Wendy Jia, 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
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