COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Commission consists of executive level members from the Departments of Transportation in Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is a non-voting member.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Jeffrey Bennett

District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

Associate Director, Transit Delivery Division

 

Commission Proxy

Jeffrey Bennett, Associate Director, Transit Delivery Division, DDOT

Technical Committee Member

Vacant

VIRGINIA

Jennifer Mitchell, Commission Vice-Chair

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT)

Director

Commission Proxy 

Michael McLaughlin, Chief of Rail Transportation, VDRPT

Technical Committee Member

Emily Stock, VDRPT

NORTH CAROLINA

Julie White, Commission Chair

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

Deputy Secretary of Multi-Modal Transportation

 

Commission Proxy

Jason Orthner, Rail Director, NCDOT

Technical Committee Member

Eddie McFalls, Strategic Initiatives, Rail Planning, NCDOT

SOUTH CAROLINA

Brent Rewis

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)

Deputy Secretary for Intermodal Planning

Commission Proxy

Doug Frate, Director of Intermodal and Freight Programs, SCDOT

Technical Committee Member

Diane Lackey, Multimodal Planning Manager, Intermodal & Freight Programs, SCDOT

TENNESSEE
GEORGIA

Clay Bright

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Commissioner

Commission Proxy

Dan Pallme, Assistant Bureau Chief of Freight & Logistics, TDOT

Technical Committee Member

Amy Kosanovic, Freight Planning, TNDOT

Meg Pirkle, Commission Secretary

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

Chief Engineer

Commission Proxy

Carol Comer, Director of Intermodal Division, GDOT

Technical Committee Member

Kaycee Mertz, Intermodal Planning and Environmental Manager, GDOT

Ashley Finch, Rail/Transit Planner, GDOT

FLORIDA

Kevin Thibault

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

Secretary

Commission Proxy

Rickey Fitzgerald, Freight and Multimodal Operations Manager, FDOT

Technical Committee Member

Holly Cohen, Freight and Rail Planning Administrator, FDOT

Laura Miller, Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator, Freight and Rail Planner, FDOT

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION (FRA)