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Transportation Technology Committee


  • Chair: Councilmember David Snyder, City of Falls Church
  • Vice Chair: Mayor Jeanette Rishell, City of Manassas Park
  • Jim Kolb, Summit Strategies Government Affairs
  • Walter Alcorn – Supervisor, Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County
  • Brad Stertz – Director of Government Affairs for Audi and Co-Founder and Chairman of PAVE
  • Dr. Richard Mudge, Compass
  • Chris Bast – Principal​, Hua Nani Partners
  • Mike Garcia, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
  • Joe McAndrew, Greater Washington Partnership
  • Greg Rogers, Nuro
  • Dr. Robert Schneider, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
  • Andrew Meese, Transportation Planning Board
  • Michele Blackwell, Uber
  • Nicholas Zabriskie, Uber (Alternate)
  • Hari Sripathi, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Kamal Suliman, Virginia Department of Transportation (Alternate)
  • Reginald Viray, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Myra Blanco, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (Alternate)
  • Zac Doerzaph, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (Alternate)
  • Mike Fontaine – Associate Director, Virginia Transportation Research Council


NVTA Staff Lead

Griffin Frank, Regional Transportation Planner


Next Meeting

Find out when the next Transportation Technology Committee meeting is scheduled.


Archived Documents

Click here for archived Transportation Technology Committee meeting documents.


Transportation Technology Strategic Plan

Click here for the adopted Transportation Technology Strategic Plan Eight Strategies with Action Plan.


Working Documents

Click here for the Transportation Technology Committee Work Plan.


NVTA Charge

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has a strong interest in the potential role of transportation technologies and related travel trends, in helping the region address its mobility challenges. In fact, the Authority and the Commonwealth of Virginia have teamed up to develop a Regional Multi-Modal Mobility Program that will use transportation technologies to enable new approaches in this regard. To support this and similar future initiatives, the Authority’s CEO, Monica Backmon, has established a Transportation Technology Committee (TTC):

  • To advise the NVTA CEO on multimodal transportation technologies and related transportation trends that support (or endanger) the vision of the Authority as stated in its current Five-Year Strategic Plan;
  • To make specific recommendations for consideration by the NVTA CEO related to the development of TransAction, the regional, multimodal, long-range transportation plan for Northern Virginia, and the development of updates to the Authority’s Six Year Program. Such recommendations may include the use of transportation technologies to complement traditional transportation infrastructure and enhance the operation and performance of the regional transportation system; and
  • To develop an evidence-based body of knowledge that will educate and inform regional policy makers on multimodal transportation technologies and related transportation trends.

The TTC will address transportation technologies and related trends that are occurring on multiple, overlapping timelines, e.g. today, during the next couple of years, and on a multi-decadal basis.

You can find a rundown of NVTA’s transportation technology activities, here.



  • The Committee shall consist of transportation professionals and thought leaders collectively representing a broad range of perspectives relevant to the development, implementation, operation, and impact of transportation technologies.  Approximately half of the Committee members shall be employees in the public sector, at the state, regional, or local levels.  Committee members shall be invited by the Executive Director, although the Committee may recommend additional members from disciplines that are both relevant to, and under-represented on, the Committee.