Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established to advise and provide expertise for the MPO’s decision-making process and to provide valuable assessment of MPO plans and programs. The TAC is comprised primarily of engineers, planners, and other professionals who represent local governments and transportation agencies. These individuals serve in an advisory capacity by providing recommendations to the MPO Board based on current technical sufficiency, accuracy and completeness of studies, plans, and programs.

The TAC meets on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the  Virginia Railway Express Fredericksburg Training Center, 400 Prince Edward Street, Fredericksburg 22401.

The Meeting location is a one-story, brick building at the corner of Prince Edward Street and Frederick Street on the east side of the railway tracks.
Attendants may park behind the GWRC/FAMPO building in spaces reserved for GWRC Staff or at the end of Frederick Street. A walking map from parking at GWRC/FAMPO can be viewed here.

These meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org at least four days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.

Members

City of Fredericksburg

  • Mr. Erik Nelson, Chairman
    Deputy Director for Planning Services Division & Senior Planner
  • Mr. Bassam Amin
    City Engineer

Spotsylvania County

  • Mr. Daniel Cole, Second Vice Chair
    Traffic Engineer

King George County

  • Mr. Nick Minor
    Director of Economic Development and Tourism
  • Ms. Kimberly Wilson
    Economic Development and Tourism Specialist

George Washington Regional Commission

  • Ms. Leigh Anderson
    GWRideConnect
  • Ms. Kate Gibson (Alternate)
    GWRideConnect

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

  • Mr. Charles Steigerwald
    Deputy Director of Planning & Operations

Virginia Railway Express

  • Ms. Sonali Soneji
    Planning Program Administrator
  • Ms. Christine Hoeffner (alternate)
    Planning Manager

Federal Highway Administration

  • Mr. Ivan Rucker
    Planning/Environmental Specialist

Stafford County

  • Mr. Alexander Owsiak, First Vice Chair
    Transportation Project Manager
  • Mr. Bryon Counsell
    Public Works, Deputy Director, Engineering and Construction

Caroline County

  • Mr. Mike Finchum
    Director of Planning and Community Development
  • Mr. Craig Pennington (alternate)
    Planner

VA Department of Transportation

  • Ms. Michelle Shropshire
    Assistant Fredericksburg District Administrator for Preliminary Engineering
  • Mr. Stephen Haynes
    District Planning Manager
  • Mr. Jim Ponticello
    Air Quality Program Manager
  • Mr. Dan Grinnell
    Air Quality Engineer

Fredericksburg Regional Transit

  • Mr. Craig Reed
    Policy, Planning & Compliance Manager
  • Ms. Wendy Kimball (alternate)
    Director of Public Transit
  • Mr. Rodney White (alternate)
    Assistant Director of Public Transit

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

  • Ms. Ciara Williams
    Northern Virginia Manager of Transit Planning
  • Mr. Todd Horsley (alternate)
    Director of Northern Virginia Transit Programs

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

2019

January 7, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
February 4, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
March 11, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
April 15, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
May 2019 – No meeting
June 17, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
July 8, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
August, 2019 – No Meeting
September 9, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
October 7, 2019 – AgendaMinutes
November 4, 2019 – Agenda – Minutes
December 2019- No Meeting

2018

January 8, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
February 5, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
March 5, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
April 9, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
May 7, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
June 4, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
July 2018 – No meeting
August 8, 2018 – AgendaMinutes; Update
September 10, 2018 – Agenda Minutes
October 9, 2018 – AgendaMinutes
November 5, 2018 – No Meeting
December 3, 2018 – AgendaMinutes

2017

January 9, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
February 6, 2017 –  AgendaMinutes
March 6, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
April 3, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
May 1, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
June 5, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
July 2017 – No Meeting
August 2017 – No Meeting
September 11, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
October 2, 2017 – Agenda – Minutes
November 6, 2017 – AgendaMinutes
December 11, 2017 – AgendaMinutes

Technical Advisory Committee Bylaws – Adopted September 29, 2009/Amended November 4, 2019