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Members

Meet the members of the Stakeholder Group.


The Stakeholder Group was representative of a variety of key audiences, including state departments of transportation (DOTs), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations as appropriate, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transit operators, railroads and passenger rail operators, multimodal authorities, and state Municipal Leagues.

The bulk of the work, however, was led by a small group of “lead stakeholders” from statewide transportation agencies in the region. The lead stakeholders included:

District of Columbia
Lezlie Rupert
State & Regional Planning Manager
District of Columbia Department of Transportation
lezlie.rupert@dc.gov

Florida
Rickey Fitzgerald
Freight and Multimodal Operations Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
Rickey.Fitzgerald@dot.state.fl.us

Georgia
Meg Pirkle
Chief Engineer
Georgia Department of Transportation
mpirkle@dot.ga.gov

North Carolina
Eddie McFalls
Strategic Initiatives Consultant
North Carolina Department of Transportation
ebmcfalls@ncdot.org

Jason Orthner
Rail Division Director
North Carolina Department of Transportation
jorthner@ncdot.gov

South Carolina
Doug Frate
Director, Intermodal & Freight Programs
South Carolina Department of Transportation
fratedw@scdot.org

Tennessee
Dan Pallme
Assistant Chief of Freight and Logistics
Tennessee Department of Transportation
Daniel.Pallme@tn.gov

Virginia
Michael McLaughlin
Chief of Rail Transportation
Virginia Department of Transportation
Michael.McLaughlin@drpt.virginia.gov