The role of MPOs throughout the nation continues to evolve and expand. The federal transportation performance management measures, emerging technology, and access to new data provides MPOs with an opportunity to make better and well-informed decisions about how to invest transportation funding. However, it is critical that data-driven decisions are based on quality, dependable, and current data. As a result, the need for strong data governance, data management, advanced analytical tools and analyses, platforms to access available data, and sufficient staff structure and capacity are essential needs for the MPO community.
A hands-on interest group focused on creating and sharing content to support the MPO data community. Resources, webinars, and conversations will help to identify gaps in the data sector.
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Puget Sound Regional Council
Craig leads a talented group of data professionals who build sophisticated models, develop interesting and informative data visualizations and provide timely and relevant data for decision making in the central Puget Sound region. He has been working in this arena for almost 25 years and has experience with a State DOT, a County, a consulting firm and a Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Skagit Council of Governments
Kevin has a strong background in transportation forecasting and planning and has managed highly technical land use and travel forecasting programs with the Puget Sound Regional Council, Sand Diego Association of Governments, and in the private sector at CH2M HILL. He is currently the Executive Director of the Skagit Council of Governments, which is the metropolitan planning organization and regional transportation planning organization for Skagit County, Washington.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Nicole is the Manager of Planning Research and Assistance for the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). Her responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing the development and provision of travel surveys, planning forecasts, travel monitoring, and more. She manages the Continuous Airport System Planning (CASP) program which provides a systematic framework for planning, development, and operation of airport facilities and the transportation facilities that serve the region’s airports. She also manages the Technical Assistance Program, which supports state and local governments and transit operating agencies with regional and sub-regional studies.
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Connor is the Transportation Planner II with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Transportation department. NCTCOG Transportation serves as the MPO for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth region. He recently graduated from his Master of Public Administration program at Texas Tech University. His major focus throughout his education and professional experience was, and is, on broadband policy and deployment strategies for municipalities.
Director-level program and project manager with more than 30 years of experience in land use, transportation, and environmental planning, public engagement, research, and policy analysis in the private and public sectors.
Genesee Transportation Council
James Stack has been the Executive Director of the Genesee Transportation Council in Rochester, NY since January 2016. Prior to being appointed Executive Director, Jim served as the Assistant Director for 14 years and has been with GTC for 23 years. Prior to GTC, Jim was a Transportation Planner in Bristol, CT. Jim has 30 years of transportation planning experience.
Spokane Regional Transportation Council
Eve is the Deputy Executive Director of Spokane Regional Transportation Council which is the both the Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) and Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for the Spokane Region where she has worked since 1995. Prior to SRTC, Eve earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Penn State University and worked for Lockheed Martin in the aerospace industry. She has a demonstrated history of producing regional polices, long-range transportation plans and programs, air quality plans and managing the successful delivery of transportation investments. She enjoys strong relationships with transportation stakeholders and leading collaborative groups to creatively solve problems in the changing conditions. Eve also works with the SRTC Board to assist them in prioritizing projects and developing legislative statements.
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