Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is responsible for administration of transportation planning and programming under the direction of the Executive Board. The Technical Committee, individually or collectively, conducts research and prepares planning studies, programs, and other appropriate documents in accordance with Executive Board policy and legislative requirements.

The Technical Committee shall provide technical review, comment, and recommendations on transportation plans, programs, reports, and other appropriate documents, and report to the Executive Board as needed. The Technical Committee is also responsible, together with the Transportation Planning Manager, for coordination of all transportation planning, programming, and implementation activities among the various jurisdictions and agencies comprising the MPO.

Overview

The Technical Committee is responsible for administration of transportation planning and programming under the direction of the Executive Board. The Technical Committee, individually or collectively, conducts research and prepares planning studies, programs, and other appropriate documents in accordance with Executive Board policy and legislative requirements.

The Technical Committee shall provide technical review, comment, and recommendations on transportation plans, programs, reports, and other appropriate documents, and report to the Executive Board as needed. The Technical Committee is also responsible, together with the Transportation Planning Manager, for coordination of all transportation planning, programming, and implementation activities among the various jurisdictions and agencies comprising the MPO.

Bylaws

Technical Committee Bylaws

Membership (Voting)

Members with asterisks (*) next to their name are serving as alternates for the member designated in the bylaws.

State Agencies

NameTitleJurisdiction/Agency
Matt MeservyDirectorTDOT Long-Range Planning
Andrew PadgettTraffic Operations ManagerTDOT Region 1
Michael DickDistrict ManagerTDOT District 17
Tiffany DubinskyDirectorVirginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Tabitha CrowderDistrict EngineerVDOT Bristol District
Marsha FiolDivision AdministratorVDOT Transportation and Mobility Planning Division

Regional Planning Districts

NameTitleAgency
Mike HarrisonDirectorFirst Tennessee Development District
Aaron SizemoreDirectorMount Rogers Planning District Commission

Airport Authority

NameTitleAgency
Mickey HinesManagerVirginia Highlands Airport

Transit Agencies

NameTitleAgency
Wes RitchieDirectorBristol Tennessee Transit
Antonio "Tony" JemesDirectorBristol Virginia Transit
Melanie FleenorDirectorDistrict Three Public Transportation
Candace LongDirectorNET Trans

Local Jurisdictions

NameTitleJurisdiction
Mayana RiceAssistant Town ManagerTown of Abingdon, VA
Michael SurrettDirector of Public WorksTown of Abingdon, VA
Cherith YoungDirector of Community DevelopmentCity of Bristol, TN
Brian RamseyDirector of EngineeringCity of Bristol, TN
Jay DetrickDirector of Planning and Community DevelopmentCity of Bristol, VA
Jacob ChandlerDirector of Public WorksCity of Bristol, VA
Ambre TorbettDirector of PlanningSullivan County, TN
Scott MurrayHighway CommissionerSullivan County, TN
Jason BerryCounty AdministratorWashington County, VA
Jason BoswellDirector of Community DevelopmentWashington County, VA


MPO Staff

NameTitle
Tyler GillenwaterMPO Coordinator/Transportation Planning Manager
Micah BrayTransportation and Mobility Planning Manager
Antonio "Tony" JemesTransportation Planner


Membership (Non-Voting)

Members with asterisks (*) next to their name are serving as alternates for the member designated in the bylaws.

Federal Agencies

NameTitleAgency
Pamela KordenbrockDivision AdministratorFederal Highway Administration - Tennessee Division
Thomas L. Nelson, Jr.Division AdministratorFederal Highway Administration - Virginia Division
Yvette G. TaylorRegional AdministratorFederal Transit Administration - Region IV (Tennessee)
Terry Garcia CrewsDirectorFederal Transit Administration - Region III (Virginia)