Transportation Advisory Committee

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) advises the State Planning Council on transportation planning and encourages public involvement in the process. The TAC reviews and provides input into the transportation planning documents that are the responsibility of the State Planning Council, notably the Long-Range Transportation Plan and State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The Council established the TAC and other transportation planning and public involvement procedures by rule in 1994. The process has been found to meet the requirements of federal law and is subject to continuing review by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The membership includes local officials, state agencies, organizations representing a variety of transportation interests, citizens from different areas of the state, and the Narragansett Indian Tribe.

Transportation Advisory Committee Members

  • Michael Walker, Chair, RI Commerce Corporation
  • John Flaherty, Vice Chair, Grow Smart RI
  • Linsey Callaghan, Secretary, RI Division of Statewide Planning
  • Kyle Bennett, United Way of Rhode Island
  • Rachel Calabro, RI Department of Health
  • Michael Cassidy, Public Member
  • Pamela Cotter, RI Department of Transportation
  • Bari Freeman, Bike Newport
  • David Freeman, PE, ACEC of Rhode Island
  • Meghan Grady, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island
  • Diana Gugliotta, AAA Northeast
  • Steven King, P.E., Quonset Development Corporation
  • Chris MartinCity of Providence - Department of Planning & Development
  • James Moran, City of East Providence
  • Greg Nordin, RI Public Transit Authority
  • Daniel J. Porter, RI Airport Corporation
  • Robert Rulli, Town of Warren
  • Timothy Scanlon, Construction Industries of Rhode Island
  • Lori Caron Silveira, RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority
  • Karen Slattery, RI Department of Environmental Management
  • Dinalyn Spears, Narragansett Indian Tribe
  • Chris Waterson, Waterson Terminal Services, LLC
  • Michael Wood, RI League of Cities and Towns / Town of Burrillville

For more information about the Transportation Advisory Committee, please review the 2022 Transportation Advisory Committee Member Handbook. For additional information including meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes, please visit the Rhode Island Secretary of State's website.

Mason Perrone
Supervising Planner Transportation

Phone: (401) 222-7966