Director, Department of Transportation Planning, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Ronald F. Kirby is director of transportation planning for the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). The COG is a regional organization of 18 Washington area local governments, providing a forum to develop regional responses to issues concerning the environment, economic development, human services, and transportation. The TPB is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Washington region.
Mr. Kirby joined COG in 1987 and is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision of ongoing projects in his department, including long-range planning for highway and public transportation systems in the Washington metropolitan region, assessment of the air quality implications of transportation plans and programs, and a regional commuter assistance program. In addition, Mr. Kirby participates in airport systems planning for the Washington region. In these duties, Mr. Kirby coordinates his department’s planning activities with other transportation planning activities in the 18 local governments and state departments of transportation through the TPB.