PRR’s Colleen Gants appointed to Congestion Pricing Committee by the TRB
March 29, 2017
PRR’s Colleen Gants appointed to Standing Committee on Congestion Pricing by the Transportation Research Board
Committee focuses on the effects of congestion pricing on transportation systems
Colleen Gants, PRR Co-President, has been appointed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to its Standing Committee on Congestion Pricing, a method used to reduce traffic by charging a fee to road users during rush hours.
Bringing more than three decades of industry experience, Gants joins a distinguished group of transportation professionals for a three-year term. Gants has been active in TRB for 10 years.
“I’m pleased to enhance my involvement with TRB in my new role on the Standing Committee on Congestion Pricing,” Gants said. “Congestion pricing and related market-oriented strategies have the potential to create far-reaching improvements in the planning, funding, and operation of transportation systems that affect our quality of life. I’m looking forward to making a difference on this committee and the industry as a whole.”
TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conducts other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The Committee on Congestion Pricing seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of the effects of congestion pricing on the transportation system, addressing passenger and freight mobility, transit and highway interdependence, and interoperability of systems.
In her role as PRR’s Co-President, Gants provides clients with communications and government relations strategies for large transportation infrastructure projects, and programs including tolling, road use charge, carpooling/transportation demand management (TDM), transit, and high speed/intercity rail projects. Her projects have taken her all over the West and East Coasts with projects in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, Norfolk, VA, and Prince George’s County, MD.
Gants has experience working with both the public and private sectors, including State Departments of Transportation in Washington, Oregon, California, and Washington, D.C., as well as private construction and engineering firms.