The Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs (the TRAIN Commission) was established by Chapter 455, Acts of 2023, to review, evaluate, and make recommendations on the prioritization and funding of transportation projects. Governor Wes Moore, in consultation with Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson and Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, named Frank J. Principe, Jr., Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships at the University of Maryland Global Campus, to chair the Commission. The TRAIN Commission comprises legislators; representatives from local government, transportation, industry, business, labor and environmental organizations; and several members of the Moore-Miller Administration. Members were selected by Governor Moore, Senate President Ferguson and House Speaker Jones. (See full roster below.) The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Department of Legislative Services provide staff support to the Commission.

The TRAIN Commission is required to review, evaluate and make recommendations concerning:

  1. the funding sources and structure of the Maryland Transportation Trust Fund;
  2. transportation funding in other states;
  3. short- and long-term transportation funding needs;
  4. options for public-private partnerships;
  5. changes in transportation technology and trends;
  6. practices for prioritizing project funding;
  7. options for regional transportation authorities;
  8. options for sustainable, long term transportation funding; and
  9. practices to improve project delivery.

The TRAIN Commission is required to submit an interim report to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly by January 1, 2024, and a final report by January 1, 2025.

2023 Meeting Schedule:

The TRAIN Commission will hold in-person meetings in Annapolis. All meetings will be livestreamed and available for later viewing on the Meetings Section of the Maryland General Assembly website. Meeting agendas and materials will be posted in advance of each meeting.

2023 Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs Roster

Business Community Frank J. Principe, Jr. (Chair) University of Maryland Global Campus
Senate of Maryland Pamela Beidle Represents District 32
Senate of Maryland Guy Guzzone Represents District 13
Senate of Maryland Steve Hershey Represents District 36
Maryland House of Delegates Mark Chang Represents District 32
Maryland House of Delegates Jessica Feldmark Represents District 12A
Maryland House of Delegates Marc Korman Represents District 16
Secretary of Transportation Paul J. Wiedefeld Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Secretary of Budget and Management Helene T. Grady Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM)
Secretary of Commerce Kevin Anderson Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce)
Secretary of Planning Rebecca L. Flora Maryland Department of Planning (MDP)
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Charlie Scott WMATA
Modal Administrator Holly Arnold Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
Modal Administrator Chrissy Nizer Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)
Business Community Nick Henninger-Ayoub Greater Baltimore Committee
Business Community Mary D. Kane Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Transit Community Jon M. Laria Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
Transit Community Oluseyi Olugbenle Department of Public Works & Transportation, Prince George's County
Environmental Community Josh Tulkin Maryland Sierra Club
Environmental Community Antoine M. Thompson Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
American Automobile Association Ragina Ali AAA Mid-Atlantic
Freight Rail Industry Cathrin Banks The Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company
Motor Carrier Industry Thomas Huesman The Fraley Group Corporation
Maryland Association of Counties Calvin Ball Maryland Association of Counties
Maryland Municipal League David Winstead Maryland Municipal League
Transportation Construction Industry Mike Sakata Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association
Cycling Advocacy Community Patricia Stevens Worcester County Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition
Labor Unions Jon Haines AFSCME
Labor Unions Greg Akerman Baltimore-DC-Metro Building Trades
Rural Areas Todd R. Mohn, PE Department of Public Works & Transportation, Queen Anne's County
Rural Areas Jim Kercheval Greater Hagerstown Committee

For additional information: Jaclyn D. Hartman, Maryland Department of Transportation ( or Steven D. McCulloch, Department of Legislative Services (

Additional resources: Information about the Maryland Department of Transportation Capital Program is available at: Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP).