If you are interested in issues affecting Fairfax County and Virginia, we invite you to attend our next
FAIRFAX COMMITTEE OF 100
Monday Evening, June 1, 2015
Northern Virginia Transportation Report Card:
Are We Making Progress?
The Honorable Martin Nohe, Chairman
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
Tom Biesiadny, Director
Fairfax County Department of Transportation
Much has happened since the Committee of 100
last heard from our speakers in 2013.
Money has begun to flow. Priorities have been agreed to.
Funds have been committed to projects.
NVTA and Fairfax County now can speak with a loud voice
because there is dedicated regional money to spend.
The NVTA gets 70% for regional projects.
Local jurisdictions get 30% for local needs.
The NVTA has programmed $346 million for 2015-16.
Using this money wisely means finding the right combination of
roads, HOV and Express lanes, rail and bus transit,
bicycle, and pedestrian facilities to achieve the best results.
Come hear an in-depth briefing on the region’s most critical transportation challenges and prospects for remediation.
Is this new approach to transportation working?
Join us and you can be the judge.
377 Maple Avenue, West
Vienna, VA 22180
Members - $39
Non-Members - $49
Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations
Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Pre-Meeting Festivities: 7 - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Program: 7:30-9:30 PM
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The Honorable Martin E. Nohe
Chairman, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
The Honorable Martin Nohe has wide experience with multimodal transportation issues:
- Northern Virginia Transportation Authority: Member (2005-Present), Chairman (2009-Present), Vice Chair (2006-2008)
- Virginia Railway Express: Alternate (2007-Present)
- Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission: Member (2004-Present)
- Prince William Parkway District Commission: Member (2004-Present)
- Route 234 Bypass District Commission: Member (2004-Present)
- Prince William Citizens Road Bond Committee: Member (2002)
Mr. Nohe represents the Coles Magisterial District on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. He was elected to the position in November of 2003. He was also chosen by his colleagues on the Board to serve as the Vice Chairman for calendar year 2007 and again in 2012. Prior to his election as Supervisor, he served as an elected member of the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District from 2002-2003.
He currently serves on a number of local, regional, and state level boards and committees involved with natural resource conservation, child welfare and advocacy, and public safety and administration of government including the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Committees of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and Committees of the Virginia Association of Counties.
Supervisor Nohe is the president of Appliance Connection, a Woodbridge-based, family-owned retail appliance store. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from George Mason University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.
A Prince William County native, Supervisor Nohe and his wife, Kristina, live in Woodbridge with their four children.
The Nohes actively volunteer for and support a number of organizations that further the cause of child safety and welfare. They are recipients of the 2006 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angels in Adoption Award for their advocacy on behalf of children in foster care and efforts to encourage domestic adoption, and were recently named Northern Virginia Co-Chairs of Governor McDonnell’s VirginiaAdopts Initiative.
Director, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
Tom Biesiadny was appointed Director of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation in October 2011.
Tom leads a Department of 120 professionals involved in implementing major county transportation capital projects; overseeing the Fairfax Connector bus system; transforming Tysons Corner into an urban downtown community; planning, designing, and constructing numerous County-funded transportation improvement projects; reviewing transportation aspects of rezoning applications and comprehensive plan changes; and coordinating with the community in addressing traffic concerns.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Tom earned a B.S. in Transportation from Saint Louis University in 1985.
After three years as a transportation planner for the City of Port Arthur, Texas, Tom has worked for the Fairfax County Department of Transportation in various positions for the past 25 years.
During his career, Tom has coordinated the implementation of transit capital facilities, including commuter rail stations, park-and-ride facilities and transit centers. He has been the County’s principal liaison to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Virginia Railway Express. He oversaw contract operations of the Fairfax Connector bus system.
Tom has also represented the County on transportation issues at the Virginia General Assembly, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and the Transportation Planning Board. Between 2002 and 2011, he was chairman of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Jurisdiction and Agency Coordinating Committee. He was also responsible for overseeing the County’s local contributions to WMATA and VRE, the transportation portion of the County’s federal legislative program, and funding of the County’s transportation programs and services through a multitude of sources.