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Transportation Study Policy Committee

The Transportation Study Policy Committee, as the Full Commission, is the forum for cooperative decision making that approves required actions of the transportation planning process. The committee is composed largely of public officials. All meetings are open to the public.

Brooke County

Hancock County

  • AJ Thomas
  • Tim Ennis
  • Stacey Hukill Wise
  • Mike Bachinski
  • Eric Fithyan
  • Robert Sadler
  • Shirley Kemp

  • David Velegol
  • Sue Simonetti
  • Steve Magushack
  • Randy Fletcher
  • Grace Davis
  • Ruby Greathouse
  • Rebecca Uhlly
  • Jack McIntosh

Jefferson County

  • Thomas Graham
  • David Maple
  • Tony Morelli
  • Betty Lou Tarr
  • Delores Wiggins
  • Brandon Andresen
  • Jerry Barilla
  • William Hendricks
  • Jim Mavromatis
  • Kimberly Hahn
  • Christinia Wanat
  • Tom Timmons
  • Edward Littlejohn
  • Ed Fithen
  • Bob Smith
  • John Parker
  • Robert Bertram
  • Bob Gale
  • Robert Laukert
  • Michael Petrella

  • Eron Chek
  • Paul Rex Cowey III
  • Jeff Davis
  • Ann Blankenship
  • Jeffrey Oyster
  • Bill Visnic
  • Harold Miller
  • DeeAnn Pulliam
  • Joe DiBartolomeo
  • Florra Perrone
  • Tim Connell
  • Jessica Gumm
  • Marvin Six
  • Ken Morris
  • Richard Blackwell
  • Joe Barnabei (Emeritus Member)

  • Walt Ziemba
  • Brenda Roski
  • Gary Griffith
  • David Gaffney
  • Curtis Prince
  • Frank Martin
  • William D. Allen
  • Charles Anthony Banannio
  • James Wetherell

  • Tammy Morelli
  • Leonard Orwick
  • Paul Zdinak
  • Jason Staskey
  • Dana Brown
  • Jim Phillips
  • Charles Banannio

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Commission regarding our goals, objectives, strategic direction, public policy issues and budgetary issues. The Executive Committee is also authorized to address personnel matters, as well as operational and administrative policies and procedures.

2021 Executive Committee Members

  • Chairperson – Joe Barnabei
  • Vice-Chairperson – AJ Thomas
  • Treasurer – Tom Timmons
  • Secretary – Jerry Barilla
  • Brooke County Commissioner – AJ Thomas
  • Hancock County Commissioner – Eron Chek
  • Jefferson County Commissioner – Thomas Graham  
  • Immediate Past Chairperson – Thomas Graham
  • Jefferson County – Brandon Andresen, Edward Littlejohn
  • Hancock County – Marvin Six and Bill Visnic
  • Brooke County – Steve Magushack
  • City of Steubenville – Kimberly Hahn
  • City of Weirton – DeAnn Pulliam

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is an advisory body to the MPO Transportation Study Policy Committee and includes staff-level officials of local, state & federal agencies. The Committee provides technical assistance and recommendations to the Transportation Study Policy Committee. TAC reviews the procedures for the various phases of transportation studies, methodologies, projections, assumptions and recommended plans and programs before submission to the Transportation Study Policy Committee.

  • Velyjha Southern- Federal Highway – Ohio
  • Chandra Inglis-Smith- Federal Highway – WV
  • Scott Warner or Waseem Khalifa- ODOT – District 11
  • Chris Kinsey or Kevin Sullivan- WVDOT – Central Office
  • Mike Witherow-WVDOT-District 6
  • Tim Turner – SVRTA
  • Donna Guiallco – WTC
  • Mike Dolak – City of Steubenville Engineer
  • Jim Branagan – Jefferson County Engineer

  • Jessica Gumm – City of Weirton Planning
  • Jeffery Oyster – Hancock County
  • Robert Naylor – Jefferson County Port Authority or Representative
  • Marvin Six – BDC of the Northern Panhandle
  • Betty Lou Tarr – Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission or Representative
  • Representatives from largest incorporated areas of Jefferson County: Bob Laukert -Wintersville, Ed Fithen – Mingo Jct., and Bob Bertram- Toronto
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