The Transportation Policy Committee serves as a forum for state and provincial elected officials, their federal counterparts, as well as policy makers from state transportation departments, authorities, and industry stakeholders, to share information, explore solutions, and advocate for transportation funding and financing policies and innovative technological solutions that will maintain and enhance the region and the nation’s transportation infrastructure while promoting the safe and efficient transport of people, goods, and services on a safe, reliable, and environmentally sound surface transportation system.

Committee Leadership

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Pat Brennan
Representative, Vermont

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Lou DiPalma
Senator, Rhode Island
Senator Louis P. DiPalma represents the 12th Senate District in the State of Rhode Island. He assumed office on January 6, 2009. His current term ends on January 3, 2023. Senator DiPalma is currently involved with the Middletown School Facilities Core
Committee; the Rhode Island Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Committee; the Aquidneck Land Trust; the Sakonnet Preservation Society; the United States Navy League; the Physics First Advisory Board; the St. Philomena School Board of Trustees; the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair; the Rhode Island Space Grant consortium; the UMASS Dartmouth Computer and Electrical/Computer Engineering Advisory Committee and serves as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Lucy's Church. A 1979 graduate Notre Dame Catholic High School, he went on to earn a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in 1983 and a Masters in Computer Science from Brown University in 1989. Senator DiPalma served on the Middletown Town Council from 2004-2008 before elected to the Rhode Island Senate. Lou is married to Margaret and they have two children, Kellie and Abigail. He is employed as a Technical Director for Raytheon.
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Committee Roster

ChairVice Chair
Rep. Patrick Brennan (Vermont)Sen. Kim Ward (Pennsylvania)
ConnecticutMassachusettsNova Scotia Québec
Rep. Devin Carney *
Rep. Laura Devlin *
Rep. Roland Lemar
Rep. Chris Perone
Sen. Joseph Boncore
Sen. William Brownsberger *
Sen. Diana DiZoglio *
Sen. Eric Lesser
Rep. Adrian Madaro
Rep. William Strauss
MLA Lloyd Hines
MLA Ben Jessome *
MNA Carlos Leitão
DelawareNew HampshirePennsylvaniaRhode Island
Sen. Catherine Cloutier
Sen. Stephanie Hansen
Rep. Gerald Brady *
Rep. Ruth Briggs King *
Rep. William Carson
Rep. Edward Osienski
Sen. Regina Birdsell
Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh *
Sen. Ruth Ward *
Sen. David Watters
Rep. Steven Smith
Rep. George Sykes
Sen. Kim WardSen. Frank Ciccone
Sen. Louis DiPalma
Sen. Valerie Lawson *
Sen. Frank Lombardi *
Rep. John Edwards
Rep. Mary Duffy Messier *
Rep. William O’Brien
MaineNew JerseyPrince Edward IslandVermont
Rep. Mark Bryant *
Rep. Richard Cebra *
Rep. Andrew McLean
Rep. Michael Perkins
Asw. Valerie Vainieri Huttle(Vacant)Sen. Andy Perchlick
Rep. Mollie Burke *
Rep. Tim Corcoran *
Rep. Diane Lanpher
MarylandNew YorkPuerto RicoU.S. Virgin Islands
Sen. Pam Beidle
Sen. Jill Carter *
Sen. Stephen Hershey
Sen. Johnny Ray Sailing
Asm. Michael Cusick *
Asw. Pamela Hunter
Sen. Eric Correa *
Sen. Miguel Laureano
Sen. José Nadal *
Sen. Miguel Romero
Rep. Eddie Charbonier *
Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz *
Rep. José González
Rep. Maricamen Mas
Sen. Marvin Blyden


For more information on the CSG East Transportation Policy Committee, please contact the committee’s consultants:

Steve Hewitt

Don Hannon