• Drawn from the business and residential communities in and around Bethesda, the advisory committee serves to advise and assist BUP in addressing local traffic concerns and help the community by:

    • Evaluate progress in attaining commuting goals outlined in the Sector Plan or Subdivision Staging Policy, as well as recommending actions necessary to the attainment of those goals
    • Reviewing traffic patterns and control measures in the Bethesda TMD and vicinity as they relate to transportation demand management, including any relevant issues relating to neighborhood parking and pedestrian safety.
    • Submitting comments and recommendations on the biennial report.
    • Providing comments and recommendations on Traffic Mitigation Plans and Annual Reports of Activities submitted by employers under Chapter 42A-24 of the County Code.


    Advisory Committee Meetings take place on the third Friday, every other month, 8am-9am

    In 2020, virtual meetings were held on July 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020.

    In 2021, virtual meetings were held on January 15, 2021, March 19, 2021, July 16, 2021 and November 2021.

    In 2022, virtual and hybrid meetings were held on January 21, 2022, March 18, 2022 and November 18, 2022.

    In 2023, a hybrid meeting was held on January 20, 2023 and a Focus Group Meeting was held on March 17, 2023. The Committee did not meet in May 2023, but volunteered at Bike to Work Day on May 19, 2023 instead. The July 21, 2023 meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum. The September 15, 2023 meeting was rescheduled to September 14, 2023 and was a virtual Joint TMD Advisory Committee Meeting organized by MCDOT. The November 17, 2023 meeting was virtual due to construction at the BUP office.

    In 2024, the January 19, 2024 meeting was virtual due to inclement weather. The March meeting was a virtual Joint TMD meeting on March 20, hosted by MCDOT. The next meetings are scheduled for July 19, 2024, September 20, 2024 and November 15, 2024.

    If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee or if you have questions about the Advisory Committee, please contact Kristen Blackmon at kblackmon@bethesda.org or call (301) 656-0868 ext. 119.

    In compliance with Montgomery County’s ADA policy, anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in an Advisory Committee meeting, should contact Kristen Blackmon at 301-656-0868 Ext. 119 or kblackmon@bethesda.org no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.

    Advisory Committee Roster 

  • Nominated Committee Members

    Nominated by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce:
    • Michael Catudal, Capital Business Collective
      1st Term Ending January 2024
    • Juliana Stein, Barre3 Bethesda
      1st Term Ending November 2026
    • Carla Young, Greater Bethesda Chamber (Chairperson)

    1st Term Ending July 2024

    Nominated by the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board:
    • VACANT
    • Steven Teitelbaum, Bethesda, MD

    1st Term Ending September 2024

    • Kevin Finn, Bethesda, MD

           1st Term Ending February 2026

    • Thomas Clash, Bethesda, MD

           1st Term Ending February 2026

  • Appointed Committee Members

    Appointed by BUP - Bethesda Employer with 50 or More Employees:
    • Sal Attanasio, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell

    1st Term Ending September 2024

    • Brian Goldblatt, The Donohoe Companies

    1st Term Ending September 2024


    Appointed by BUP - Bethesda Employer with Fewer than 50 Employees:

    • John Antokas, Metro Transportation
           1st Term Ending February 2027
    • Claire Harshbarger, First National Bank

         1st Term Ending September 2026

    Non-Voting Members:

    Iftin Thompson, MD Nat’l. Cap. & Planning Comm.
    Peter Fosselman, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
    Joe Cox, National Institutes of Health
    Ryan Emery, National Naval Medical Center
    Commander Amy Daum, 2nd District, Montgomery Police Department
    Sandra Brecher (attended by James Carlson), Commuter Services - MCDOT
    Dan Schlaff, Representing BUP Board of Directors