Transportation Technical Committee

The Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) advises the Policy Board on technical matters associated with Metro COG's work activities, mission, and specific transportation planning issues. The committee is comprised of engineering, planning, and transit staff from local jurisdictions, and representatives from North Dakota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Department of Transportation.



The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments (Metro COG) is seeking a representative of the freight industry as a member of its Transportation Technical Committee (TTC). The TTC reviews transportation plans, studies, and funding priorities for the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area and makes recommendations to Metro COG’s Policy Board, which is made up of elected and appointed individuals representing Fargo, West Fargo, Horace and Cass County, ND and Moorhead, Dilworth and Clay County, MN. 


The primary responsibility of the Freight Representative will be to attend a monthly meeting of the TTC, which typically meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM. Both in-person and virtual meeting options are available. A packet of materials and information is emailed one week prior to the monthly meeting. The designated Freight Representative should be someone who works in the freight industry and understands the relationship between the area’s transportation and thnetworke needs of the freight industry relative to roadway characteristics, routes and services, reliability of travel time, safety, and the interaction between freight transportation, land use, and other modes of transportation.


Interested individuals should email Metro COG at Questions may be directed to Cindy Gray, Executive Director, at 701-532-5100. 


Metro COG is committed to ensuring all individuals, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability/handicap, sexual orientation, and/or income status have access to Metro COG’s programs and services. Meeting facilities will be accessible to mobility impaired individuals. Metro COG will make a good faith effort to accommodate requests for translation services for meeting proceedings and related materials. Metro COG’s Title VI Plan and Non-Discrimination and ADA Policy Statement can be referenced at 


TTC Freight Representative Application


Cindy Gray
FM Metro COG

Jonathan Atkins
City of Moorhead Traffic Engineer

Jason Benson
Cass County Highway Engineer

Julie Bommelman
Fargo Transit Director

Maegin Elshaug
West Fargo Planning & Zoning Director

Jeremy Gorden 
City of Fargo Transportation Engineer

Robin Huston
City of Moorhead Planner/Zoning Adminstrator

Matthew Jacobson 
Clay County Planning Director

Kim Lipetzky
Fargo Cass Public Health Nutritionist

Peyton Mastera
Dilworth City Administrator

Aaron Nelson
Fargo City Planner


Joe Raso
President/CEO, GFMEDC 

Mary Safgren
MnDOT – District 4 Planning Director

Russ Sahr
City of Horace Planning Commission

Justin Sorum
Clay County Engineer

Brit Stevens
NDSU Transportation Manager

Lori Van Beek
Moorhead Transit Manager

Mark Wolter
Freight Representative, Midnite Express 

Andrew Wrucke
West Fargo City Infrastructure

Wayne Zacher 
NDDOT – Local Government Division

Committee Resources