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Association of Transportation Professionals of Indian Origin

Committees

Membership Committee

SCOPE STATEMENT

The goal of the Membership Committee is to expand the membership in the U.S. and India by aggressive recruiting efforts.

This committee will play an important role in:

  1. Encouraging the current members to maintain and renew their membership every year and utilize the multi-year discounted membership option.
  2. Creating a database of Indian professional contacts in public, private, and academic sectors in the transportation industry (both in India and the USA) to expand the membership in the U.S. and India.
  3. Coordinating with the Domestic & International Collaborations Committee to increase the membership of the organization
Committee Members:

Dr. R Jay Jayakrishnan, Dr. Vijaya Gopu, Salil Gokhale, Yogesh Mantri, Prashant Ram, and Dr. Srinivas Pulugurtha

 

Finance Committee

SCOPE STATEMENT

The goal of the Finance Committee is to generate a significant endowment for the organization to place it on a sound financial footing and enable it to support ATPIO’s outreach activities.

This committee will play an important role in:

  1. Encouraging its members and industries/organizations benefiting from ATPIO to contribute to the ATPIO Foundation to support its activities that will be showcased on its website.
  2. Ensuring that the tax-exempt status of the organization is maintained and annual reports/returns are filed in a timely manner.
  3. Devising means for generating resources through in-person conferences/workshops/seminars by working with the Education and Outreach Committee.
Committee Members:

Dr. R Jay Jayakrishnan, Salil Gokhale, Prashant Ram, and Yogesh Mantri

 

Website, Social Media, and Communications Committee

SCOPE STATEMENT

The goal of the Website, Social Media, and Communications Committee is to provide an updated and regularly updated website to generate interest in the organization and attract new members in the U.S. and India.  This committee is critical for showcasing the activities of ATPIO and the accomplishments of its members.

The most effective way of reaching out to interested individuals and organizations is through social media and directing them to the ATPIO website for more information and updates.

The website will enable the Committee to inform the members about conferences, workshops related to transportation in India and the U.S., and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and India.

This committee will play a crucial role to:

  1. Create and maintain an independent, easily accessible and “navigable” ATPIO website and social media platforms.
  2. Work closely with other committees to communicate/exchange ideas for better coordination among the committees.
  3. Publicize and update relevant programs, activities and/or achievements on the ATPIO website.
  4. Regularly update the website with latest news items regarding transportation sector in India.
  5. Set up “conference calls”, when necessary to discuss and resolve issues through dialogue.
  6. Publish “Newsletters” highlighting the programs and achievements of ATPIO and distribute it to members.
  7. Prepare a committee report to share the accomplishments with the ATPIO membership at the Annual Meeting in Washington DC
  8. Giving an opportunity for interested followers to support ATPIO Foundation.
Committee Members:

Dr. Mohan Venigalla, Subhadipto Poddar, Archana Venkatachalapathy, Darshan Divakaran, and Dr. Anuj Sharma

 

Education and Outreach Committee

SCOPE STATEMENT

The goal of the Domestic & International Collaborations Committee is to pursue opportunities that will enable it to organize collaborative activities with entities in the public and private sector, professional organizations, and academic or research institutions in India and, if possible, other countries with transportation professionals of Indian Origin,  The activities of the Committee will facilitate technology transfer, exchange of expertise, and collaborative ventures among professionals of Indian Origin in different countries.   This Committee will play a key role in establishing communication with the professional groups and entities and enhancing the stature of ATPIO.

 The Domestic and International Collaborations Committee will play a key role in:

  1. Enabling ATPIO to morph into a premier organization promoting collaboration and exchanges among academic, private, and public sectors in the U.S. and India, and possibly other countries with Indian origin transportation professionals.
  2. Advancing the state of practice through communication, education, and collaboration.
  3. Identifying and establishing formal liaison with public and private sector entities, professional organizations, and academic or research institutions:
    • Develop a list of public and private sector entities, professional organizations, and academic or research institutions in the U.S. and India.
    • Establish criteria for short-list for each category of the organization that is consistent with the objectives of ATPIO
    • Short-list organizations for ATPIO to establish formal liaison
    • Develop communications standard and protocol and communication content
    • Establish communications with the selected organizations to formalize liaison activities
  4. Pursuing opportunities to organize collaborative activities.
    • Define a type of collaborative activity
    • Short-list the select organizations with which the organization has already established formal liaison
    • Define the roles of ATPIO and the proposed collaborating entity
    • Set out communications and meetings with the collaborating entity and sign off on a Memorandum of Understanding
    • Maintain timely communications to engage ATPIO membership in every collaborative activity
    • Monitor the progress and accomplishments on a quarterly basis
    • Coordinate with ‘Education and Outreach’ committee to sustain collaboration efforts
  5.  Growing  Membership to effectively sustain liaison and collaboration
    • Work with Membership Committee to establish and communicate effectively to the professionals of Indian Origin that the membership is a very powerful networking tool.
    • Sponsor an awards program for transportation professionals of Indian Origin to honor outstanding achievement in transportation engineering/planning and distinguished service to ATPIO
Committee Members:

Prashant Ram, Arun Shirole, Dr. Anuj Sharma, Dr. Vijaya Gopu, Dr. Mohan Venigalla, Yogesh Mantri, Dr. Srinivas Pulugurtha, and Darshan Divakaran

 

Publications Committee

SCOPE STATEMENT

The goal of the Publications Committee is to support and encourage the members’ involvement in generating journals and articles that can display the sponsorship of ATPIO.  While the activities of this Committee can be limited by virtue of the challenges involved in indicating ATPIO sponsorship, it is still important to pursue every opportunity to enhance the standing of ATPIO within the technical community. This Committee will have to work with the Website and Communication Committee to showcase ATPIO sponsored publication activity.

This committee will play an important role in:

  1. Encouraging members to publish articles in journals and mediums sponsored by ATPIO.
  2. Allowing members – in the U.S. and India — to publish exclusive articles for posting on the ATPIO website that would be of interest to members and the industry.
Committee Members:

Dr. Mohan Venigalla and Dr. Srinivas Pulugurtha