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The Tioga Group, Inc.
Mr. Comeaux has over 18 years of experience in urban and federal transportation planning and policy including marine and freight operations, ITS, truck circulation, rail access, and economic development.
His major clients (and stakeholders) have included local metropolitan planning organizations; U.S., state, and international departments of transportation; domestic and international port authorities; shippers; logistics providers; and industry associations. Major projects have included:
Maritime ITS – In 2010/1, Mr. Comeaux assisted in leading MARAD’s participation into the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Joint Program Office and later in updating the USDOT ITS Strategic Plan.
MTS Federal Funding Handbook – Mr. Comeaux led development of the Marine Transportation System Federal Funding Handbook under the White House Infrastructure Initiative for the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System.
America’s Marine Highway Program – Mr. Comeaux assisted in leading development of the this Maritime Administration Program by collecting and organizing comments, publishing the initial grant program, and helping develop and review the online tool for industry stakeholders to assess the benefits of using domestic short sea shipping.
Port of Oakland Truck Parking Study– Mr. Comeaux worked with the Port of Oakland to understand their current issues and provide solutions including a container freight station to alleviate random truck parking around the port on city streets.
Critical Issues for Commerce Restart (U.S. Coast Guard) – Mr. Comeaux provided capacity planning issues to the U.S. Coast Guard and organized the stakeholder invitation list for the highly successful and much applauded Commerce Restart Symposium under Commandant Allen.
Mr. Comeaux has been an industry leader and contributor at industry conferences. He is a former Chair and currently Vice-Chair of the TRB Ferry Committee which includes the Marine Highway Subcommittee and a Past-Chair of the American Planning Association’s Transportation Planning Division.
Mr. Comeaux holds a BA in Political Economics and an unofficial minor in Economics from Tulane University. He received his master’s degree from the College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans. He also maintains his project management and urban planning certifications.