Younger Members Axe Throwing Event

Who: ASHE Younger Members (and the Young at Heart)

What: Join us for axe throwing and pizza.

When: Wednesday, March 23rd. Arrive at 5:30pm. Axe throwing will be 6-8pm.


Urban Axes
1 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Cost: $15 for ASHE members. $25 for non-members. Pizza will be provided by ASHE. Drinks will be available for purchase.

Email Lauren Havener at with any questions.

2021 Planning Webinar Series

Session 1: Thursday, November 18 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Planning for Zero Emission Buses in Maryland

Presented by
Lauren Molesworth, Environmental Planning Manager for MDOT MTA
Severin Skolrud, Zero Emission Market Lead for MD, DC, VA, WV at WSP

Since 2020, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and WSP have been building a comprehensive zero-emission bus (ZEB) transition plan to meet the 2030 goal established by Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act (GGRA) to convert 50% of MDOT MTA’s fleet to zero-emissions. This will involve a battery electric bus pilot at Kirk in early 2023, two separate facility retrofits to accommodate battery electric charging infrastructure, and finally, the redevelopment of the eastern bus depot to be a purpose-built BEB facility. MDOT MTA is taking a methodical approach to a constantly changing industry to ensure service disruptions are minimized and MDOT MTA continues to provide safe, efficient, and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service.

Registration is closed.

Session 2: Friday, December 3 from Noon to 1:00 PM

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study: NEPA Effort

Presented by
Karen Kahl, RK&K, Consultant Project Manager
Caryn Brookman, Blackwater Environmental Group, Environmental Program Manager

The I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study is the largest NEPA effort the State of Maryland has undertaken.  Starting as a 48-mile-long study, the Preferred Alternative is currently 15 miles long and has the same limits as the first P3 contract called Phase 1 South. The study is scheduled to be completed in 2022 after encountering significant challenges over the past 3 years.  This presentation will provide an overview of the project history and how the team worked through the many challenges

Registration is closed.

Session 3: Wednesday, December 15 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Baltimore City Parking Problems & Solutions

Presented by
Peter Little, Executive Director, Parking Authority of Baltimore City

The Parking Authority serves the City of Baltimore, its residents, businesses and visitors by managing the parking assets of the City and developing and implementing parking solutions.  The Parking Authority has oversight of 14 City-owned garages and 24 City-owned lots.  Furthermore, the Parking Authority administers on-street parking programs for the City including parking meters, the City’s Residential Parking Permit (RPP) programs, reserved parking spaces for residents with permanent disabilities, truck loading zones, passenger loading zones, and valet parking zones.  The Parking Authority has been a leader in the Baltimore Region in the installation of pay-on-foot parking revenue control equipment in its off-street facilities, solar-powered multi-space and “smart” single-space parking meters that accept credit and debit cards, a program to provide on-street metered parking to people with disabilities while curbing the theft and abuse of disability placards (Project Space) in Baltimore City, and demand-based parking meter rate setting to foster greater availability at metered parking spaces.

Registration is closed.

Session 4: Tuesday, December 21 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Section 106 Made Easy: An Innovative New Program to Facilitate Section 106 Compliance for Local Public Agency Transportation

Presented by
Kari Sprengeler, Cultural Resources Local Program Lead, MDOT SHA

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) can be intimidating to those who are not cultural resource practitioners. Complying with Section 106 of the NHPA involves coordinating with federal and state agencies, involving consulting parties in the process, and ensuring that Section 106 review starts early enough in project planning that the chances of a project being held up by Section 106 and NEPA review are minimized. This presentation will cover some Section 106 basics before discussing an innovative new program at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) that provides for MDOT SHA cultural resources professionals to assist local public agencies with Section 106 compliance on federal-aid transportation projects in Maryland.

Registration is closed.

February 18, 2020 – Water Resources Meeting


The program for the evening includes:
3:00pm: Developing Flexible Sequences of Construction
Laura Ridler, P.E., MDOT SHA Office of Highway Development

4:00pm: MDE Dam Embankment Guidance – Tech Memo # 2
Amanda Malcolm, P.E., Daniel Laird, P.E., and Collin Hiltner,
Maryland Department of the Environment

5:00pm: Pipe and Precast Installation
Hank Gottschalk, Central Atlantic Precast Concrete Association
6:00pm: Networking Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker
Joel Oppenheimer, P.E., on “Secrets for Success in 20 Minutes” from
“Building a Better Life – Concrete Steps for Success”

2nd Annual Transportation-minded Happy Hour

2nd Annual Transportation-minded Happy Hour


Save the date! On Monday, January 27th from 5:30-7:30 we are hosting our second Transportation-minded Happy Hour at Monument City Brewery. We will hear from the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance about transportation in 2020, including likely hot topics for the upcoming legislative session.

Like last year, this happy hour will feature several transportation or related organizations in the Baltimore region:
-APA Maryland
-ASCE Maryland Section
-ASHE Chesapeake
-Central Maryland Transportation Alliance
-Global Shapers Baltimore
-ITS Maryland
-Washington D.C. Section of ITE
-WTS Baltimore
-YPT Baltimore

Join us to meet representatives from each of these groups, learn about their upcoming events, and meet other members and friends passionate about transportation. Or just come for the drinks, food, and networking!

October 29 Traffic Meeting

Please join your ASHE colleagues for a joint meeting with ITE on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Traffic.


Three (3) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00pm:  CHART DMS Effectiveness and BaltimoreLink Signing
Tim Ryan, PE, PTOE (AECOM), Umesh Murthy, PE (Transtech) and Kevin Permisohn, PE, PTOE (WSP)

4:00pm:  MTA Innovations including Use of Real-Time Data
Mike Helta (MTA)

5:00pm:  Anne Arundel County’s Transportation Master Plan and Neighborhood Traffic Control Program
Ramond Robinson (Anne Arundel County) and Eric Tabacek, PE (Anne Arundel County)

6:00pm:  Networking Break

6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Dinner Hour
Gold Sponsor Presentation, ASHE and ITE Business

7:30 – 8:00 pm:  Keynote Speaker
CAV Policies and Standards presented by Carole Delion, PE (MDOT SHA)

September 17 Construction Meeting

Please join us for the ASHE Construction Meeting on Tuesday, September 17.

Concrete Pipe and Precast (CPP) will lead attendees on a tour of its facilities. At the end of the tour, lunch will be provided at Greene Turtle.

The program for the event includes:

9:30am Arrival at 7955 Dorsey Run Road, Jessup, MD 20794. Attendees will drive to the plant, park on site, and register by 9:30am. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

10:00am Introduction and Plant Tour. CPP representatives will guide the group through the facilities. They’ll speak to production and answer questions throughout the tour. Attendees will see various materials and multiple structures being produced.

12:00pm Lunch Attendees are invited to enjoy lunch at Greene Turtle (7556 Teague Road, Hanover, MD 21076). Please indicate whether you plan to attend lunch when you register.

Two (2) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the plant tour.  

The cost for this event  is $20 for ASHE members, and $30 for non-members.  

What safety equipment should you bring? Hardhats, safety glasses, hi-visibility vests, sleeved (long or short) shirt, and long pants are required. Solid, closed toe shoes or boots are mandatory. Steel-toed boots are not required.

Questions? Contact Amanda Lafleur.

September 7 Kayaking Tour

ASHE Younger* Members Marley Creek Kayak Tour (*and the Young at Heart)


Free for ASHE Members.

Kayaking registration is limited to 14 people. This event is limited to ASHE members. Have your own kayak you can use? Please specify this when you RSVP.

Kayak Tour, lunch, and drinks will be provided by ASHE.

Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, even if you cannot participate in the kayak tour.


What:        Guided kayak tour of Marley Creek,

Paddle by US Coast Guard yard and WWI freighters, stopping for lunch at Rams Head Dockside


Where:      Kayakers: Meet at Solley’s Cove

7360 Carbide Rd. Curtis Bay, MD


For lunch only: Meet at Rams Head Dockside

1702 Furnace Dr, Glen Burnie, MD

When:       Saturday, September 7th from 10:30am-4:00pm ASHE will be at Rams Head Dockside starting at 12:30 pm for lunch.


RSVP by email by Friday, August 30th to Please indicate if you plan to bring your own kayak.

American Canoe Association Liability waivers to be signed by each participant.

More details and waivers will be sent out to those who register.

July 17 Dam Safety Workshop with MDE

ASHE and MDE host MDE’s Dam Safety Workshop

Join your colleagues to earn 6 PDHs during a daylong Dam Safety Workshop, presented by MDE, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore.

Your reservation is due by noon, Monday, July 15, 2019. Register early since only 100 attendees will be accommodated.

Register Now! ($40 for ASHE members and $60 for non-members.)


8:00 AM – Check-In and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Session 1 – Background

  • Dam safety background
  • Laws and regulations requiring breach analysis
  • Fundamentals of hazards associated with moving waters
  • Case studies of dam breaches

10:00 AM – Session 2 – Breaking down the Guidance Document

  • What’s in it?
  • What’s new and what has been revised? 

11:00 AM – Session 3 – Example

  • Work through a full incremental dam breach analysis

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Session 4 – Example

  • Work through a few simplified breach analyses

2:00 PM – Session 5 – Example

  • Work through several “screening level” breach analyses

3:00 PM – Session 6 – Summary

  • Open forum for questions and discussion


Bring a laptop with charger which may facilitate following along and learning during the technical sessions.

If you have any questions and/or special dietary needs, then please e-mail Gregg Iskra at

June 15 Stream Clean Up and Happy Hour

Volunteer with ASHE Chesapeake and Blue Water Baltimore for a Stream Clean Up!

Brats, Schnitzels, and Biers will follow.

Join ASHE Members, their friends and families, and Blue Water Baltimore for a stream clean up along Herring Run, a tributary of Back River, at the Northeast Regional Recreation Center on Saturday, June 15th, 11am to 2pm.

After the clean up, brats, schnitzels, and biers to be provided by ASHE at Das Bierhalle (9527 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234)

RSVP* by Monday, June 10 via e-mail to Amanda Lafleur.

*More details (where to meet, what to bring, registration and waiver) will be provided upon RSVP.