June 26, 2021 – ASHE Younger Member Stand Up Paddle Board and Social Event

When: June 26, 2021 at 12:15PM

What: Stand Up Paddle and Play hosted by B’More SUP and lunch following provided by ASHE Chesapeake

Paddleboarding: B’more SUP – 919 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21222
Lunch: Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar – 4309 Shore Road, Baltimore, MD 21222

ASHE Members – $25
Non-Members – $45*
*Attendees can register as members if membership applications are submitted prior to the event!

Contact Lauren Havener

Registration is capped at 30 people. Register now to guarantee your spot today!
Register Now!

June 3, 2021 – Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser

Join ASHE on June 3, 2021 at Oakmont Green for its Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser. The annual golf tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ASHE Chesapeake Scholarship Program, with all proceeds going toward the scholarship program. Register today!

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 8:00am registration opens; 9:00am shotgun start
Location: Oakmont Green, 2290 Golf View Lane, Hampstead, MD
Registration Fees:
– ASHE Members – $95
– Non-Members – $105
– Government Employees – $65

Beverages and lunch are included.

Hole Sponsorships, Mulligans and String are available for purchase during online registration.

Companies are encouraged to submit a prize for the Basket Raffle, which benefits the ASHE Scholarship Fund.

Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Raffle Prizes will be awarded.

Contact Dion Ho, Greg Barnes, or Justin Sottile with any questions!


Younger Member’s Trivia Night

The Younger Members are sponsoring a second virtual trivia night for ASHE members and non-members on Wednesday, April 7 at 6pm. Prizes will be awarded to the first place teams. RSVP by Tuesday, April 6.

Who: ASHE Members and Non-Members

What: Virtual Trivia hosted by Walsh Trivia

  • Register Teams of 4 to 8 people and designate a team captain
  • If you do not have a team of at least 4, reach out to Lauren Havener to be placed on a random team
  • At least one member of each team must be an ASHE Member
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first place team

Where: Play from home!

  • Zoom link and trivia rules will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event
  • Each team should set up their own communication platform to discuss answers on the side

When: Wednesday, April 7 at 6pm (log on early – trivia will begin promptly at 6pm)

Cost: Free for ASHE members and $5 for non-members

Register Now!

Email Lauren Havener at lahavener@mccormicktaylor.com or Elizabeth Harasty at eharasty@pennoni.com.

March 2021 Highway Webinars

Join us for our highway-themed webinar series in March 2021. One PDH will be offered for each meeting. These events are FREE for ASHE Members and Students. There is a $5.00 registration fee for non-members.

Session 3: April 30, 2021 – 12 to 1pm – Just Added!

Baltimore City’s Complete Streets Design Manual

The presentation will review the City’s new Complete Streets Manual. The manual supports the city’s Complete Streets Ordinance that prioritizes pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit. This hierarchy will influence roadway design decisions to increase quality of life, safety, accessibility, mobility ande economic vitality in Baltimore City. The manual will provide progressive guidance and design standards based on the different Street Types in the City, considering the purpose and context of a community and neighborhood. The manual guides the planning, design, implantation, and operation of infrastructure projects in the City.

Presented By:
Graham Young, P.E., PTOE – Baltimore City Department of Transportation Complete Streets Manager

Registration Closed

Session 1: March 19, 2021 – 12 to 1pm

Part-Time Shoulder Use as a Transportation Systems Management and Operations Strategy

Part-Time Shoulder Use (PTSU) is a Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) strategy which can provide significant congestion relief during peak periods when the shoulder is used for travel. This presentation will discuss factors which should be considered for PTSU facilities including planning, mobility analysis, safety analysis, environmental analysis, cost/benefits, design and implementation considerations.

Presented By
Brian Grandizio, PE, PTOE – RK&K

Registration Closed

Session 2: March 31, 2021 – 2 to 3pm

Maryland’s 2021-2025 Strategic Highway Safety Plan

A Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) provides the framework for the implementation of safety countermeasures focusing on the four E’s – education, enforcement, engineering, and EMS. Maryland’s 2021-2025 SHSP encompasses the essence of the previous plans and further incorporates systemic enhancements, innovation, and implementation that is data driven. The result is an evidence-based approach that focuses on six emphasis areas and their affiliated strategies and action steps. This presentation will provide an overview of the new SHSP and the role it will play in reducing fatalities and serious injuries on Maryland’s roadways.

Presented By
Timothy Kerns, PhD., Director of MDOT / MVA’s Highway Safety Office R

Registration Closed

February 2021 Water Resources Webinars

Join us for our water resources-themed webinar series in February and March 2021. One PDH will be offered for each meeting. These events are FREE for ASHE Members and Students. There is a $5.00 registration fee for non-members.

Session 1: February 25, 2021 – 12 to 1pm

Design to Date for the Maryland Avenue Bypass Culvert included in the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan

Following the fatal flood of 2016, Howard County initiated an effort to thoroughly model the hydrology and hydraulics of the Tiber River watershed and its tributaries in Historic Ellicott City, with the goal of developing a long-term plan, leading to the current Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan, a multi-faceted approach to mitigation, floodproofing, and public safety. This presentation will focus on a specific aspect of the flood mitigation plan: addressing the bottleneck of flow along Lower Main Street by providing an additional conduit for flood flows into the Patapsco River, the proposed Maryland Avenue Culvert. The discussion will focus on the background of the plan leading to the project, and some of the unique engineering challenges of the site and the project design.

Presented By
Andy McLean, P.E., McCormick Taylor
Chris Brooks, P.E., McCormick Taylor

Registration Closed

Session 2: February 26, 2021 – 12 to 1pm

MDE Update on the NPDES General Permit for Construction Activity

The previous NPDES General Permit for Construction Activity (issued in 2014) expired on December 31, 2019, and has been administratively extended until the renewal is issued. For the new draft permit, MDE has proposed several significant updates which include additional protections and requirements for projects within Tier II watersheds as well as expanded permit language with the goal of improved compliance through providing a more clear understanding of the requirements. The new draft permit went out for public input on September 25, 2020 and MDE is reviewing the public comments as they finalize the language of the new permit. This presentation will provide an update on the permit renewal process, and review some of the updates to the new permit.

Presented By
Paul Hlavinka, Maryland Department of the Environment

Registration Closed

Session 3: March 5, 2021 – 12 to 1pm

Little Gunpowder Falls Tributary at MD 165 TMDL and Brook Trout Habitat: A Perfect Match

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) restored an Unnamed Tributary of Little Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County, Maryland as part of MDOT SHA’s TMDL program. During the design process, adult and juvenile Brook Trout were found within project limits. Thus, close coordination and partnering with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources was established and providing brook trout habitat was incorporated as part of the design objectives of the TMDL project. Construction of the stream restoration occurred in 2020 with the MDOT SHA team worked closely with the Contractor to ensure habitat structures were built to plan. The presentation will showcase pre-, during, and post-construction design and construction approach, showcasing the brook trout habitat improvements provided for this TMDL project.

Presented By
Natalia Almodovar-Rosario, PE from WSP

Registration Closed

Younger Member’s Trivia Night

The Younger Members are sponsoring a virtual trivia night for ASHE members and non-members on Wednesday, February 3 at 6pm. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams, as well as to the person who refers the most new ASHE members. RSVP by Monday, February 1.

Who: ASHE Members and Non-Members

What: Virtual Trivia – Microsoft Teams link and trivia rules will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

  • Register Teams of up to 6 people
  • At least one member of each team must be an ASHE Member
  • Prizes will be awarded
    • $50 Gift Cards for 1st Place Team Members
    • $25 Gift Cards for 2nd Place Team Members
    • BONUS $20 Gift Card for the person who refers the most new ASHE Members

Where: Play from home!

When: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6pm (the Teams meeting will open at 5:50 pm)

Cost: Free for ASHE members and $5 for non-members

Register Now!
Once you register, email your name and team members to Lauren Havener at lahavener@mccormicktaylor.com

Email Lauren Havener at lahavener@mccormicktaylor.com or Elizabeth Harasty at eharasty@pennoni.com.

November 2020 Planning Webinar Series

Join us for our planning-themed webinar series in November. One PDH will be offered for each meeting. These events are FREE for ASHE Members and Students. There is a $5.00 registration fee for non-members. 

Session 1: Thursday, November 19, 12-1pm

MDOT MTA Resiliency Program

Transit agencies in cities around the world are increasingly responding to disruptions in service and damage to sensitive locations and assets associated with gradual changes in climate and extreme weather events. In the face of these events, public transit and transportation agencies are taking initiative to adapt their systems to make them more resilient to changing climate conditions. In the last few years, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has been developing its Resiliency Program in order to prevent and/or minimize the damages caused to its infrastructure and services by the increasing occurrence of extreme weather events. Join us to learn more about MDOT MTA’s Resiliency Program.

Presented by
Paola Ariza from MDOT MTA
Lauren Molesworth from MDOT MTA

Session 1 Registration is Closed

Session 2: Tuesday, November 24, 12-1pm

BC DOT Bike Prioritization Project

Baltimore City’s Department of Transportation (BCDOT) retained a team of local consulting firms led by WSP to provide support for the City’s bike program in the areas of public engagement, bike prioritization, grant coordination and design. WSP worked with the City to develop a data driven bicycle prioritization database using quantitative analysis and an innovative prioritization screening method focused on four primary pillars: Safety, Mobility, Equity and Demand. The performance based ranking criteria assessed proposed projects based on their ability to accommodate the key pillars, while also developing a bicycle network that provides the highest level of access to all ages and abilities.

Presented by
Wesley Mitchell, P.E. from WSP

Session 2 Registration is Closed

Session 3: Thursday, December 17, 12-1pm

MDOT MTA Transit Priority Initiative

Building upon the infrastructure improvements associated with the launch of BaltimoreLink, MDOT MTA is working with local jurisdictions to increase bus reliability, speed and passenger safety throughout the BaltimoreLink system. MDOT MTA has pursued a data-driven approach to identify opportunities in the system, focusing on reliability, bus speeds, and travel delays at bus stops. Potential targeted investments to the roadway that prioritize transit riders include curb-extensions at bus stops, transit signal priority, dedicated bus lanes, queue jumps, and more. Under the Transit Priority Initiative brand MDOT MTA currently has two ongoing corridor studies and is working on additional efforts as part of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan (RTP).

Presented by
Jamie Richardson, Whitman, Requardt & Associates

Session 3 Registration is Closed

October 2020 Traffic Webinar Series

Join our friends at WDCS-ITE for a collaborative meeting series on Thursdays during the month of October. Over the course of three meetings, learn about signal timing tactics used to address program goals under DDOT’s Vision Zero Initiative, how the Falls Road/Northern Parkway Multi-modal Corridor Study is addressing the congestion at this junction in northern Baltimore City, and how the novel project approach of human-centric design delivered an award-winning Rock Creek East Livability study. One PDH will be offered for each meeting.

Session 1: Thursday, October 15 from Noon to 1:00 PM

DDOT Vision Zero Safety Improvements

Presented by
Joshua Wolfgram from Mead & Hunt
Rahul Jain from DDOT Traffic Engineering & Signals Division

Session 1 Registration Closed

Session 2: Thursday, October 22 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Falls Road/Northern Parkway Multi-modal Corridor Alternatives Study

Presented by
Jamie Kendrick from Mead & Hunt

Session 2 Registration Closed

Session 3: Thursday, October 29 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Delivering Active Transportation projects through Human-Centric Design: The Rock Creek East Livability Study

Presented by
Melissa Miklus and Nathan George from RK&K’s Healthy Communities Team

Session 3 Registration Closed

April 24th – Ellicott City Reconstruction Site Visit

Registration is now open! Register Now!

Please join ASHE and our CMAA colleagues for another look at the Ellicott City Reconstruction efforts after the flask flood occurred in Summer 2016.  The meeting and tour will take place on April 24th with Mr. Tom Butler, Deputy Director of the Howard County DPW, as our host. The meeting will include a presentation of the Ellicott City flood emergency response and recovery efforts followed by a walking tour of the Ellicott City reconstruction progress.

The program for the afternoon includes:

2:00 PM: Presentation at George Howard Building  

Meet at the Ellicott/Columbia Room (1st Floor), George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043, where Tom Butler will present an overview of the efforts over the last year to reconstruct Old Ellicott City. Mr. Butler is the Deputy Director of Howard County DPW, Engineering, Development and Construction.

3:30 – 4:30 PM:

Ellicott City Reconstruction Walking Tour of Main Street 

Presentation attendees will be shuttled to Parking Lot F at the intersection of Ellicott Mills Road and Main Street, where the walking tour will begin.

Safety Equipment: Please wear solid, closed toe shoes or boots (steel-toed boots are not required).  Long pants, long sleeved shirts, high-visibility vests, hardhats and safety glasses are required.

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Happy Hour and Networking

Attendees are invited to happy hour at La Palapas afterwards. The bus will return everyone parked at the George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043) after the tour.  Participants can then move to the parking areas along Main Street and join the crowd for  happy hour.

RSVP:  This event is limited to 20 ASHE attendees. Registration will be first come, first served.

Cost is $30 for ASHE members and $40 for non-members.

April 19 – 30th Anniversary Celebration & Member Appreciation Night

Join your ASHE colleagues for the annual Member Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 19, 2017, beginning 6pm at the Engineers Club in Baltimore.  At this year’s member appreciation event, we will be celebrating 30 years of ASHE Chesapeake.  

The event will begin with networking and an open bar followed by dinner featuring keynote speaker Richard Cochrane, ASHE National 1st Vice President. The Section will also present the John Bruck Memorial Scholarship to local university students and recognize Chesapeake Section Past Presidents.

The event is free for members and $20 for member’s guests. Want to join ASHE?  Sign-up to become a new member before or at the event and pay nothing to attend. Visit the Membership page for details on how to become a new member. The event is $50 for non-members and their guests.

Registration closes Monday, April 16 at noon. Register now!