Come join the ASHE Younger Members (and young a heart members) at the Heavy Metal Playground in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, November 5, 2022!
What: An afternoon of fun at Heavy Metal Playground! Learn to operate and PLAY on Heavy Construction Equipment. Instruction will be provided to all participants to learn to operate the equipment, followed by team-building exercises utilizing the heavy machinery. No Children under the age of 8 will be permitted to operate equipment. Lunch Will be Provided!
Please join your ASHE and WDCSITE colleagues for a meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 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. Register by noon on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The program for the afternoon includes:
2:00pm – 5:30pm Technical Sessions
Vision Zero – Protected Crossings and Safety Culture Challenges Michael L. Paylor, PE, PTOE | Division Chief | Montgomery County Traffic Engineering and Operations
Virginia Avenue Project Bicycle Lane Project Sarah Gary | Vice President/Project Manager | JMT Ian Forrest | Traffic Design Engineer | JMT
DDOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Program Eric Tang, PE, RSP1, RSP2B | Senior Highway Safety Engineer | VHB Alvaro Calle, PE | Transportation Engineer | VHB
BMC Traffic Impact Study Guideline Phase II Tim Ryan | Traffic Engineering Section Manager | AECOM
5:30pm – 6:30pm Networking
Happy Hour and Hors D’Oeuvres
Registration is Closed.
ASHE/ITE Members Tech Sessions Only: $20 Non-Member Tech Sessions Only: $30 ASHE/ITE Members Tech Sessions & Happy Hour: $35 Non-Member Tech Sessions & Happy Hour: $50 Presenters and Students: No Charge
MDTA’s Construction Team will host the event by describing the project design and leading a field walk of the construction site. Information on the I-95 ETL Northbound Extension Project to reconstruct the I-95/MD 152 Interchange can be found on MDTA’s Website.
ASHE is celebrating another successful year with an event at Camden Yards to watch the Baltimore Orioles play the Tampa Bay Rays. Join us in a club level suite for fellowship and fun with other ASHE Chesapeake members.
When: Friday, June 17, 2002 at 5pm; Game Starts at 6:05pm
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Club Level Suite 74
Cost: $20 for members. Members can bring one guest for $50. The price includes game ticket, food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Join ASHE on June 9, 2022 at Oakmont Green for its Annual Golf Tournament. The annual golf tournament is the primary fundraiser for the ASHE Chesapeake Scholarship Program, with all proceeds going toward the scholarship program. Register today!
Session 1: Tuesday, February 15 from Noon to 1:00 PM
Path to PRD Approval
Presented by Matthew Keenan, PE, Division Chief – Plan Review Division, MDOT SHA Zhihua Kuang, PE, Assistant Division Chief – Plan Review Division, MDOT SHA
Matthew Keenan and Zhihua Kuang will be discussing the most common issues that prevent stormwater management and erosion and sediment control plan approval at the MDOT SHA Plan Review Division, as well as potential solutions to these issues. The topics covered will include BMP selection and sizing, NRCS-MD Small Pond Code 378 compliance, and sequences of construction, among others. In addition to their presentation, Matt and Zhihua are hoping to facilitate a collaborative discussion on these topics, so please bring your questions and experiences to share!
Registration is closed.
Session 2: Tuesday, February 22 from Noon to 1:00 PM
HEC-25 3rd Edition What’s new in the world of Highways and Coasts?
Presented by Daniel Sharar-Salgado, PE, FHWA
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that there are more than 60,000 miles of coastal roadway within the United States. Yet most State DOT staff have little to no experience with coastal engineering. FHWA has developed a series of Coastal Engineering technical resources and trainings, with the most recent being HEC-25 3rd edition, Highways in the Coastal Environment, to help DOTs incorporate coastal engineering principles in their design of coastal roadways and bridges. This presentation will discuss recent updates to FHWA’s coastal resources as well as future plans for FHWA’s coastal program.
Registration is closed.
Session 3: Thursday, February 24 from Noon to 1:00 PM
Climate Change and Resiliency
Presented by Sandy Hertz, Director, Office of Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation, MDOT
Maryland continues to rank high on the list of states that are susceptible to sea level rise, but what many may not realize is that it’s not just coastal flooding that can impact our infrastructure assets in Maryland. This presentation will explore additional climate-related risks to MDOT’s transportation system and critical infrastructure statewide, what state agencies are doing to identify them, our approach towards proactively mitigating these risks, and how managing water will play a critical role in our success.
Who: ASHE Younger Members (and the Young at Heart)
What: Join us for Ice Skating at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Outdoor Rink followed by happy hour at nearby Tir Na Nog.
Where and When: Come ice skating anytime between 4:30 and 6:00pm! Then warm up at Tir Na Nog beginning at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to join the festivities at Tir Na Nog, even if you cannot participate in the ice skating.
Presented by Robert J. Watts, PE, PTOE, AICP Transportation Engineer, McCormick Taylor
The COVID-19 pandemic presented traffic engineers with a variety of data collection challenges but also unveiled how “big data” could be used to meet some of those challenges. While this data can be used as a direct replacement for traffic counts and other studies, the various assumptions, potential biases, and sampling concerns built into it should be understood and addressed. We will present COVID adjustment techniques and estimations of other unique traffic conditions from two projects—the Lehigh Valley/MacArthur Road Signals Project and Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project. Both projects were advanced using data collected during the pandemic and incorporated data processing techniques that treat big data more as a “model” of travel, rather than a direct observation.
Session 2: Friday, October 22 from Noon to 1:00 PM
Presented by Jerry Baxter, PE, PTOE – JMT Robin Fish, PE, PTOE – Mead and Hunt
This presentation will review major Protected Bike Lane (PBL) projects for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), including the 20th/21st Street cycle track and the Irving Street cycle track.
Session 3: Wednesday, November 3 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Presented by David A. Petrucci, Jr., P.E., PTOE, RSP2I – Senior Safety Engineer with Federal Highway Administration Resource Center Jerry Roche, P.E. – Data-Driven Safety Analysis Program Manager, FHWA Office of Safety
This presentation will be a summary of a new guidance document from FHWA that helps to demonstrate how transportation agencies and consultants can incorporate Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) into routine traffic impact analyses (TIA).
On Sunday October 3rd, 2021 ASHE Chesapeake Younger Members gathered at Rocks State Park in Jarrettsville for a 3 mile hike along the King and Queen’s Seat Loop. Participants included 6 ASHE members representing 4 companies, along with some of their family members and their dogs. Following the hike, the group met at Independent Brewing Co. for some beverages and networking.
Who: ASHE Younger Members (and the Young at Heart)
What: Join us for a hike in Rocks State Park at the King & Queen Seat trail. Following the hike, we’ll meet up at Independent Brewing Company.
When: Sunday, October 3rd. Hikers meet at 9:15am. Brewery starts at 11:45am.
Where: Hikers meet in the parking lot at Rocks State Park.
Independent Brewing Company 418 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21214
Rock State Park Park Office Parking Lot 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd Jarrettsville, MD 21084