March 21, 2023 – Transportation/Highways Meeting


Please join your ASHE colleagues for a meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. Your registration is required by noon on Monday, March 20, 2023.

This month’s meeting theme is Transportation/Highways. Three (3) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions. The program for the evening includes:

Technical Sessions from 2:00 – 5:00 pm

District Panel Discussion on Highway Projects – MDOT SHA
Sutapa Samanta, PE | District Engineer, District 4 | MDOT SHA
Joel Resh, PE | Assistant District Engineer, District 6 | MDOT SHA
Andrew Radcliffe Jr., PE | District Engineer, District 7 | MDOT SHA

US 219 Design Build: Balancing Innovation and Practical Design
Laura Mehiel, PE | Director of Transportation – Northeast | A. Morton Thomas & Associates
Jordan Howard, PE | Highway Practice Leader – Northeast | A. Morton Thomas & Associates
Kimi Schmidt, PE | Water Resources Transportation Group Leader | A. Morton Thomas & Associates
Kyle Rankin, PE | Structures Group Leader – Northeast | A. Morton Thomas & Associates

Ager Road Green Complete Streets Project
Stephanie Walder | Project Manager, Highway and Bridge Design Division | Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T)
Russ Anderson, PE | Senior Engineer, Roadway Design | Wallace Montgomery
Tim Rye, PE | Consultant Project Manager, Prince George’s County DPW&T | The Wilson T. Ballard Company

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Networking (Happy Hour & Hors d’oeuvres)

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Evans.

We look forward to seeing you there.

November 5, 2022 – Younger Member Event at Heavy Metal Playground

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!

When: Saturday, November 5 at 11:45am

Where: Heavy Metal Playground 14515 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Cost/Registration: Click on ASHE Member or Non-Member below, which will take you to the PayPal page to register and make payment.
ASHE Members: $20
Non-Members: $45

Questions? Contact Jenna Evans or Ben Devine.

October 19, 2022 Traffic Meeting

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

September 20, 2022 Construction Field Meeting

Please join us for the ASHE Construction Meeting on Tuesday, September 20 on MDTA’s I-95 ETLs – MD 152 Interchange Project.

Participants are eligible for 2 PDH Credits.

Click here for Member Registration.
Click here for Non-Member Registration.

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.

The program for the event includes:

9:30am: Arrive at MDTA Project Office (8019 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21226). Ample parking is available on-site.
10:00am: Presentation from the Construction Team
10:30am: Carpool to Construction Site (Future MD-152 Park and Ride)
10:45am: Construction site tour
11:30am: Return to project office
11:45am-1:15pm: Lunch at Red Brick Station (8419 Honeygo Blvd, White Marsh, MD 21236)

The cost for this event  is $20 for ASHE members and $30 for non-members. Registration will be capped at 25-30 participants.

What safety equipment should you bring? Hardhat, hi-visibility vest, and solid closed toe shoes or boots (no sneakers) are mandatory. Steel-toed boots are not required.

Registration is open now!
Click here for Member Registration.
Click here for Non-Member Registration.

Questions? Contact Ben Devine.

June 17, 2022 Member Appreciation Night with the Orioles

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.

Space is limited! Register now.

June 9, 2022 Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Fundraiser

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!

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
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 Greg Barnes or Justin Sottile with any questions!


March 15, 2022 Highway Technical Meeting

The Tuesday, March 15 meeting will be in-person at the Engineer’s Club in Baltimore. The program for the afternoon includes:

2:00pm: MDTA I-95 Express Toll Lanes Extension
Dave Greenwood, CDM Smith
Brian Wolfe, MDTA

3:00pm: Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act
Greg Murrill, Division Administrator – Maryland, FHWA

4:00pm: I-895 Bridge Project – Project Challenges and Best Practices
Jeffery T. Lomax

5:15 to 6:15pm: Networking, Cocktails and Hor D’ouevres

Registration is closed.

February 2022 Water Resources Webinars

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. 

Registration is closed.

Younger Members Ice Skating – December 15, 2021

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.

McKeldin Square Inner Harbor Ice Rink
201 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Cost: Free for ASHE Members and $10 for non-members.

Register Now! Register by December 14.

Email Lauren Havener at or Elizabeth Harasty at with questions.

2021 Traffic Webinar Series

Thank you presenters and attendees for participating in our 2021 Traffic Webinar Series. See below for webinar synopses and links to copies of presentation slides.

Session 1: Tuesday, October 19 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Project Techniques and Treatments for using Big Data as a Travel Model

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

Recent Protected Bike Lane Projects for DDOT including 20th/21st Streets Cycle Track and Irving Street Cycle Track

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

Incorporating Data-Driven Safety Analysis into Traffic Impact Analyses

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).