Presented by Michael Fontaine, PE, PhD, Associate Director, VDOT's Virginia Transportation Research Council
Register HERE with credit card, or pay at the door. Please register by Monday, November 5!
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) operates the 3rd-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, which encompasses facilities ranging from severely congested urban roads to low volume, rural, two-lane unpaved roads. A major emphasis area for the VDOT research program is to develop and implement innovative solutions to improve safety and mobility across the highway system. This presentation will provide an overview of a wide variety of recent projects in the safety and mobility areas, with a focus on projects of interest to residents of Northern Virginia. Topics to be covered include:
A discussion of innovative applications of intelligent transportation systems
An overview of Virginia research on connected and automated vehicles
Safety and traditional traffic engineering research
Projects relevant to Northern Virginia to be discussed include the Virginia Connected Corridor testbed in Fairfax, the regional impacts of the Metro Silver Line expansion, and effects of the I-66 Active Traffic Management system, among others.
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (Sign-in and catered lunch begin at 11:45 AM, with speaker at 12:00 PM) WHERE: ASCE Headquarters - 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20191 COST: $25 per person (member) $30 (nonmember) Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).
About the Presenter: Michael D. Fontaine, P.E., Ph.D, is an Associate Director at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), which serves as the research division of the Virginia Department of Transportation. At VTRC, Dr. Fontaine manages VDOT's research program in safety, traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, and connected and automated vehicles. He is also a member of the graduate faculty in the University of Virginia Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, where he teaches graduate classes in transportation data analysis and highway safety. Prior to joining VTRC, Dr. Fontaine worked at Old Dominion University, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and the City of Charlottesville. He has his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a registered PE in Virginia.
Register by November 7 for the early-bird discounted registration rate!
Presentation will include an overview of the Corps’ mission and budget with particular focus on the Civil Works program including the recent Disaster Supplemental Appropriations and its water resources capabilities, including the development of modeling, mapping, and management tools.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employs 33,000 civilian and 800 military personnel. With an annual budget exceeding $30 billion per year, the Corps workload is set to expand over the next several years, much in response to the 2017 and 2018 hurricanes. Corps engineers primarily work in support of the agency's Civil Works mission. This includes maintaining more than 700 dams; 2,000 miles of levees; and 13,000 miles of deep draft channels. The Corps maintains nearly 1,100 harbors through which nearly half of all U.S. consumer goods and 70-percent of imported oil passes. The Corps is also the largest producer of renewable energy in the U.S., generating 25-percent of the nation's hydropower. In addition, the Corps is the lead federal provider of outdoor recreation, managing 12 million acres of public lands and waters, including 55,000 miles of shoreline and 93,000 campsites.
The November Section meeting will feature a presentation by the Corps of Engineers’ Headquarters Engineering & Construction (E&C) Division. The E&C Division is responsible for engineering and construction throughout the enterprise, including support of both civil works and military missions. The Division has been particularly active recently with the execution of the 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, which provides an additional $17 billion for Civil Works projects; development of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS); and increasingly frequent emergency operations support.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM WHERE: Hilton Arlington - 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia FEE: Early Registration: $45, Walk-In (pending availability)$55, Life Members $25, Students $10 One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.
About the Speakers (Left to Right): Bob Bank, PE, F.ASCE, is the E&C Branch Chief. Chandra Pathak, Ph.D., PE, D.WRA, F.ASCE, is a Sr. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer. Micah Buchholz, PE, M.ASCE, is a Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer.
How will society adapt to the engineering and development challenges facing the transportation needs of cities of today and the future? Join your peers and other leading planners, researchers, and policy makers as they discuss innovative and necessary solutions to these needs and how our cities must appropriately adapt.
ICTD 2019 will explore the future of transportation and development, including information and communication technology, sensors, big data and analytics, new energy, financial and legal issues, codes and standards, and more, organized into eight conference tracks:
Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
Rail & Public Transit
Planning & Development
Challenges & Opportunities of Emerging Technologies
Plenary Sessions and Special Events
Four plenary sessions—Smart Cities, Smart Energy, Smart Mobility, and Smart Data— will present an overview of critical issues. The conference also features breakout sessions, pre-conference workshops, an awards banquet, younger member session, poster session, an icebreaker reception, and technical tours.
The ASCE Legislative Fly-In is a public policy initiative. It's an opportunity for you to receive training on lobbying for public policy, and to meet Members of Congress or their staff on Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of ASCE for its priority issues.
Apply for an opportunity to join 200+ fellow Key Contacts in Washington, DC two days of legislative training and meetings on Capitol Hill. Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Legislative Fly-In!
Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers. ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.
The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members. The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: http://region2.asce.org/). The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:
To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.
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