Register by Monday, September 20. Click HERE to register.

DASH and WSP collaborated in early 2021 to develop a ZEB Implementation Plan supporting the extension of their current maintenance facility to accommodate a future zero emission bus (ZEB) fleet. DASH plans to transition 100% of their fleet to battery electric buses (BEBs) by 2037. This transition will bring widespread community benefits by substantially lowering carbon emissions and decrease noise pollution throughout Alexandria neighborhoods. To accomplish this transition, WSP assessed the existing DASH bus depot and determined optimal battery electric charging solutions, preferred vehicle flow to minimize disruptions, and provided a future ready solution utilizing automated yard design strategies.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
WHERE: Online webinar.
FEE: Registration (members, non-members, life members, students): $5.
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.

About the Speakers

Raymond Mui is the Assistant General Manager for Alexandria Transit Company, DASH, and has been with the agency for over 10 years serving in a variety of high-profile roles. Currently, Mr. Mui oversees bus maintenance and operations personnel, with a leadership role in the recently launched battery electric bus (BEB) pilot deployment including six BEBs and six ground-mounted plug-in chargers. The BEB Pilot is one of the more advanced demonstrations in Northern, VA and will hold valuable lessons-learned for transit agencies throughout the region.
Paul E. Totten, PE, LEED AP, Severin Skolrud is WSP’s Zero Emission Market Lead for DC, MD, VA, and WV. He is currently serving as MDOT MTA’s Zero-emission Program Manager overseeing one of the largest fleet transitions in the Mid-Atlantic with a $1B CAPX over the next 9 years. Additionally, Mr. Skolrud is WSP’s National Bus Automation Lead and is the lead author of the recent white paper focusing on Bus Automation Solutions for transit agencies in North America. Mr. Skolrud recently served as Project Manager for DASH’s ZEB Implementation Plan and is leading a stakeholder coalition with the Advanced Energy Group (AEG) to increase the deployment of battery electric infrastructure in the Washington, DC region to expedite zero emission fleet transition.

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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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