About the NCS Reston Branch

The National Capital Section's Reston Branch hosts regular monthly technical meetings at ASCE Headquarters in Reston at lunch time. Formerly a Committee of the Section, it was, in late October 2017,  anointed a Branch in recognition of its successful track record of serving members from the Reston area with well-attended PDH and networking opportunities. Several Branch Officer positions have opened up for our member volunteers to fill. Take advantage of these emerging leadership opportunities!

Register HERE with credit card, or pay at the door. Please register by Friday, January 4!

Based on recommendations from a Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) study, Fairfax County Department of Transportation is working with residents, community stakeholders, and partner agencies to plan, design, and construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for the Richmond Highway Corridor.

The goal of the BRT system is to increase transit ridership along the corridor and ultimately lead to the future Metrorail extension to Hybla Valley. The system is planned to extend approximately 8.6 miles along Richmond Highway (Route 1) and North Kings Highway from Fort Belvoir to the Huntington Metrorail Station. The Phase I of the project, with an estimated completion date of 2026 extends 0.7 miles along North Kings Highway from the Huntington Metrorail Station to Richmond Highway, and along Richmond Highway for 2.4 miles to Hybla Valley. Phase II, planned to be completed in 2028 extends 5.5 miles along Richmond Highway from Hybla Valley to Fort Belvoir.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 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: Vanessa Aguayo T., P.E. is a Transportation Planner for Fairfax County Department of Transportation in the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division. She started her career in 2007 as a Traffic Engineer in Northern California working on various projects including traffic impact studies for various wineries. Her work at Fairfax County includes small capital projects, such as sidewalk improvements, to larger scale projects, like the Columbia Pike Streetcar. She now leads a multi-disciplinary team of consultants and coordinates with various County, State, and Federal agencies for the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

Welcome to the Reston Branch

We're always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the planning of technical meetings in Reston. The Branch hosts technical meetings monthly for ASCE members in the Reston area, including surrounding counties, looking to network with other professionals, sharpen their technical and professional skills, and earn Professional Development Hours. For more information, contact the Branch Chair, Lisa Anderson, at lmanders@bechtel.com or 703-429-6631.

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