How We Celebrated Our First 100th Year

The National Capital Section of ASCE celebrated its 100th year in 2016. During our Centennial Year, all activities had a centennial focus. We held walking, driving, and boating tours of civil engineering landmarks located in the nation's capital region. We had a monthly article on Outstanding Civil Engineers in our Monthly Newsletter, and participated in two major Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math events, including the Science and Engineering Festival where we highlighted civil engineering to over 10,000 students, teachers, and parents. Our lasting tribute to our first hundred years was a coffee table book, Engineering the Nation's Capital, that features memorable civil engineering projects from our past. The highlight of our Centennial was a day-long Centennial Conference held on June 3, 2016 that featured Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions, and Exhibits.

Presented by ASCE NCS and WMATA

Please join the ASCE-NCS on Tuesday, September 19 as Tiffani Jenkins, Superintendent and Acting Deputy Director of Maintenance of Way Engineering Work Planning Group presents about the SafeTrack program!

Register HERE by Thursday September 14th!

The SafeTrack program is an accelerated track work plan to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability. The program began in June 2016 with a goal of achieving three years’ worth of maintenance work in a single year. The program provided expanded maintenance windows on weeknights, weekends, midday hours and through a series of 16 “Safety Surges”- long duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system. Through the conclusion of the SafeTrack program, WMATA was able to renew over 1/3 of the Track and Structures infrastructure significantly reducing rail defects and providing a noticeably smoother and quieter ride for customers. Through the coordination of the program WMATA was also able to provide access for the accelerated improvements of other critical components such as its tunnel lighting, signaling systems and power cable upgrades. WMATA has already seen the benefits of the program result in reductions in smoke/fire incidents and Rail Service Interruptions. Using many of the lessons learned from the SafeTrack program WMATA has begun the work to institutionalize the improvements made in work planning and execution through the generation of its six (6) new preventative maintenance programs and the annual maintenance and construction planning processes.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, 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.

Tiffani Jenkins is a degreed Electrical Engineer with a focus on operational maintenance coordination and planning. She joined WMATA in 2005 as a Power Engineer working with the Metro Matters traction power upgrade program. She has since worked throughout WMATA’s organization holding such positions as Safety Operations Manager, Maintenance Control Center Superintendent and most recently as the Project Manager for the Safe Track Program. Ms. Jenkins has provided oversight for a variety of programs throughout the course of her career at WMATA ranging from Dulles Phase 1 extension safety certification program to the management of the Maintenance Operations Control Center and Track Access groups. She currently oversees the new Maintenance of Way Engineering Work Planning group as the Acting Deputy Director.