2018 WDCSITE Annual Conference and Business Meeting Wrap-up

We had a large showing of public and private sector members join us for our 2018 WDCSITE Annual Conference and Business Meeting on November 13th at Residence Inn by Marriott (Ballston). It was an eventful morning and afternoon as we were able to hear on many different topics and celebrate the past year with award winners.

We started of the morning with a round table discussion on AASHTO, TRB, and NCUTCD. A big thank you to Kathy Falk (Kimley-Horn), Dilip Patel (MD SHA), Mark Bush (TRB), Nazia Ahsan (Arlington County), Ravindra Raut (WSP), and Bob Garbacz (City of Alexandria) for your insights on the organizations.

Round table panel for discussion on AASHTO, TRB, and NCUTCD.

We then heard from several representatives from local DOT, counties, and cities, in a panel discussion on complete streets. This was a great time to ask questions and hear responses from our local experts on the topic.

After a short break, we watched a presentation from Debbie Bowden (Director of Economic Development, Caroline County) on the Impact of Transportation Projects on Rural Economic Development. Thanks to Debbie for a look into the challenges and opportunities that exist outside of the immediate DC metro.

Debbie Bowden (Director of Economic Development, Caroline County) discussing the impacts of transportation projects on rural economic development.

To wrap up the presentation portion of the meeting, we watched a very interesting presentation from Carrie Rose Pace (Director of Communications, GRTC), Suresh Karre (STV), and Jacquelyn Lassiter (STV) about Understanding the “Pulse” – Richmond Bus Rapid Transit System.

A huge thank you again to all the presenters and individuals that were on a panel!

After eating a tasty lunch, everyone gathered to watch the annual award winners be recognized. A hearty congratulation from the WDCSITE board and leadership to all winners for their hard work.

  • Community Transportation Award – Ron Milone, MWCOG – Department of Transportation Planning
  • Appreciation Award – Katherine Falk, Kimley-Horn
  • Transportation Service Award – Abi Lerner, VDOT
  • Amy Polk Young Engineer of the Year Award – Burak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates
  • Past President Award – Alek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates

Ron Milone (MWCOG – Department of Transportation Planning), winner of the Community Transportation Award.

Katherine Falk (Kimley-Horn), winner of the Appreciation Award.

Abi Lerner (VDOT), winner of the Transportation Service Award.

Burak Cesme (Kittelson & Associates), winner of the Amy Polk Young Engineer of the Year Award.

Alek Pochowski (Kittelson & Associates), winner of the Past President Award.

2018 WDCSITE Annual Conference and Business Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 8:00 AM to 1:45 PM

Where: Residence Inn by Marriott (Ballston) – 650 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203

WDCSITE is delighted to host the 2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting. This is a revamped format of the awards luncheon. Please join your fellow WDCSITE colleagues in celebration of another successful year of WDCSITE’s events and accomplishments at the 2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting. This conference includes roundtables, panel discussions, technical presentations and finally concluding the event with the annual awards presentation and lunch.

The following are the 2018 WDCSITE Award Winners! Congratulations!

  • Community Transportation AwardRon Milone, MWCOG – Department of Transportation Planning
  • Appreciation AwardKatherine Falk, Kimley-Horn
  • Transportation Service AwardAbi Lerner, VDOT
  • Amy Polk Young Engineer of the Year AwardBurak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates
  • Past President AwardAlek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates

PDH: 5 PDHs will be included as a part of the 2018 WDCSITE Annual Conference and Business Meeting.

Food: Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be served during this event.

AGENDA

  • 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM – Registration and Networking
  • 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM – Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM – Round table on AASHTO / TRB / NCUTCD
    • Moderator: Adam Greenstien (WSP)
    • Speakers: Dilip Patel (MD SHA), Mark Bush (TRB), Bob Garbacz (City of Alexandria), Kathy Falk (Kimley-Horn) + TBD
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Complete Streets Panel Discussion
    • Moderator: Lawrence Marcus (Wallace Montgomery)
    • Speakers: John Thomas (Montgomery County) and representatives from DDOT, MDOT, Fairfax County, and City of Alexandria
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Break
  • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Impact of Transportation Projects on Rural Economic Development
    • Speakers: Debbie Bowden (Director of Economic Development, Caroline County, MD)
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Understanding the “Pulse” – Richmond Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System
    • Speakers: Suresh Karre (STV), Jacquelyn Lassiter (STV), and Carrie Rose Pace (Director of Communications, GRTC)
  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Networking Break
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Awards Ceremony and Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – Meeting Adjourn

Cost:

  • Public Agency / Retired / Student – FREE
  • Private Sector Member – $70.00 ($85.00 after November 2!)
  • Private Sector Non Member – $95.00 ($110.00 after November 2!)

Please click on the link below to register for the event!

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Meeting Contacts:
General meeting questions & technical agenda: Vivek Hariharan, (RS&H)
Registration: Jiaxin Tong (Kimley-Horn) or Rakesh Mora (RK&K)
Hotel: Juan Barrios (RS&H)