2019 Annual Virginia and Washington DC Joint SimCap Meeting at TRB

WDCSITE and SimCap Virginia are delighted to invite you to the 2019 Annual Virginia and Washington DC Joint SimCap Meeting at TRB. You will be spending an evening with coffee and light refreshments, discussing and listening to – interesting array of presentations & panel discussions, around hot topics like Connected and Automated Vehicles, Data Driven decision making in the context of Emerging Technology, Agency Guidance for Analysis, etc. Presenters/Panelists would include representatives from VDOT, MDOT-SHA, DDOT, FHWA, FIU, and Ford.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WhereMarriott Marquis Washington, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

PDH: PDHs will be available to attendees that register.

Food / Refreshment: refreshment and coffee/tea will be served during this event.


  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Registration with Refreshment and Networking
  • 6:30 PM – 6:40 PM – Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 PM – 7:15 PM – Panel Discussion – Updates on Guidance for Roadway System and Capacity Analysis 
    • Speakers: David Hale (Leidos/FHWA), Sanhita Lahiri (VDOT), TBD (DDOT), Carole Delion (MDOT-SHA) 
    • Moderator: Jiaxin Tong (Kimley-Horn)
  • 7:15 PM – 7:25 PM – Traffic Software Update/Mesoscopic Model (AIMSUN)
    • Speaker: TBD (AIMSUN)
  • 7:25 PM – 7:45 PM – Networking Break
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – CV/AV Update
    • Analysis Modeling and Simulation (FHWA)
    • HCM (KIttelson)
    • Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (VDOT)
    • Moderator: George Lu (Jacobs)
  • 8:00 PM – 8:35 PM – Panel Discussion – Data Driven Decision Making in the Context of Emerging Technology
    • Speakers: Subrat Mahapatra (MDOT-SHA), Mena Lockwood (VDOT), Ryan Westrom (Ford), Mohammed Hadi (FIU)
    • Moderator: Burak Cesme (Kittelson)
  • 8:35 PM – 8:55 PM – Lightning Presentations
    • Airport Ground Transportation and Landside Simulation – Challenges and Opportunities by Gustavo Ceballos and Darrin McKenna (Ricondo)
    • Thinking Outside the Conventional Intersection by Daniel Markham (Kimley-Horn)
  • 9:00 PM – Meeting Adjourn

 Cost: FREE

Meeting Contact:

General meeting questions & Technical Agenda – Sanhita Lahiri (VDOT) or Vivek Hariharan (RS&H)  

Registration – Jiaxin Tong (Kimley-Horn) or Burak Cesme (Kittelson)

Venue and PDH – George Lu (Jacobs)

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.