2019 BWI Trail Bike Tour

Please join your fellow WDCSITE colleagues for an easy, fun, and informative tour of the BWI Trail. In advance of 2019 Bike to Work Day (May 17), we’d love to have you join us to explore the trail and the facilities it connects, including several MDOT offices and other transportation facilities

We will be meeting at the Thomas A. Dixon, Jr., Aircraft Observation Area at 10:30 AM. Expect the tour to take just over 90 minutes, which includes stops along the way.


Bike rentals will be provided by Light Street Cycles, but you may bring your own bike if you prefer.  Registration fees for this event are slightly higher if you need to rent a bike.  If you need to rent a bike, please let me know your height so Light Street Cycles can provide a sufficient number of bicycles for all riders.  If you are renting a bike, you will need to sign a waiver, which will be provided by Light Street Cycles.

A helmet for each rider will be required.  Please bring one if you can, and let me know if you do not have one so Light Street Cycles can provide a sufficient supply.  If you have extras available, please let me know, and I will coordinate with you to see if we need them.

The bicycles being provided by Light Street Cycles have water bottle holders.  Please remember to bring water with you.

The tour will simply involve riding along the trail.  The entirety of the trail is physically separated from roadways.  It does cross some intersections, but all are signal-controlled.  Depending on how quickly the tour moves, we will either complete the loop or stop at a point and turn back.

It is anticipated that PDH credit(s) will be available. Payment will be taken electronically only (through Paypal portal).


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Registration and Waivers 

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM –  Bike Tour presented by several regional experts, including: 

  • Fred Lippert, PLA – Baltimore Office Director, Toole Design Group
  • Eric Brenner – Chair, MD Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Meg Young – Shared Mobility Coordinator, Baltimore City DOT
  • Graham Young – Complete Streets Manager, Baltimore City DOT

No lunch will be provided.  We strongly encourage you to bring a packed lunch, as the Aircraft Observation Area is a great spot to watch airplanes landing at BWI.  If you plan to eat at the Observation Area, we recommend you bring a portable chair.  Please let me know if you plan to stay and do not have a chair.


  • Presenter / Public Sector / Full-Time Student / Retired – Renting Bike: $15
  • Presenter / Public Sector / Full-Time Student / Retired – Bringing Own Bike: FREE
  • Private Sector ITE Member – Renting Bike: $25
  • Private Sector ITE Member – Bringing Own BIke: $15
  • Private Sector Non-ITE Member – Renting BIke: $35
  • Private Sector Non-ITE Member – Bringing Own Bike: $25


2019 Technical Meeting at Prince William County

Please join your ITE colleagues for a technical meeting at Prince William County offices to learn about the County Transportation group and ongoing projects within the County. Lunch will be provided at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical meeting.


Monday, May 6, 2019

11:00-11:30 am: Registration and Networking

11:30-12:00 pm: Prince William County Transportation Overview

  • Paolo Belita – Planning and Programming Manager, Prince William County

12:00-12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30-1:00 pm: Ongoing County Projects

  • Rick Canizales – County Transportation Director, Prince William County

1:00-1:30 pm: Presentation Title TBD

  • Richard Weinmann – Engineer, Prince William County

1:30-1:35 pm: Closing Comments/Meeting Adjourn


Public Agency, Students, and Retired: FREE

ITE Member: $30

Non-ITE Member: $40


2019 Arlington County Technical Meeting Recap

Christine Sherman Baker (Arlington County) discusses the Rosslyn transportation study.

The Technical Meeting at Arlington County took place at the Mobility Lab in Rosslyn with a well-attended crowd, including staff from several public agencies. Several speakers from Arlington County introduced the latest County initiatives, including the vision and plan to improve the street network in Rosslyn, innovation in multimodal traffic impact analyses and guidelines, and ITS and technology update. The meeting fostered good dialogs among the participants.

Rob Gibson (Arlington County) presents on innovation in traffic impact assessment.

A few takeaways from the meeting are summarized as follow:

  • Balancing the competing needs from different stakeholders presents challenge, but is key to the success of creating a plan to improve the Rosslyn street network for all road users; Providing connected and protected bicycle facilities in Rosslyn is another highlight of the project; 
  • County has advanced Multimodal Transportation Assessment (MMTA) for development projects from traditional TIA in response to the mode shift to active transportation modes and transit.
  • Building upon a strong signal and ITS infrastructure, County has adopted a phased future plan to look ahead to device integration, connected vehicle deployment, system security, expanding fiber communication network, and ultimately Smart Cities applications.
Amit Sidhaye and Josh Nicholas (Arlington County) present on County ITS initiatives.