2019 WDCSITE Sponsorship Social Recap

We had approximately 20 attendees from both public and private sectors join us for our 2019 WDCSITE sponsorship social event on June 24th at Denizens Brewing Co. Thank you to all those who attended the social event and helped make it a fun engaging time. The social brought together a diverse group with different working backgrounds. Some were experienced veterans in the industry while others were new professionals who had recently gotten out of college. The private area reserved for our event was spacious and can accommodate more attendees for a larger event next time. There was a positive response to the food that was ordered, in both taste and variety, which everyone enjoyed. A few sponsoring companies brought marketing material to pass around, which helped make the atmosphere more welcoming, social, and gave the room a touch of chic office decoration.

WDCSITE Annual Scholarship

Washington DC Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (WDCSITE) has been serving the Transportation Engineers and Planners in DC metro region for many years. We have brought professional together in various events to exchange ideas and create synergy within the field. In addition, we have shown our commitment to the student community by making all of our events/meetings free to students to encourage interaction between the student community and transportation professionals. WDCSITE has also organized events such as resume workshop, career counselling etc., at various university campus to engage the students.

Starting this year, we are taking our commitment to students to the next level by presenting an annual student scholarship. This scholarship is aimed to recognize students for their hard work while encouraging them to fulfill their course work Transportation Engineering/Planning and pursue a career in the field of transportation. This scholarship in intended to appreciate and provide financial support to students who have demonstrated extraordinary interest in the transportation field. The scholarship will be provided to two undergraduate or graduate students in the amount of $500 each. 

Please click the following links to see the application and all of the details.

Background Information

Application Form

Application Referral Form

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2019.

Please reach out to Vivek Hariharan or Neelima Ghanta for additional information.

Pedestrian Safety and Bus Service Design Joint Technical Workshop

Please join members of ITE, APA, and YPT for a joint technical workshop at the Baltimore Impact Hub on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Topics will include bus service design and associated impacts on pedestrian safety.  This session is part of a training series on pedestrian and bicycle safety being supported by the Maryland Strategic Highway Safety Plan through the Maryland Highway Safety Office.

It is anticipated that PDH’s will be available for this event.

AGENDA

5:00 PM – Doors Open, Sign-In, and Networking

5:30 PM –  Welcome from APA, YPT, and ITE Hosts

5:45 PM – Presentation by Tom Hewitt, Director of Service Development at MDOT MTA, on Bus Service Design and Pedestrian Safety

  • Stop Placement and Design
  • Accessibility and Legibility
  • Prioritizing Improvements
  • New MDOT MTA Bus Stop Design Guide
  • Communication and Stakeholder Coordination
  • Interactive Game: Practice What You Learned

7:15 PM – Q&A and Networking

8:00 PM – Event Space Closes

COST:

  • ITE/APA/YPT Members: FREE
  • Non-Members: $5

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. The Impact Hub is BYOB, so you are welcome to bring other beverages with you.

Please click on the link below to register for this event.

Registration

Should you have any questions, please contact Adam Greenstein (410-246-3843; adam.greenstein@wsp.com) for further details.

Sincerely,

Adam Greenstein, WDCSITE Baltimore Area Director

WDCSITE

adam.greenstein@wsp.com

410-246-3843