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November, 2015 Luncheon

You are invited to the next
American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on November 17th, 2015
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Speaker: Paul C. Worley, CPM, Rail Division Director, NCDOT

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Topic: 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan

Time: Registration: 11:30AM - 12:00PM, Program: 12:00PM - 1:15PM 

Summary: The presentation will discuss:
 The 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan:
- Satisfies Federal Requirements of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), and State Rail Plan Guidance (FRA, September 2013).
- Achieves desired outcomes & program effects of NC's vision for rail and transportation.
- Integrates the Governor McCrory's 25-Year Vision.
-Works with the Strategic Transportation Investments P3.0.
- Can be used as guide to develop partnerships and projects for next round of STI P4.0.

Paul Worley is Rail Division Director at NCDOT and leads a multi-faceted modal division that is key to North Carolina's transportation, economic development and job creation needs through providing customer services, building infrastructure, and improving safety. Duties of the Rail Division include state-supported passenger service operations and facilities, rail freight and passenger planning and project development, administration of rail freight and industrial access programs, rail-highway at-grade crossing safety improvements, safety oversight programs, and the design and construction of rail freight and passenger track projects to improve speed, capacity, and efficiency.
As director, Paul leads North Carolina's Piedmont Improvement Program - an ongoing, multi-million dollar series of projects making incremental track, facility and equipment improvements to enable higher speeds, improved safety, and additional capacity on the North Carolina Railroad between Raleigh and Charlotte. Serving on numerous national transportation and rail committees, Paul is a graduate of Campbell University and is going on 28 years of experience with NCDOT.

Sponsor:  Falcon Engineering

Location:  We typically hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606.  You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online using your credit card. There are no additional fees, accounts, or passwords to remember. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the event, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 12:00pm (noon) on November 17th, 2015. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, please use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: October 15
October, 2015 Dinner
Later Event: December 10
2015 Holiday Social