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August, 2016 Luncheon

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

RSVP Deadline: 12:00pm (noon) on August 17th, 2016

Speaker: David Charters, P.E. & Willie Noble, P.E. 

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Topic: Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project

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

Summary: GoTriangle's presentation on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project will provide a general overview and status update of the project. The environmental clearance process and the development of the Environmental Impact Statement within Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines will be explained. GoTriangle will describe the Durham-Orange Corridor, present the D-O LRT Project's alignment, and review the key activity centers connected along the 17-mile alignment. The presentation will include the anticipated operating scenario and projected ridership.
GoTriangle will explain the benefits that the connected communities will derive from the implementation of the light rail project. GoTriangle will provide a technical definition of the project including typical sections and renderings, and describe the Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility. The presentation will conclude with the proposed project schedule, a discussion of the current funding status, and the next steps GoTriangle will take to advance the project into the Engineering phase.

David is the Manager for Design and Engineering for GoTriangle having joined the transit agency in 2014 after over 30 years with a consulting engineering firm. David received his BSCE degree from Lehigh University, and his MSCE degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of ASCE, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. David worked on TTA's Regional Rail Project from 2003 through 2006, and numerous other transit projects, including those in Baltimore, Norfolk, northern Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.
Willie is a project engineer for GoTriangle. He is licensed in Indiana and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a concentration in structural engineering. Willie has over 35 years of experience in structural engineering and construction/project management. He has spent the past 20 years in the transportation/transit industry where he has worked on heavy rail, light rail, and streetcar projects. Willie has been a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers (ASCE) since 1978 and is also a charter member of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute.

Sponsor:  <Sponsorships available, please contact Dave Skurky>

Location:  This luncheon will be held 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.

$25 for ASCE Members
$30 for Non-ASCE Members
$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".

RSVP:  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) two days prior to the event. 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: July 21
July, 2016 Luncheon