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2023 Joint WDCSITE/VASITE Technical Meeting at VDOT NOVA Office
March 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
On Tuesday March 14, 2023, 150 transportation members and colleagues gathered at the Northern Virginia District Office for a joint ITE technical meeting. This event was planned and coordinated with the Virginia Section of ITE (VASITE) and the Washington DC Section of ITE (WDCSITE).
The meeting provided the industry with insights into the ongoing work and studies that have been completed by the Department, specifically Smart Scale, Pipeline of Projects, STARS studies, the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program, and Speed Limit studies. The technical session began with opening comments from Bill Cuttler, Deputy District Engineer.
The meeting included three technical presentations.
- Rahul Trivedi (VDOT Planning Manager)and Nathan Umberger (ATCS) focused on the goals and objectives of the various VDOT performance based planning programs, how they have been applied throughout the district as well as several examples of successful projects that are on their way to implementation.
- Heidi Mitter (VDOT Bike/Pedestrian and Park & Ride Lot Coordinator) and Halie Mitchell (VDOT Multimodal Transportation Planner) highlighted how the Department achieves its goals through ensuring TDM considerations, infrastructure such as park and ride lots, and safe bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are integrated during the project development process and included in projects, whenever feasible.
- Gilbert Chlewicki (VDOT District Traffic Engineer) discussed the high profile speed limit study along Richmond Highway from Kings Highway to Jeff Todd Way and the new processes that were used for this study as well as the public involvement aspects and how the final speed limit was determined.