YPT National Chapter (DC)

A DC event from our friends at TRF

A great event coming up from our friends at the Transportation Research Forum. Interested? Register now, as the RSVP deadline is tomorrow at 11am!


Jointly announce
A Wine & Cheese Book Review Meeting featuring

Carl Martland
Senior Research Associate (retired), MIT, former TRF President, and author of Toward More Sustainable Infrastructure: Project Evaluation for Planners and Engineers 

Carl D. Martland graduated from MIT with a BS in Mathematics in 1968, an MS in Civil Engineering and the Civil Engineer degree in 1972. A senior research associate in the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, he has been actively engaged in transportation research since 1971. He was the director of the Civil Engineering Rail Group from 1978-2001 and the Program Manager of the Association of American Railroad’s Affiliated Research Laboratory at MIT from 1983-2001. His current research addresses project evaluation, railroad systems performance, applications of new technology to railroad operations, and costing and strategic planning for intermodal transportation systems.

Michael E. Smith
Economist, Surface Transportation Board

Mr. Smith received a B.S.(1974) and an M.S.(1975) in civil engineering from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. (1981) from the University of Maryland. He began work in 1975 with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a transportation planner, then served at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and at the Association of American Railroads.  At the Burlington Northern, he performed a business case analysis for their Advanced Railroad Electronics System, now more widely recognized in the railroad industry as Positive Train Control. After that, he served as Manager at Reebie Associates. He is author of more than a dozen published papers in the field of transportation and is pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia.

Time:  5:30 – 7 pm on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
PlaceEno Center for Transportation, 1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750WashingtonDC
Tab:  $10, cash or check, payable at the door.

For reservations and information call Jack Ventura at (301) 593-1872 or e-mail jack.ventura@verizon.net.  Also for more information you can contact Marcus Bowman, (571) 405-4258marcus.bowman.4@gmail.com, primary organizer and moderator for the event.  Space is limited; please reserve by 11 AM, Nov. 7.   

About Aimee Custis

Aimee Custis is the Communications Manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. A policy wonk by training and a public transportation advocate by profession, she moved to DC in 2008 to learn everything she could about livable communities, transit, and public policy. She has served as both National Vice Chair for Communications and for Membership at Young Professionals in Transportation, and is an editor and contributor at Greater Greater Washington.


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