2014-2015 Chapter Meeting Presentations
September 9, 2014 - Barry A. Epley, P.E., ACEC/PA President
October 8, 2014 - Katie McGinty, Campaign for a Fresh Start Chair
November 19, 2014 - Brad Mallory, Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration, PennDOT
January 14, 2015 - Scott Christie, P.E. - Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, PennDOT
February 11, 2015 - Sandy Tosca, P.E., District Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 3-0; Mike Keiser, P.E., District Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 8-0
March 11, 2015 - Donald S. Klingensmith, P.E., Director of Procurement and Logistics, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
September 16, 2014 - Barry A. Epley, P.E., ACEC/PA President
October 10, 2014 - Kevin M. Skeels, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
November 18, 2014 - Richard Negrin, Esq., City of Philadelphia Managing Director
January 20, 2015 - Leo Bagley, Montgomery County Assistant Director for Planning
February 20, 2015 - James McGee, P.E., PennDOT District 5-0 Assistant District Executive for Design; Tim Stevenson, P.E., PennDOT District 6-0 Portfolio Manager; Michael Gillespie, P.E., PennDOT District 8-0 Assistant District Executive for Design
March 17, 2015 - Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., Deputy General Manager, SEPTA
September 5, 2014 - Barry Epley, P.E., ACEC/PA President
October 3, 2014 - Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburgh
November 7, 2014 - The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh
January 9, 2015 - Gabriel E. Monzo, Sr., Executive Director, Westmoreland County Airport Authority
February 6, 2015 - Thomas G. Leech, P.E., S.E.
March 6, 2015 - Al Biehler, Executive Director T-SET University Transportation Center Carnegie Mellon University
Western Chapter March Meeting
The Western Chapter held their final meeting of the year on March 6, 2015, with featured speaker, Mr. Allen Biehler, former PennDOT Secretary of Transportation. Mr. Biehler’s presentation focused on autonomous and connected vehicles. As these technologies expand, our policies and operations will continue to adapt to the new vehicles. Mr. Biehler provided further insight into how these vehicles will affect roadway capacity and safety, which will impact the engineering of future roadways.
Mr. Biehler is a Distinguished Service Professor of Transportation Systems and Policy at Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is also Executive Director of CMU’s T-SET University Transportation Center. He previously served as President of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and co-founded the State Smart Transportation Initiative, a program to assist state departments of transportation in pursuing sustainable practices.