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Related News Archive: 2016

Autonomous Vehicles

ASCE Orange County held its July lunch event at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.  We were fortunate to have Ryan Snyder talk to us about reinvention of current modes transportation.  Autonomous vehicles are vehicles capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Autonomous cars can detect surroundings such as pedestrians, bicyclists, and move out of the way of busses using a variety of techniques such as radar, LIDAR, GPS, odometers, and computer. Autonomous vehicles are looking to be a game changer by changing the way we live More »

California's Road User Charge Pilot

As I travel around throughout California, I notice that the road conditions change drastically from one area to the next. In 2012, ASCE Region 9 released it’s most recent California Infrastructure Report Card giving Transportation a C- letter grade. At the time of the report, the California Streets and Roads Needs Assessment rated the overall Pavement Condition Index (PCI) across the state to be just 66 on a 100 point scale. Assuming funding levels would remain steady, Caltrans projected continued deferred maintenance and preservation activities would result in the PCI would dropping to 54 and the funding shortfall to increase from $39.1 billion to $63.6 billion by 2020. By Steven L. King, P.E. More »

A Mentor Can Make All the Difference

By Steven King, P.E. I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge one of my mentors. He's a long time member of ASCE, a Past-President of the Orange County Transportation Technical Group and he's been recognized by the engineering community for his many contributions. At the end of June, ... More »

OC Street Car Project

by: Dennis Mak, PE On April 5, 2016, Mr. Jim Beil, Executive Director of Capital Programs with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), spoke to 65 transportation professionals and university students at UCI’s University Club, about the proposed OC Streetcar Project.  In addition, UCI student team members from the HyperXite team provided a brief overview of their Hyperloop development.  This presentation was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Orange County Transportation Technical Group (ASCE TTG), as part of an ongoing series presenting topical projects and programs addressing regional transportation needs. Special thanks to our lunch sponsor HNTB, and special guest Lori Donchak - OCTA Board of Directors Chair and San Clemente City Council member. More »

International Conference on Transportation & Development

Join ASCE June 26 - 29, in Houston, Texas, for the premier event of transportation and development professionals at Omni Houston Galleria Hotel; flagship conference of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). More »

Bikeways in Orange County

By Steven King, P.E. While my hometown in Illinois is currently on the verge of dropping below zero degrees, I can’t help but be thankful for Orange County’s ideal climate to be able to enjoy outdoor recreation year-round. More »

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