Transportation (TTG)

The ASCE Orange County Branch Transportation Technical Group holds their bi-monthly luncheons at UCI’s University Club.  

The Orange County Branch Transportation Technical Group (TTG) allows our members to interact with other professionals in the transportation field of civil engineering.  We regularly send active Orange County branch members to Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) Congresses held on a annual bases across the country.  We hope the Orange County Branch members will learn new ideas and find interesting speaker topics that we can bring back to our local branch members.  Periodically TTG OC holds joint events with the Orange County Branch during branch general meetings.  The Orange County Branch and the TTG OC work together to provide continuing educations events that are relevant TTG members. We hope you will come out and participate in our technical group and work with us to build a strong organization.

The 2014-2015 TTG-OC Board of Directors

Chair – Ted Rigoni, PE
Vice Chair –  Adrian Anderson, PE
Treasurer – Matthew Dennerline, PE, GE
Secretary – Dennis Mak, PE
Past Chair – Julia Wu, PE, PTOE

The mission of the Orange County Branch Transportation Technical Group is to provide members with opportunities to expand and share their knowledge and expertise of transportation engineering and transportation construction, particularly as it relates to the unique environment of the Orange County Branch area. The Transportation Technical Group aims to accomplish this through technical lectures and specialty seminars. Attendees who attend technical lectures and seminar are eligible to receive accredited Professional Development Hours (PDHs) applied towards the Continuing Education Program of the P.E. licensing renewal often required in other states. 

If you would like present one of your projects at one of our monthly lectures, or if you have any particular related topic that may be of interest, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Transportation Technical Group any question or comments, please contact [email protected]

Below in the Related News section are some articles from past events.  

Contacts

Ted Rigoni, PE
Transportation Technical Group Chair
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Adrian Anderson, PE
Transportation Technical Group Vice Chair
RBF/Michael Baker International
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Matthew Dennerline, PE, GE
Transportation Technical Group Treasurer
Diaz Yourman & Associates
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Dennis Mak, PE
Transportation Technical Group Secretary
OCTA
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Julia Wu, PE, PTOE
Transportation Technical Group Past Chair
Port of Long Beach
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Committee Files

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