Members of Urban Engineers were honored for their service to the Mid Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MASITE) at the annual conference at Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey, September 18 – 19.
Órla Pease, PE, PTOE, received the Presidents Award from MASITE President Vince DeFlavia for her outstanding service to the organization. Pease has been involved with MASITE for more than ten years. As this year’s Conference Co-Chair, she worked with her committee members for the past 12 months to organize the two day event. Ms. Pease also introduced the key note speaker, Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities, Rina Cutler, who spoke about transportation in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Regarding the conference, she stated, “It was nice to see such a great turnout after all the hard work. We received great feedback. The location, technical sessions, and vendors were all very well received. Being recognized by the MASITE president was icing on the cake.”
Two other Urban representatives were honored for their service with Certificates of Appreciation – Rebecca Martinez, PE, PTOE, for her work as the Annual Awards Committee Chair and Eric Schmidt, for his work as webmaster of the MASITE website.
Presenting at the conference were Chris Burke, PE, who presented in the SimCap (Simulation and Capacity Analysis User Group) session on the “Use of VISSIM in Modeling City Traffic Operations: Center City Philadelphia” and Pease who, with Subin George, PMP, from Delaware Department of Transportation, presented on “Improving Pedestrian Safety in Delaware.”
Vice President Scott Diehl, PE, PTOE, AICP, moderated the opening session on South Jersey Transportation. The presenters were Sam Donelson from South Jersey Transportation Authority, Vince Jones from the Atlantic County Emergency Management Center and Dale Foster, Cape May County Engineer.