T&DI Boston Chapter/Transportation

VOLUME 48 | ISSUE 1 | September 2023



{View as Webpage}

Featured Articles


Upcoming Events


North Washington Street Bridge Site Tour

Sponsored by the Construction Institute Boston Chapter

Thursday, September 28, 2023


2023 Bertram Berger Seminar: Connecting the Commonwealth

Sponsored by the Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter

Tuesday, October 17, 2023


View All Upcoming Events

Cambridge, MA: Sharing the Streets

By Kate Ackerman, PE, Senior Project Engineer, Kleinfelder

It is no secret to transportation design professionals that city streets can be some of the most challenging spaces to reconstruct. Settlers of Greater Boston did not build streets with the intention to support modern vehicles, traffic patterns and populations that are present in the region today. ... Read more


President's Report

By Michael R. Cunningham, PE, Project Manager, Kleinfelder

With the fall season beginning on September 23, we are happy to be releasing the first issue of our newsletter for fiscal year 2024, which marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. ... Read more


Hitting the Ground Running with T&DI Boston Chapter

By Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE, Arup and Transportation and Development Institute Boston Chapter Chair

As the summer is coming to a close, the Boston Chapter of the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI Boston Chapter) is excited to hit the ground running with two events already scheduled for the Fall. ... Read more


Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

By Nicholas Lapointe, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer/Project Manager, Fuss & O'Neill

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, a 2023 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Silver Award winning project, provides safe walking and bicycling transportation facilities into a commercial area. Fuss & O'Neill recently completed completed the design and construction administration for a 1.56-mile extension of the Trail into Pittsfield, which completes a nearly 14-mile off-road trail from Adams to Pittsfield. ... Read more


Prefabricated Truss Bridge Proves to be a Social, Economic, and Environmental Solution for Great Barrington

By Daniel Holmes, PE, LEED AP, Project Manager, Tighe & Bond and Andrea Lacasse, PE, Structural Engineer, Tighe & Bond, with contributions by Emily White, Proposal & Content Management Specialist, Tighe & Bond and Regina Sibilia, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Tighe & Bond

The town of Great Barrington was faced with a substantial challenge: one of its main bridges, the Division Street Bridge, connecting two state routes, had to be shut down due to deterioration and safety concerns. ... Read more


DeGroot and Kelley Named 2023 BSCES Honorary Members

By Michelle Monette, BSCES Membership Associate

At the 174th BSCES Annual Awards Dinner on June 29, 2023, the BSCES Board of Government was pleased to present the Section's highest award, BSCES Honorary Membership, to Don J. DeGroot, ScD, PE, who is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Paul L. Kelley, PE, who is a Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. ... Read more

Organization News




View all Organization News

Announcements



View all Announcements

Job Board

Looking to promote a job to BSCES members? Click here to learn more about posting on the BSCES job board.

Advertising Opportunities


BSCES has a variety of options for advertising in BSCESNews and on the BSCES website. Click here to learn more about advertising with BSCES.



Get Involved

BSCES Civil Engineering Practice Journal Needs Your Help

Still working from home? You can use the time you're saving by not commuting to go clean out the garage or better yet, write an article for the reborn BSCES Civil Engineering Practice journal. ... Read More

Suggest a Seminar Topic

If you have a topic that you would like BSCES to feature in an upcoming seminar, send your suggestion to BSCES Continuing Education Committee Chair Katie Swanson at conteduccomm@bsces.org.



Learn about the Continuing Education Committee

Become a BSCESNews Contributor

Would you like to contribute to the newsletter of the oldest civil engineering society in the country? The BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board is seeking members who are willing to write articles for publication in BSCESNews or to join the Editorial Board. BSCESNews articles can be related to an issue’s theme or on any topic of interest to civil engineers. Please see the BSCESNews Article Submission Form containing article submission requirements. Click here to email the Newsletter Editorial Board for more information.

Submit Member News
Help us build the BSCES community by sharing your achievements. Have you or your company recently been recognized for a professional accomplishment, passed the Professional Engineer Exam, received a promotion, or changed employers? Send your news to BSCES Executive Director Rich Keenan rkeenan@engineers.org.


2023 - 2024 Society Sponsors

BSCES Newsletter Editorial Board

Chair: Michael T. Sullivan, PE

Michael R. Cunningham, PE

Anna Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE

Richard F. Keenan

Rishabh Iyer, PE

Angus J. O’Leary, PE


2023 - 2024 BSCES Board of Government

President: Michael R. Cunningham, PE

President-Elect: Christopher P. Hersey, LEED AP

Secretary: Rishabh V. Iyer, PE

Treasurer: Gregory L. Mirliss, STS

Assistant Treasurer: Vacant

Senior Vice Presidents: Kathryn Swanson, PE, Richard A. Matson, PE

Vice Presidents: Antonios Vytiniotis, PhD, PE, Anuja Kamat, PhD

Past President: Ronald K. Burns, PE, LSP, LEED AP

Western MA Branch Vice President: Vacant

Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Daniel B. Robbins, PE

Construction Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Edward G. Breed

Engineering Management Group Chair: Vacant

Environmental & Water Resources Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Yan Zhang, PhD, PE, CFM

Geo-Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Scott J. Kibby. PE

Structural Engineering Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Diego S. Arabbo, PE

Transportation & Development Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Anna Dastgheib-Beheshti, PE

Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute Boston Chapter Chair: Sean P. Donlon, PE

Younger Member Group Chair: James B. Gayle

2023–2024 BSCES Program Sponsors

Beals and Thomas, Inc. | Benesch | BETA Group, Inc. | CDM Smith

CHA Consulting, Inc. | Collins Engineers, Inc. | Dewberry | GEI Consultants, Inc.

Geocomp, Inc. | Green International Affiliates, Inc. | GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. | Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

HNTB | Howard Stein Hudson | Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. | Nitsch Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Skanska USA Civil | Stantec | Tighe & Bond | TranSystems

TREVIICOS | Tufts University - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Vanasse & Associates, Inc. | VHB | Weston & Sampson | WSP USA Inc.

Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE

One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617/227-5551, Fax: 617/227-6783

Email: bsces@engineers.org, Website: www.bsces.org


The BSCES newsletter, BSCESNews, is designed to provide information and opinions in regard to the subject matters covered. BSCES and its Board assume no responsibility for statements made or opinions expressed in this publication. It is published with the understanding that the Board and the authors are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. If assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The Newsletter Editorial Board encourages reproduction of BSCESNews with appropriate acknowledgment. © 2023 BSCESNews.