Hopefully this newsletter is finding you in a warm place! The winter weather that has hit the area the past few weeks has caused the cancellation of several events. The Transportation YOU event, originally scheduled for Feb. 19, and the annual scholarship luncheon, scheduled for Feb. 26, were both cancelled. We are working to reschedule these events, so please be patient as we work with our speakers and venues. We will send out a notice once these events are rescheduled. 

Additionally, please remember our new 2015 membership program. This year, our chapter will cover 15% of a NEW membership fee as long as the member signs up and pays at one of our events. New members will also receive one of our coveted Lands End navy WTS fleeces. Join WTS in order to take advantage of the networking and professional development events, as well as to get involved in our mentorship efforts.

Please check our website for our latest events, and we hope to see you at the next event!

Kimberly J. Levine
President, WTS NC Triangle Chapter
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February 2015

In This Issue
Quick Links
2015 Partners
Advocate Partners

Patron Partners

Supporter Partners

Chapter Officers


  Kim Levine,

Asset Management Associates, PLLC


Vice President

Jenny Fleming, PE, Ecological Engineering  



Memory Washaya,




Taruna Tayal


WTS International Partners
Strategic Partner

Trailblazer Partner

Scholarship Winners
Katherine Cassidy
Shannon Warchol

Katherine Cassidy and Shannon Warchol are the recipients of the WTS Scholarships for 2014-15. Ms. Warchol, a graduate student majoring in civil engineering at NC State University, received the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Cassidy, a junior majoring in civil engineering at NC State University, received the Molitoris Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more about these young women's accomplishments by clicking the link below.
In Case You Missed It...
2015 Future Cities Competition

Middle school students from throughout North Carolina competed in the Future City Competition in January. Future Cities is a national, project-based learning experience where students imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Out of 46 teams in this year's competition, a team of 7th-graders from Langtree Charter Academy from Mooresville won. They went on to represent North Carolina in the national competition in Washington, D.C., and placed seventh.

David Griffin
The members of WTS-NC Triangle Chapter were saddened by the death of longtime WTS friend and supporter David Griffin of AECOM on Feb. 3.  He was an environmental planner for URS Corp. and AECOM, in Morrisville. He recently was appointed to be the Transportation Planning Leader for Simulations, Surface and Traffic under the National Transportation Business Line of AECOM. During his career, he helped oversee the planning of the Sunset Beach Bridge, the Wilmington Scenic Byway, the Dan Cameron Bridge Wilmington bypass, and many other transportation projects. NC Triangle Chapter will make a donation to the V Foundation in his name. Read more about his life at the link below. 
Transportation YOU
Read the latest newsletter featuring WTS International's Transportation YOU mentoring program for middle-school-age girls.
New Membership Incentive
This year, new WTS members who fill out a membership form and pay the membership fee at a NC Triangle chapter event, such as a luncheon, breakfast or Transportation YOU event, will receive 15 percent off of their membership cost, as well as a WTS fleece. There are many benefits to being a member of WTS, so if you're thinking about joining, this is a great year to do it.
Professional Connections
For members looking for networking opportunities within the Chapter, consider joining the Professional Connections program. Each quarter, the members of the program are split into groups of four or five, and each group plans a lunch meeting. This is a good way to meet others and learn about their careers, hobbies and interests. For more information, or to sign up, contact   Karen Reynolds .
"The Future of Transportation"
Atlantic Media's CityLab recently compiled a dozen stories from a 2014 series on the future of transportation into a free PDF. The stories cover the future of transit, multi-modal cities and driverless cars. Download the PDF by clicking on the link below.
Newsletter Editors: Leslie Tracey, PE, City of Durham DOT; Paddy Jordan, Hatch Mott McDonald; Yuying Zhou, VHB