ASCE OR Section News
Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee in August 2016. Millar oversees an agency of 6,800 employees, with responsibility for 18,600 lane miles of highway, 3294 bridges, general aviation airports, passenger- and freight-rail programs, and Washington State Ferries, the nation's largest ferry system.
UPRR is changing their flagging requirements. UPRR will be requiring the use of RailPros Field Services. With this ODOT has to make some modifications to our process.
We have been recognized consistently as one of the top chapters in the country. Recent ASCE recognition includes Certificate of Commendation 2015, Letters of Honorable Mention 2016 and 2017, Distinguished Chapter for Region 8 in 2014, and a recipient for the Richard J. Scranton Outstanding Community Service award in 2014 and a finalist in 2016.
Reservoir Operations in the Willamette Under Climate Change: Dams are critical, interdependent elements of society's water infrastructure. As that infrastructure ages and environmental values and laws change, the management and operations of dams and reservoirs are also changing.
Section president Allison Pyrch joined Stephanie Reid, City Engineer for Lincoln City, and Tim Gross, the Public Works Director for the City of Newport for podcast discussion on infrastructure and resilience on the Oregon Coast.
Join us at the EWRG February meeting where we will discuss how Gresham Watershed staff have pursued innovative collaborations to reduce commercial/industrial sector stormwater pollutants.