Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cindy McCormick “Building Green into Complete Streets” at the National Planning Conference

The City of Lancaster's Plum and Walnut Green Intersection Project

The session will include a case study on the City of Lancaster’s Plum and Walnut Green Intersection Project.

On Saturday, April 18, McCormick Taylor’s Cindy McCormick will present alongside Karl Graybill of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Seattle, Washington. The session — “Building Green into Complete Streets” — will discuss the City’s approach to integrating green infrastructure, traffic calming and pedestrian and bicycling amenities into their pavement reconstruction projects. This approach not only extends the functional life of a street, it provides a more livable and sustainable environment for City residents.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Integrating complete-streets concepts and stormwater management into street reconstruction
  • Funding techniques
  • Types of analyses needed

In addition, the session will include case studies on the City of Lancaster’s award-winning Plum and Walnut Streets Green Intersection project, as well as the N. Mulberry Street Two-way Conversion and W. Liberty Street Reconstruction projects, all of which were designed under McCormick Taylor’s traffic engineering open-end agreement with the City.

Cindy McCormick

Cindy McCormick

About Cindy:

Cindy McCormick, P.E., PTOE is a Project Manager at McCormick Taylor with over 20 years of experience in the traffic engineering industry. Her experience includes pedestrian studies, signalized trail and mid-block crossings, intersection improvement projects, transportation planning/corridor projects, and traffic signal coordination and design plans. Cindy has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State University and a Master’s degree from Drexel University.

Maureen Cissel to Present at the 2015 USSD Conference

Maureen Cissel

Maureen Cissel

On Wednesday, April 15, Project Manager Maureen Cissel will present at the United States Society on Dams’ 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme of the conference is “Managing Risk and Uncertainty—Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Dams, Levees and Reservoirs.” Maureen will discuss the Anacostia Flood Risk Management System (FRMS) rehabilitation project , which involved multiple design contracts to bring the Prince George’s County, Maryland system into compliance with FEMA standards. McCormick Taylor designed and managed the project from 2008-2013, and the Anacostia FRMS was ultimately accredited by FEMA.

To view the conference agenda, click here:

About Maureen:

Maureen Cissel, CFM joined McCormick Taylor’s Baltimore office in 2013. She has more than 30 years of experience and has collaborated with state and local permitting and regulatory agencies, as well as USACE and FEMA. Maureen is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is experienced with flood protection projects. She currently serves on the Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ Levee Safety Committee.

Jeannette Quirus and Emily Scholl at ITE Mid-Colonial

McCormick Taylor’s Jeannette Quirus and Emily Scholl will present at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Mid-Colonial District Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia from April 12-14. Jeannette’s topic will cover the City of Philadelphia’s fast-tracked 2nd Street and Roosevelt Boulevard Pedestrian Signal Project, and Emily will overview the VISSIM analysis for the Route 10 Superstreet Project in Virginia.

View event details here: 2015 ITE Mid-Colonial Annual Conference Program

Quirus, Jeannette

Jeannette Quirus

About Jeannette:

Jeannette Quirus, P.E., PTOE is an Associate of the firm with  20 years of experience. Jeannette manages McCormick Taylor’s traffic department in the Philadelphia office and leads projects with a range of traffic engineering activities, from operations and planning to final design. Jeannette is an active volunteer in professional societies and has served in many elected positions. Most recently, she was appointed to the Montgomery County Transportation Authority for a five-year term and was elected Vice Chair in 2014. Jeannette also serves on the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes’ Transportation, Building & Construction Awards Luncheon.

Scholl, Emily

Emily Scholl

About Emily:

Emily Scholl, P.E. is a Traffic Engineer in Philadelphia. Her project experience ranges from traffic studies and operations to the preparation of design plans. Emily has extensive microsimulation experience using VISSIM, including a variety of different traffic networks such as freeways, roundabouts, toll plazas, signals, and unconventional intersections. She currently services as Outreach Committee Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Section if ITE (MASITE).