March 2015

APEGBC Richmond/Delta Branch Dinner & Tour

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact Jessica Leung, by email ([email protected]). Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 5:45 pm –     Registration at City Hall (Main Floor)
5:45 – 6:30 pm –     Tour of the Traffic Operations Center with Presentation
6:30 – 7:00 pm -      Questions and Answers
7:30 – 8:30 pm –     Dinner at Central City Brew Pub
Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Presenter: Amer Afridi, P.Eng. and members of the staff at the City of Surrey will provide the presentation.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $40  for Members and Guests who pre-register online.
$35  for EIT/GIT’s who pre-register online.
$30  for Student members of APEGBC who pre-register online.
$45  for Anyone registering at the door (space permitting, cash only)

The cost covers both the dinner and tour.
APEGBC members and guests (non-members) are welcome.
Dinner and Tour:"City of Surrey Traffic Operations Center"

The City of Surrey has built a state of the art Traffic Operations Center. The tour will show the center in operation and describe how it is used to manage the traffic within the city. The tour is preceded with a presentation that will cover the technology used by Traffic Engineering to manage the traffic in the City of Surrey and showcase the installation commissioned during the past year.

The Traffic Signals group oversees the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the City’s Traffic Signal System including the following major infrastructure components:
  •     Traffic Control Centre – a computerized system containing specialized software, communications system, and multiple LCD monitors and workstations. Traffic signals group staff monitors both vehicle and pedestrian traffic real time by using 35 CCTV cameras installed at key locations within the City’s arterial road network.
  •     Computerized Traffic Signal System – a system that monitors and controls various functions of traffic signals from a central location.
  •     Communications Network – City-owned, mostly wireless, communications network that allows direct access and communication to 175 traffic signals. 
  •     Numerous special crosswalks, warning flashers, and overhead signs.
  •     Priority Pre-emption Systems – traffic signal pre-emption for railway and fire emergency vehicles.
  •     Audible/Accessible Traffic Signals – devices for the visually impaired. 

See more at: City of Surrey Website

Amer Afridi, P.Eng. is the Traffic Signals Team Leader at the City of Surrey. He has been with the City for the past six years and has managed design, operations and maintenance of more than 350 traffic signals and the Traffic Management Center.

Amer has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering projects. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994 and completed his Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Michigan, US in 2002. Prior to joining the City of Surrey, he served as project manager with the Traffic Office, Central Region, Ministry of Transportation Ontario in Toronto.

Parking is available under City Hall, entrances off 104 Ave and University Drive. Look for the signs for City Hall, take the elevators to the Ground Floor, Reception is just outside the elevators. The restaurant is a two block walk from City Hall next to the north entrance to City Center Mall.


  • To register online at APEGBC website, please click on the 'Register' button below. 
  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register by March 23, 2015.
  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 30.

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