TB&A Announces Team Win for the Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Streetscape Project

KennedyTina Boyd and Associates is a part of the team recently awarded the contract for the design of the Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Streetscape Project.

Nitsch Engineering, along with its team members including TB&A, will design and implement a unique streetscape for the 100 block of Kennedy Street, N.W. The Green Infrastructure will include installing green roofs (gardens on rooftops), rain gardens, rain barrels, and pervious pavements, removing impervious surfaces, and using other natural means to capture and infiltrate rain water, aiding in the alleviation of combined sewer overflows (CSO) in the District.

TB&A is tasked with community outreach and facilitating public meetings during the pre-design phase of the project. The Project is anticipated to be constructed in coordination with DDOT’s streetscape improvement work during Spring/Summer 2016.

 

TB&A President Mentors Future Transportation Leaders

Tina and GirlsTB&A Founder and President, Tina Boyd, was invited to participate as a mentor at the In Her Shoes: Empowering Future Leaders in Transportation conference. This one-day event held at US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) headquarters and sponsored by USDOT’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), focused on uplifting and educating young women as future leaders in the transportation industry.

Hosted by Anthony Fox (DOT Secretary) and Phylicia Rashad (Actress/Celebrity Guest), the conference featured panels on professional etiquette, finding your career path and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with women in the transportation industry.

It was during the one-on-one mentoring sessions that Ms. Boyd was able to encourage and give sound advice to a group of young women who were very enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the industry. “ I was very impressed by this group of young women’s willingness to learn and desire for hands on experience,” said Boyd. “ After the event, I immediately signed up for the Marion Barry Summer Youth Program and look forward to having a few of the attendees as interns.”

This event, held on March 4th, was in commemoration of Women’s History Month and part of President Obama’s “Ladders of Opportunity” initiative.

Getting To Know…Tina Boyd and Associates

Founded in 2005, Tina Boyd and Associates primary focus is on infrastructure projects in the Washington DC area.  Our Core Competencies are:

• Government Relations
• Community and Business Outreach
• Public Relations and Event Planning
• DBE/CBE Monitoring and Reporting
• Labor Compliance
• Workforce Development

What’s New? Using newsletters to keep employees and stakeholders in-the-loop

Tina Boyd & Associates creates insightful thought-provoking newsletters to keep our client’s stakeholders and employees in the loop.  From highlighting new employees to covering community outreach events, our staff of talented writers and photographers showcase the best and the latest in transportation and construction news. Below, you will find an archive of  newsletters  developed by our staff. 

 

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11th Street Newsletter_ Winter 2014 (1)

11th Street Newsletter_ Women 2013 (1)

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Women of 11th Street Video

Meet the Women of the 11th Street Bridge Project! They exemplify a woman’s potential for remarkable contributions in the construction industry by excelling at bridge building, concrete testing and inspection,flagging, project and budget controls,compliance auditing and DBE community outreach—tasks which take special skills, strengths and intelligence. All of these women credit family members as being their guiding force and inspiration for becoming involved and remaining committed to construction careers. These ladies maintain a strong sense of pride as they see their efforts help DC emerge as a renaissance city built in part, upon the physical and mental strength, effort and dedication of Women.

11th Street Bridge Celebration

The local 11th Street Bridge Celebration: Bridging Communities “One City” is scheduled for Sept 7, 2013. This citywide event commemorates the milestone opening of the local 11th Street bridge.  The bridge proudly welcomes vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians alike. TB&A is responsible for developing the theme, producing the event, community outreach, marketing and PR.

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A FREE Event for the Entire Family: Entertaining, Informative and Fun!

–      Local Politicians and Community Leaders
–      Government and Community Table Top Exhibitors
–      Disc Jockey
–      Truckaroo
–      Bike Associations
–      Walking Clubs
–      Frederick Douglass Character
–     DC Fire Spray

 

Construction Management Program Graduation June 20, 2013

Congratulations to the latest graduates of the 11th Street Bridge Construction Management Training Program.  Family, friends and members of the community showed their support by clapping as each graduate’s named was called and presented with certificates of completion.  Cheering erupted when several of the students were asked to stand and surprised with job offers! Special thanks goes out to the members of DDOT, the 11th Street Bridge Project Management Team, HNTB and Skanska/Facchina, JV who gave an overview of the program and acknowledged the trainers, volunteers and advisors who worked tirelessly to make the training program a success.

CM Graduation

From left to right:  Alvin Turner, Session 1; Ali Sparrow, Session 1; Penny Smothers, Session 1; Keith Jones, Pilot Session; Malachi Yisreal, Pilot Session; Randolph Diggs, Session 1; Isaac Livingston-El,Session 1

11th Street Bridge Scenic Overlooks Under Construction

As construction of the 11th street local bridge progresses and new ramps continue to open, crews are also busy constructing pedestrian and other recreational amenities to the project expected to be complete in early July.  These additional bridge elements will add a touch of elegance and design to a major infrastructure project that is being constructed to be as beautiful as it is functional.  The two scenic overlooks extend out from the shared use pedestrian and bicycle path along the local 11th Street bridge on the downstream side of the Anacostia River.  The overlooks, which use the old bridges foundations,  extend 80 feet out over the river and feature a 10 feet-wide walkway ending in an round 20-feet wide overlook platform.  The overlooks will include benches and lighting and will provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Anacostia River from Poplar Point to the Washington Navy Yard and downstream to the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the Washington Nationals Ballpark.  What a great place for cyclists and pedestrians to stop for a moment to take in some spectacular views!

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