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Technical Lunch Meeting: GRTC Pulse Project Overview


Presenters: Ashley Lickliter & Brian Basnight

Topic: GRTC Pulse Project Overview – Technical Lunch Meeting


GRTC Transit System was awarded a $24.9 Million TIGER Grant to develop the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, which will serve a 7.6 mile route from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing. Overall cost of the GRTC Pulse BRT Project is supported with matching funds from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the City of Richmond, and Henrico County. Construction on this Design-Build system has been underway since September 2016 and revenue operations are scheduled to begin on June 24, 2018.

Ashley and Brian will present a project overview, construction overview and challenges, operations and integration overview, and long-range goals for the Project.



Ashley Lickliter is an enthusiastic transportation engineer. She has been with Kimley-Horn and Associates for 17 years. Ashley graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering and a Minor in Economics. Ashley is a Senior Project Manager for transportation operations, transit, and technology projects. She has successfully led projects of all sizes and complexity, ranging from small impact studies to on-call, multidiscipline engineering contracts. Ashley is passionate about advancing multimodal travel and feels honored to be a part of the GRTC Pulse BRT project team bringing high speed transit to the Richmond Metro area. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys traveling, biking, and spending time on the water and loves shoes.


Brian Basnight has more than 26 years of experience in the construction industry. Brian Graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and Minor in Environmental.  Brian is currently a Project Manager for LANE construction Operations.  Brian has experience working on hundred-million dollar projects including the $83 million I-95 widening (11 Bridge Restoration thru Richmond VA) , $696 million I-95 Express Lanes project in Northern Virginia, a $150 million widening of I-75 in Georgia, a $220 million reconstruction of Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake, VA and a $30 million Pavement Rehabilitation project in Norfolk VA.

Brian is responsible for the day-to-day construction operation of the project as Design Build Project Manager.  Brian manages and ensures all Construction QC activities, materials used, and work performed, meet all contract requirements and “approved for construction” plans and specification. Brian additionally will oversee project site safety and coordination of all project personnel, including subcontractors. Brian has Managed individual design disciplines and ensuring the overall project design conforms to the contract documents.  Brian holds ultimate responsibility for managing the project schedule with his staff.  In his spare time, Brian enjoys family time, and volunteering his time with his Masonic Lodge and his College Fraternity (Omega Psi Phi).


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