University of Florida (4th appearance, 2013 Champion)
In an outstanding effort that was decided by the final clue, the University of Texas team was declared the 2014 Grand Champion and received the $2,000 (US) prize. The defending champion University of Florida and Penn State University also advanced to the championship round and finish second and third respectively. It was also Penn State’s second consecutive year in the final match! In the semi-finals, four tiebreakers were needed to propel Texas into the finals over UMass.
All of the teams participating in the Grand Championship received, from ITE, a travel grant of $2,000 (US) and complimentary student registrations to participate in the International Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Seattle.
The objectives of the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl are to encourage students to become more active members in ITE, to enhance their knowledge of the traffic/transportation engineering and planning profession and of ITE itself, and to strengthen the programs of the ITE student chapters.
Plans have already begun for the 2015 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Program with the Grand Championship to be conducted during the ITE International Annual Meeting and Exhibit to be held August 2-5, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. To qualify for the Grand Championship, a team must first compete and win their district’s traffic bowl. For more information, be sure to visit ITE’s website at www.ite.org or the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Group on the ITE Community.
Submitted by: John Davis, ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Committee Chair