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Listen to Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation & Mobility for the City of Denver, CO, USA talk about implementing the innovative technologies discussed in the Transportation Thought Leader series while delivering safe, multimodal, integrated transportation services. Listen here:  http://bit.ly/2qfwhn
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The USDOT’s ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (PCB) provides a free training series on standards used in ITS transit deployments to the transit community. These modules were developed with ITE with support from the American Public Transit Association (APTA). They give transportation professionals the skills to help them effectively utilize transit-applicable ITS standards to procure, install, test, and operate ITS technologies. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2ruBzwS
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As part of ITE’s recognition of Infrastructure Week we reached out to our public agency members to find out what projects are taking place in our communities. The following are some of the responses we received. If you would like to showcase your agency’s project, please contact Pam Goodell, ITE’s Marketing Senior Director at pgoodell@ite.org
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Are you a transportation professional who is passionate about safety?  Are you looking for resources that can help you do your job better and enhance the safety of your community and save lives?  Are you interested in being part of Vision Zero conversation going on within ITE?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then I the Transportation Safety Council needs you! The ITE Transportation Safety Council is one of the six technical councils available for participation by ITE members. These councils serve as forums for the discussion of the common interests as well as a vehicle for support of programs and projects that advance council members and ...
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ITE’s New Learning Management System ITE is pleased to announce the launch of our new learning management system (LMS). This new LMS provides you with greater functionality and an enhanced user capability that ultimately maximizes your educational experience in the ITE Learning Hub. To access the new LMS, go to http://www.ite.org/learninghub  or click on Learning Hub from the ITE homepage. Below is a list of some of the functionalities of the new LMS. Please note that many of the functionalities require that you sign in with your ITE member credentials. The sign-in is located on the right side of the top navigation menu once you access the LMS. ...
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This 9-part webinar series , developed by the ITE Transportation Safety Council, focuses on critical aspects of road safety as part of ITE's continued emphasis on Vision Zero and its goal to reduce and eventually eliminate fatalities. Presented by experts in their field, this series will have topics appropriate for transportation professionals and others at different career points. There is a suite of introductory webinars for those not familiar with road user safety as well as modules discussing safety evaluations and safety for all road users. Recordings of individual webinars will be available for anyone who purchases the entire 9-part course. You will ...
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The transportation students in our colleges and uniiversites are the lifeblood of our profession. They are the future engineers, planners, advocates, and transportation professionals that will shape the world of the future. It is essential that ITE members are engaged in the education of these students so that they are fully prepared to enter our workforce and take on the challenges of ensuring our transportation system is the best it can be. The ITE Education Council is an employer-type Council open to all ITE members, regardless of whether they are directly connected with academic institutions. Its mission is to provide a focal point for identifying ...
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Are you a transportation consultant dedicated to providing expertise to your diverse client base? Are you looking for resources that can help you do your job better and more effectively? Are you interested in connecting with other consultants to share lessons learned, challenges, and insights into working in this niche within the profession? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then I encourage you to check out the ITE Transportation Consultants Council. The ITE Transportation Consultants Council is one of the three employer-type councils available for participation by ITE members. These councils serve as forums for the discussion of the common ...
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The following was contributed by ITE member Faisal Saleem, ITS Branch Manager & MCDOT SMARTDrive Program Manager: On March 2, 2017, the Arizona ITE-IMSA Spring Conference hosted the first Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Challenge National Workshop on behalf of AASHTO, ITE, and the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Coalition. The purpose of the National SPaT Challenge is to encourage transportation infrastructure owners and operators to take the first step in using connected vehicle technology. Representatives from AASHTO, ITE, CALTRANS, Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), Utah DOT, University of Arizona, and Toyota Motors presented ...
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ITE, in association with AASHTO, is currently considering the future direction for the Traffic Management Data Dictionary standard. As part of the discussion, ITE would like to develop a list of deployments that currently use, or are planning to use the TMDD standard. If you use TMDD please complete the survey by March 24, 2017. Thank you TMDD Deployment Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHPW9W3
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are jointly administering a student research paper competition known as the Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award. We are currently seeking practicing transportation professionals or academicians interested in serving on the three-person jury to review student paper submissions. Familiarity with the structure and application of HSIS data or other safety data systems is helpful but not required in order to serve in this role. Jurors receive a $500 honorarium. Juror Selection and Responsibilities: Who: ITE will select ...
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On a typical weekday, Ill wake up, get ready, and bike to work. I get going on projects, whether that be transportation impact analyses, transit feasibility, or final roadway design. Ill pop into coworkers offices to make transportation jokes and Ill try to time my commute home to avoid the rain. My day doesnt look too much different than any of my coworkers days. Nobody tells me, my female peers, nor my female project managers that we dont belong. Nobody tells us that our work is subpar in comparison to our male peers. In fact, its quite the opposite. Its the diversity in experiences that bring about successful projects and ultimately furthers the transportation ...
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What do you want to be when you grow up? Its a seemingly simple question that I was undoubtedly asked countless times when I was younger, and, to be honest, I didnt know what I wanted to be. Even into high school, I wasnt quite sure where my college path would lead me. I knew that I enjoyed science and math, but at the time, the word engineering didnt appeal to me. When I thought of engineers, I pictured men working on machinery in a factorynot necessarily an accurate depiction but nonetheless, it didnt strike me as a modern day, desirable profession for a young female. My mother was an electrical engineer before she became a teacher, and she encouraged me to ...
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For National Engineers Week, I thought Transportation Engineers needed a little love. So heres a few thoughts on what I think makes Transportation Engineers the epitome of awesomeness. Very few things impact the daily lives of people everywhere more than the design of our transportation systems. In each of our cities, towns and neighborhoods, it is the network of roadways, sidewalks, rails and trails that stitches the community fabric together. That infrastructure, along with the technology that operates it and the policies that govern its use, dictates much about the way we spend our time each day, where and how we interact with our neighbors, and even ...
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Transportation is a basic need of society. Transportation is the artery of commerce and community and is as important as food, water, shelter, and clean air. People have been working on better ways to move around since our earliest civilizations, making transportation engineering one of the oldest forms of engineering. One of engineerings earliest and most powerful creations was, after all, the wheel. The development of roads soon followed. It is amazing to think that many of the early roads that connected the vast Roman Empire are still in use carrying wheeled traffic today. The industrial revolution brought new opportunities for movement. Powered transportation ...
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Each year, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) sponsors an awards program to honor outstanding achievement in transportation engineering and distinguished service to ITE. The awards bestow international recognition upon the recipients and increase the publics awareness of the role and responsibilities of the transportation professional. If you're interested in submitting your project for an ITE Award? Click here for the awards brochure and then set up a profile using Judgify to enter your submission https://www.judgify.me/iteawards17 . Please send submissions electronically as one PDF by April 1 . If you have questions, email awards@ite.org ...
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This month's issue of ITE Journal , now available online , focuses on " Smart Communities and Transportation." As ITE's International President Shawn Leight writes, smart communities gather, integrate, and analyze data to enable informed and data-driven decision-making. Articles in this issue mirror this sentiment. For instance, Are You Gonna Go My Waze? Practical Advice for Working with 3rd Party Data Providers shares some of the positive and negative experiences the authors encountered while working with WAZE and other crowdsourced data providers in order to help public agencies develop effective partnerships. In a prior job, I managed a conference called ...
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as the 18th U.S. Transportation Secretary. ITE looks forward to working with Secretary Chao to improve safety, foster innovation, and advance infrastructure improvements. "Secretary Chao realizes the challenges facing the transportation system and how it effects individual businesses and communities and the nation as a whole," said Jeffrey F. Paniati, ITE executive director and CEO. "ITE looks forward to continuing our work with USDOT to help serve all users of the transportation system
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