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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 public’s 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 ...
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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...
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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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The ITE Public Agency Council is one of three employer-type 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 the transportation profession. The Public Agency Council is for those ITE members with an interest in identifying, developing, and delivering relevant products on management, leadership, organizational, institutional, and related issues affecting their employment in or interaction with the public sector. Even though the name is "public agency," all ITE members are welcome. Council...
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As a technical project specialist at ITE I moderate webinars conducted by subject matter experts and transportation professionals we subcontract to develop courses for the USDOT Professional Capacity Building program that provides free recorded webinars on fundamentals and emerging transportation concepts, such as Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) ITS Standards for Project Managers and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) ITS Standards for Project Managers . I had an opportunity today to experience what all the buzz was about connected vehicles at the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technology Demonstration sponsored by the Washington Auto Show and the U.S. Department...
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ITE has been advocating for changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to recognize recent advancements in practice. Working with the members of the ITE Delegation to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, ITE identified a series of high priority actions—Interim Approvals (IAs)—that could be taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to advance the MUTCD. ITE strongly recommended FHWA take immediate action in a September 2016 letter ( http://bit.ly/2dL40lm ) from then ITE International President Paula Flores to FHWA Administrator Greg Nadeau. A month later,...
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The first issue of ITE Journal in 2017 is now available online and will soon be reaching your mailbox. The theme of this issue is “New Ways of Thinking.” In their respective columns, Shawn Leight, ITE’s new International President, and Jeffrey Paniati, ITE’s Executive Director and CEO, focus their comments on important aspects of leadership. Shawn acknowledges the leadership role many members have undertaken to make ITE successful while Jeff writes about the leadership role ITE is taking within the transportation profession. Throughout January, ITE will focus on leadership. For instance, this weekend it is the first meeting of...
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers will kick off a new year at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C., on January 8-12, 2017. Most of the ITE Councils and Standing Committees will hold meetings either at ITE Headquarters or at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to discuss upcoming activities, action plans, and volunteer opportunities. All ITE members are welcome at these meetings, and I encourage you to take a moment to stop by and learn all about the exciting things planned for 2017. The Councils and Standing Committees listed below are on the schedule. Visit their websites to learn more about...
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On December 5, 2016, U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx announced the recipients for the 32 competitive grants totaling $300 Million for the University Transportation Center (UTC) program. The intent of the UTC program is to "advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation." In support of the FAST Act , the UTCs will address the following critical issues facing the U.S. in transportation: improving mobility of people and goods; reducing congestion; promoting safety; improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure; preserving the environment; and...
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Today (Friday, December 9) is the final day to submit an abstract for the upcoming Joint CITE/ITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, July 30 - August 2, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme—“Transportation for All: Putting New Ideas into Practice”—focuses on the need for a multifaceted approach to transportation. We are seeking abstracts that address transportation's vital role in building vibrant, livable, and healthy communities. Program content should represent the demand for new technical skills in a world focused on building safe transportation options for all. It also should facilitate the development of...
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The mission of the ITE Councils is to enhance professional collaboration and advance the technical body of knowledge through communities of common interest. As part of this mission, the Councils develop products that are of interest and value to Council members, ITE members, and the transportation community across the country or around the world. Many types of products and activities may be generated by the Councils to meet the needs of the profession. These efforts are typically conducted by volunteer members of technical committees - in coordination with ITE Headquarters - and organized to address a specific topic or issue. The products developed...
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Are you making the best roadway safety investments? Join us for the Reliability of Roadway Safety Management Methods webinar on December 20, 2016 2:00 - 3:30 EST. This webinar is open to all transportation professionals. To participate please register in the following link: DDSA Reliabilityof Safety Management Method Webinar . If you have any questions, feel free to contact Yanira Rivera at yanira.rivera@dot.gov
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There are numerous design guides that have been produced in the past decade for the design of bicycle infrastructure. The most recent guidance includes substantially more information about protected bike lanes due to the strength of their demonstrated outcomes. These facilities, also referred to as separated bike lanes and cycle tracks, have been shown to improve safety, user comfort, operations, equity, and mode share. With the additional guidance and approvals from authorizing agencies, growth in protected bike lane miles/kilometres has been significant. However, questions about the specific design and operational details that many of the guides...
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The ITE Legacy Fund, part of the ITE Legacy Program, was created to support student and younger member activities to foster and build this next generation of transportation professionals. T his fund accepts donations-from small to large-to help support student and younger member activities. Would you consider a donation today - GivingTuesday? Examples of how these funds could be used include: Supporting students participating in Student Leadership Summits; Funding District Rising Star participation at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit; and Enhancing and providing scholarships to the LeadershipITE program....
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The Connected Vehicles (CV), Automated Vehicles (AV), and Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) workshop was conducted on October 24, 2016 at the Florida International University (FIU) Lehman Center for Transportation Engineering (LCTR) in Miami, FL, USA. Co-sponsored by LCTR, the FIU ITE Student Chapter, and the FIU Women in Transportation Student Chapter, the workshop discussed the national and state efforts and issues related to CV, AV, and TSMO. The workshop began with presentations by Omar Meitin, FDOT District 6 Traffic Operations Engineer; Robert Arnold, Acting Associate Administrator, FHWA Office of Operations (HOP); Gummada Murthy,...
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On behalf of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of The Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, we would like to invite you to attend the FREE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) standards training web pilots for the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program. The goal of this training is to help you learn to procure, implement, and operate ITS standards-based devices and equipment. The web pilot is part of testing the module’s development, and is meant to capture your input to improve the product before finalizing the module. Register for free for any or all of the following...
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In colla boration with the Transportation Research Board and the SimCap Standing Committee, ITE has developed an 8-webinar course - Implementing the New 6th Edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 6). This fundamental webinar course will present the new analysis procedures incorporated into HCM 6 and why these tools are vital to helping analyze today's transportation problems. This course will also discuss the implementation of the HCM 6 in various settings, such as reliability, multimodal facilities, freeways, alternative intersections, interchanges, active traffic and demand Management, and interrupted flow facilities. For more information: http://bit.ly/2eRE2fy...
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ITS PCB Year 4_Marketing Flyer_Bundle 1 Web Pilots.pdf On behalf of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of The Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, we would like to invite you to attend the FREE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) standards training web pilots for the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program. The goal of this training is to help you learn to procure, implement, and operate ITS standards-based devices and equipment. The web pilot is part of testing the module’s development, and is meant to capture your input to improve the product before finalizing...
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