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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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Add a workshop to your registration for the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit or register for one separately. Registration for the ITE Annual Meeting & Exhibit is not required to attend these workshops. Plus! Each workshop provides attendees with 4.0 PDH credits. Connected Vehicle Deployment Resources Professional Development Credits: 4.0 PDH (PTOE) Developed in collaboration with the ITS Joint Program Office This workshop sponsored by USDOT focuses on the portfolio of the free resources available to help practitioners deploy to connected vehicle technology. This session will cover vehicle-to-infrastructure...
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Washington, D.C. (August 1, 2016) – The Board of Directors of the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) has named Patrick Son, P.E., as its Managing Director, effective August 3, 2016. Son is a r egistered civil engineer with more than 10 years of experience including transportation and traffic planning, design, operations, and construction inspection. Son has also managed and worked in a nonprofit environment working directly with transportation stakeholders and actively involved in volunteer engagement. Most recently Son served as Vice-President of Technical Programs for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America...
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ITE, the American Public Transit Association, the National Transit Institute, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of The Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, invites you to attend the FREE web pilots for the Transit ITS Professional Capacity Building Program. Register for free for any or all of the modules, and take part in shaping the ITS Transit Standards training modules by providing your feedback and earning professional development hours! Registration Limited space, registration accepted based on first-come, first-serve. The registration link is provided below in each module description. After registering,...
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These upcoming webinars on Vision Zero, Biking and Walking in the U.S., ITE's Application Supplement for the NACTO Transit Guide, and CA High Speed Rail Best Practices for Public Outreach, and project implementation are sure to keep you in the know! Jul 27 Towards Vision Zero: Tools and Tips for Achieving Target Speeds in Your Community Webinar Earn 1.5 PDH/CM credits towards your AICP, PTP, and/or PTOE renewal(s) Click here to Register The speed at which drivers operate their vehicles has a direct impact on the character of communities and the comfort and safety of all road users. In order to create more...
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The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) recently interviewed ITE Executive Director & CEO Jeff Paniati for a podcast that is now available here: http://www.ciht.org.uk/en/media-centre/news/index.cfm/certainty-important-to-delivery-of-transport-in-the-united-states . The interview comes from the latest in the CIHT podcast series featuring leading individuals in the transport world. With locations in the United Kingdom and throughout the world, CIHT is a non-profit transportation association that serves the transport profession for the benefit of society and its members. During the 2014 ITE Study Tour to London, ITE...
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In the first of what I hope and plan will be the first of many global conversations within ITE, this year's ITE International Vice Presidential candidate Michael Sanderson will speak with all interested ITE members from around the globe. You are invited to join this free webinar conversation with Michael and myself at the following dates/time: July 7 at 5pm Pacific Time, USA July 7 at 6pm Billings Montana,USA (Michael's home town) July 7 at 8pm Eastern Time, USA July 8 at 1am London, UK July...
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The Share Economy and emerging related transportation options have been a hot topic among transportation professionals. Shared Mobility is the term being used to describe the shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, or other mode. ITE is offering the following new resources related to the topic of Shared Mobility. They all have in common Dr. Susan Shaheen, an internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, focused on carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing. Shared Mobility Podcast with Susan Shaheen, Ph.D. In this second ITE Talks Transportation Podcast episode, Susan Shaheen, Ph.D. discusses shared mobility and how...
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