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ITE has two webinar featuring case studies on what two communities - Knox County, TN and Salt Lake City, UT - have done to increase pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety. These webinars are developed by the ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee. On February 18, " Methods for Prioritizing Pedestrian Improvements for School Walks " showcases the partnership between engineers, the local school system, and health departments in Knox County to focus on the county highway system. The...
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On December 22nd, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Request for Comment on the future direction of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). ITE views the MUTCD as a critical resource to ensuring the mobility and safety of our citizens and has a strong and active interest in working with FHWA to keep this document current and relevant. Through this link you'll find a letter from ITE International President Paula Flores Benway outlining ITE's response to this...
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USDOT has invited ITE to have our members serve on evaluation panels in the upcoming competition for University Transportation Centers (UTCs). The UTC program was reauthorized in the recently passed Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. It provides approximately $75 million/year to establish up to 35 UTCs at three different levels. The role of each UTC is to advance transportation expertise and technology through education, research and technology transfer activities and to address...
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ITE offers individuals taking the upcoming PTOE and PTP exams the following preparatory resources: Professional Traffic Operations Engineer® (PTOE) Online Practice Exam PTOE Refresher Online Course Professional Transportation Planner® (PTP) Online Practice Exam PTP Refresher Online Course
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The long-awaited Traffic Engineering Handbook, 7th edition is now available for online purchase! Often considered the go-to resource of essential traffic engineering solutions for the past 70 years, this publication includes updated and revised text reflecting changes in key industry standards. This edition of the Traffic Engineering Handbook also features a new organizational structure that promotes a more functionally-driven, multimodal approach to planning, designing, and implementing transportation...
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The project team for NCHRP 03‐120, Assessing Interactions Between Access Management and Multimodal Users, is conducting a national survey on interactions of access management treatments with non-auto modes. The goal of NCHRP 03‐120 is to identify those impacts of highest priority for further analysis, as well as quantitative information that can be incorporated into industry tools and publications, such as the AASHTO Green Book, Highway Safety Manual and Highway Capacity Manual. Qualitative assessment...
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I attended the TransportationCamp DC 2016 on January 9, 2016 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. There were over 400 people there—a packed house and a diverse group in every aspect. Every age was represented as well as diverse interests and careers in transportation. Bike groups from various cities, public transit, planners, engineers, journalists and bloggers, advocates and technical experts all had the opportunity to propose a workshop and then lead the discussion. This really...
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ATTENTION Student Chapter Leadership, Chapter Advisors, and Liaisons ITE International will host our first call with the Student Chapter Leadership, Chapter Advisors and Liaisons on February 4, 2016 at 12 noon eastern. Click here to register . We will talk about opportunities for professional development and networking for our student members and highlight what student chapters across the country are doing in efforts to enhance member participation and value. We recently attended the...
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Los Angeles, CA, USA Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the launch of a new, comprehensive trip-planning app for the region developed by Xerox Corp. The Go LA app works much the way Google Maps does, generating times and routes for walking, biking, driving and transit between two points. The new free app also offers options for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft and shows the cost, carbon footprint and calorie burn for each choice. Users can set their preferences for which...
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Pictures speak a thousand words! The New York City Department of Transportation completed 80 Vision Zero projects in 2015. This video shows some of the before/after highlights: https:// youtu.be/LdpO3uD1ppU .. p. I'm seeking Vision Zero project success stories for an upcoming issue of ITE Journal. Reach out to me at mbirdsall@ite.org if you have a story and/or pictures you'd like to share.
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Experience a Slice of the OC at ITE's 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit (August 14-17, 2016 at the Marriott Anaheim)! Conveniently located between San Diego and Los Angeles, CA and encompassing 782 square miles and 31 cities, Orange County (OC) is an area that has grown into a community that now can rival its two bordering counties. This coastal community is home to three professional sports teams, several designer shopping malls, 5,000 restaurants, and one famous mouse—resulting in the...
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ITE congratulates the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) on its first anniversary celebrated in conjunction with this year’s Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. The NOCoE was officially launched by three partner associations this time last year: The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) with the support of the Federal...
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Announcing the 2016 LeadershipITE Class On January 8, the 2016 LeadershipITE class officially kicked off at ITE headquarters in Washington, DC, USA with a 2-day workshop. Now entering its third year, LeadershipITE is a program developed to identify, develop, and engage leaders for the future of ITE and the transportation profession. Comprised of twenty individuals, the 2016 class is unique in that it includes, for the first time, an ITE student chapter member and an ITE headquarters...
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Highlights from the ITE Student Reception ITE headquarters staff and leadership welcomed more than 150 ITE student members on January 11, 2016 at the annual student reception in Washington, DC, USA. Students, many of whom were in town for the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting that week, had the opportunity to meet and mingle current Executive Committee members—ITE International President Paula Flores (Benway), Vice President Shawn J. Leight, and Immediate Past President John J....
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Vancouver will be welcoming over 1,000 delegates to the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference between September 12-15, 2016. This is a great opportunity to share successes and challenges between local, national and international experts. The theme of this conference is Moving Towards a Healthier World. The Call for proposals is now open. The deadline to submit your proposal is January 29. Here is a link to submit your proposal ( http://walkbikeplaces.org/proposals/ ). This...
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This webinar is a part of a series to illustrate how to star rate a road and use the iRAP software ViDA to look at pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and vehicle occupant star ratings and the associated fatalities estimation, investment plans and before and after results. This webinar will teach the introductory details of the iRAP model and methodology. INSTRUCTORS: James Bradford, Global Product Director, iRAP, Hampshire, UK and Doug Harwood, P.E., Program Director, MRI Group, Kansas...
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Planning on attending the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit in Anaheim, CA? Make sure you have a room to kick back and relax - make your hotel reservations now and save the worry, hassle, (and money) later! Our meeting headquarters hotel is the Anaheim Marriott . We encourage all attendees to stay here. The hotel is convenient to several airports and local transportation is very good. In addition, it is in close proximity to a number of attractions, including The Disneyland ® Resort...
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Order your copy of the MUTCD today at the discounted price of $25! The MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) is the national standard for all traffic control devices, including traffic signs, pavement markings, signals and any other devices used to regulate, warn, or guide traffic. Ensuring uniformity of traffic control devices across the nation--from their messages and placement to their sizes, shapes and colors--helps to reduce crashes and traffic congestion. This is the first...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation will award up to $40 million in federal funding for a mid-sized city to conduct a smart city demonstration as part of its recently launched “Beyond Traffic: The Smart City Challenge.” USDOT is encouraging cities to put forward their best and most creative ideas for innovatively addressing the challenges they are facing. The vision of the Smart City Challenge is to demonstrate and evaluate a holistic, integrated approach to improving surface transportation...
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Following a national approach to adopting traffic safety laws is more cost effective than following a state-by-state approach, according to a new RAND Corporation study , “ Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Prioritize Spending on Traffic Safety . ” The study is available at www.rand.org. Boosting traffic safety funding by 10 percent and allocating the funds to states where it is most needed would save 1,320 lives and prevent more than 225,000 injuries annually, according to the study....
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