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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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;...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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