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Planning is now underway for an ITE study tour to Australia and New Zealand led by ITE International President John J. Kennedy and ITE Executive Director Thomas W. Brahms. Save the dates to be part of this ITE delegation on a trip down under from September 5 to September 20, 2015 , with the first week of the tour focused on Australia and the second week on New Zealand. Tentative cities planned on the itinerary include Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington,...
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ITE has launched a new Career Center! This Center offers greater benefits, more resources, and more user-friendly interface, allowing ITE to remain a top job board for recruiting new talent for your organization. Are you an employer with a current job posting? Your position has been automatically transferred over to our new site. You will not need to re-enter any information. If you had a resume or job alert established then you will need to re-create these items in our new site. ...
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At the 2015 International Transport Forum, the PTV Group is presenting new mobile applications for cities and their inhabitants Cities can now provide their inhabitants and visitors with a new mobile application. Whether looking for tourist information, a programme of events, transport information or the latest mobility options, users will receive all the information about their city that they want combined on a single app. At the 2015 International Transport Forum in Leipzig,...
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In recent remarks to students, alumni and supporters of George Mason University's Civil Engineering Institute, Alliance president Bob Chase challenged members of that profession to become more involved in transportation education, advocacy and decision-making. Chase stated that "perhaps the greatest threat (to improved regional mobility) is the lack of private sector involvement, particularly on the part of civil engineers and other transportation professionals, in the transportation decision-making...
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This Friday, the Discovery Channel will feature experts from Cambridge Systematics (CS) discussing how the transportation industry can prepare for extreme weather risk. Featured in an episode of the educational series Innovations, CS’ industry leaders and its clients explore innovative approaches agencies are taking to plan for extreme weather risk and resilience. WHEN: Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 a.m. (ET and PT)
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is seeking a Transportation Specialist for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO). The position is located in Washington, DC. This is an exciting professional opportunity to be a part of a team working on groundbreaking ITS research including connected and automated vehicles. The USDOT’s ITS program supports the overall advancement of ITS through investments in major research initiatives, exploratory studies,...
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ITE is participating as a cooperating organization in the upcoming American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2016). You are invited to submit an abstract and be a part of this major event for transportation and development professionals. The conference will be held from June 26-29, 2016 at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. Abstracts to be considered for the various speaking opportunities are due by June 29, 2015...
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If you missed the Lagging Left-Turn for Safety and Operations Webinar that was offered in February, you may view the webinar archive for $55 ITE Member/$70 Non-Member anytime once you purchase it from the ITE Bookstore, http://ecommerce.ite.org/IMIS/ItemDetail?iProductCode=PD-A23 You may access the webinar archive up to one year after purchase in your Learning Hub record. Included in the purchase is a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and you may earn 1.5 PDH once you have viewed the...
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Make sure to join us at these events taking place during the ITE 2015 International Annual Meeting & Exhibit ! Welcome to Florida Reception , Monday, August 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. ($50, for guests and if not included in your registration fee) The kick-off to the International Collegiate Traffic Bowl! Join fellow meeting attendees and traffic bowl contestants while we enjoy some locally-inspired cuisine and cocktails before watching the Traffic Bowl. Traffic Bowl Competition , Monday,...
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Utilize the following resources to prepare for the upcoming PTP or PTOE exam this June: PTOE & PTP Practice Exams Each practice test consists of 25 randomly pulled multiple-choice questions from a question bank based on the exam's subject domains. You will have 30 days from purchase to access the practice test once it is launched. The practice test does not have to be completed in one sitting. The Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) Practice Exam The Professional...
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Come join the Sustainability Task Force for a webinar on LOS vs VMT Please register for Sustainability TF Presentation and Web Meeting on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/9151796394916234754 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training. Transportation impacts have historically been measured using “level of service” (LOS). This metric evaluates the transportation...
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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6982134498337490177 Thu, Jun 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT This free web panelist discussion is sponsored by the Advocacy Committee and the Transportation Safety Council. The moderator led live panel discussion will discuss what ITE should be doing to support traffic safety and achieving vision zero (0) goals. This is an interactive web cast with real-time audience poll and Q&A session to facilitate a dynamic conversation. ...
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The Susan Kuchinskas white paper on the iterative approach to autonomous driving has been released in anticipation of the June 2015 Telematics Update Conference in Detroit. It suggests that although driver assists will be added to cars in the near future, a car operating without any human intervention may never be in widespread use. Those planning, designing, and operating transportation infrastructure will still have to consider human factors and limitations. Levelling Up to Driverless...
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On behalf of the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) Executive Committee and International Board of Direction, it is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Jeffrey F. Paniati, P.E. as the Institute’s next Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Jeff will remain in his current position with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as Executive Director, Office of the Administrator, until mid-October, after which...
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From Traffic Technology Today : Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has unveiled the first fully-licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the USA. Developed by engineers at DTNA and launched under the company’s Freightliner brand, the new ‘Inspiration Truck’ has the potential to unlock autonomous vehicle advancements that reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and benefit the environment. The Inspiration Truck underwent extensive...
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ITEANZ , the Australia and New Zealand Section of ITE, recently had an advocacy win when its white paper discussing the safety concerns of vehicle window tinting was highlighted in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s television program, “ The Checkout .” The episode discusses how NOT to “pimp your ride,” including window tinting as something that has more safety risks than perceived benefits. Check out the video through the link below, with the disclaimer that if you are watching at work,...
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The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure panel is trying to forge a long-term transportation bill, which sets policy and funding for the nation's roads and transit agencies. Panel Chairman Bill Shuster said that the measure will include a new section on technology aimed at addressing driverless cars and other in-development forms of transportation. "These cars are coming," the Pennsylvania Republican said at a National Journal LIVE event Tuesday. "When we build a road in the next...
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Gregory Nadeau has been nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) when current Administrator Victor Mendez steps down. Mendez will move to a position as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Nadeau is currently FHWA’s Deputy Administrator since 2009. Nadeau was in the Maine House of Representatives from 1978 to 1990. He served on several committees including Standing Committees on Transportation,...
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From the Philippine Star : MANILA, Philippines - As part of its road safety drive, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be repainting all faded pedestrian lanes at 200 schools in Metro Manila. MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino said crew from the agency would start with the repainting works on May 18. He said the repainting would be finished just in time for the opening of classes on June 1. Tolentino said the project not only aims to ensure the safety of students but would...
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Looking for information on optimizing lane widths? Check out the following ITE resources: Optimizing Lane Widths to Achieve a Balance of Safety, Operations, and User Needs by Hillary Isebrands, P.E., Ph.D., Tracy Newsome, Ph.D., and Frank Sullivan. This article from the March 2015 issue of ITE Journal looks at the implementation of flexible lane widths as the state and local level. Charlotte, NC and the State of Florida are case studies. Optimizing Lane Widths: Case Studies Webinar...
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