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MoDOT and the state of Missouri need your help. You may have seen where the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently announced MoDOT’s Road to Tomorrow initiative. This initiative is a call to private industry, entrepreneurs, and innovators to bring creative and innovative ideas for the next generation of highways to Missouri. Specifically, MoDOT is making 200 miles of I-70 between Kansas City and St. Louis available as a test bed and laboratory for potential solutions. There...
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Navigating busy two-lane highways can mean drivers often can't see the road for the cars and take a risk that can prove fatal when they attempt to overtake large vehicles like freight trucks. Samsung wants to reduce that risk with the help of technology that allows drivers to virtually see through trucks ahead of them. Using monitors mounted on the back of a truck or other large vehicle and connected wirelessly to a camera in front, Samsung's Safety Truck technology shows drivers what's ahead...
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In recent years, DOTs have increasingly used the practice of crowdsourcing to gather real-time information on weather and road conditions as a supplement to other road condition reporting techniques (e.g., field personnel reports and ITS devices). In a new report, Citizen Reporting of Current Road Conditions , the Road Weather Management Program has documented five DOTs’ experiences with a particular type of crowdsourcing: one in which the DOTs build the interface and train citizen reporters....
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In the month of July and August, ITE’s Professional Development Department will focus on the Complete Streets Concepts. In the month of July and August you may register for the following webinars: Safety Benefits of Complete Streets Webinar , Thurs., July 9, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Eastern. This webinar will discuss how Complete Streets projects tend to reduce collisions, injuries, and speed after their redesign based on the Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition...
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Important Deadlines: June 30 - Deadline for making hotel reservations. Click here to reserve your room. July 10 - Early bird registration deadline. Save money on your registration. Click here to register. The ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit addresses the critical issues facing the transportation profession both today and tomorrow. Here are just a few of the sessions taking place in Hollywood, FL! The Autonomous Vehicle Continuum Impacts - Monday, August...
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Stantec, Neel-Schaffer, RS&H, and Stanley Consultants, Inc. have signed on as sponsors of the ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit. They join VHB, PTV, Econolite, Iteris, Kimley-Horn, Michael Baker Internation, and Trafficware. If you are looking to increase your organization's profile or grow its brand, it's not too late to become a sponsor at this meeting. For more information, review the Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure or contact me at pgoodell@ite.org or +1 202 785 0060 ext...
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The Institute of Transportation Engineers is proud to announce that ITE Journal has been awarded the APEX 2015 Award of Excellence in the category Magazines, Journals, and Tabloids—Most Improved. The award-winning ITE Journal redesign effort is a culmination of visual and content improvements that have been led by Marianne Saglam, ITE communications and media senior director, and Michelle Birdsall, ITE Journal senior editor and writer, working with magazine design firm ContentWorx....
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Below is the agenda for Monday, August 3 during the ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit. Please note this is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. Stay up-to-date on the complete agenda by using the Program tab on the ITE 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibit website or download the Registration Brochure . 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 7:30 a.m....
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Jacobs Engineering Inc. has signed up to become a sponsor of the networking break on Monday morning, August 3 and the Innovations in Roundabouts technical session on Tuesday afternoon, August 4. They join current sponsors: VHB, PTV Group, Econolite, Iteris, Kimley Horn, Michael Baker International, and Trafficware. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact me at pgoodell@ite.org or +1 202 785 0060 ext 128.
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Don't miss either of the following Complete Streets webinars hosted by ITE in June & July! Learn about how cities have implemented and benefited from these projects financially and in terms of increased safety. ITE webinars are a perfect opportunity to broaden or enhance your skill set without having to leave your office. Most webinars also offer PDHs to help you meet professional licensing and certification renewal requirements. Planning for Complete Streets: Case Studies...
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The ITS Standards Acquisition Fundamentals Online Series is ideal for project managers and ITS managers wishing to receive a firm grounding in the basics of acquiring standards-compliant systems. Completion of this self-paced on-demand course that consist of 4-modules and a final assessment of 20 questions will earn 6.5 PDHs. These ITS series were developed in a partnership with Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant...
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The Focus is Safety!

The June issue of ITE Journal is on Safety and Public Awareness. In line with the safety theme, the ITE Professional Development Department has webinars that address the topic of safety. On Tuesday, June 16 the Transportation Planning Council and the Complete Streets Council are sponsoring the Planning for Complete Streets: Case Studies Webinar . This is part one of two webinars that will discuss the role of transportation professionals can play in passing and implementing Complete Streets...
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ITE International President John J. Kennedy and ITE Executive Director Thomas W. Brahms will lead an ITE delegation to look at the innovative solutions being applied in Australia and New Zealand and meet with colleagues to discuss solutions for common challenges. The itinerary is in the final planning stages now for those interested in joining one or both segments of the tour. Dates : September 6 – September 19, 2015 Week One: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia (TBD),...
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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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The PTV Group is presenting a new mobile application for cities and their inhabitants. Whether looking for tourist information, a program of events, transport information, or the latest mobility options, users will receive all the information about the city that they want combined on a single app. At the 2015 International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig, Germany, the PTV Group unveiled the new city app, which can be individually customized and arranged entirely according to the supplier's preferences....
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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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