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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student in degree-granting program that supports highway safety, including, but not limited to, engineering, planning, statistics, psychology, and economics? Are you looking for a basis for your graduate thesis , class project, or dissertation? If you answered yes, ITE and FHWA challenge you! Here is the challenge: Use HSIS (Highway Safety Information Systems) data to investigate a topic that advances highway safety and to develop a paper...
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Over 200 cities have committed to their Mayor’s challenge to improve walking and biking in their cities. If you are one of those cities or wish to know more and possibly join the challenge then join us for this informational webinar on Tuesday, September 22 from 12-1:30 PM Eastern Time called Mayor’s Challenge: Safer People and Safer Streets. You will hear from Barbara McCann, Director, Office of Safety, Energy and Environment Office of the Secretary, US DOT on the details...
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Here are some of the exciting new and different components of the ITE Fall 2015 Conference in Tucson, AZ October 26-29. A deeper commitment to topics: As the agenda outlines , more time is provided for each topic to provide for a deeper dive and more in-depth discussions into the issues that you are facing. Sneak peek at NACTO's Transit Street Design Guide: ITE has been part of the collaboration effort in the preparation of this Guide . Conference attendees will have...
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Nestled in the valley below the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa provides the ideal location for the ITE 2015 Fall Conference. Make your reservations before September 28 to secure a room for this upcoming conference. The Westin La Paloma is located at 3800 East Sunrise Drive in Tucson, AZ. The rate is $200 + 12.05% room tax. This rate will be honored 3 days pre- and post-event dates based upon availability. The rate includes the daily resort charge which includes...
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If you have applied to take the computer-based exams for PTOE and PTP, the exam may be taken during the October 1-31 time frame. ITE Educational Foundation offers the following online 24/7 self-study certification preparatory resources via the Institute of Transportation Engineers Bookstore www.ite.org/bookstore : Professional Traffic Operations Engineer® (PTOE) Online Practice Exam ITE Member: $10/Non-Member: $15 (25 multiple choice practice exam questions) ...
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This is a friendly reminder that the ITE 2015 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit survey and session attendance form will close on Friday, September 4, 2015. Provide your feedback about your Annual Meeting & Exhibit experience and select the sessions you attended or presented and tours you attended in order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the professional development hours (PDH) you earned. Executive Summaries that were published receive 10 PDHs. Be sure to complete...
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Cars that can drive themselves, London-like double-decker buses, and road tolls, could be keys to cutting commuter congestion in New Zealand's major cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today. More work than simply improving roads needs to be done to reduce peak-hour traffic, Mr Bridges said at the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Building Nations Symposium where Deputy Prime Minister Bill English earlier launched the latest 30-year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan. Electric...
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A new computer program could eliminate the subjectivity factor in street inspections and lead to faster pothole repair. The system being developed at Carnegie Mellon University uses photographs taken by cameras mounted in city vehicles. The program evaluates the nature of developing cracks in streets to determine whether they need attention. Read the article here.
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The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT)has partnered with traffic application-maker Waze to allow drivers to upload data about congestion, crashes, and construction. Waze is a crowdsourced navigation smartphone app that uses input from the world’s largest community of drivers to report and avoid many types of traffic disruptions. As part of this new partnership, the Iowa DOT launched a new Waze layer on the 511 traveler information system available through websites, phones, and mobile apps....
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Response Deadline- August 30 th , 2015, 3:00 PM Eastern The Institute of Transportation Engineers will assist the USDOT Joint Program Office (JPO) to provide next series of ITS Standards training and education modules that will include 10 new and 6 existing courses on ITS Standards. The goal of this work is to support the overall ITS JPO effort to provide personnel performing ITS systems deployment with the skills required to effectively utilize these standards in the procurement, installation,...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that the following mobility application reports have been posted in the National Transportation Library. Impact Assessment of Incident Scene Work Zone Alerts for Drivers and Workers (INC-ZONE) and Incident Scene Pre-Arrival Staging Guidance for Emergency Responders (RESP-STG) This document constitutes the Impact Assessment Report for the INC-ZONE and RESP-STG applications. The assessment includes a qualitative evaluation of a...
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The Governors Highway Safety Association has released a report that provides an overview of current pedestrian safety data and research, and discusses how states are using these data and other information to improve safety. Access "Everyone Walks: Understanding and Addressing Pedestrian Safety," here: www.ghsa.org/html/files/pubs/sfped.pdf
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Dear Meeting Attendees, Thank you for attending the ITE 2015 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Hollywood, Florida. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/927NF3R to complete the annual meeting survey and session attendance form. We appreciate your feedback on the meeting and your input will help ITE in planning future meetings that will meet your professional needs. To receive PDHs and/or AICP CM for select sessions, make sure you have completed the session...
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ITE celebrated the accomplishments of its members on Tuesday at the annual awards banquet. The recipient of this year’s Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award is John Davis, Manager of Traffic Engineering Services, Ayres Associates, Waukesha, Wisconsin. John's award paper will be published in the September issue of ITE Journal. The recipient of the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award is Kirk Steudle, Director or the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, Michigan....
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Congratulations to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student traffic bowl team, winners of the 6th Annual Grand Championship of the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl! The team consisted of Kevin Cartens, Krista Purser, Alex Chambers, and Bobjot Sidhu. Look for a full write up in the September issue of ITE Journal.
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John Davis, Manager, Traffic Engineering Services; Ayres Associates served as Moderator. Presenters were Thomas Bauer, PE, PTOE; Raid Tirhi, PE; and Dick Adams, PE, PTOE, VDOT/Serco. Thomas Bauer’s presentation, “ Local Adaptive Signal Control to Mitigate LRT Preemption Impacts focused on the Canadian city of Edmonton and the Edmonton Transportation Master Plan, which focused on mode shift to modes other than auto. Bauer reported that the city’s South LRT Line features center-running...
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The Cyber Security Challenges and Countermeasures session was presented by Edward Fok, FHWA Resource Center; Bob Arnold, Director, FHWA Office of Transportation Management; Dennis Motiani, Executive Director , NOCOE; and Drew Van Duren, Leidos, Principle Crypto Systems Engineer Ed Folk’s presentation, “How We Got Here and the Challenges Ahead” focused on the various types of efforts that have been in place the past few years that focus on the issue of Cybersecurity such as the T3 webinar...
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Today is the big day for the Transportation Planning Council workshop at the Annual Meeting. The big reveal on the exciting topic and discussion about millennial planning will be revealed. Please join us! Jennifer Pangborn vice-chair TPC
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Manny A. Diaz, former two-term mayor of the City of Miami, FL, USA and author of the book Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time , addressed ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit attendees at the opening session on Monday, August 3, with a powerful presentation on how a city that was once number one in poverty, crime, and unemployment rebuilt itself into a vibrant, economically thriving community that people now flock to for its many opportunities. Miami’s dramatic...
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The Autonomous Vehicle Continuum Impacts session at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit included presentations from: Alain L. Kornhauser, Professor, Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University; Gummada Murthy, Program Director, Operations, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; and Johanna Zmud, Director, Washington DC Office, Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Sponsored by the ITE...
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