ALSITE NEWS

A Publication of the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers

Volume XLII - Issue 3

Fall 2012

IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Events
ALSITE 2012 Fall Section Meeting
2013 ALSITE Elected Officers
40th ALSITE/DSITE Joint Annual Meeting
61st SDITE Annual Meeting
2012 ITE National Traffic Bowl Champs - SDITE!
Student Chapter Updates
2012 ALSITE NEWS Sponsors
ALSITE Quick Links
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Upcoming Events

 

ALSITE Fall Meeting

Thursday, October 4

Montgomery Zoo

Montgomery, Alabama

Meeting Website

2012 Officers

 

President

Scott Holladay

 

Vice-President

Becky Malenke

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Greg Dawkins

 

Southern District Representative

Chris Sellers

 

Affiliate Director

Larry Jones

 

Assistant Affiliate Director

Wayne Curry

 

Immediate Past President

Scott Rumble

 

2013 Officers (Elected)

 

President

Becky Malenke

 

Vice-President

Greg Dawkins

 

Secretary/Treasurer

Jeff Stephenson

 

Southern District Representative

Chris Sellers

 

Affiliate Director

Wayne Curry

 

Assistant Affiliate Director Kevin Garmon

 

Immediate Past President

Scott Holladay

It has been a privilege to serve as the ALSITE NEWS editor for the past 2 years. 

 

Clark Bailey with Skipper Consulting will be taking over as the ALSITE NEWS editor in 2013.

 

- Jeff Stephenson

Scott Holladay

 

President's Message
Scott Holladay, P.E.
ALSITE President

  

 

As we approach the end of the year I want to first say that I have enjoyed serving as the president of ALSITE for 2012. As stated before, we have an outstanding membership that has made the job easy and enjoyable.   You can be assured that ALSITE is in good hands for the next several years with the officers that are poised to lead.

 

You will continue to see some positive changes to the website, our constant contact emails, and the electronic meeting registration process through the website and pay pal. Our new website format should allow us to keep our information current and be a more useful resource for our membership. We will provide some details and get some feedback at the fall business meeting about the website.

 

The HMR Scholarships Fund continues to be an exceptional aspect of our section. Our scholarship awards, the endowment, and fund raising sets us apart and continues to be the standard among all of the sections in the Southern District of ITE. With individual donations in decline and a challenging economic environment in which to garner a moderate return on the endowment, it is becoming harder to keep up to the standard we have set for ourselves. I am sure this is an issue that will continue to need attention in the next year and beyond.

 

Please be sure to register for our upcoming meeting to be held on Thursday, October 4 at the Montgomery Zoo and the Mann Museum. You should have already received a registration email that allowed you to register and immediately and pay by credit card or bring a check to the meeting. Using this registration process is a great help for the LAC and their planning.

 

Last but most importantly, we have a national election coming up in less than 50 days. For over 235 years, millions of people have given literally everything to provide us the freedoms that we enjoy. Please honor these people and our Country by registering and taking the time to vote on Election Day.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone in Montgomery.

ALSITE 2012 Fall Section Meeting 


Montgomery Zoo 

Join us in Montgomery for the ALSITE 2012 Fall Section Meeting on Thursday October 4, 2012.  The meeting is being held at the Mann Museum of the Montgomery Zoo.  The registration desk opens at 7:45 am.  Pre-registration ends on Friday September 28.

 

Scheduled events include: 

  • Two (2) Technical Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Section Business Meeting
  • Self-guided Zoo and Museum Access after the meeting

For additional information - including links to online registration for the meeting - see the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter, or visit www.alsite.org.

2013 ALSITE Elected Officers


2013 ALSITE Elected Officers
Pictured L to R:  Wayne Curry, Jeff Stephenson, Scott Holladay, Greg Dawkins, Becky Malenke, and 2012 Southern District ITE President Becky White (not pictured Kevin Garmon)

 

Your newly elected ALSITE Officers for 2013 are:

President - Becky Malenke
Vice-President - Greg Dawkins
Secretary/Treasurer - Jeff Stephenson
Affiliate Director - Wayne Curry
Assistant Affiliate Director - Kevin Garmon
Immediate Past President - Scott Holladay

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

40th ALSITE/DSITE Joint Annual Meeting
  
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Vulcan for once again being a superb host for the 40th Annual ALSITE/DSITE Joint Meeting!

The professional development and technical programs were excellent, and the social program was a huge success as always!  There were several individual awards presented at the banquet (shown below), and the results of our very first electronic voting for officer elections were revealed. 

 

The agenda and business meeting minutes are posted on the Meetings Archive page on the ALSITE website, and are linked within this newsletter under ALSITE Quick Links.

Scholarship Award Winners
 
Charles E. Alexander Memorial Transportation Engineering Scholarship
Thomas Peter (Pete) Glanton - Auburn University*

Billy Jones Memorial Traffic Engineering Scholarship
Amanda Elizabeth Spillers - Auburn University

*Note - Pete Glanton will be presented his Scholarship Award at the Fall Section Meeting.

 

Individual Award Winners
  
Award - Jeff Stephenson 
Special Citation for Meritorious Service
Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE

 

Award - Cody Long 
Outstanding Young Member Award
Cody Long, P.E.
 
Award - Doc Dorsey  
Transportation Engineer of the Year
Walter "Doc" Dorsey, P.E.
 
Award - Becky White  
Transportation Professional of the Year
Becky White, PTP
 
Award - Linda Guin 
Transportation Safety Award
Linda Guin, P.E.

61st SDITE Annual Meeting

 

SDITE
 

The 61st SDITE Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, April 7 - Wednesday, April 10, 2012.

The meeting location is Charlotte, North Carolina.

Check out the SDITE 2013 Annual Meeting Website for additional details.

 

"CALL FOR ABSTRACTS"

Deadline for abstract submittals is October 31, 2012.

Abstracts can be submitted electronically here.

2012 ITE National Traffic Bowl Champs - SDITE!

North Carolina State University

  

NCSU Traffic Bowl  

STUDENT CHAPTER UPDATES

Auburn University ITE Student Chapter

Submitted by Dr. Rod Turochy

 

The Auburn University Student Chapter had many activities during the spring semester. Among the guest speakers were: Jeff Stephenson from Sain Associates in Birmingham, Stan Biddick of ALDOT, Kris Kiefer from ALDOT, and Bob Kolar, private consultant. Five chapter members attended the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January. Four chapter members attended the spring ALSITE meeting in Birmingham and participated in the Traffic Bowl. Two chapter members attended the ALSITE annual meeting in Gulf Shores in June. Also, February 24 was E-Day for Auburn University (open house for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering) and the ITE Student Chapter had the responsibility of managing transportation for the visitors by greeting and counting passengers, as well as trying to answer questions they had.

 

The chapter has several plans for fall semester. Regular monthly meetings will continue, and speakers are being scheduled. Topics of interest include highway safety in Alabama, current and future transportation projects in the Auburn area, and current and future parking traffic and parking projects at Auburn University. The efforts to educate children about civil engineering and traffic safety will continue as well, and visits to an elementary school to speak with the 4th and 5th grade children are planned. Several chapter members are also expected to attend the fall ALSITE meeting that will be held at the Montgomery Zoo on Thursday, October 4.

 

The chapter looks forward for the activities of fall semester. The student chapter officers for 2012-2013 are Scott Seidband, Luana Ozelim, and Kelly Evans.

UAB ITE Student Chapter

Submitted by Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku

 

On September 6, 2012 the UAB ITE Student chapter participated in the School of Engineering Welcome Back Event. The event allowed transportation students and faculty to share information about careers in transportation engineering with interested engineering students and other visitors and recruit new student members.

 

The UAB ITE Student chapter had a field trip planned for September 20, 2012. Student members will visit the Traffic Management Center of the City of Birmingham and get a close look at the city's traffic control and monitor center.

University of Alabama ITE Student Chapter

Submitted by Dr. Steven Jones

 

It's hard to believe how fast the summer has flown by!  The Alabama Student Chapter assisted the Auburn Student Chapter's Trip Generation Study led by Dr. Turochy.

 

The fall semester started on August 22, and things are very busy at the University.  The Alabama Student Chapter is in the process of securing its plans for the fall.  Chapter events for the fall will likely include Section Meetings with guest speakers, attendance at various professional organization meetings, technical field trips, and services projects.  New Student Chapter officers will be elected during the month of November.

2012 ALSITE NEWS Sponsors

Thanks to our current ALSITE NEWS Sponsors!

 

AECOM

 

Atkins

 

Gresham Smith and Partners 

 

Inline

 

Neel-Schaffer

 

Safety Coatings

 

Sain Associates

 

Skipper

 

Southern Lighting & Traffic 

  

Traffic Data

 

Traffic Products

 

Traffic Solutions

 

TransCore

 

Vulcan Signs

 

Become a sponsor today!

 

A big THANK YOU to our current ALSITE NEWS sponsors - we appreciate your commitment to ALSITE!

 

If you would like to become an ALSITE NEWS sponsor, please contact Jeff Stephenson by email, at jst[email protected], or by phone at 205.263.2172.

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