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Spring Meeting Summary
March Webinar Summary
Golf Outing Announced
HCM 2010 Webinars
SDITE Elections
Know Your Officers
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April 15: One year until SDITE 2012!!!!


April 25 - 27: 
 Lifesavers Conference in Louisville, KY


June 6:
KYSITE Golf Outing


April 15 - 18, 2012:
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The Blue and White Edition



We have seen the FINAL days of March and now we are heading to month FOUR of 2011.  April is a month where things can get WILD -- if often rains CATS and dogs.  Let's  all GO into the month excited that the SDITE 2012 meeting is nearly one year away and we can't wait to show off the beautiful state of KENTUCKY.

As always, feel free to contact us at However, we would appreciate no hate mail for this newsletter!

- editor
Spring Meeting Summary

KYSITE held their Spring Meeting on Friday, March 18th. Over forty attendees gathered to hear some exciting updates on the state of affairs throughout the Commonwealth.  KYSITE President Lindsay Walker kicked it off with a brief update on several KYSITE activities past and present. 


Following Lindsay, Stacy Timol and Telma Lightfoot provided an update from KYTC Division of Traffic. Their focus was on the implementation of TransPHAT, which is a software package developed in house to manage signal systems statewide.2011 Spring 1


Next, Jill Asher with KYTC Division of Planning, provided an overview of a Data Needs Analysis (DNA) Study. Previously known as a First Look Study or Pre-Design Scoping Study, Jill walked through an example project to help illustrate the components of a DNA Study. Jill also invited Charlie Spalding to talk briefly about the new automated Project Identification Form. This is used to maintain the unscheduled needs list.


After a short break, Tracy Nowaczyk and Greg Garner with KYTC Division of Maintenance provided an update on how they are meeting new sign retroreflectivity requirements. They are currently using a photolog van as one tool to inventory signs statewide. They have also developed a procedure to test sign retroreflectivity. This will help determine which signs need to be replaced and what is the typical life cycle. 

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Ashley Sells, with Louisville Metro, followed with an update on their signal systems migration from Pyramids to Centracs. She noted ongoing efforts to retime several systems throughout the Louisville Metro system.  Steve Cummins
followed Ashley providing a similar update for Lexington.  He talked about the adaptive signal control project that will take place along Limestone Street. He talked about his interest in testing InSync, another type of adaptive control, on four uncoordinated signals. He also discussed the process of converting to Centracs, similar to Louisville Metro.  


Following a short break, the meeting concluded with a traffic bowl practice round. Two students who plan to participate in the Southern District Traffic Bowl in Lafayette, LA challenged Lindsay and Brad Johnson, current Vice President and Treasurer. The hard-fought round ended in a tie.


The presentations and a couple of photos have been uploaded to the website.

March Webinar Summary

KYSITE members and others had opportunities to view two webinars in March.  Both programs were presented at the LFUCG Phoenix Conference Room.Webinar 2


On March 9, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sponsored a  webinar which reviewed NCHRP Report 672, titled "Roundabouts: An Informational Guide - Second Edition."  The review was followed by commentaries from two engineers, one with a Washington state-government perspective and the other from the City of Austin.


The NCHRP report discusses planning, operations, safety, design, traffic control devices, illumination, landscaping and construction and maintenance of roundabouts.  The two engineers showed strategies for implementing roundabouts at specific sites.  There were 21 signatures on the attendance sheets.


The second webinar, on March 16, was titled "Understanding the Highway Safety Manual," but it was not a duplication of last fall's four-webinar series on the HSM.  This webinar was designed to promote understanding of the HSM in general, with particular emphasis on the benefits for pedestrians and cyclists.  Thirteen people signed the attendance sheets.   The LFUCG provided refreshments. 


Thanks to Andy Terwilleger for providing summaries yet again.

Golf Outing Reminder
The KYSITE Golf Outing will be on June 6, 2011 at Juniper Hills in Frankfort, KY.  The outing will start @ 1:00.Juniper_Hill

More information will be provided in upcoming newsletters. In the meantime, we are looking for hole sponsorships.  Please contact Bill Seymour and/or Tony Lewis for details.

HCM 2010 Webinars Update

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International ITE is hosting webinars for the HCM 2010.  There are a total of 11 webinars @ a cost of $109 webinar.  More information can be found on the ITE site.


We will be announcing some dates very soon for some of these will be offered as part of our continual partnership with the LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering.  These will obviously be in Lexington.  


KYSITE is interested in partnering with you in other cities, but we need your help.  If you (your company / agency) is interested in attending or hosting one of these webinars, please send a message to    

ITE: 2011 Elections!


ITE LogoITE Members: Candidates for International ITE office have been announced.  We will be featuring these candidates over the next few editions.  This will hopefully include somequotes based on questions we get to ask them while in Lafayette, LA for SDITE 2011.  If you have a specific question to ask them, please contact us:

If you can't wait, bios and statements can be found on the ITE website.  

Best of luck to each candidate!


Get to Know Your Officers (Part 7)


The seventh and final profile of your 2011 Officers your 2011 Section Representative.  For those that don't know, the Section Representative is responsible for preparing summaries of Section activities to Southern District of ITE (SDITE), attending SDITE Board Meeting, and looking out for our Section's best interest as it relates to the SDITE.   


Name: K. Scott Walker, PE, PTOEScott


Place of Work: Parsons Brinckerhoff

Title: Senior Traffic Engineer

Degree(s): BSCE @ UK in 2001

Certification: PE (KY); PTOE (ITE)

Place of Birth: Louisville, KY

Family: Wife: Lindsay; Sons: Benjamin (almost 4), Nathaniel (18 months) 


1. Why did you want to be an officer of KYSITE?:

I wanted to be part of an organization that serves members with similar professional interests.  There have been so many great leaders of KYSITE in the past and I wanted to do my part to lead the organization.


2. What do you do day-to-day?:

A little bit of everything: microsimulation, travel demand modeling, traffic forecasting, other traffic engineering tasks, project managements -- and ITE tasks more than some (especially my boss) may want to know.


3. What are your technical interests?:

Variety -- I don't like to do the same thing day to day if I can avoid it.


4. What are your hobbies?:


A. Kids

B. Baseball

C. Lego

D. UK Sports

E. St. Louis Cardinal Baseball



5. Favorites:

Color: Kentucky Blue

Movie / Video

Music: "On, On, U of K"

Logo:  (see right)


6. Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Neither -- try to avoid these in nearly all circumstances

B. Dogs or Cats: WILDCATS

C. Telephone or Email: Email

D. Pen or Pencil: Pen lately

E. Cats or Cards: Cats -- I figured folks would have figured that out by now.


7. Other Information to Share:


On, on, U of K, we are right for the fight today,

Hold that ball and hit that line;

Ev'ry Wildcat star will shine;

We'll fight, fight, fight, for the blue and white

As we roll to that goal, Varsity,

And we'll kick, pass and run, 'till the battle is won,

And we'll bring home the victory.


8. Final Thoughts:


As the developer and editor of the eNewsletter, I felt that I had the right to develop this special edition.  It does take some work to produce this publication every two weeks -- if you want to help, PLEASE let me know.  And if you don't cheer for the Cats, I might even consider adding some red next time.  


And Go Cats!

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- SDITE 2011 Summary

- Meet International ITE Officer Candidates

- Member Profile -- any volunteers?


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board