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The Changing Face of Transportation
Get those traffic counters ready -- school is back in session!
We have another full newsletter for you this week complete with several opportunities for you to get some training / continuing education credits.
This newsletter features:
- KYSITE Fall Meeting Announced
- KYSITE PTOE Review Course Reminder
- Highway Capacity Manual Workshop Reminder
- Member Profile #6
As always, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
- KYSITE Officers
KYSITE Fall Meeting Announcement
It's official: The KYSITE Fall Technical Meeting will be on Thursday September 22, 2011. The "theme" is Managing Capacity.
The meeting will be held at the University Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The final agenda is still being worked out but tentatively the meeting is set to run from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Some of the highlights include:
-3.0 credit hours!
-Presentations on the newly opened Diverging Diamond at Harrodsburg Road (Lessons Learned!)
-Presentations on Adaptive Traffic Control Systems
Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Please mark your calendar! The full agenda and details will be provided in the next newsletter along with ways to pay. It will also be posted on our website kysite.com
If interested, please go ahead and rsvp to email@example.com! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
PTOE Review Course Announcement
KYSITE is pleased to announce a day-long training course in preparation for the upcoming PTOE Exam (exam window is October 1 - 31, 2011 - deadline to register is August 17, 2011). The course will be taught by Bob Flener, Paul Slone, and Adam Kirk, three local professionals with current PTOE certifications. ITE review materials will be utilized. You will be able to talk directly to the instructors in person and ask them specific questions about the content and the exam itself. For those not interested in certification, this is still a great opportunity to learn about traffic engineering or sharpen some skills.
Our KYSITE training is an alternative to the ITE webinar PTOE Review program, which occurs for 1.5 hours one day a week for five weeks. The cost for that online training is $625 ($781 for non-members). The KYSITE program is CHEAPER, MORE CONVENIENT, AND PERSONALIZED FOR YOU!
Date: August 30, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Location: Parsons Brinckerhoff Lexington Office, 1792 Alysheba Way, Suite 230, Lexington, KY 40509 (Note: for those familiar with the PB Lexington Office, this is a new location!)
Cost - $100 for KYSITE members, $125 for non-members
PDH - 6 credit hours!
Lunch will be provided.
We need to know as soon as possible if you are interested in this course as we need to make sure we have a minimum in attendance to make it feasible. So don't delay and sign up early! The deadline to RSVP is August 26, 2011. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the PTOE certification, please go to: http://www.tpcb.org/
SDITE Technical Program Survey
OK -- so we realize that we ask you guys and gals to fill out a fair amount for surveys. We appreciate your willingness to fill these out in the past.
Now, we've got another one for you. This time, we are giving you the opportunity to help decide technical program topics at SDITE Annual Meetings. Check this survey out -- it only takes a couple of minutes!
NTSB Most Wanted List
The National Transportation Safety Board has updated its most wanted list, a list that consists of 10 issues that the NTSB considers to be of great importance.
The updated list consists of four issues solely related to highway travel, three related to highway travel as well as other transportation modes and three that do not involve highway travel. The entire article can be found here.
2010 Highway Capacity Manual Workshop Reminder
A one-day 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) Workshop will be held on October 12 in Cincinnati, OH. Please note that KYSITE is not hosting this workshop; however, we thought there might be some of our members that would be interested in such a workshop.
The workshop will provide an overview and technical information on the 2010 HCM to be published this year. Special attention will be given to those procedures that will change most, including Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets, Roundabouts and Freeway Weaving. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2010) will be previewed to demonstrate the new features being implemented in the 2010 version. The cost of the workshop is $150 and certificates will be distributed to document 6 PDHs.
You can read more about the training course content and register online at: http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/training
Please contact McTrans with any questions at 1-800-226-1013 or email@example.com.
Our sixth Member Profile is Mark McIntosh -- a former KYSITE President.
Title: Project Engineer in Civil Engineering / Transportation
Place of Work: HDR Engineering
Degree(s): BSCE / University of Kentucky
Place of Birth: Beautiful Downtown Hazad, KY
Family: Wife (Melissa) who is a special needs teacher and an Asbury University Graduate
1. What do you do day-to-day?:
Transportation Engineering / Planning
2. What are your technical interests?:
Traffic Safety / Sustainability
3. What are your hobbies?:
Cycling / Snow Skiing in Western US / Community Service
Color: Green (Mountains / Horse Farms / Cash)
Movie: The Blues Brothers
Music: R & B
5. In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?
President (1996); Vice-President (1995); Secretary / Treasurer (1994); Past Director
6. Five Quick Questions:
A. Coke or Pepsi: Coke
B. Dogs or Cats: Dogs -- Pugs not Drugs
C. Telephone or Email: Tele
D. Pen or Pencil: Pencil
E. Cats or Cards: C-A-T-S, CATS! CATS! CATS!
7. Other Information:
I appreciate the leadership and growth in KYSITE, adding more technical programs, providing scholarships and social outings like Buffalo Trace. Good work in the collegiate traffic bowl and emphasis on SDITE involvement. I remember my first Southern District of ITE meeting in Lexington (1989) and how it was a great boost to my interest & connection with transportation engineering.
Remembering an SDITE Founder
On July 29, the Southern District of ITE lost one of its founding members, Karl Bevins, at age 96. Bevins was the city of Atlanta's first traffic engineer, appointed in 1949 by Mayor William Hartsfield. He was also the lead clarinet player in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for 22 years.
Mr. Bevins' accomplishments as a traffic engineer include implementing staggered work hours, reversible lane control and computerized signals.
Bevins founded the Georgia Division of ITE as well as the Southern Section. Karl Bevins, along with Paul Ristroph, Earl Reeder and John Hanna met to discuss the founding of the Southern Section of ITE in 1953. Mr. Bevins signed the petition requesting ITE to charter a Southern Section, and became the first vice president of the section and the second president. He also hosted the first Annual Meeting at the Atlanta Biltmore hotel in 1953. In 1977 he received the Herman J. Hoose Distinguished Service Award.
In the Next Edition...
- More announcements!
- Another Member Profile
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!
2011 KYSITE Board; and
Scott Walker, Editor