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KYSITE Annual Meeting Details - RSVP!!
SDITE / GLDITE 2012: Call for Abstracts
PTOE Course Recap
Member Profile #8
Road Safety
Highway Capacity Manual Workshop
Important Dates 
October 12: 
HCM Workshop (Cincinnati)

November 10, 2011:
KYSITE Annual Meeting

April 15 - 18, 2012:
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It's the end of September already -- wow, that was fast.  We started the month with Neil Diamond and we're going to end it with Green Day.   


This newsletter features:

  • KYSITE Annual Meeting Annnouncement
  • 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
  • KYSITE Annual Meeting Annnouncement
  • PTOE Course Re-cap
  • Final Highway Capacity Manual Workshop Reminder
  • Member Profile #8
Finally, thanks to Vanessa Fritsch, Anne Warnick, and Rebecca Franke for their contributions this week!


As always, contact us at anytime!      


- KYSITE Officers

KYSITE Annual Meeting / Silent Auction Announcement! 


It's nearing the end of a great year for KYSITE, which means it is time for the KYSITE Annual Meeting! This year the meeting will be changing locations to The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky. This allows KYSITE to have a trial run with thesilent auction venue as one of the events being held as part of the SDITE / GLDITE 2012 Joint Annual Meeting in April 2012 is planned at The Red Mile.


The KYSITE Annual Meeting is being held on Thursday, November 10, 2011. The general agenda for the evening is as follows:


6:00 pm - Arrive / Begin Silent Auction / Cash Bar / Big River Band

6:40 pm - Dinner

7:30 pm - Big River Band Concludes

7:45 pm - Silent Auction Closes / Business Meeting

8:00 pm - 2011 KYSITE Awards

8:05 pm - Installation of 2012 Officers

8:10 pm - Silent Auction Results

8:30 pm - Close of Meeting


This link provides directions to the Red Mile.


We have numerous donations for the silent auction including tickets to Dollywood, hotel and golf at Rising Star Casino, tickets to Holiday World, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, and tickets to the Louisville Bats. There will be plenty more great items for you to bid on and raise lots of money for our scholarship fund!


To mix things up, we will also be having entertainment at the meeting - The Big River Band! Come on out for some live music!


Cost Information

The cost will be $25.00 member / $35.00 non-member. A member can bring one guest at the member price.


Included in the price is a dinner buffet consisting of salad, rolls, chef's choice entrées and accompaniments along with dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.


A paypal link is being setup to pre-pay for the dinner. You may also pay cash or check at the door the day of the event.


RSVP Information

Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 4, 2011. You can RSVP at


Looking forward to seeing everyone in November!


SDITE / GLDITE 2012 Call for Abstracts2012 Banner


The SDITE/GLDITE 2012 Annual Meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of technical, policy, planning, and administrative information on all aspects of transportation engineering and planning.


Call for Abstracts

High-quality papers and presentations are sought on a range of roundabout topics. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length and may be on any topic relevant to the planning, design and operations of transportation facilities.  Presentation options include:


  • Research papers;
  • Presentations with detailed handouts;
  • Panel discussions, opening with a 5-minute review of the topic;
  • Technical Workshops and
  • Displays or posters about projects, featuring pictures, models, and computer graphics.


If you believe your presentation meets the requirements for Professional Engineer and/or AICP CEUs, please indicate in your submission. You may also propose a single presentation, or an entire session. 


Submit abstracts by November 15, 2011, via the submittal website: 


Please include your name, organization, and an e-mail address. State the specific topic area for the abstract, along with your preferred presentation option. If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified.


Possible conference topics include all aspects of transportation research, experience, and practice: policy and procedures development, funding strategies, planning and programming, design, traffic control, transit, bicycles, pedestrian use, meeting the needs of those with disabilities, and public involvement and outreach.


Contacts: Adam Kirk ( and Eric Green (


PTOE Course Recap


On August 30th, KYSITE hosted a day-long review course for those interested in taking the Professional TrafficRecap Operations Engineer Exam (PTOE).   A small, but lively group of students made up of consultants, state employees and retirees attended the class. The esteemed instructors were KYSITE's very own Adam Kirk, Bob Flener and Paul Slone.


Special thanks to the instructors for taking the time for the review. Also, special thanks to Parsons Brinckerhoff for providing a venue.


Best of luck to the future PTOE's. Most will be taking the exam this October.  

Member Profile #8 

Our eighth member profile has been an international ITE member for several years and a very good golfer.Stephen Sewell

Name: Stephen Douglas Sewell

Place of Work: Palmer Engineering


Title: Project Manager


Degree(s): BSCE (Dec 2000) / University of Kentucky

Certifications: Professional Engineer (KY & TN); PTOE


Place of Birth: Glasgow, KY


Family: Samantha (wife); Ella & Anniston (children)


1. What do you do day-to-day?:

Manage Transportation and Traffic Engineering Projects


2. What are your technical interests?:

Traffic Engineering and Highway Design


3. What are your hobbies?:

Golf; UK Basketball and Football (even this year)


4. Favorites:

Color: Blue

Movie: Top Gun

Music: Dave Matthews Band


5. In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?  Currently serving as an assistant on the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting Golf Committee 


6. Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi

B. Dogs or Cats: Dog

C. Telephone or Email: Telephone

D. Pen or Pencil: Pen

E. Cats or Cards: CATS


7. Other Information:

- I was a member of the KSHAA State Championship Golf Team (1994)

- I met my wife on the first day of college in Calculus I (not where I expected to do that)

Road Safety is a Sustainability Issue


One of the benefits of being an International ITE member is the wealth of information provided in their printed andRoad_safety electronic correspondence.  This is article is an example.


From ITE eNewsletter 9.26.11:

"...this forceful article espouses that road safety is a corporate responsibility and a sustainability issue. The author explains why it is the responsibility of companies to ensure the safety of their employees and why it makes economic sense for companies to invest in road safety. The article concludes with linking road safety with sustainability with a series of real-world business experiences."  To read the article, click here. 

2010 Highway Capacity Manual Workshop - Final Reminder

A one-day 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) WorkshopHCM 2010 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:

Please contact McTrans with any questions at 1-800-226-1013 or

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- More announcements!

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor