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The Changing Face of Transportation


Hello again!


Welcome to November.  Our best piece of advice for this month:  Nothin' lasts forever, even cold November Rain.  


Depending on when you are reading this, we're either getting ready for the night's Annual Meeting (you should be here) or it's already over (and you should have been there).  Either way, you probably missed a great -- and rockin' -- good time.


Because of the Annual Meeting and everything going on in ITE-world, this newsletter is a bit light on material.  If you want to change that in two weeks, feel free to send something to us. 




As always, contact us at anytime!      


- KYSITE Officers


Final Reminder: 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 (


100 Year Anniversary of a Revolutionary Roadway Design Feature


Edward Hines has been honored by an international design group forcenterline his revolutionary design.  Mr. Hines first made his design in 1911 and it is one of the most important design features for transportation safety.  It all began with him watching a leaky milk wagon on a dusy road in Michigan.


Can you guess what it is?  (Sorry -- no prizes).


To find out, please click here.

Member Profile #11 


Our eleventh member profile is Paul Slone, a KYSITE Past-President.  Paul has been involved with ITE for several years and continues to have an active role in the Section activities.



Place of Work: URS Corporation

Title: a) Transportation Group Manager

        b) Dad

        c) other titles not suitable for printing


Degree(s): BSCE (1992), University of Kentucky


Certifications: a) PE (KY & OH, and formally in GA, SC, & TN)

 b) PTOE


Place of Birth: Louisville, Kentucky


Family: Wife, Manderly; Children: Kevin and Natalie


1. What do you do day-to-day?:

 a.     Manage Chaos

 b.     Project Management Activities

 c.     Write proposals

 d.     Occasionally accomplish real work


2. What are your technical interests?:

 a.     Of course, anything involving signals

 b.     Simulation modeling

 c.     Always finding some type of working and reasonable solution


3. What are your hobbies?:

 a.     Technical Production "Roadie" (Lighting & Sound) at Church.

 b.     Yard/House projects my wife programs in the "Six-Month Plan"

 c.     Softball

 d.     Photography


4. In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?  

 a.     Technical Program Committee for 2012 SDITE   

 b.     PTOE Refresher Teacher 2011 

 c.     President 1999

 d.     VP, Treasurer, Secretary 1996-1998 

 e.     Various Technical Presentations


5. Favorite Color?: 



6. Favorite Movie?: 

Do I have to admit how many times I've seen Star Wars?  More currently The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


7. Favorite Music?:

Variety of Christian contemporary / rock, 70's & 80's rock 


8. Five Quick Questions:

 a. Coke or Pepsi: Diet Coke-oholic

 b. Dogs or Cats: We have both.  Cats are lower maintenance.  They get the slight edge.

 c. Telephone or Email: Telephone

 d. Pen or Pencil: Pilot pens only

 e. Cats or Cards: Cats + any team playing against any North Carolina based school


9. Other Information:

 a.     Have never eaten a McRib

 b.     Recently served as lighting tech at my first rock concert in August.  

[Editor's Note: Response for 9a made me laugh out loud.  Thanks to Paul for the entertaining responses -- I expected nothing less!]

Last Chance at $25!


The Workforce Development Committee of the Southern District of ITE (SDITE) is conducting a survey of SDITE members & non-members who are employed in public agencies throughout our Sections and District.  This survey is designed to capture input so that our organization can identify the challenges and opportunities in providing an effective level of participation to those transportation engineering professionals in the public sector.


Please use this link to the survey.  It is a brief survey that only takes about five minutes to complete.  Please forward this e-mail/survey to your peers, especially ones working for public agencies that are non-members of ITE. 


Those participating in the survey will have a chance to win a $25 gift card.  The person who distributes the most successful invitations to responding participants in the survey will also be entered into a gift card drawing.


This survey closes on November 19th.

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- Announcements of New Officers!

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor