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Help Us Out Again!
PTOE Exam Deadline
Green Book is Shipping
Member Profile - Holiday Edition
Technical Article
Important Dates 
January 13, 2012
PTOE Application Deadline for March Exam
April 15 - 18, 2012:
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Happy Holidays!  That includes: 

  • Merry Christmas! 
  • Happy Chanukah! 
  • Happy Kwanzaa!
  • Seasons Greetings!
  • Happy Winter Solstice!

We hope the holiday season is treating you well.  This is still a relatively slow time for KYSITE, but you might find a few things below that interest you: 


- Thanks for your help on the survey!

- PTOE Deadline 

- Membership Guidance

- Member Profile - Special Edition


We hope you enjoy this edition.  We will return to the regular format in the next edition with some information on the SDITE / GLDITE 2012 Joint Annual Meeting.

As always, contact us at anytime!      


- KYSITE Officers


Great job...but we need just a bit more!


In our last edition, we again asked for your help on a survey prepared by Southern District of ITE.  Our readers did anGood Job Ribbon excellent job responding over the last weeks -- that is greatly appreciated!!  However, our goal was 50, and while we are well over halfway to that goal, we're not there yet.  If you haven't done so, please take five minutes of your time -- that's not much time at all. And for your time, you have the chance to win a gift card -- can't get much better than that, can it? 


Click here to fill it out if you haven't done so already.  

PTOE Exam Application Deadline

If you are interested in taking the Professional TrafficPTOE Operations Engineer Exam in March, the deadline for submitting an application is January 13.  More information including the exam schedule can be found here.  More information about other ITE certifications, including the Professional Transportation Planner certification can also be found on the same website.  Check it out! 



The "GREEN BOOK" is Shipping!

From ITE:  "AASHTO's bestselling publication, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition,AASHTO_GREEN_BOOK 2011, also known as the "Green Book," is now available for pre-sale. This publication contains the current design research and practices for highway and street geometric design and provides guidance to highway engineers and designers who strive to make unique design solutions that meet the needs of highway users while maintaining the integrity of the environment."


The publication is now shipping.  If you order by January 13th through ITE using code "FRSHIP", you can receive free shipping.


To order, click here.

Member Profile - Holiday Edition
Prepared by: North Pole Elves


We decided to take a small break from our regular member profile to highlight a long-term member and supporter of engineers everywhere.


NameSanta Claus / St. Nick / Kris Kringle / Father ChristmasSanta Claus


Place of Work: North Pole


Title: Master Toy Maker


Degree(s) < 32F / 0C


Other Certifications: Qualifications too numerous to List


Place of BirthVaries depending on what story you hear


Family: Mrs. Claus and my family of Elves at the North Pole


1. What do you do day-to-day?

Make toys for little boys and girls at my workshop in the North Pole. In the months before Christmas, I find myself sitting in shopping malls to talk to the children. And then on Christmas Eve, take those toys around the world!


2. What are your technical interests?

Reducing congestion.  On a busy Christmas Eve where I visit millions of homes, I don't have time to sit in traffic!


3. What are your hobbies?

Making children smile -- and adults too sometimes!  


4. Favorites:

a. Favorite Color? Red and Green

b. Favorite Music?  Any Christmas song, including but not limited to:

 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

 - Here Comes Santa Claus 

 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

 - Up on the Rooftop


5. In what capacity how you served KYSITE in the past (Officer, Meeting Organizer, etc). 

I've never been an officer, but support all the little boys and girls that work hard to make KYSITE such a great organization. 


6. Five Questions:

a. Coke or Pepsi?  Coca-Cola (of course)

b. Dogs or Cats?     Neither.  I prefer Reindeer.

c. Telephone or Email?     Letters to Santa

d. Pen or Pencil?   Pencil (Ink and my suit don't get along)

e. Cats or Cards?   CATS!  (The Cardinals are on the naughty list)


7. Other Information:

Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Santa Claus: The Engineering Perspective 

Our 'Technical Article' this edition focuses on Santa Claus from an engineering perspective.   Many of you have probably seen this before.  But you may not have seen the rebuttal -- enjoy!!


For those struggling to see how Santa can hit everyone's home in one night, this article may be for you.


However, another individual has countered that with a different perspective.


[Editor's Note:  Please enjoy these as entertainment only.  We've done plenty of serious articles over the past year and there will be plenty of more serious topics in 2012. In the meantime, have a little fun! 


And for the record, I've been a really good boy this year...I hope Santa is reading]

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- Happy New Year

- KYSITE Announcements

- Information on SDITE / GLITE 2012 Meeting (each issue through April)

- Transportation Haikus!! 

- Another Member Profile??

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor