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Spring Meeting Reminder
2012 Registration Reminder
Special Public Agency Registration
Pay Dues!
Transportation Haiku #4
Transportation Funding Update
Quick Hits
Member Profile #16
Important Dates 
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Happy Valentine's Week!


We realize that this newsletter is coming out after the big day, but there's plenty of love to go around.  And there's plenty of good information in this newsletter this week,LoveStory including: 


- KYSITE Spring Meeting Reminder

- 2012 Meeting Registration

- KAPA Opportunity

- Transportation Haiku #4

- Transportation Articles

- Member Profile #16: Vanessa Fritsch


Remember, "Love means never having to say you're sorry", but you may be sorry if you don't register for the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


Contact us at with any questions or comments!  


- KYSITE Officers



KYSITE Spring Meeting: Reminder


The KYSITE Spring Meeting is on Thursday March 1, 2012The meeting will serve as a preview of the 2012 SDITE / Spring_DaisiesGLDITE Joint Annual Meeting to be held in Lexington in April and other KYSITE activities throughout 2012.   


Presentations will include:


- Sneak peek at the technical program offered at the Annual Meeting


- Overview of the technical tour


- Overview of the spouse program


- KYSITE 2012 events


The meeting will be held at the Phoenix Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 101 East Vine Street in Lexington.  The meeting will begin at 11:30 and end at 1:00 PM. 


Cost to attend the meeting will help to cover lunch. Cost is as follows:     


-$10 member / $15 non-member


Please try our new payment system by clicking the button toPayHere the right.  


If you are more comfortable with the old payment system, you can visit this link on our website for a second PayPal option if you wish to pay ahead of time.  You can pay cash or check at the door as well.


VERY IMPORTANT! Please RVSP by February 27, 2012 at


Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! 



Early Bird Registration Ends on March 1! 2012 Banner


Don't forget that early bird registration ends on March 1 for the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


For this and more, go to and share with your friends!!!


And if you're a public agency employe in Kentucky, read the next article.

Work for a Public Agency in Kentucky? 


If so, we have a special deal for you!Special_Reg


We are offering a reduced registration rate for public agency / government employees to attend the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


Please contact Scott Walker for more details if you haven't already received information on this special opportunity.


KAPA Spring Conference


If you would be interested in being a presenter at theKAPA Kentucky Chapter of American Planning Association (KAPA) Spring Conference at Rough River State Park on May 16-18, 2012 please fill out and turn in the submission form by February 24th at the following link


If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Felicia Harper or Amy Williams.


Another Reminder: Pay Your Dues!

Not an international ITE member, but want to pay your 2012 KYSITE Dues?  Click here.duesaredue


Your KYSITE-Only membership will get you:


- Discounts at KYSITE Meetings, webinars, and outings

- Voting privaleges which help set the direction of the Section

- Includes $5 toward KYSITE scholarship fund


It only costs $15 for one year.  Help support our organization with your dues.  (It helps pay for this awesome newsletter as well!)


Please have your dues paid by the KYSITE Spring Meeting on March 1, 2012 


Note 1: If you are an international ITE member, your Section dues are already included in your renewal.


Note 2: As previously noted, in order to qualify for the "Member" registration price for the District Meeting in April, you must be an International ITE member.   Kentucky Section-only members will be required to pay "Non-Member" pricing ($25 more).  We apologize for this but that is a rule to be fair to the other Sections.



Transportation Haiku 


This week's haiku (from the New York City Department of Transportation):



If you have a haiku you would like to share, please send it to us!

Transportation Funding
Provided by: Billy Garrison (GRW)


Transportation funding is always a huge point of debate in Washington. The following article explains what is being presented and debated right now by the House, Senate, and President. To read the article click here.

Quick Hits


Here are links to a few articles that we ran across that you might find interesting:quickhits2


Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints Rev Up Controversy in Congress


Let There Be Light: Red-Green Colorblind-Friendly Traffic Signal Developed 


China and Transportation: What We Can Learn in the United States 


Signs Designed to Prevent Tragedy on Florida's Fog-Shrouded Alligator Alley 


Kentucky Governor Breaks Ground on US 641 Extension Project

Member Profile #16: Vanessa Fritsch 
Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (UK)


Our next featured member is Vanessa Frisch, the new KYSITE Treasurer for 2012 and Entertainment Committee Chair for the upcoming Joint District Meeting 


Name: Vanessa Fritsch     


Place of Work: URS Corporation   


Title: Traffic Engineer  vanessa&duffy


Degree(s): BSCE (2003), University of Kentucky


Other Certifications: PE, PTOE   


Place of Birth: Florence, KY   


Family: Duffy the Wonder Dog -->


 What do you do day-to-day?  GWS- Gym, Work, Sleep... or for the next few months: SDITE   



a. Favorite Color? UK Blue

b. Favorite Movie? The Sandlot


In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?

Current KYSITE Treasurer and Entertainment Committee Chair the SDITE Annual Meeting 


Five Questions:

a. Coke or Pepsi?  H2O

b. Dogs or Cats?  Dogs

c. Telephone or Email?  Telephone  

d. Pen or Pencil?   Green Pen, it just seems happier  

e. Cats or Cards?   C...A...T...S... CATS, CATS, CATS!


Other interesting information? 

Allergies to poultry and citrus keep me on my toes at new restaurants. 

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- More on the April Meeting

- Spring Meeting Reminder

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor