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In This Issue
More About District Meeting
2012 Registration Reminder
2012 KYSITE Golf Outing
Transportation Haiku #4
Weird Signs
Problems with Speeding
Quick Hits

Upcoming Dates


March 16: Hotel Deadline for SDITE / GLDITE Meeting


April 15 - 18: 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting


June 6: KYSITE Golf Outing

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The Changing Face of Transportation


Beware the Ides of March!


We had a tough decision between celebrating the Ides of March or Saint Patrick's Day -- we chose the Ides this year. 


The word Ides comes from the Latin word "Idus" and means "half division" especially in relation to a month.  The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.Lego Caesar


The Ides of March are most assoiciated with Julius Caesar in which he is warned about the fateful day with Beware the Ides of March.  "Et tu, Brute?"


In this edition:


- Details About Upcoming Meeting

- 2012 Meeting Registration

- Save the date: 2012 KYSITE Golf Outing

- Dues Extension

- Transportation Haiku

- Silly Signs

- Transportation Articles


"Beware the Deadline of April" to make sure you register for the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


Contact us at with any questions or comments!  


- KYSITE Officers


About the Meeting


For a couple of years, you've heard about this District ITE Meeting and that more information is coming soon.  This article is your one-stop place to find out more about the meeting:non_rect_logo


The technical program is set, though we are still making tweaks here and there.  The full agenda can be found here.


Technical Tour: As previously noted, this year's Technical Tours will be a Walking Tour of downtown Lexington.  An enlightening Technical Tour is being offered at no cost which will include a three block walk to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government's (LFUCG) Division of Traffic Engineering Management Center (TMC) at which time you will: 

  • Learn about the "floating bike lanes";
  • View a video of the new Double Crossover Diamond Interchange in operation;
  • Learn about CENTRACS traffic signal software, flashing yellow arrows and countdown pedestrian signals; and,
  • Other topics.  

The tour will be offered twice: 1) Monday Afternoon (4/16): 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - This is at the same time as the Technical Sessions; 2) Tuesday Morning (4/17): 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - This is at the same time as the Board Meetings.


ABD Event: Attend the ABD event at The Red Mile which will include a bourbon tasting, dinner, live band, drinks and door prizes.


Spouse Program: The spouse program will start on Monday with breakfast and a tour of the facilities at Keeneland Race Track followed by a guided visit to a scenic horse farm and end with lunch and a wine tasting at Equus Run Vineyard. On Tuesday, the festivities continue with breakfast in the hotel followed by a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery, lunch at Spindletop Hall and end with a trip to the Old Kentucky Chocolate Factory.


Keeneland Race Track: Be a part of the unofficial trip to Keeneland Race Track on Saturday for the Bluegrass Stakes. Get there early to be a part of the tailgate before the first race starts. Please contact Vanessa Fritsch ( to sign up or for more details.

Still Time to Register!2012 Banner


Registration is still open for the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting.  Please go to and share with your friends!!!


Please note that if you're a public agency employee in Kentucky, we are offering a reduced registration rate for public agency / government employees to attend the meeting.  This has not been an option in previous District ITE Meetings and we are very excited to offer this to you.  Please contact Scott Walker for more details if you haven't already received information on this special opportunity.

Save the Date: KYSITE Golf Outing


Back by popular demand, the 2012 KYSITE Golf Outing will be on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  This is a great way to contribute to our student / scholarship fund. 


Plese mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information in April.

Transportation Haiku Returns! 


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!

New Feature: Weird Signs



Problems With Speeding
Provided by: Billy Garrison (GRW)



Approximately one third of traffic fatalities are speed related. Over 10,000 fatalities in 2010 were attributed to speed. While some people are advocating more progress be made on speeding and aggressive driving, others point out that roads are safer than they have ever been. To read more click here.



Quick Hits


Here are links to a few articles that we ran across that you might find interesting:knockout4


LaHood: House in 'Disarray' on Transportation Bill


State Senate Looking at Ways to Ease Hawaii's Traffic (I'm sure we can find some volunteers in KY to help, right?)


Las Vegas Motor Speedway Employing Apps to Help Ease Traffic Problems for NASCAR Weekend 


"The Oz of Los Angeles Traffic Lights"


Cyclists, Jacksonville, Florida Transportation Officials Hope 'Sharrows' Increase Safety 

      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- More on the April Meeting

- More on KYSITE Golf Outing

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor