The Changing Face of Transportation
The 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting is almost here. This newsletter is a little light as most of our "staff" are busy with meeting-related activities.
In this edition:
- Final Reminder for SDITE / GLDITE
- Transportation Haiku
- Weird Signs
- UK Traffic Bowl Team Preview
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- KYSITE Officers
Final Reminder: SDITE / GLDITE
The is the final time you will see a reminder to register for the 2012 Joint District Meeting that starts on Sunday.
Be prepared for some followup in the next few editions, including photos of the festivities.
We hope to see you there!
This is yet another reminder to pay your Section Dues if you're not an international ITE member. Your 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!)
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!
KSP Use Social Media To Promote Safety
Provided by: Billy Garrison (GRW)
The Kentucky State Police are reaching out to motorcycle drivers after a spike in crashes. In 2012, crashes are up 69% for the same period of 2011. The KSP is using social media to reach out to these drivers and promote safe riding. To read more, click here.
Member Profile #19: Traffic Bowl Team
Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (UK)
This week's profile is a special edition of Meet Your Fellow Traffic Bowl Team! This year's team is a group of students ranging from undergrad to PhD, and we've had a great time meeting with them the last few months.
Names: Alex Wang, Xu Zhang, Audrey Knaub, Andrea Cull
Place of Study: University of Kentucky
Degree(s)? Place of Birth? Interests?
This is Alex's first year at UK, having gotten his BSCE and MSCE at the University of Iowa. He is continuing his work toward his PhD studying planning, safety, data, and GIS. Originally from midwest China, he enjoys driving his BMW around on days after school.
Xu is a first year graduate student at UK studying transportation system performance and monitoring from central China. He got his undergraduate degree from Southwest Jiaotong University. One of his hobbies includes nunchucking!
Our youngest member on the team is in her third year of study at UK. Audrey Knaub, coming to us from Naperville, IL, has narrowed her focus down to transportation and construction. Her favorite color is blue and she was in New Orleans to witness the Final Four game firsthand!
Andrea is also a graduate student at UK. Born in Louisville, KY she says that she was "raised right" and is getting both her BSCE and MSCE at UK. Her research includes transition zones and traffic calming. She is looking forward to graduating in December, and is an avid jaywalker.
Other interesting information?
The team has their final practice last night and looks forward to seeing everyone at the conference! The competition is on Monday at 3:30 in the Grand Kentucky Ballrooms C & D.