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Transportation Haiku #8
Weird Signs
Bridge Over the Weekend
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Member Profile #20
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Happy May!


If April Showers bring May Flowers, what do May Flowersmayflower bring?  Correct answers may include:


1. Pilgrims

2. Allergies

3. June Bugs

4. Stuff from your house when you move (yes, that one is a bit of a stretch but true).


In this edition:


- Updated links to pictures for 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Meeting

- RSVP information on KYSITE Golf Outing

- A New Transportation Haiku

- Weird Signs

- Quick Hits 

- Note from our Sponsor


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- KYSITE Officers  

Links to 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting Materials


We're still wrapping up a few details on the 2012 SDITE /meetingphoto GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


Presentations from that meeting can be found here.  Please note that this will be moved to a more permanent home on the site soon.


Also, I wanted to update the links to the photos (I believe there was an error in the last newsletter).


General Meeting Photos


Tops in Lexington (Monday Night Event)

Final Details on 2012 KYSITE Golf Outing

This year's golf outing will be held on Wednesday, June 6th.AtariGolf  We will meet at noon for lunch in the course pavilion and then have a shotgun start at 1:30 PM.  The cost will be $55 per player for KYSITE members or $65 for non-members.  Payments can be made on PayPal or by check


Mulligans and skirts will be available for cash or check purchase at $5 each (combined maximum of 3 per golfer).  If your company would like to bring an entire team, they will receive a $5 per person discount. 


Hole sponsorships will be available for $100 each so please check with your company.  All sponsors will have a color sign proudly displayed at a tee box.  All proceeds from this event will go to the scholarship fund. 


Please save the date, this event will prove to be a lot of fun.

Questions / RSVPs should be directed to Stuart Sparks.


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!



Weird Signs

Build a Bridge Over The Weekend
Provided by: Billy Garrison (GRW)


As many as 2 million accidents are linked to turn signal neglect every year. That's over double the accidents linked to distracted driving. Why do so many people fail to use their turn signals? What are some ways to remind drivers to use them? To read more click here.



Quick Hits


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


Member Profile #20: Brian Aldridge

Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (KTC)


This week's "Meet Your Fellow Member" profile is a KYSITE Past President.  He's also gets involved in a number of other community aspects (such as serving as the outside consultant in my senior design class).    


Name: Brian Aldridge     Brian E Aldridge


Place of Work: Stantec 


Title: Deputy Transportation Planning Manager   


Degree(s): BSCE (1998), MSCE (1999), University of Kentucky 


Other Certifications: PE- KY, IL, OH, WV     


Place of Birth: Louisville, KY   


Family: Wife (Sara), Children (Ethan and Ellen- 2 year old twins commonly referred to as the "Dynamic Duo of Destruction") 


What do you do day-to-day?

I laugh, I work, I love... You get the idea. I thought I would attend UK to become an engineer because I wasn't particularly fond of writing or public speaking, but it seems like my career has revolved around those two areas.  


What are your technical interests?

I have been fortunate to have had opportunities to work on a little bit of everything related to our profession, but my primary interests are traffic engineering and preliminary/ Phase I roadway design.



a. Hobbies? Before our kids were born, I enjoyed fishing and golf. After kids, I enjoy running.    

b. Favorite Color? blue, naturally 

c. Favorite Movie? Raiders of the Lost Ark

d. Favorite Music? My music tastes are generally pretty diverse and I enjoy anything from classical to rock to bluegrass. Just about anything that isn't pop/country. 


In what capacity have you served KYSITE in the past?

Former KYSITE President (circa 2005)   


Five Questions:

a. Coke or Pepsi?  a hoppy beer (or Diet Coke, in a pinch) 

b. Dogs or Cats?  Cats (as in UK Wildcats, with 8 national championships)   

c. Telephone or Email?  cell phone works best for me    

d. Pen or Pencil? Keyboard. I can never seem to find a pencil or pen and I will probably have to type it up later anyway. 

e. Cats or Cards?  see (b.) above 


Other interesting information?

I never learned to type. I've also worked for three "different" companies over the last 8 years, but I have not changed jobs. I started at American Consulting Engineers in January 2004 and we changed names to ENTRAN in 2007. ENTRAN joined Stantec in November 2011.


From Our Sponsor... 

While KYSITE does not necessarily endorse specificFLIR_CAMERA companies or products, we do like to highlight our advertising sponsors.


From FLIR: "FLIR is pleased to announce the release of FLIR's FC-Series thermal cameras to provide optimal detection of vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians in a wide variety of conditions by detecting their heat signatures night and day."


Please check out their website for more information.


      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- More on the April Meeting

- Last information KYSITE Golf Outing

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor