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KYSITE Fall Meeting
SDITE / GLDITE Presentations
In Memoriam
Scientific Quote of the Day
Thinking Outside the Box
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Help Wanted
Never Forget
Important Dates 
September 27, 2012
KYSITE Fall Meeting
November 8, 2012
KYSITE Annual Meeting
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The Changing Face of Transportation


The KYSITE Fall Meeting is coming up soon.  And while we can't promise anything, you might learn how to design a cool loop like the one shown in the picture below.   


RoadLoopThis newsletter includes: 

  • More details on KYSITE Fall Meeting
  • Update on SDITE / GLDITE Presentation Archives
  • In Memoriam
  • Quote of the Day
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Weird Signs
  • Quick Hits 
  • Help Wanted

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE -- we're here to help! 


- KYSITE Officers

RSVP: KYSITE Fall Meeting

Date: September 27RSVPNOW


Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM



University Club (University of Louisville)

208 East Brandeis Ave

Louisville, KY 40202



Directions: Click here.


ParkingThe Club is located on the northeast corner of UofL's Belknap Campus off Cardinal Blvd. Enter at the North Entrance/School of Music and take a left. You will run directly into us. Free parking is located on the left.


Cost: $20 Members ($25 for Non-Members) and includes continental breakfast


PDH: 2.5


RSVP by: September 24.  Either pay on KYSITE Website or RSVP to if you will pay at the door.



Project Discussion - Railroad Pedestrian Bridge


Roundtable Discussion Reference Manual / Software Standards and Preferences



SDITE / GLDITE Presentations

Now that we've moved the site to a new2012 Banner  platform, we no longer have a need for website hosting services.  As the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting website is currently hosted on the same servers, we will be losing that as well. 


Therefore, if you want to view these presentations, please check out the SDITE website:


In Memoriam: Dave Merritt

We are sad to note the passing of Dave Merritt, a civilDave Merritt  engineer who retired both from FHWA and Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government.  While not a member of KYSITE, Mr. Merritt attended our meetings in the past and was a part of our transportation community.


While we don't want to dwell on the negative aspect of his passing, the circumstances are worth noting as many of us transportation professionals work with the general public everyday.  It is a shame that his life was cut too short.


Mr. Merritt was well-respected among his peers and a great contributor to his community through his involvement in Habitat for Humanity.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Merritt's family.

Quote of the Day
   patrick stewart

"Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an  empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car." 

- Patrick Stewart

Think Outside The Box.
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)



One of the main issues facing transportation engineers is funding.  Along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has started looking at things such as uncoventional design and local funding to stretch their dollar. They hope these techniques will help them complete more projects. To read more about what MDOT is doing, click here.

Weird Signs
Quick Hits



Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health  


Length of Yellow Caution Traffic Lights Could Prevent Accidents


Help Wanted 

Want to do some extra work for the greater good of the KYSITE community? 


We need some volunteers to help create content for this newsletter.  This includes bringing back the member profile or authoring technical articles.


Please contact Scott Walker for more information.  He will take as little or as much as you are willing to contribute.

Never Forget...
9-11 never forget  
In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- More details about the KYSITE Annual Meeting on November 8th


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor