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In This Issue
KYSITE Annual Meeting - Updates from the Meeting
Being Thankful
KYSITE Officers Sworn In
KYSITE Award Winners
NTSB Most Wanted
Most Complicated Interchange
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Important Dates 

April 7-10, 2013

SDITE 2013
 Charlotte, NC
April 11-13, 2013
KY Rails to Trails Council's Walk/Bike Summit
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Happy Thanksgiving!


We decided to put this edition out a couple of days early asfunny_turkey  we figured most folks wouldn't be reading this on our reguarly scheduled day -- Thanksgiving Day.  Plus, this gives you a chance to print out a few copies of the newsletter before you leave the office so that you can share it with your family and friends.


This newsletter includes: 

  • KYSITE Annual Meeting Summary
  • Being Thankful @ KYSITE
  • 2013 Officers
  • KYSITE Award Winners
  • NTSB Saftey List
  • Transportation Superlatives III
  • Weird Signs
  • Quick Hits 

Enjoy your time off and be safe out there! 


Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE.


- KYSITE Officers

KYSITE Annual Meeting Summary 
By: Lindsay Walker (Parsons Brinckerhoff)

The KYSITE Annual Meeting was held at Buffalo Tracethe band  Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky on Thursday, November 8th, 2012.  The attendees enjoyed an evening out with good music, food, and social networking. 


The Dilemma Zone made its second appearance following a very well-received debut at the Officer's Reception as part of the SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting this past April.  Their jazz blend was enjoyed by all prior to dinner while everyone mingled and bid on a wide array of items donated for the silent auction. 


$450 was raised from the auction which goes directly to fund the KYSITE Scholarship fund.  Other highlights of the evening include several awards to outstanding section members.    A special presentation was given by Scott Walker, LAC Chair for the SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting.  As a token of appreciation, street signs branded with the meeting logo were given to LAC members present.  It was again remembered how the contribution of our small, but enthusiastic section made the meeting this past April such a success. 


The formal part of the meeting concluded with the 2013 KYSITE Officer inductions. 


Being Thankful @ KYSITE 

Here at KYSITE, we have many things to be thankful for,black friday  including: 

  • Awesome professionals that make up our membership
  • Committed officers who do more behind the scenes that most people will ever realize
  • Computers and online Black Friday deals so we don't have to be stuck in the traffic that we study every day
  • The fact that we have 8 more years before we have to host another District ITE Meeting


2013 KYSITE Officers Installed

The 2013 KYSITE Officers were installed during the Annual   Meeting.  Your 2013 Officers include:


President: Ashley Sells
Vice President: Vanessa Fritsch
Treasurer: Stuart Sparks
Secretary: Tony Fields
Directors: Steve Cummins / Eric Green / Paul Slone
Section Representative: Scott Walker
KYSITE Award Winners

Two awards were given at the KYSITE Annual Meeting. 


The Ron Herrington Younger Member Award was given toannewarnick2  Anne Warnick, PE, for her dedicated service to KYSITE including organizing the silent auction for the past several years as well as helping with various other meeting activities and stepping up this past April to coordinate both the transportation and spouse components of the SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting. 


The Individual Activity Award was given to Stuart Sparks, PEstuart  for his dedicated service this past year (and previous several years) as an officer as well as a promotions champion of the section, finding ways to secure free advertising, signs, and marketing for KYSITE activities as well as for the SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting.


Congrats to Anne and Stuart -- and thank you both for your hard work.

NTSB's Most Wanted 2013
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)



The National Transportation Safety Board has named its list of most wanted for 2013. The list, that is released annually, outlines independent safety agency's top concerns. To read the list, click here.

Transportation Superlatives III:
Most Complicated Interchange in the U.S.
This is the third of a series of 'transportation superlatives' which will highlight roads of the highest order, extreme or degree.  Thanks again to Diane Zimmerman for passing these along!
Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange - Los Angeles, USA


The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles , CA and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country. It permits entry and exit in all directions between the I-105 and the I-110. It's a stack interchange with layers of bridges making a complicated network of roads allowing smooth flow of traffic though both the interstate highways. This interchange was opened in 1993. It is a 4 level interchange with a restricted access lane that can be used by high-occupancy vehicles.



Weird Signs
Quick Hits
In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- Looking Ahead to 2013  

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2012 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor