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Glow in the Dark Roads?
MUTCD Comments?
KYSITE Safety Corner
NDOT Twitter for Super Bowl
Longest Street
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important Dates 

March 19, 2013

KYSITE Spring Meeting

Lexington, KY


March 22-23, 2013


Lexington, KY


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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The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


And Happy Groundhog Day! bill murray ned


While Groundhog Day may never be a Federal holiday, it's perhaps one of the best holidays of the year.  And we're all taking Saturday off to celebrate!


One of your editor's favorite films has to be Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. Here are a few great quotes:


  • "This is pitiful - 1,000 people freezing their butts off to worship a rat." 
  • "What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?" 
  • "I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life."
  • "What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."

If you haven't seen it, I may just let you borrow my copy. And I would encourage you to enjoy "a sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist."


This newsletter includes: 

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Roads
  • Reminders:
    • KYSITE Spring Meeting
    • SDITE Award Nominations
    • KYTC "Your Turn" Survey
    • PTOE Review Course Survey
  • MUTCD Comment Opportunity
  • Twitter Account for Super Bowl?
  • Transportation Superlatives VII
  • Weird Signs
  • Quick Hits 
  • Have You Seen This Half-Court Shot Part Deux

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers

Glow-in-the-Dark Roads? 

Ok -- admit it.  You like playing Glow Golf (aka indoor miniature golf using black lights).  Can it get much better? Of course!  

glow in dark road


The Netherlands are introducing Glow-in-the-Dark Roads to the world.  The concept includes the replacement of standard roadway marking with a special powder that "charges" in the day and glows at night.  And, if that isn't enough, the road will automatically light up with a snowflake indicator with temperatures go below freezing.


Click here for more information.  


Instead of having multiple article blocks with reminders, we reminder thought we'd consolidate a bit:


KYSITE Spring Meeting:  The KYSITE Spring Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, KY.  More details will be announced soon.  Save the Date!


SDITE Awards Nomination Deadline: The SDITE Awards Committee requests nominations for  five prestigious awards.

Nominations received by February 1, 2013 will be considered for this year's awards.  Click here for the Nominations Submission Form.


KYTC SurveyAs first presented in the newsletter two weeks ago, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is giving the general public the chance to comment on what they think transportation should be like in the next 20 years. The Cabinet is promoting this survey through a wide range of media.  Make sure you take time to fill it out. 


PTOE Survey:  We're trying to gauge if there is interest in a PTOE review course for 2013.  Please let us know if you would be interested in taking such a course if offered by filling out the following survey.


MUTCD Comment Opportunity
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The Federal Highway Administration published an official request for comment on potential formats for restructuring the MUTCD into two documents:


1) One that would be subject to rulemaking; and;

2) One that would contain supplemental information that is not subject to rulemaking.  


For more information, follow this link. 


KYSITE Safety Corner

Safety is important to all of us as we go about our jobs each Safety day.  Therefore, the newsletter crew is going to try to focus more on safety articles that you might find interesting.  We would like to thank Jarrod Stanley (KYTC Central Office) for sending us a few articles to get us going.
This week, we would like to point you to the FHWA Office of Safety Newsletter which features an article on Safe Routes to School.  Specifically, the article focuses on success in New Hampshire. Check it out.  If you want more, you can find a few other articles about other safety topics above and below.
Thanks again Jarrod!
NDOT Launches Twitter Countdown
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)


The Nevada Department of Transportation has launched a Twitter account to talk about Super Bowl driving safety. With Colin Kaepernick being from Nevada, they are expecting more parties than normal and are using social media to try to keep roads safe. To read more about their plan, click


Transportation Superlatives VII:
The Longest Street in the World
This is the seventh 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!
Yonge Street - Ontario, Canada




The Longest Street in the World is Yonge Street (pronounced "young"), referred to as "Main Street Ontario", connects the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto in Canada to Lake Simcoe, a gateway to the Upper Great Lakes. Actually, it starts on the Toronto lakeshore and winds its way northwesterly along Highway 11 to Rainy River, Ontario, at the Minnesota border. Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest street in the world at 1,896 km (1,178 mi), and the construction of this street is designated an Event of National Historic Significance.


Weird Signs
Quick Hits


Have You Seen This? - Part Deux

Following up on the half court shot from last week, here's another one we thought you would enjoy that's been floating around the internet:


LeBron James tackles Heat fan who hits $75,000 half court hook shot! HD
LeBron James tackles Heat fan who hits $75,000 half court hook shot! HD



In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- More on 2013

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor