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SDITE 2013
Bridge Toll Regulation Bill
Confusing Roundabout
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important Dates 

March 22-23, 2013


Lexington, KY

March 26, 2013

KYSITE Spring Meeting

Lexington, KY

April 7-10, 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! 


Welcome to March: "In like a lion, out like a lamb."   MGMlion


March is a pretty neat month with Easter (well, this year), St. Patrick's Day, the Ides of March, March Madness, and most important, your newsletter editor's birthday (remember that checks spend the same as cash). 


This newsletter includes: 

  • KYSITE Dues Reminder
  • SDITE 2013 Notes
  • Bridge Tolling
  • Transportation Superlatives IX
  • Weird Signs
  • Quick Hits 
  • Have You Seen This

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers


Please note that the date for KYSITE Spring Meeting has date_change changed to Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  This was a necessary change to get everything lined up that we wanted to line up.  The agenda as of right now is:


10:45 AM Setup

11:00 AM Technical Presentations (Travel Time Study/Lexington MPO)

12:00 PM Why ITE Presentation/Lunch/Setup for Traffic Bowl

12:15 PM Traffic Bowl

12:45 PM KYSITE Business

1:00 PM CORSIM Development Update

1:30 PM Adjourn

Stay tuned for an official email with sign-up information from

Most of you who are not International ITE members should dues6 have received an invoice for 2013 KYSITE dues via email late last week.  If you would like an invoice and didn't receive one, please contact Stuart Sparks.


The Section-only dues are $15 / year and help cover our scholarship fund as well as our operating costs (including the website and this awesome newsletter).  We intend to create price differentials in our meeting this year to make it worth your while.


Dues will be due on March 26, 2013 (i.e., the Spring Meeting).  


Thanks to those who have paid over the past 2 weeks. 

SDITE 2013 -- Early Bird Ends on 3/1/13

The 2013 SDITE Annual Meeting will be held in Charlotte, NC sdite2013 this year from April 7 - 10.  The theme, "Partnerships for Vibrant Communities," will focus on the changing environment in which we work to fulfill the new expectations of transportation engineers and planners.  


AICP Certification Maintenance Credits (CM) and/or Professional Development Hours (PDH) are being offered for attending the various technical sessions and tours.  In addition to the technical program, sticking with the theme of NCSITE to "Make it Funner", activities such as a tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame have been planned.  


To get more information about the meeting and register please visit the meeting website at  Hurry though early registration ends on March 1st.


Bridge Toll Regulation Bill
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)


A bridge toll regulation bill has advanced in the Kentucky House. The bill would give the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority the ability to write procedures for collecting tolls. This bill will complement the Indiana bill and is considered a necessity for the Ohio River Bridges Project. To read more, click here.

Transportation Superlatives IX:
The Most Confusing Roundabout in the World
This is the ninth 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!
Magic Roundabout, Swindon, UK

The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. In 2009 it was voted the fourth scariest junction in Britain, in a poll by Britannia Rescue. To be fair, once understood this intersection is amazingly functional and actually designed to reduce overall congestion. However, it is certainly an urban wonder and highly perplexing to the uninitiated.

Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?

Another video not to try at home (and a bit longer than the others but hopefully worth it):


Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank
Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank



In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- More on 2013

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor