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Ashley McLain

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


So...did you have Orb as your winning horse at the Derby?  If so, congrats!

 spanish marathon

Speaking of races, I saw something a while back and it made me have one of those "what would I do in the situation?"  The scenario is this: 

  • A long distance marathon race leader (Runner 1) thinks he has crossed the finish line.  As a result, he slows down.
  • In reality, he has not crossed the finish line, and the second place runner (Runner 2) is closing the gap.
  • Instead of passing Runner 1, Runner 2 slows down and alerts Runner 1 of the mistake. 
  • Runner 2 then allows Runner 1 to cross the finish line first since ""I didn't deserve to win it. I did what I had to do. He was the rightful winner. He created a gap that I couldn't have closed if he hadn't made a mistake. As soon as I saw he was stopping, I knew I wasn't going to pass him."

Good stuff, huh?  More information can be found here


This newsletter includes: 

  • Reminder; KYSITE Golf Registration is Open
  • Help Us Out!
  • Fatalities on DMS
  • Transportation Superlatives: Amazing Roads V
  • Weird Signs
  • Building a Road in the Himalayas
  • Quick Hits 
  • Have You Seen This?

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers



Registration is now open for the 2013 KYSITE Golf Outing.


This year's golf outing will be held  Wednesday June 5th at Duckers Lake Golf Resort.  Lunch will be served at 11:00 immediately followed by a shotgun start. 


More information including reservation form can be found here.


Questions should be directed to Stuart Sparks


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NDOT To Display Fatality Data
By: Billy Garrison (GRW)


The Nevada Department of Transportation is going to start displaying data about traffic fatalities on their signs in order to promote safety. They are doing this after looking at data from other states that currently display how many people have died on highways in the current year. To read more about this technique, click here.


[Editor's Note:  You may have seen this in Kentucky in the past.  Our President (Ashley) noted that today's message in Louisville said: "Let's make today a zero fatalities day, 33 in 2013."


Please drive safe everyone!]

Transportation Superlatives
By: Anne Warnick (Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Up this week is #11 on the Weather Channel's 15 most amazing roads list. This week's road can be found in the Swiss Alps. All images and descriptions all come straight from
The World's 15 Most Amazing Roads
#11: Oberalp Pass, Switzerland


Open to traffic only in the summer - the winter months bring enough snow to make it impassable - the Oberalp Pass is located high up in the Swiss Alps, where it connects the resort town of Aldermatt with the nearby Surselva region of GraubŁnden.


At just over 6,700 feet above sea level, the road also is home to the world's highest lighthouse, which opened in 2010 as a "beacon" that local officials hope will attract more tourists to the Disentis-Sedrun area, about three hours from Zurich.

Weird Signs
A Very Dangerous Road       
Building a Road in the Himalayas
himalayan road 
Roadway construction in the United States is a very dangerous activity even with all of the safety measures in place.  Outside of the US, conditions vary by country.  Unfortunately, some places aren't as advanced as what we have here.
The following website provides some photos of what it is like for hundreds of workers building a new road in the Himalaya mountains.  As you will see, the conditions are pretty rough.
Thanks for Anne Warnick for passing this along.
Quick Hits

Obama Nominates Foxx to Lead Transportation Department


In Sharp Trend Reversal, Highway Fatalities Rise


Hawaii DOT Announces Start of $750 Million in Improvement Projects for Honolulu International Airport  (anyone want to go with us to check it out?)  

Have You Seen This?

How many times did your mom, dad, teacher, professor, boss, spouse, etc tell you to use your head?  This guy took them seriously and ended up in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Egg Head - Guinness World Records?? Gone Wild
Egg Head - Guinness World Records?? Gone Wild




In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon  

- Golf Outing Reminder!

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor