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KYSITE Fall Meeting
ITE International Opportunity
Crash Countermeasures
Roads in Bolivia
Traffic Congestion App
Amazing Roads X
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

September 30, 2013

KYSITE Fall Meeting
November 14, 2013
KYSITE Annual Meeting
Important ITE Dates 

International ITE Annual Meeting

August 4-7, 2013

Boston, MA

ITE Technical Conference & Exhibit 
March 9-12, 2014
Miami, FL
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Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 

 freddie farmer     

Welcome to August.


August is typically a busy month with end of summer vacations, the start of school, the start of football, and for many of us -- the Kentuck State Fair. 


Highlights of this annual event:


- Concerts

- Live Animals

- The Thrillway

- Freddy Farm Bureau

- World Championship Horse Show

- The Free Stuff!


If you go, have fun!


Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers

Reminder: KYSITE Fall Meeting Date
The KYSITE Fall Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, September 30th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the University of Club at the University of Louisville.  Breakfast will be provided. 
Please add it to your calendar and make plans to attend. 
More information will be provided in the next edition of this newsletter.
ITE Opportunity

Attention ITE International Members:


Volunteers are needed for a new Traffic Engineering Council (TENC) project:  "Applications Of and Lessons Learned for Innovative Geometries at Intersections".  This is a new project just kicking off shortly. 


The scope of the project is as follows:  The committee will review current innovative geometries being utilized, identify the pros and cons of each, along with summarizing lessons learned and ideal applications for each of the innovative geometries.  Examples of alternative geometries may include diverging diamond interchange, super streets and other approaches in use.  This effort may include review of completed projects, benefits realized from those projects, and challenges experienced by each of the alternatives. 


It is anticipated that the committee will develop an informational report of their findings.  This project committee will coordinate with on-going projects for optimizing lane widths as well as coordinate with other councils to ensure all roadway users are considered in the project. 


Volunteers need to respond to Christa Greene by Friday, August 9, 2013.

Crash Countermeasures
By: Jarrod Stanley

The June / July edition of the Traffic Technology International focuses on 10 low cost, high impact countermeasures for crashes in an article entitled "Give Death the Day Off"


The article includes Kentucky's "High-Friction Surface Treatment program here in Kentucky. 


Check it out here.

Roads in Boliva

Not all roads in Kentucky are the safest or in the best condition.  However, we doubt we'll see something like this around here anytime soon.  These are photos from Bolivia.


More pictures can be found here.


Thanks to President Ashley Sells for sending these along!




Stuck In Traffic? There's An App For That
By: Billy Garrison
Have you ever been sitting in a traffic jam and wanted to tell your congressman to do something about it? There is a new app for that. The app is named "I'm Stuck" and aims to find areas of infrastructure that are failing. When used, the app will send either a personalized or general report to your congressman. The hope is that the app will identify areas of transportation that need increased funding. To learn more,click here.         
Amazing Roads X
By: Anne Warnick
Up this week on the Weather Channel's 15 most amazing roads list is number 11, a which takes us through the Alps of France. All images and descriptions all come straight from
The World's 15 Most Amazing Roads
Col de Turini, France


Filled with more than 30 tight hairpin turns that look out onto the breathtaking scenery of the Alps of southern France, the Col de Turini has become a favorite location over the years for French sporting events like the Monte Carlo Rally auto racing championship and cycling's Tour de France, which has been staged on this mile-high mountain pass road three times.


Like the San Bernardino Pass in Switzerland, it too has been featured on episodes of the BBC's "Top Gear," when the hosts went on a search for the world's greatest driving roads.

Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?

Who doesn't love Richard Simmons?  Have you ever seen a video of him not moving?  Here's your chance:


Can Richard Simmons Stay Completely Still For 60 Seconds?
Can Richard Simmons Stay Completely Still For 60 Seconds?


And if that makes you a bit sad, and you want to see him in full action, try this one.



Richard Simmons from his 20th Anniversay release of Sweatin
Richard Simmons from his 20th Anniversay release of Sweatin


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor