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In This Issue
KYSITE Fall Meeting
KYSITE Annual Meeting
Call for Nominations
Centennial Blog
Safety vs. Time
Amazing Roads XV
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

September 30, 2013

KYSITE Fall Meeting
November 14, 2013
KYSITE Annual Meeting
June 2014
KYSITE / Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Meeting
Important ITE Dates 

ITE Technical Conference & Exhibit 

March 9-12, 2014
Miami, FL
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Brad Johnson 
Jarrod Stanley
 Ashley McLain
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The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


Today's opening article focuses on using Common Sense. 


The impetus for this was something heard on the radio about folks believing a fake advertisement about the new iPhone.  According to that ad, you can submerge your iPhone into water once you download the new iOs 7 operating system.  Believe it or not, THAT IS NOT TRUE.  Unfortunately, those people have already ruined their phone (which is not covered under the warranty).


Just remember: 

  • If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Be careful believing what you read on the internet.
  • Before you stick anything in water, especially electronic, THINK FIRST!   

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers

Agenda for the KYSITE Fall Meeting
The KYSITE Fall Meeting will be held on Monday, September 30th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the University Club at the University of Louisville.  Registration numbers are looking good so far, but there are still a couple of seats for you!
Final Agenda:
08:00  - Arrive/Breakfast
08:30  - Martin Bretherton P.E., SDITE President: District Update
08:45 - Eric Green P.E., KYSITE Director: Highway Safety Manual
09:15 - Martin Bretherton P.E., SDITE President: Self Driving Cars
10:00 - Break
10:15 -  Clinton Deckard & Dr. Joe Hagerty: Big Four Bridge
11:00 - Vanessa Burns, Director of Public Works
11:45 - KYSITE news


Please note:  

  • Breakfast will be provided. 
  • Attendees can obtain up to 3.0 PDH
Please email Ashley Sells if you want to register before Monday.
KYSITE Annual Meeting Date Set 
For those that didn't look to the left under "Important Dates", KYSITE Annual Meeting and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, November 14.  The location will be Woodford Reserve Distillery.
Stay tuned for more details soon!
Call for Nominations

The KYSITE Board is accepting nominations for two elected positions:


- Secretary (2014)

- Representative to Southern District (2014/2015)


If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please contact President Ashley Sells for more information. 

AASHTO Centennial Blog 
By: Brad Johnson
While we are partial to the KYSITE Newsletter, we acknowledge there are others out there worth reading. One new newsletter/blog that recently launched is the AASHTO Centennial Blog. It celebrates AASHTO's 100th anniversary and is "a space designed to feature interesting people, stories and experiences related to the national transportation system".
Readers are encouraged to submit stories, artwork, and photographs. If you are interested in reading and contributing to this celebration of transportation history, check out the site for more information.     
Transportation Safety Over Time
By: Billy Garrison
 A 2013 study in Research in Transportation Economics, "Comparing the Fatality Risks in United States Transportation Across Modes and Over Time," looks at historical trends in transportation safety. Ian Savage did a risk analysis of different modes of transportation from 2000-2009, and a time series analysis from 1975 to 2010. He was able to observe some interesting statistics about how transportation safety has evolved. To read more, click here.
Amazing Roads XV
By: Anne Warnick
We made it to number 15 on the Weather Channel's list of the World's 15 Most Amazing Roads!  All images and descriptions all come straight from
The World's 15 Most Amazing Roads
Transfagarasan, Romania

Stretching more than 55 miles between the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia, the Transfagarasan unfolds along a winding ribbon of pavement through Romania's Carpathian Mountains. It was originally built for military use in the early 1970s as a response to the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, as an effort by Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu to avoid a similar fate.


Today the 6,673-ft.-high mountain pass features long, S-shaped curves and plenty of tight hairpin turns, which keep traffic crawling along most of the time at speeds under 20 mph. That just means that drivers have plenty of time to take in the jaw-dropping scenery, from Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall near the highest point on the pass to the mountain peaks off in the distance -- all of which no doubt attracted the hosts of the BBC's "Top Gear", which traveled here late in 2009 to film it as one of the world's best driving roads.


Weird Signs
Quick Hits           

Volunteers To Count Bicyclists, Pedestrians At LA Intersections


Lauderdale to use optical illusion to try to deter speeding


Study: Bus Rapid Transit Spurs Development Better than Light Rail or Streetcars


Study: Cellphone-Related Pedestrian Injuries Soar


Comprehensive Survey of Transportation Professionals Provides Surprising Insights


Have You Seen This?

This one is short and sweet. 

Crazy EKU Punt Play at Morehead State, Sept. 21, 2013
Crazy EKU Punt Play at Morehead State, Sept. 21, 2013


Since the ball was caught behind the line of scrimmage, the play is legal.



Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor