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KYSITE Annual Meeting
Webinar Opportunities
KYSITE Fall Meeting Recap
Call for Nominations
Call for Awards
Job Opportunity
Smart Phones
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

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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The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


"What did I tell you the first time we met? I'm a Niners fan!"


That's right -- it's been 15 years since There's Something About Mary came out and we learned who the mysterious Brett was.  I didn't see it coming.


How does this relate you may ask yourself to transportation?  This time, it doesn't.  But it is Brett's birthday on the 11th.  Therefore, Happy Birthday to the long time Packer QB (and Falcon, Viking, and Jet): Brett Far-vra


On a more serious note, this edition is full of information -- take your time and read it all!


Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!


- KYSITE Officers

Register: KYSITE Annual Meeting 
It's time to register for this year's Annual Meeting and Silent Auction.  As previously noted, it will be held on Thursday, November 14.  The location will be Woodford Reserve Distillery.
A tour of the distillery will begin at 5:00 PM with the meeting starting at 6:00 PM.
Also remember to bring your checkbook / money to bid on a wide array of auction items donated to support our student scholarship fund (items in red are new this year -- with hyperlinks!).

6 tickets to Chakeres Theaters

6 admissions + programs to Churchill Downs

2 tickets to Holiday World

4 reserved grand stand seats to Keeneland

2 tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum

2 Tickets to the Kentucky Theatre

2 Tickets to the Lexington Children's Theatre

4 Club seats and Kentucky Ale Tap Room passes for the Lexington Legends

2 Tickets to the Lexington Philharmonic

2 Tickets to the Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker

2 Tickets to the Louisville Bats

2 Cave Tours at Marengo Caves

4 tickets to the National Corvette Museum

4 Tramway vouchers at Ober Gatlinburg

2 $50 gift cards to Red River Gorge Zipline

2 Tickets to Stephen Foster the Musical

Private tasting for up to 20 guests at Talon Winery

2 Tickets to the UK vs. Tennessee football game

$70 gift card and painting from Painting with a Twist

1 Free Soccer or Basketball season from I am Third

Gift basket from Buffalo Trace

Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!
The following webinars are being hosted by LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering at the Traffic Management Center in Lexington, KY. This is a great way to gain additional FREE PDH(s) and have a FREE LUNCH/SNACK.   
  • October 17th, 12 pm - 1 pm, Aged out of Twitter, Think Again (sponsored by Gresham Smith & Partners)
  • October 22nd,  12 pm - 1:30 pm, Complete Streets Implementation Case Studies
  • October 24th,  12 pm - 1:30 pm, Demystifying Signalized Intersection Design for Bicycles
  • October 29th,  3 pm - 4:30 pm, Optimizing Lane Widths, Does One Size Fit All?

Register here for the first webinar. Watch for invites to the other three coming soon to an email inbox near you!

KYSITE Fall Meeting Summary
By: Ashley Sells, KYSITE President
Bright and early a couple of Mondays ago, over 30 KYSITE members spent their morning eating breakfast and listening to four interesting topics. Martin Bretherton, SDITE President, was there to visit and to give us further insight into SDITE and also share some knowledge on self-driving vehicles. This technology could definitely change everyone's life is so many facets. Eric Green, KYSITE Director, presented a study that involved the Highway Safety Manual. Clinton Deckard and Dr. Joe Hagerty, Construction Solutions, explained the history, the construction process and what is to come of the Big Four Bridge. Going from a railroad bridge to a bridge that many walk across today is amazing. Finally, Louisville Metro Public Works Director Vanessa Burns spoke on the HAWK System on River Road near Tumbleweed.
Photos can be seen here.
I would like to thank again all the speakers for their time and to all the attendees.
We look forward in seeing you at our Annual Meeting, November 14th.
Call for Nominations

The KYSITE Board is accepting nominations for four elected positions:


- Secretary (2014)

- Representative to Southern District (2014/2015)

- 2 Directors (2014)


If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please contact Brad Johnson by next Friday (10/18) for more information.


Call for Awards

If anyone would like to nominate someone for the following awards please contact Ashley Sells by next Friday (10/18).  

By: Ashley Sells
Congratulations Scott Walker!!! He has been chosen as a part of the Leadership ITE Class of 2014. It's a great honor for Scott as well as the KYSITE Section as being represented. 
Job Opportunity
There is an Engineer Supervisor opening in the Division of Traffic Engineering at Louisville Metro. The job closes October 15th.  You can apply here.
No Cash? No Problem.
By: Billy Garrison

Many people no longer carry cash with them. This can create a problem when trying to use public transportation. Dallas Area Rapid Transit has came up with a solution for this if you have a smart phone. They have developed apps for both iOS and Android that enable users to pay for their bus pass through their phone. Portland, Oregon and Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority also have similar programs. To read more, click here.
The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
If you were concerned about last week being the last in The World's Most Amazing Roads series, fear not! The Weather Channel has not let us down, and we now have a list of the World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges. We will start this week with Number 20 and countdown to Number 1. All images and descriptions come straight from
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
#20 Pont du Gard, Remoulins, France

Added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985, the Pont-du-Gard (translated, "bridge of the Gard") has stood over the Gard River near Remoulins in southern France since its construction was finished early in the first century, sometime between 19 B.C. and 40 to 60 A.D.


The three-tiered bridge's primary purpose was to carry water from the spring at Uzs to the homes and outdoor fountains of the Roman colony of Nemausus, today known as the French city of Nimes. Most of the 31-mile-long aqueduct actually was built underground, thanks to the hilly terrain between the two cities - the Pont du Gard is one of its few above-ground structures.  

Though it fell into disrepair and became impractical to use thanks to debris that collected in it over the centuries, the bridge was used as a toll foot bridge after the Roman era and today is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Weird Signs
Quick Hits           

Kentucky Transportation Official Discusses All-Electronic Toll Collection System for Ohio River Bridges Project (Video) 


California Governor Signs Law Requiring Cars to Give Bicyclists Space


Minnesota Commuters Not Heeding High-Tech Speed-Limit Signs


One-Fifth of US Lives Near Roads with Higher Air Pollution, Study Says


Young People Driving Less, Embrace Other Transportation 

Have You Seen This?

In honor of the postseason in baseball, let's take a look at some "Not Top 10" moments from a year or so ago. 




And speaking of baseball, go STL Cardinals!! (yes, the privalege of being the editor is adding things like that!) 


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor