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KYSITE Annual Meeting
Webinar Opportunities
Self-Driving Cars
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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Brad Johnson 
Jarrod Stanley
 Ashley McLain
Paul Slone

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


The end of October means that it's World Series time!  It is probably well known by now that your Editor is a big baseball fan -- and a St. Louis Cardinals fan.  So, to celebrate the World Series this year, let's look at some facts: 

  • The first World Series was played between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 and was a nine-game series. Boston won the series 5-3
  • Babe Ruth played in ten World Series during his 22 year career, and won seven of them.
  • Only one "world champion" team didn't come from the United States (Toronto in 1992 and 1993)
  • Before the era of championship rings, triumphant players took home timepieces. 

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE!  And let's hope the Cardinals show up tonight!


- KYSITE Officers

Register by November 7th!
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

*4 View Level or 2 Terrace Level Tickets to the Cincinnati Reds

*2 Admissions to Dollywood

*1 Round of Golf for 2 plus a cart at Rising Star Casino


* --Just Added

We would also like to take the opportunity now to thank our current meeting sponsors:
Gresham Smith and Partners
CDM Smith
A sponsorship of $100 for this event could get your company name on the list too!  Please contact Lindsay Walker for details.
Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!
Final Webinar
Thanks to those that have attended the first three webinars  hosted by LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering at the Traffic Management Center in Lexington, KY.  We've had nearly 90 attendees over those three dates.
There is one more webinar remaining:   
  • October 29th,  3 pm - 4:30 pm, Optimizing Lane Widths, Does One Size Fit All?

This is a great way to gain additional FREE PDH(s) and have a FREE LUNCH/SNACK.  Sign up here for this final webinar.


Self-Driving Cars, The Key To Zero Fatalities.
By: Billy Garrison

The most dangerous part of a car is the driver. If the driver could be taken out of the equation, accidents would be reduced drastically. Could the self-driving cars be the key to reducing accidents? To read more on how these cars are helpful and there issues, click here.
The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
Up today on the list of the top 20 most amazing bridges in the world is the world's longest suspension bridge, in Japan. All images and descriptions come straight from
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
#19 Akashi-Kaiky Bridge, Akashi Strait, Japan

At more than 12,800 feet in length from end to end, Japan's Akashi-Kaiky Bridge is the longest suspension bridge anywhere in the world. Its central span alone is more than a mile long, measuring more than 6,500 feel between its two main towers (their span had to be extended slightly after 1995's Great Hanshin earthquake caused the towers to shift on their foundations).


Before the Akashi Bridge was completed in 1998, ferry boats were the primary way people crossed the Akashi Strait, which is often beseiged by severe storms. The bridge's hinged girder system allows it to withstand Category 5 hurricane force winds that sometimes lash its towers and suspension cables, as well as earthquakes that measure as high as 8.5 on the Richter scale.

Weird Signs
(thanks to Andy Terwilleger for passing this second one along).
Quick Hits           
Have You Seen This?

Do we have any Lord of the Rings fans out there?  Ok, some of you won't admit it, but it'll be our little secret.  Anyway, here's a fun little video of "Gandalf in Real Life" (Central Park to be precise).   The novelty wears off about a minute or so in, but the concept is pretty amusing according to our comedy team. 


Lord of the Rings In Real Life - Movies In Real Life (Episode 3)
Lord of the Rings In Real Life - Movies In Real Life (Episode 3)



Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor