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Annual Meeting Re-Cap
AGi32 Training
Award Winner!
2014 Officers
SDITE 2014 Meeting
Annoying Drivers
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

March 30 - April 2

SDITE 2014

Lae Oconee, GA 

 

June 2014 

 KYSITE / Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Meeting

 

Important ITE Dates 

ITE Technical Conference & Exhibit 

March 9-12, 2014
Miami, FL
2013 Executive Board
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Past President

Directors

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The Changing Face of Transportation

   

 

Hello KYSITE! 

      

We have a newsletter full of information for you. Therefore, instead of wasting our words here, check out the information below.

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  

 

Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE! 

 

- KYSITE Officers

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KYSITE 2013 Annual Meeting Re-Cap
   

The 2013 KYSITE Annual Meeting and Silent Auction was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Woodford Reserve Distillery.  There were 32 members and guests in attendance, most of whom arrived early to enjoy the tour of the facility.  Everyone learned about the steps for making bourbon and the history of the distillery from a very informative tour guide.  The banquet room was warm and cozy and there was a nice selection of auction items to bid on. 

 

Thanks again to Anne Warnick and Allison Westcote for putting together the auction.  In all $600 was raised for the KYSITE scholarship fund.  The business portion of the meeting included some notes from our outgoing president, Ashley Sells, and a brief re-cap of the year.  Awards were presented and the new officers were inducted by one of our most senior ranking members, Lonnie Yates.  

 

Also thanks goes out to the meeting sponsors - URS, CDM Smith, Gresham Smith and Partners, and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

 

Pictures from the meeting can be found here

AGi32 Training
    
KYTC is now requiring training on AGi32 software in order to be pre-qualified for lighting design. As this will be the first year that this is required, KYSITE is considering offering an AGi32 training course. 

AGi32 offers two roadway classes:
  • 3-day class for those who are new to AGi32, which starts with an introduction to the class on the first day and moves on to roadway specific topics on the 2nd and 3rd days.
  • 2-day intermediate class for those who already have basic AGi32 skills and focuses only on the roadway specific topics. 
KYSITE is trying to gauge interest in these training courses so we can decide how many classes we need to offer, and if the 2 or 3 day course would be more beneficial. Could you please fill out a survey by clicking here and let us know how we can best serve your training needs?  

Thank you!
Award Winner: Steve Cummins
    

For those of you not in attendance at the 2013 KYSITE Annual Meeting and Silent Auction, a very special award was given, one that is not given every year. 

 

The George A. (Lonnie) Yates Distinguished Service Award was presented to Steve Cummins.  This award is presented to an individual who, over the person's professional career, has contributed outstandingly to the advancement of transportation engineering and the Kentucky Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. 

 

Steve has been a long-standing member of the Section, has always been a ready and willing presenter at meetings, always willing to help out where needed, and has served all rolls as an officer. 

 

Please join us in congratulating Steve on this prestigious award!

2014 KYSITE Officers Installed
    

At the Annual Meeting, Lonnie Yates administered the KYSITE Oath of Office to the 2014 Officers.

Please welcome our new secretary, Anne Warnick, our new Section Representative, Steve Cummins, and our new Director, Brad Johnson. 

 

2014 Officers:

 

President: Vanessa Fritsch

Vice-President: Stuart Sparks

Treasurer: Tony Fields

Secretary: Anne Warnick

Section Representative: Steve Cummins

Directors: Eric Green / Brad Johnson / Paul Slone

 

Thank you all for your willingness to serve this organization! 

SDITE 2014 Annual Meeting Updates
    

Hotel 

 

We have received word that hotel rooms for the 2014 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting to be held March 30 - April 2, 2014 at Reynolds Plantation in Lake Oconee, GA are filling up fast. If you plan to attend, we recommend that you reserve your room soon (by end of November). 

 

Call for Abstracts

 

The Georgia Section of ITE is currently accepting abstracts for the 2014 SDITE Annual Meeting. Presenting at the 2014 SDITE Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge, expertise, and innovations with your peers.

 

We are working to develop an interesting and diverse technical program and will consider presentations addressing topics of interest to our members. Some suggested topics are listed below:

  • Congestion Pricing
  • Managed Lanes - HOV/HOT Lanes
  • Transportation and Land Use Policies
  • Safety
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Planning and Design
  • Transit Planning, Design, and Operations
  • Parking Operations and Management
  • Managing Transportation in Challenging Economic Times
  • Traffic Signals, Traffic Operations and Management
  • Travel Models and Microsimulation
  • Training and Mentoring the Next Generation 

Student Paper Presentations are highly encouraged.

 

Abstracts should contain the following information: 

  • Title of presentation
  • Brief abstract/summary explaining the presentation (250 words or less)
  • Preferred presentation format (e.g., presentation, poster, workshop, etc.)
  • Name and contact information of presenter

Please submit your abstract in PDF format via email by January 15, 2014 to SDITE2014@gmail.com.

 

Should you have any questions, you may reach Bayne E. Smith, P.E., Technical Committee Chair at bsmith@dot.ga.gov or (770) 532-5526.

The Most Annoying Driver
By: Billy Garrison

  
Is there a certain habit of drivers that really annoys you? Or is it a certain persons driving that annoys you? Insure.com compiled a survey of who people consider the most annoying driver and what their habits are. The people range from a child to a spouse, the habits from tailgating to getting lost. to read more, click here.
The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
  
This weeks amazing bridge comes to you from the other side of the world. All images and descriptions come straight from weather.com.
 
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
 
#17 Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore
  
Pedestrians get the chance to stroll along part of Singapore's Southern Ridges nature trail on the Henderson Waves Bridge, which stands nearly 120 feet above the road and connects a pair of local parks. It's a favorite of runners and walkers, especially on weekends. 

 

Form follows function in Singapore's Henderson Waves Bridge, whose curved wooden "ribs" provide shelter from the sun for the thousands of pedestrians who walk across it every week and give the bridge its distinctive, wave-like appearance.

 

The roughly 900-ft.-long bridge - which opened to the public in May 2008 after a four-year, $25.5 million construction - links the Southeast Asian city-state's Telok Blangah Hill Park and Mount Faber Park, both of which lie along its Southern Ridge nature trail. At night, lights placed between the wooden ribs illuminate its entire length.

Weird Signs


 
Quick Hits           
Have You Seen This?

In honor of the start of basketball season, here's a short video of a very cool shot by a Harlem Globetrotter.  I'm guessing most of you couldn't even get the ball to spin.

 

Greatest Globetrotter shot of all time by Curley Boo Johnson
Greatest Globetrotter Shot of All-Time by Curley Boo Johnson

 

 


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  


2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor