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AGi32 Survey
Roadway Safety Awards
SDITE 2014 Meeting
Future of Transportation
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This (x2)
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


Secretary-Elect (2014) 
Anne Warnick

Past President


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Brad Johnson 
Jarrod Stanley
 Ashley McLain
Paul Slone

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


It's been a couple of editions since we've filled your head with interesting, but non-transportation, trivia.  Well, that ends this edition.


Since it's December, it's only appropriate that this edition focuses on the hit "December 1963" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. 


From Yahoo

  • Interestingly, the classic disco hit "December 1963" was originally called "December 1933" and was written about the repeal of prohibition.
  • Thankfully, the lyrics were changed to describe a nostalgic look back at a romantic encounter.
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons took the song to #1 in 1976, and a remixed and updated dance version of the song charted again in 1993.  



Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE! 


- KYSITE Officers

Reminder - AGi32 Training Survey
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. 

If you haven't already, could you please fill out a survey by clicking here and let us know how we can best serve your training needs?  

Thank you!
2013 Roadway Safety Awards
Submitted by: Jarrod Stanley (KYTC)

As part of the 2013 Roadway Safety Awards, Kentucky shared the award with IRM for the installation of High Friction Surface Pavements in Kentucky through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  More information can be found here.


Congrats to all involved to make our roads safer!!

Final Reminder: SDITE 2014 Call forAbstracts

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


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




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.

The Future Of Transportation
By: Billy Garrison

Technology in transportation is rapidly changing. In the not so distant future there could be driverless cars and hyperloops traveling at 800 mph. An article on discusses five technological advances, that could debut in the next ten years, that would completely change how people commute. To read more, click here.
The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
This week/s amazing bridge is an iconic bridge on the west coast of the U.S. All images and descriptions come straight from
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
#16 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California


Amazingly, it took only four years to complete construction on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937 and has since become one of the most photographed bridges anywhere in the world. 

Before it opened to the public in May 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge had been a dream that went back decades for many a Californian looking for a way to link San Francisco with Marin County on the other side of the Golden Gate Strait. But the strait's strong winds and deep water, combined with its frequent thick fog, made such a bridge seem impossible.


During the bridge's four-year-long construction, engineers came up with a number of innovative contributions, but perhaps none was more welcome than the safety netting designed by Joseph Strauss. Suspended beneath the bridge from end to end, the netting saved the lives of 19 workmen who would otherwise have certainly fallen to their deaths, earning them membership in the Golden Gate's "Halfway to Hell Club." 

Weird Signs

Thanks for Steve De Witte for sending the second photo.
Quick Hits           
Have You Seen This?

The Norwegian Atlantic Road is built on several small islands and reefs, and is crossed by eight bridges, several roads and overpasses. This road has a view of the open sea, which is rare on the roads along the Norwegian coast. You can see fjords and mountains near the road.


The spectacular road quickly became a tourist attraction, insofar precautions should be displayed while driving, because of the attendance of the road by the local population and visitors.

Credit for this goes to Andy Terwilleger for sending this to me via email earlier this year. 


Norway - Atlanterhavsveien
Norway - Atlanterhavsveien


And if you haven't been under a rock, then you've seen the end to last weekend's Alabama / Auburn game.  If you want to see it for the 1001st time, here you go:


Auburn Game Winning Missed Field Goal TD Return vs Alabama
Auburn Game Winning Missed Field Goal TD Return vs Alabama

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2013 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor