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In This Issue
Presidential Message
AGi32 Survey
In Memoriam
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This (x2)
Important KYSITE Dates 

Spring 2014

AGi32 Training

Dates TBA


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
2014 Executive Board

Anne Warnick

Past President


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Brad Johnson 
Jarrod Stanley
 Ashley McLain
Paul Slone

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


Happy New Year!!!


The big news of the new year is the we decided to feature the color BLUE for the first edition this year -- not red.  It was a decision that's been weighing on us since last April.  The final vote was 73-66 in favor of BLUE!


BLUE is a very popular color:


BLUE Jeans (forever in them)

- The Sky is BLUE

- Picasso had a BLUE Period 

- "BLUE, You're my Boy!" (link for those unaware)

- The list goes on and on


If you like other colors (such as red), we're sorry -- there's always next year.


Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE! 


- KYSITE Officers

Presidential Message
By: Vanessa Fritsch

Happy New Year!


I just wanted to write a note to welcome you back from the holidays. I hope everyone had a nice break with friends and family.


As I start my term as KYSITE President, I first want to thank Ashley Sells for her service as 2013 President. I think Ashley did a fantastic job.


I hope to continue this year with great programming. In addition to our normal meeting schedule, we hope to plan a PTOE review class as well as an AGi32 training session in cooperation with KYTC. We also want to focus on leadership as the ITE Leadership program continues to develop.


We will also look to diversify and expand our membership. The responsibility to spread the word about ITE lies in each of us. Ask colleagues why they are not a part of ITE or what we can do to make it better!


I am excited for a year of growth and fellowship for KYSITE.


- Vanessa

AGi32 Training: Update

As noted last edition, we are still coordinating with AGi and they are trying to get the course set up in Louisville in the beginning of March.


As soon as registration is open, we will let you know and send you the link.  That could be as early as next edition.
In Memoriam: Cliff Linkes

The transportation profession in Kentucky lost one of our own in mid-December when Clifford "Cliff" Linkes passed away in Lexington. 


Cliff was a Past President of KYSITE, having served in 1985.  He leaves behind a legacy in transportation in Kentucky, the United States, and other parts of the world.  He will be missed. 


For more information, please click here.

The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
This week's amazing bridge is was the highest in the world for over 70 years. All images and descriptions come straight from
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
#15 Royal Gorge Bridge, Canon City, Colorado
The highest bridge in the world for more than 70 years, Colorado's Royal Gorge Bridge was built in just six months in 1929. It spans more than 1,200 feet across the Arkansas River near Canon City, Colo., within a 360-acre theme park with 21 rides. 

Suspended about 1,000 feet over the Arkansas River in central Colorado, just over 110 miles south of Denver, the Royal Gorge Bridge was built in 1929 purely for pedestrian use as a tourist attraction - it's surrounded by a theme park - and was the world's highest bridge until 2001, when China's Liuguanghe Bridge claimed that honor.


When the bridge was completed in November 1929, the final cost was estimated at $350,000. Today, it would cost in excess of $18 million and likely take far longer to complete the 1,260-ft.-long bridge.


Weird Signs

Quick Hits           
Have You Seen This?

With the new Tom Hanks film Saving Mr. Banks hitting the theatres, we thought we'd feature the classic movie Mary Poppins -- only re-cut as a scary movie.


THE ORIGINAL Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer
THE ORIGINAL Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer



Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor