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AGi32 Survey
Milepost 419.99
Pothole Free Road
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This (x2)
Important KYSITE Dates 

March 5-7, 2014

AGi32 Training

Louisville, KY


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


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Jarrod Stanley
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Paul Slone

The Changing Face of Transportation



Hello KYSITE! 


We like to have fun sometimes around here (probably a bit too much sometimes), but our goal is to provide you with information about the transportation engineering / planning world while keeping you mildly amused.


This week in the intro, we'd like to briefly focus on the decline of highway related deaths within the Commonwealth.  In fact, 2013 marked the lowest number of fatalities since 1949.  We would like to thank everyone who works hard every day with safety in mind that is responsible for this downward trend. 


That being said, we all know that 635 fatalities are still too many.  Therefore, let's join in the initiative and aim Toward Zero Deaths.


Let us know if you need anything from KYSITE! 


- KYSITE Officers

AGi32 Training: Dates Scheduled 

As most of you know, KYTC has changed their prequalification requirements for roadway lighting to require the use of AGi32 lighting software. To help keep you prequalified, AGi is offering a training course in Louisville, on March 5-7.   This is not being sponsored by KYSITE as AGi32 conducts their own course.  Therefore, seats are limited -- don't wait to sign up!



From AGi32:


For those who are new to AGi32: 


Dates: March 5-7, 2014. Class will run 8:30 - 5:00 each day with a one-hour break for lunch.



Location: A computer training facility in Louisville called ExecuTrain. Each student will have his/her own computer to work on during the class; no need for anyone to bring a laptop. Lunches will be provided each day.

Price: $1,045.00 per person. This includes the training, a training manual, and lunch each day.



The Roadway Emphasis Class is for those who are new to AGi32 and need to learn how to use it for street / highway / tunnel / roundabout applications. I would like to emphasize that this is not a roadway lighting design class -- an understanding of roadway lighting design principles and terminology is assumed as we cover how to use AGi32 for these kinds of projects.


For more information on Training Class Outlines, Prerequisites and Registration, click here.




As noted above, space in these classes is limited, so be sure to get registered!  
Milepost 419.99?

Sign theft is a problem that plaques many DOTs and other public agencies around the country.  According to this article in the Denver Post, the Colorado DOT has struggled with the theft of Milepost 420 along I-70.  As noted in the article, the term "420" is embraced by marijuana enthusiasts around the country as a signifier of cannabis culture, often celebrated on April 20.  To combat the left, they have unveiled MP 419.99.


Personally, I'm impressed that they have a road that is over 420 miles in length!

Pothole Free Road? Is It Possible?

Potholes can be a nuisance and can even get severe enough to cause damage to vehicles. Is it possible to create an asphalt that won't form potholes? Simon Hesp claims it is possible. Hesp has developed tests to identify "garbage" asphalt that is prone to potholes. Using these tests he can develop a more "pure" asphalt. To read more, click here.
The World's Most Amazing Bridges
By: Anne Warnick
This week's amazing bridge is a pedestrian bridge on the other side of the world. All images and descriptions come straight from
The World's 20 Most Amazing Bridges
#14 Helix Bridge, Singapore
Inspired by the helical structure of DNA, Singapore's Helix pedestrian bridge opened in 2010 and features a computer-controlled lighting system to set the mood for pedestrians walking on its roughly 300 yards along Marina Bay

Even in a country with no shortage of amazing pedestrian bridges, the Helix Bridge stands out as a masterpiece. The bridge's sweeping, curved stainless steel structure provides a lightweight, elegant look and feel, while the two helix structures that form the centerpiece of the design work together to support its load, despite the fact that they touch at only one point (underneath the bridge).


Steel mesh canopies are stretched among the steel rods inside the inner helix to provide both shade and protection from the frequent heavy rains that often fall here thanks to Singapore's tropical climate. The bridge also features several viewing platforms with stunning views of the nearby city skyline.

Weird Signs

Quick Hits           
Have You Seen This?

If you aren't afraid of having a nightmare or two tonight, this will hopefully give you a laugh.  It is apparently the newest in ways to advertise a movie.  Yes, the baby creeps me out a little bit, but the reaction of the unsuspecting public is worth the click.  Again, be warned that the baby is creepy.



Baby Attack
Baby Attack



Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor