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Learning From Portland
KYSITE Golf Outing
Job Posting
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

 June 4, 2014

KYSITE Golf Outing

Ducker's Lake 

 Frankfort, KY  


June 12, 2014 

 KYSITE / Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Meeting

Important ITE Dates 

ITE Annual Meeting 

August 2014
Seattle, WA
2014 Executive Board


Past President


Section Rep

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Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation





Earlier this week, KYTC released the draft of the Long Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP).  You may recall the presentation on the Plan presented at the KYSITE Spring Meeting this past March.


The plan is very thorough and includes text on every mode of transportation within the Commonwealth.  We encourage you to look it over and provide any comments you may have. 


Congratulations to KYSITE Past-President Jeff Moore and the rest of the LRSTP Team for this major milestone.  We all know that there was a huge amount of effort to compile this document.


Don't forget to contact KYSITE if you need anything.


- KYSITE Officers

Learning from Portland: Triumph and Tragedy in "America's Bicycle Capital" 
By Chris Bruntlett   

Rumour has it there is a sign on the wall inside the Portland Bureau of Planning that declares: "We planned... And it worked!" They're not wrong. Portland is the poster child for post-war smart growth, the result of meticulous planning and vision, which began in earnest with several key regulatory decisions made in the late 1960s. The first, initiated by a series of freeway revolts, allowed local government to reject the highway building for which federal funds had been earmarked, and redirect them into public transit, including the first section of their vaunted MAX Light Rail system.


Read the rest of the article here.

KYSITE Golf Outing

You are cordially invited to this year's Annual KYSITE Golf Outing.  Everyone in attendance is sure to have a great time.  This is an event that is sure to please with great food, golf and exciting giveaways/prizes.


Wednesday June 4, 2014

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDTgolfcourse


Ducker's Lake Golf Resort

98 Buena Vista Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Register Now!
Job Posting-Louisville Metro

Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government is currently seeking a creative, hardworking, motivated, highly talented entry level Traffic Engineer for immediate employment in Louisville, KY. 


The Traffic Engineering Section is comprised of engineers responsible for conducting various types of traffic engineering tasks including traffic signal design, traffic impact analysis, capacity and operational analyses, traffic simulation modeling, access analysis/design and crash /safety studies.   This section is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of 1000 traffic signals along with oversight of the Louisville Metro Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and numerous cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects and state-of-the practice initiatives. 


The successful candidate will serve as a task manager on various projects and as a project manager on others. This position will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring project performance, project management, producing high quality deliverables, and adherence to Metro policies. Strong emphasis will be placed on technical knowledge/experience, writing and communication skills, quality of work, work ethic and ability to manage projects and work in a team environment. 


Please click on the following link, check engineering and click go to review opening and to submit a resume.  You can also contact Stuart Sparks for more information.


The World's Most Amazing Bridges

By: Anne Warnick
This week's bridge is dates back to the Persian Empire, and is located in Iran. All content and photos come from


#7: Si-o-se Pol, Isfahan, Iran 
Built between 1599 and 1602, the Si-o-se Pol is translated as the Bridge of 33 Arches, for the rows of arches that line either side of its double-deck span. Also called the Allahverdi Khan Bridge, it links the city of Isfahan with New Julfa across the Zayandeh River. 

Night is the best time to view the true beauty of Iran's Si-o-se Pol, built during the period of the Persian empires known as the Savafid dynasty, which lasted from the early 16th to the early 18th century. Though it usually overlooks the waters of the Zayandeh River beneath it, in some years drought dries up the river basin, leaving the bridge standing over a mud-filled bog.


When the river is full, however, the lights that illuminate its 33 archways from end to end cast their reflection on the Zayandeh below, a hint that the bridge was built not only as a thoroughfare for transportation, but also as a space for contemplation and reflection.

Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison  
And here's one submitted by Tom Springer (thanks Tom!).
Quick Hits  

Have You Seen This? 
I'm sure you've complained about an intersection near your house and how unsafe it may be.  Check this video out and you'll be thankful about how good we have it!
Meskel Square, Addis Abeba
Meskel Square, Addis Abeba
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor