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Inaugural KYSITE Leadership Class
TSITE Meeting
Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts
Amazing Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 

September 2104

KYSITE Fall Meeting



Sept./Oct. 2104

Leadership Training



November 2014 

 KYSITE Annual 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





Leadership can take many forms.  Some leaders are aggressive.  Some are passive.  Some are authoratative.  Some are democratic.  And that's just the beginning.


Now, ask yourself:  What kind of leader are you?  What kind of leader do you want to become?  And where can you learn how to be more effective?


If interested in sharpening your leadership skills, check out the opportunity in the article below.  It's a proven program and one that we think you will really enjoy. 



Contact us if you need anything.       


- KYSITE Officers


Inaugural KYSITE Leadership Class


As first introduced in the e-newsletter two weeks ago, the Kentucky Section of ITE will be hosting a Leadership Class this Fall.  The training is unique in that it is led by seasoned transportation professionals and involves considerable interaction between instructors/facilitators and participants.  The class has been successfully implemented in most other Southern District ITE (SDITE) Sections.  In many instances, the class has been offered multiple times.  Instructors will be SDITE members from Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.


The class is broken into two sessions.  General Butler State Park has been selected as the location for the training. 


Scheduling / tentative agenda for the two sessions are as follows:

  • Session 1:  Mon., Sept. 15 to Tues., Sept. 16, 2014  
  • Session 2:  Mon., Oct. 13 to Tues., Oct. 14, 2014


The tentative outline for each session is as follows:


  • Day 1
    •    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Sessions
    •    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Dinner
    •    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Team Building Exercise (September Session Only)
  • Day 2
    •     7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
    •     8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Session
    •    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch


The class will be open to public, private, and academic professionals but the number of attendees is limited to 15 participants is limited.  Availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to class size limitations, we ask that private firms (consultants) submit only one candidate representing that firm. 


The cost for the class will be $125 and includes registration, snacks during breaks on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning of each session, and session materials. 


Other costs that may be incurred by attendees would be lodging at the State Park and meals at the restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner are available). For those wishing to stay at General Butler State Park, rooms are available Sunday and Monday nights at a cost of approximately $75 per night (including tax  and resort fee).  For lodging at both sessions as well as meals, we would estimate the costs to be an additional $275 in addition to the $125 registration (a total of approximately $400 for expenses).


For those out of town, rooms will be available on Sunday night if you want to come a little early to enjoy the State Park. 


We appreciate your interest in the class and look forward to hearing from you.


Save the Date: TSITE Meeting


The Tennessee Section of ITE (TSITE) will hold a Fall Meeting in Clarksville, TN on Tuesday, October 7th.  The meeting is being opened to KYSITE members due to its close proxmity. The details are still being wo

rked out, but this will be a joint meeting with Tennessee's ITS America Chapter and will probably include a vendor exhibit area. 

Stay tuned for more information.   
Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts
By: National Cooperative Highway Research Program  

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 772: Evaluating the Performan

ce of Corridors with Roundabouts provides measurement and e

valuation methods for comparing the performance of a corridor with a functionally interdependent series of roundabouts to a corridor with signalized intersections in order to arrive at a design solution.  

For the purposes of this research, a "series of roundabouts" is defined as at least three roundabouts that function interdependently on an arterial.


The pdf of the report can be found here  

The World's Most Amazing Bridges

By:Anne Warnick
This week's amazing bridge is a covered pedestrian bridge located in China. All content and photos are from


#2: Chengyang Bridge, Liuzhou, China 
Built in 1916, this bridge that spans the Sanjiang River in China's Guangxi province is known by several names, including the Yongji Bridge and the Panlong Bridge. Inside, the bridge features three floors and 19 verandas that look out onto the river.
Also known as the Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge, this covered pedestrian bridge near the southern China city of Liuzhou is made of a combination of stone, wood and tiles, and features a series of piers, pavilions and verandas that look out onto the small river below its relatively short 211-ft. span. The bridge serves as a link between a pair of villages in the Chinese region known as the Dong Minority Region, and sees plentiful foot traffic every day.
Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 
Quick Hits  

House Passes $10.9 Billion Transportation Funding Extension


Traffic Deaths in US Fell Nearly 23% Between 2005-12


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Fully Re-opens Bridge after Emergency Repairs One Month Ahead of Schedule


Congress Still Hasn't Recognized Bike-Sharing as Mass Transit


Oregon DOT Demonstrates How State Developed Nations First Per-Mile Charging Program 

Have You Seen This? 
What goes around comes around.  The video below is a good example to remember that things come back around to get you, sometimes instantaneous.  (Note: There are a couple of offensive words so mute might be appropriate, but it's still worth the view).
Ultimate Instant Karma Fails Compilation 2013
Ultimate Instant Karma Fails Compilation 2013
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2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor