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KYSITE Annual Meeting
Nominations Needed
TN Fall Meeting with ITS-TN
ITE Webinar Opportunities
Member Profile
Beautiful Streets
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Do You Remember This?
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates 



LFUCG Phoenix Bldg


Leadership Training 

Sept. 15-16

Oct. 13-14

General Butler State Resort


KYSITE Annual Meeting

November 13, 2014 

6:00 PM 

Hofbrauhaus - Newport

KYSITE Technical Meeting

November 14, 2014

PDS Kenton Co.

Important ITE Dates 


2014 Executive Board


Past President


Section Rep

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We trust you are doing well! 


September 10 was national TV dinner day.  According to MentalFloss, "the TV Dinner was first introduced to consumers in the United States by C.A. Swanson & Sons in the early 1950s. This pre-packaged, frozen meal would not only provide you a whole dinner with the slight flick of an oven -- it was also designed for ease of consumption while parked in front of a television screen." 


I know we've missed it by a day or so, but it's never too late to celebrate. Your family will thank you.


And no, we didn't forget the importance of today's date.  It's hard to believe that it's been 13 years since that fateful day.  For many of you reading this newsletter, the vivid images of that day will forever be burned into our memories.  If you haven't done so already, consider taking a few minutes from your busy schedule to reflect upon the lives lost that day.


#NeverForget #9/11


- KYSITE Officers

Reminder to Save the Date:  KYSITE Annual Meeting November 13-14, 2014


Thursday November 13th, you are invited to join us at the Hofbrauhaus Newport from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for our Annual Meeting dinner and events including the silent auction, awards and new officer installation.  


We are planning a technical session the next morning (Friday, November 14th) at the Planning and Development Services of Kenton County Office (formerly NKAPC).  The tentative agenda is listed below:
  • 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM:  Welcome / Business Meeting
  • 9:20 AM - 10:10 AM: KYTC Planning (Not Just Traffic Counts and Models!) by Carol Callan-Ramler
  • 10:10AM - 10:15 AM: Short Break
  • 10:15 AM - 11:05 AM: Transportation Planning in Northern Kentucky by James Fausz
  • 11:05 AM - 11:10 AM: Short Break
  • 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM: US 42 at Weaver Road Project Spotlight by Mike Bezold and Paul Slone

Please stay tuned for more details, registration and recommended lodging if you decide to stay the night in the area and take in all that Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati have to offer. 

Honoring Outstanding Members: Nominations Needed!

With the fall meeting just around the corner, it is time to honor those members that go above and beyond.  Every year, we present up to three awards in different categories.  If you have someone in mind for one of the KYSITE awards, please contact Vanessa with your nomination.  Please see the following link for descriptions of each of the awards.

Please don't wait!   


(The 2013 Recipient of the Lonnie Yates Award for Distinguished Service, Steve Cummins is pictured with the award's namesake, Lonnie Yates, himself.)  

Interested in Visiting Other Sections? Check Out Tennessee's Fall Meeting

Please join us for the final 2014 quarterly TSITE Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 7th in Clarksville, TN. This will be a joint meeting with the Tennessee Chapter of ITS America. There will be informative Technical Sessions with a heavy Traffic Operations focus plus the Annual TSITE Section Awards presentation during the Business Meeting. 

Online Registration is now open and will continue until Friday, October 3rd. Registration is only $30 if you pre-pay online and includes the opportunity to earn up to 4 PDH's and lunch! 
Please click on the link Joint TNSITE/ITS-TN 2014 Fall Meeting  or go to the TSITE website for an agenda, more information and to register for this event. 
If you have any questions about the event or how to register please contact Mike Conger at 865-215-3813 or

We look forward to seeing you there!

ITE Webinar Opportunities


For those of you looking for professional education opportunities this summer, below is a upcoming ITE Webinar. The LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering is offering the TMC as a location to participate in the webinars at no charge.  Please be aware the room limits the attendees to 20.


3rd Floor Phoenix Building

101 E Vine Street

Lexington KY


Asset Management for Signals, Signs and Street Lights

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Eastern


Please contact Steve Cummins to register or with questions.

Silly Kids


Those of you who went to the KYTC / ACEC / FHWA Partnering Conference may have seen this video. If not, enjoy!:


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Interview Final 090814

Member Profile

Submitted By: Steve De Witte

Name: Sarah Bowling

Place of Work: BTM Engineering

Title: Traffic Engineering Manager

Degree: Masters of Science in Civil Engineering

Place of Birth: Bardstown, KY

Family: No spouse or children

What are your technical interests?: Signal timing, Signal system coordination

What are your hobbies?: Reading, Scuba diving, Volunteering


Color: Wildcat Blue

TV Show: Scandal

Song: anything by David Gray

Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Coke

B. Dogs or Cats:  Dogs

C. Facebook or Twitter: Neither

D. iPhone or Android: iPhone

E. Cats or Cards: Go Cats!


If you are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition, please let me know at! Thanks!

Most Beautiful Streets in the World

In the second installment of The Most Beautiful Streets in the World, we bring you Chefchaouen in Morocco.  All photos and descriptions come from

A view of one of the many blue-painted streets in Chefchaouen, Morocco. (Flickr/Mark Fischer)

Located in northern Morocco between two mountain peaks in the Riff mountains, Chefchaouen is a gorgeous city of blues, where nearly all the walls and houses of the medina are painted blue and white. The tradition comes from the town's former Jewish population, says Compete Morocco, and the bright colors liven up the city even on cloudy days.

According to Atlas Obscura, the city was founded as 
a refugee camp when the Spanish Inquisition forced Muslims and Jews out of Europe. Today tourists from around the world visit the town to see its spectacular blue streets and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. 
Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 


Quick Hits  
Do You Remember This? 
How many Office Space fans do we have out there?  I see a lot of hands raised.  In honor of a movie that has provided quotes for office workers for years, let's feature some of the best quotes from the movie over the next several editions.  
"Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say, in a given week I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual, work.'' (Peter - Ron Livingston) 
Have You Seen That? 
We all dream of the fairytale lifestyle, right?  Ladies, have you ever wondering what would happen if you were a princess and your prince was ... real.  Check out this video.
If Disney Princes Were Real
If Disney Princes Were Real
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor