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Outreach Month
Nominations Needed
KYSITE Annual Meeting
TN Fall Meeting with ITS-TN
Dancing Ped Heads
Beautiful Streets
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Do You Remember This?
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates



LFUCG Phoenix Bldg


Leadership Training 

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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Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation





Have you recovered from your all-nighter last week from camping out at the Apple Store for the iPhone 6 Plus?  No?  Me neither.


In reality, I must admit that I do like technology and like to have new gadgets, etc.  While impatient sometimes, I really couldn't see myself camping out all night for something I could get a month or so later without any wait at all.  So no, I really didn't camp out.


But that leads me to this week's poll question.  What is your preferred telephone?  Take the poll and we'll report back in a future edition.


And if you do have a new iPhone 6, don't bend it!!!!!!!!!!


- KYSITE Officers

October is Outreach Month

Ashley Sells 

I would consider opening the eyes of the next generation to what we love to do each day is an important task for the year. At a young age, children learn red, yellow and green and what they represent.  But a step further would be to explain to them why a signal is there or why a roadway was built.  As children grow and they are getting ready for college, why not share with them information that could guide their major decision.


October has been deemed Outreach Month by the SDITE Information, Communication & Outreach (IC&O) Committee in which we are challenging the SDITE Membership to do one presentation to whatever age group they see fit (elementary, middle, high, or college).


Presentations are on the website that can be used and modified. Once you complete a presentation, please email me so we may share your presentation with others. If you have any questions, please let me know! 

Honoring Outstanding Members: Nominations Needed!

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.

KYSITE Annual Meeting and Technical Session Nov. 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. 

TNSITE Invite to Fall Meeting

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. 

Dancing "Ped Heads"

 Submitted by: Carol Callan-Ramler


The Dancing Traffic Light
The Dancing Traffic Light


Check out this video -- it's one way to get public to pay attention to traffic engineering!

Most Beautiful Streets in the World

This week's installment of The Most Beautiful Streets in the World is here in the U.S. on Lombard Street in San Francisco.  All photos and descriptions come from

Curvy Lombard Street in San Francisco. 

Although notable for its Victorian-style houses and green landscape, Lombard Street in San Francisco earned its fame for having eight hairpin turns. According to San Francisco City Guides, Lombard originally had a 27 percent grade, making it impossible for the people living along the street to own vehicles. After the the switchbacks were installed, the grade was reduced to 16 percent and cars could finally traverse the narrow, steep road. If you're in San Francisco, check out the curving road and theblooming flowers that line it.
Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

Quick Hits  

Do You Remember This?:  Office Space Part 2
I hope you are ready for another Office Space quote! 
"''Oh, and remember: Next Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.'' -Lumbergh (Gary Cole) 
Have You Seen That? 

We all love mascots, right?  However, unless you've seen this video before, I'm doubting you've seen anything like it. 


Fish Mascot Eats Worker (Original)
Fish Mascot Eats Worker (Original)
And I'm sorry to my SDITE friends who might have seen this yesterday and I'll try to make it different in two weeks!
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor