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Transportation Revenue Options
AGi32 Lighting Course Interest?
Beautiful Streets
Weird Signs
Survey Says:
Quick Hits
Do You Remember This?
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates

KYSITE Annual Meeting

November 13, 2014 

6:00 PM 

Hofbrauhaus - Newport

KYSITE Technical Meeting

November 14, 2014

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PDS Kenton Co.

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The Changing Face of Transportation




Did you know that November 6 is "Marooned without a Compass Day".  We didn't either.  But we all know now.


According to Merriam Webster, to be "marooned" is to be put ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave to one's fate OR to place or leave in isolation or without hope of ready escape.  So, if you didn't have a compass, what would you do? It's something to talk about at the dinner table tonight.  


And just when you think that we couldn't have found a worse topic, just know that November 6 is Saxophone Day and we could have highlighted that instead.  But if you're into that, check out 2:10 of this video for a great saxophone solo.


See you next week at the Annual Meeting!



- KYSITE Officers

New AASHTO Informational Tool Updates Transportation Revenue Options

By: Lloyd D. Brown, AASHTO Journal


WASHINGTON - While public officials continue to discuss ways to fund a new surface transportation authorization, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has updated its popular matrix of revenue generating options with new easy-to-understand graphics. The revenue matrix produced prior to MAP-21 enactment in 2012 was incorporated into AASHTO's reauthorization policy resolutions and white papers adopted by the AASHTO Board of Directors in October 2013. AASHTO has also produced a brief descriptive video highlighting the key features of this dynamic new funding information tool.


"The AASHTO Board of Directors is strongly united in its desire for Congress to identify long-term and sustainable funding to shore up the struggling Highway Trust Fund," said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. "However, AASHTO's board - which is made up of 52 transportation department chiefs from all the states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico - does not recommend any single approach over others. We do, however, absolutely remain committed to continue assisting Congress in identifying and implementing a revenue solution based on Congressional leadership and 'the art of the possible.' "  


The full article and link to the matrix can be found here.

Registration is Open for KYSITE Annual Meeting and Technical Session 
Nov. 13-14, 2014 - Please RSVP by Nov. 10, 2014!!!!


Our Annual Meeting November 13th and Technical session on November 14th in northern Kentucky is next week! Please register if you have not already at this link.  We need your RSVP by Monday, November 10 for a good head count. Information on times, locations and presenters is also included with registration. The technical session will be a joint meeting with APA-KY so AICP credit as well as PDHs will be available!
If you are interested in attending a tour of the Hofbrauhaus brewery, this is included with the dinner.  Tour starts at 5:30 and will include a sampling of the different beers the brewery makes.  


If you decide to stay overnight in the northern Kentucky area, we suggest checking out the Comfort Suites in Newport.  Call 859-291-6700 by November 7th and mention "KY Site" for a $99 rate.  

KYSITE Scholarship Auction 
The annual silent auction will take place during the Annual Meeting next Thursday.  Donated items include: 
  • 2 Tickets to the Louisville Ballet's 2014-2015 Production of A Cinderella Story
  • Gift Certificate for 1 Zipline Tour from Red River Gorge Zipline Tours
  • 4 Admissions to the National Corvette Museum
  • 4 Tickets to any production of the Lexington Children's Theatre
  • 2 Admissions to the Kentucky Derby Museum
  • 2 Admissions to Dollywood
  • 2 Admissions to the Newport Aquarium
  • 4 General Admission Tickets to the Kentucky Horse Park
  • 1 Night Getaway Package
  • 6 Admissions and Programs to Churchill Downs
  • 4 Aerial Tramway Vouchers at Ober Gatlinburg
  • Private Tasting for up to 20 guests at Talon Winery
  • 2 Tickets to a 2014-2015 Season Concert at the Lexington Philharmonic
  • 2 Tickets to the Marengo Caves Crystal Palace and Dripstone Trail Tours
  • 1 Free Season in any I am Third Sports League
  • $70 Gift Certificate and painting from Painting with a Twist
  • 4 Reserved Grand Stand Seats at Keeneland
  • 4 View Level or 2 Terrace Line Reds Tickets
  • Buffalo Trace Gift Basket
  • 2 One-Day Passes to Holiday World

Special thanks goes out to the donors who have supported us this year and so many years in the past.

AGi32 Lighting Course - KYTC Requirement 


KYSITE wants to know if there is interest in hosting another AGi32 Lighting Software Training Course. Please fill out this survey and let us know if you would be interested in attending this training course.


Thank you!

Most Beautiful Streets in the World

The last installment of The Most Beautiful Streets in the World is Rue Cremieux, in Paris, France.


Rue Cremieux in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris, France.

Opened in 1865, the Rue Cremieux was named for Adolphe Cremieux, a 19th-century attorney and politician. Located near the Gare de Lyon in Paris, the street is lined with colorful houses, some of which have paintings of plants and animals on their walls, says Over Blog.  

All photos and descriptions come from

Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

Survey Results 
A couple of editions ago, we asked you to fill out a one question survey about your cell phone preferences.  Here are your responses:
What kind of phone do you use?
Quick Hits  


Acoustic sensors for managing traffic congestion?


Mileage-based gas tax ?


Do You Remember This?:  Office Space Part 6
This week's Office Space quote from Peter:
''It's not just about me and my dream of doing nothing. It's about all of us. I don't know what happened to me at that hypnotherapist and, I don't know, maybe it was just shock and it's wearing off now, but when I saw that fat man keel over and die - Michael, we don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements.'' -Peter
Have You Seen That? 
This week, we feature a video of 20 inventions we shouldn't live without.  Well, probably not completely accurate, but there are a couple of nifty ideas. 
20 Inventions We Shouldn't Live Without
20 Inventions We Shouldn't Live Without
My favorite: "Do you love babies and scooters?"
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor