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Presentation Links
Legal Aspects of the MUTCD
SDITE 2015 Call for Presentations
AGi32 Lighting Course Interest?
Mysterious Old Bridges
Unique Designs
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Do You Remember This?
Have You Seen This?
Important KYSITE Dates

SDITE Annual Meeting

April 19-22, 2015 

Biloxi, Mississippi

Important ITE Dates 

ITE Annual Meeting

August 2-5, 2015

Hollywood, FL 





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Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation





"Odie the Elf" vs Buzz Lightyear in a snowball fight at the Walker household
For those of you that have children that still "believe", there is very high probability that you have an "Elf on the Shelf" in your house. 


Putting aside the facts that 

1) whoever developed this is a marketing genius and 

2) the elf creeps me out a bit, I have come to the conclusion that the presense of the elf (ok, his name is Odie) in our house keeps our kids entertained as well as somewhat more disciplined. 


Unfortunately, having an elf requires some work as it must be moved each night.  And thanks to social media, I've learned that we must be creative in what our elf does.  Here are a few tips:


Elf on the Shelf Ideas


Elf On A Shelf Welcome Letter Printable


17 excuses for a lazy Elf on the Shelf who forgot to move


Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Slackers


Good luck -- you'll need it. 


- KYSITE Officers

KYSITE Fall Technical Meeting - Links
The fall technical meeting was held on Friday, November 14th at the Planning and Development Services of Kenton County.  For those interested, the presentations from the meeting can be found here.
Legal Aspects of the MUTCD
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Legal Research Digest 63: Effect of MUTCD on Tort Liability of Government Transportation Agencies examines the effect that the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) has had on the manner in which government tort liability has developed; the extent to which federal, state, and other governments have adopted tort claims acts and laws that have waived or greatly curtailed sovereign immunity; and the impact of peculiar state laws.
The full document can be found here.
Thanks to Jarrod Stanley for sending this our way.  

SDITE 2015: Call for Presentations


The Deep South Section of ITE, in cooperation with the SDITE Technical Knowledge Team, is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting, to be held April 19-22, 2015, at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Presenting at the 2015 SDITE Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge, expertise, and innovations with your peers.  Please see this link for suggested topics and abstract submittal information.


Please submit your abstract in PDF format via email by January 30, 2015 to  Should you have any questions, you may reach Steve Strength, Technical Committee Chair at  (this is different from the address for submitting abstracts) or at (225) 767-9118. 


For more information on the 2015 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting, please visit

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!

Mysterious Old Bridges

Next up in our series of mysterious old bridges is Devil's Bridge. Thanks to Charles Schaub for passing these along.  


Devil's Bridge, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria



Japan's Automated Underground Bike Storage

Check out this unique solution that has been implemented in Japan to deal with the issue of a lack of parking spaces for bicycles. Click here to learn more.

Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

Quick Hits  

Do You Remember This?:  Office Space Part 8
This week's Office Space quote is a cleaned up one from Bill Lumbergh:
''I'm going to need those TPS reports... ASAP..." -- Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole)
Have You Seen That? 
It's basketball season so there's always a chance you'll be the lucky fan to get selected to make a half-court shot.  But did you know that there is more than one way to make the basket?  These guys will show you 50 ways to do it.  Of course, we have no idea how many takes it took to capture these.  Enjoy!
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2014 KYSITE Board; and

Vanessa Fritsch, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor