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KYTC Highway Plan
KYSITE Spring Meeting
U of L Online Learning
Member Profile
SDITE 2015 Call for Presentations
Mysterious Old Bridges
Weird Signs
Quick Hits
Have You Seen That?
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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2015 Executive Board
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Vice-President
  
Treasurer

 

Secretary

Dowell Hoskins Squier

Directors
Pat Johnson

Section Rep

 

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The Changing Face of Transportation

   

 

Hello KYSITE!

  

Welcome to 2015!  And welcome to the cold weather back again this year.  Brrrrr....
  
In honor of the cold weather, we thought we'd share some cold weather facts courtesy of climateandweather.net.  Sorry, metric conversion is not provided. 
  • The world's largest snowflake was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, at 38 cm wide and 20 cm thick. The snow flake fell at Fort Keogh, Montana, USA on 28 January 1887. 
  • With tires for his mouth and trees for arms, 'Angus' - the tallest snowman, was made by residents of Bethel, Maine, USA, measuring a whopping 34.63 metres. 'Angus' took 2 weeks to build, and was completed on 17 February 1999.
  • The greatest snowfall recorded was on Mt Rainier, Washington State, USA - Over 30metres fell during the winter of 1972.
  • The lowest ever recorded world temperature was at Vostok Station, Antarctica on the 21 July 1983 at a bitter -89.6C

And more more piece of trivia:  -40 degrees Celsius is the same as -40 degree Fahrenheit.

 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed the facts.  And now, we hope you enjoy the newsletter. 

 

 

- KYSITE Officers

kysite@kysite.com

 

 

KYTC Highway Plan

 

Below is an excerpt from the KYTC website

 

As we assess the Transportation Cabinet's ability to meet future highway needs, we must recognize that when budgets are tight and projects cost more, careful choices must be made about the type and extent of road system improvements we pursue.  Kentucky's highway infrastructure represents a huge public capital investment that must be protected.  

 

Accordingly, the 2014 Highway Plan contains many priority operational, maintenance, safety, pavement restoration, and bridge repair projects.  As important as upgrading our existing infrastructure is today, the need is also great to adequately provide for the economy of tomorrow.

 

For more information click here.

KYSITE Spring Meeting
     
Spring is not too far away.  This meeting is always a great opportunity to start the year off right.  Reconnect with old friends, meet new people, all while getting PDH's.  More details to follow soon.
Welcome to Our New Sponsor!
      
And now, a word from our new sponsor:
  

Do you know someone who wants to expand their knowledge and skills in transportation engineering or other areas of the civil engineering profession?

  

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville is pleased to offer students from across the state of Kentucky (and beyond) the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree completely online.

  

The 100% online MSCE program is for professionals with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Graduate students in the program learn about industry trends and gain the technical knowledge for advancement in an aggressive employment marketplace. The degree is offered online to give students the flexibility to maintain a professional and personal life while pursuing their career goals.

  

UofL's online MSCE program is taught by full-time faculty from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, which ranks as one of the best graduate schools for engineering (U.S. News and World Report). To learn more about how to earn your MSCE degree online, visit the program website. 

Member Profile

Submitted by: Steve De Witte

Starting off the new year, I'm proud to present Dowel Hoskins-Squier, KYSITE Secretary.  

Name:  Dowell Hoskins-Squier

Place of Work: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government             

Title: Director, Division of Traffic Engineering 

Degree:  Bachelor of Engineering & Master of Science, Vanderbilt University

Place of Birth: Lexington, KY

Family: Spouse - Todd Squier

What are your technical interests?: Traffic operations and safety, traveler information, ITS

What are your hobbies?:  Tennis

Favorites:

Color: Green

TV Show: House of Cards

Breakfast Food: English Muffin

Sport: Tennis

Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Diet Coke

B. Dogs or Cats: Dogs

C. Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

D. iPhone or Android: iPhone

E. Cats or Cards: Cats

 

If you are interested in being featured in an upcoming edition, please contact me at dewittesg@cdmsmith.com!

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 sstrength@lsu.edu.  Should you have any questions, you may reach Steve Strength, Technical Committee Chair at steve.strength@la.gov  (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 http://sdite2015.org

Mysterious Old Bridges


Next up in our series of mysterious old bridges is a beautiful bridge in China. Thanks to Charles Schaub for passing these along.  

 

Huangshan, Anhui, China

 

    

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Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

 

 
  
 
Quick Hits  
  




  
  
Have You Seen That? 
 
Ever want to hug a Panda Bear cub?  If not, this might change your mind, as young Bao Bao at the National Zoo plays in the snow for the first time.
 
Bao Bao's First Snow Day!
Bao Bao's First Snow Day!
  
Warning:  Don't hug a Panda Bear.  They won't reciprocate.
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  


2015 KYSITE Board; and
 

Stuart Sparks, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor