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Important KYSITE Dates

SDITE Annual Meeting

April 19-22, 2015 

Biloxi, Mississippi

ITE Annual Meeting

August 2-5, 2015

Hollywood, FL 

 

2015 Executive Board
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Vice-President
  
Treasurer

 

Secretary

 
Directors
  
Section Rep

 


 

 

 

  
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Stuart Sparks

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Guest Contributors
Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation

Greetings!   

 

Hello KYSITE!

 

Here at KYSITE, we try to keep you up to date on relevant transportation news in the Kentucky and around the US.  Like last week, we try to be serious when needed.  Unfortunately, this intro isn't one of those serious ones.

 

In a world where nothing on the 6:00 news is positive, we often catch ourselves fascinated with something that really means nothing in the grand scheme of things.  Today, that topic is the 'left shark'.  If you watched the halftime show at the Super Bowl, you watched a highly choreographed show with dancing and singing.  You also watched the shark on the left do his/her own thing.

 

So, which are you?  Left Shark?  Right Shark?  Take this quiz to find out more about yourself.

   

And for those familiar with the term, you may be wondering if the KYSITE Newsletter has indeed "jumped the shark".

 

Fonzie Jumps the Shark on Happy Days (Episode 5.3) 1977
Fonzie Jumps the Shark on Happy Days (Episode 5.3) 1977

 

We will let you decide.  And now, onto the more relevant news... 

 

- KYSITE Officers

kysite@kysite.com

 

 

New downtown bridge to open 3 months early

 

Below is an excerpt from the Courier-Journal website

 

With Construction on the downtown portion of the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project months ahead of schedule, drivers are expecting to be able to start using the new bridge next January, though newly added work could compound driver's headaches as interstate detours also will come sooner.

 

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said during a news conference at Louisville's Waterfront Park that completing construction of the new interstate 65 span linking Louisville and Jeffersonville (Ind.) will allow for $22 million in additional improvements of the aging Kennedy Memorial Bridge, more extensive ones that were revealed when it was inspected last year.

 

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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.

Mysterious Old Bridges


This week's Mysterious Old Bridge comes to you from Spain! Thanks to Charles Schaub for passing these along.  

 

Ronda, Malaga, Spain

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Leftovers
  
It's been three years since KYSITE hosted the 2012 SDITE/GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting.  We can't believe that it's been that long. 
 
Believe it or not, we still have a few items from that meeting that we're looking to give away.  Specifically, we have 25+ giveaway glasses that we're looking to give away (again).  Therefore, if you never received one, or are looking to host a party and need some glasses, let Scott know.  First come, first serve.
Contents not included. 
Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 




 


 
 
Quick Hits    

Smart parking lots

TDOT Safety Message Contest

OH and KY announce equal funding of Brent Spence project

AASHTO moves towards endorsing Protected Bike Lanes

Digital Transformation Coming To Transportation World
Have You Seen That? 
 
Your editor is a big fan of the movie Groundhog Day.  I figured that there wasn't a better way to celebrate the day and the movie than to show a video of facts you didn't know about the movie. 
 
7 Groundhog Day Facts to Watch. Share. Repeat.
7 Groundhog Day Facts to Watch. Share. Repeat.
 
Editor's Note:  I've been to both Punxsutawney, PA and Woodstock, IL (filming location).  
 
Woodstock, IL (Fall 2014)
 
 
 
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  


2015 KYSITE Board; and
 

Stuart Sparks, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor