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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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Stuart Sparks

Regular Contributors
Guest Contributors
Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation





In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, we thought we'd feature a few facts and figures you might find interesting.  Thanks to KidzWorld for the facts! 

  • The first NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament was played in 1939 and was won by the University of Oregon Ducks. Back then, only eight teams were part of the tournament.
  • The NCAA Basketball Tournament expanded to include 64 teams in 1985.
  • Shaquille O'Neal set an NCAA record by blocking 11 shots in one game for LSU in 1989.
  • The most points scored by one team during the NCAA Basketball Tournament is 149, scored by Loyola Marymount against Michigan during the second round of the 1990 tournament.
  • The fewest points scored by one team is 20, scored by North Carolina in their 26-20 loss against Pittsburgh in 1941. 
Good luck to your favorite team.  And yes, there is only one correct favorite team.  You know which one that is.


- KYSITE Officers


Vote now for SDITE Officers

Calling all SDITE members to vote.  This year is particularly important as we have one of our elite on the ballot.  Scott Walker is running for Southern District Office.   Go to this voting link  right now because voting ends March 31st.  Our group is not as large as many of the others so every vote is critical.  Over the last ten-plus years Scott has served an instrumental role as a leader within the local KYSITE group as well as international ITE through his vision, outreach and communication.  Hopefully you have enjoyed the bi-weekly newsletter that he worked to start for the section and the monthly one he manages for the District.  Scott also served as the Chairman to the Joint Great Lakes/Southern District Annual Meeting in Lexington in 2012.  Scott has done a great deal to move KYSITE and SDITE forward in a positive direction.  Now it is your time to do your part and vote.


He has mine.  Stuart Sparks, PE, PTOE, KYSITE President



KYSITE Spring Meeting 
The spring meeting has been scheduled for March 31st at the University of Kentucky. Make plans now to be at the school that is going to win the 2015 NCAA Tournament now to experience all of the excitement first hand and get PDH's at the same time.  We are currently working on an exciting schedule of technical presentations for this event.  More details to follow soon.  
Member Spotlight
Submitted by: Steve De Witte

Today we are happy to feature Pat Johnson, who serves as a KYSITE Director.

Name: Patrick Johnson, PE

Place of Work: Louisville Metro DPW&A Traffic Engineering

Title: Manager of Traffic Engineering

Degree: Masters Degree in Civil Engineering

 (U of L)

Place of Birth: LaGrange, KY

Family: Wife (Alison) and 3 children (Taylor, Mackenzie and Connor)

What are your technical interests?: Advanced traffic signal operations, Adaptive Signal Systems and Evolving Complete Streets Concepts

What are your hobbies?: Cross/circuit training, running, bicycling, home improvement projects and rugby


Color: Blue


Music: Old... (70's & 80's)

Breakfast Food: Omelets with lots of cholesterol

Sport/Team: Football - Raiders (Really stupid!! But I am painstakingly loyal..)

Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi

B. Dogs or Cats: Dogs

C. Facebook or Twitter: Neither.. 

D. iPhone or Android: Flip Phone (Razor)

E. Cats or Cards: Cards 

AGi32 Training
An AGi32 3-Day Roadway Emphasis Course has been scheduled in Louisville for April 22-24. Space is limited, so if you are interested, go here to register: 

Mysterious Old Bridges

This week's Mysterious Old Bridge looks like it leads to Hogwarts! Thanks to Charles Schaub for passing these along.  


Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland



Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

Quick Hits  
U.S. Drivers Topped 3 Trillion Miles in 2014

10.8 Billion Trips Taken On U.S. Public Transportation In 2014

On-street parking losing ground to safety measures

Amazing cycle super highways ?

What about ice skating "Freezeway" as a mode of transportation?
Have You Seen That?
In honor of the NCAA Tournament officially starting today (yes, the one with 64 teams, not 68), here's one compilation of NCAA Tournament buzzer beaters.  Feel free to skip #2.
Greatest NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters
Greatest NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters
And for those of you want looking to waste another few minutes on this opening day, here's another clip.  But it's not basketball related.  Instead, it's a video clip of the real Michael Bolton playing Michael Bolton in an Office Space clip.  It should be very amusing for you Office Space fans out there.  Check it out at this link.
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2015 KYSITE Board; and

Stuart Sparks, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor