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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

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Guest Contributors
Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation





With all of these April showers, we sure hope to see plenty of these May flowers.  However, with these flowers, we're seeing news stories every day about people getting stuck or carried away because of high water on the roads.  Please, please, please be smart when you drive -- it's not worth your life or the life of your rescuer when the water is too high.


Some tips: 


  • When walking, do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Remember that it takes only six inches of rushing water to knock an adult off his feet.
  • If your vehicle stalls, get out immediately and go to higher ground.
  • Be extra cautious at night, when it is harder to see possible flood dangers.
  • These four words could save your life: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
  • Remember that it takes only two feet of water to carry away a vehicle, including pickups and SUVs.

    Stay safe!


    - KYSITE Officers


    International ITE vice president candidates

    KYSITE Spring Meeting 
    The KYSITE Spring Meeting was rescheduled for Monday, April 27th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the University of Kentucky in the University Student Center, Room 230.  
    This rescheduling allowed us to secure Li Zhang, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, F.ITE, Associate Professor at Mississippi State University to present for us on Signal Phasing and Timing (SPAT) Application Development.  This initiative is a major V2I component within US DOT's future Connected Vehicle architecture.  
    The price will be $15 for members and $25 for non-members and will provide 1.5 PDH's.
    Attendees are encouraged to park in Structure #5 (right next to Kennedy's Bookstore).  
    This will be a great meeting.  Don't miss it!!!
    Want a challenging and rewarding position?

    Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government is currently seeking a creative, hardworking, motivated, highly talented entry level Traffic Engineer for employment in Louisville, KY. The Traffic Engineering Section is comprised of engineers responsible for conducting various types of traffic engineering tasks including traffic signal design, traffic impact analysis, capacity and operational analyses, traffic simulation modeling, access analysis/design and crash /safety studies.   This section is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of 1000 traffic signals along with oversight of the Louisville Metro Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and numerous cutting edge Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects and state-of-the practice initiatives. The successful candidate will serve as a task manager on various projects and as a project manager on others. This position will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring project performance, project management, producing high quality deliverables, and adherence to Metro policies. Strong emphasis will be placed on technical knowledge/experience, writing and communication skills, quality of work, work ethic and ability to manage projects and work in a team environment. Louisville Metro is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and we foster a culture of professional growth and career advancement through unique on the job training opportunities.  


    Please click on the following link, check engineering and click go to review opening and submit your resume for the Engineer 1 position.  This position requires a minimum Bachelors Degree.  If you are graduating this semester please submit your application as soon as you have official notice of graduating.


    Member Spotlight


    Submitted By: Steve De Witte 


    Name: Staci Timol

    Place of Work:  KYTC Central Office Permits Branch

    Title: Transportation Engineer Specialist

    Degree:  BSCE from UK, BA Mathematics from KSU

    Place of Birth: Pikeville, KY

    Family:  Zee - husband of 12 years, Orion - pet cat

    What are your technical interests?: I am currently focused learning the duties associated with my new position in the Permits Branch

    What are your hobbies?:   Cooking, gardening, learning to sew, trying out things that I see on Pinterest


    Color: Green

    TV Show: The entire Real Housewives franchise

    Music: I love the Now, That's What I Call Music CD's!

    Breakfast Food: Homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh from the oven

    Sport/Team:  The underdog team.  Who doesn't love a good Cinderella story?

    Five Quick Questions:

    A. Coke or Pepsi:  Coke Zero

    B. Dogs or Cats: Cats, but pet rocks are a close second

    C. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

    D. iPhone or Android:  Windows Phone

    E. Cats or Cards: Neither

    Three interesting facts about you:

    1. As a child, I always wanted to be the guy that rode on the back of the garbage truck.

    2. I have 29 first cousins. 

    3. I firmly believe that if you find a bottle of moonshine named after your great-great-great grandfather, then you are obligated to purchase it.

    If you are interested in being featured in an upcoming newsletter, please contact me at!

    Mysterious Old Bridges


    This week's bridge comes to you all the way from India. Thanks to Charles Schaub sending these along.


    Root Bridge, India

    Quick Hits  

    Self-driving car safely makes trip from SFO to NY

    Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

    Have You Seen That?
    Do we have any horror movie fans in the audience?  Have you seen The Ring?  I haven't seen it myself, but know the general idea.  
    So...what happens if you add some romantic music and recut the scenes?  Find out below:
    The Ring Recut
    The Ring Recut
    Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

    2015 KYSITE Board; and

    Stuart Sparks, Editor
    Scott Walker, Editor