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Important KYSITE Dates

SDITE Annual Meeting

April 10-13, 2016 

Nashville, TN

ITE Annual Meeting

August 2-5, 2015

Hollywood, FL 


2015 Executive Board



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Stuart Sparks

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Jarrod Stanley

The Changing Face of Transportation




It's Derby Time!  But instead of focusing on the Run for the Roses, let's focus on the Kentucky Oaks.  Some facts / trivia (thanks to Wikipedia):

  • The race currently covers 1.125 miles; the first race in 1875 was 1.5 miles;
  • The horses carry 121 pounds;
  • The winner gets a $600,000 purse and a large garland of lilies, affectionately called the "Lillies for the Fillies";
  • The longest shot to win the Oaks was Lemons Forever in 2006 which started the race at 47/1;

  • The attendance at the Kentucky Oaks ranks third in the continent and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders' Cup;

  • The Oaks and the Derby are the oldest continuously contested sporting events in history, and the only horse races to be held at their original site since its conception.

 Good luck to your favorite horse in both races! 


- KYSITE Officers


Special Announcement
At the KYSITE Spring Meeting, Bill Seymour was presented with the honor of having the revamped KYSITE Scholarship names after him.  Officially named the "William (Bill) Seymour Transportation Engineering Scholarship Award", the Kentucky Section will award $2500 annually to a deserving student at an accredited Civil Engineering program in the state, specifically those with a strong commitment to transportation engineering.  More information about the program along with a photo of Bill and Section President Stuart Sparks is attached. 


If you get a moment, please extend a note to Bill congratulating him on this honor.  
KYSITE Golf Outing
This years Annual Golf Outing is going to be held at The Brook Golf Course located at 2260 Lexington Rd, Versailles, KY 40383 on June 3rd, 2015.  
The meeting will start in their pavilion at 10:45 AM.  Lunch will be provided at 11:00 AM with tee off at noon.  
Important reminder: dust from your clubs before coming to the course.  
Hope to see you all there.

Mysterious Old Bridges


This week's bridge runs through a waterfall in Norway. Thanks to Charles Schaub for passing these along.


Låtefossen Waterfall, Norway


Weird Signs
Submitted by: Billy Garrison 

Quick Hits  

Digital Billboards Warn Oklahoma Drivers of Tornado Risks


Honolulu Bikeshare Expected to Be Ready By Early 2016 (Anyone want to go with us to check it out?)


Frustrated by Ignorance, Oregon Cyclist Posts Bike Safety Signs; Signs Removed
Study: Neither Flashing Traffic Lights Nor the Color Yellow Deter Pedestrians from Crossing
Have You Seen That?
In honor of the Kentucky Derby, please take a few minutes to watch Secretariat win the race in 1973.
Secretariat - Kentucky Derby 1973
Secretariat - Kentucky Derby 1973


Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2015 KYSITE Board; and

Stuart Sparks, Editor
Scott Walker, Editor