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Remembering Rick Mitchell

Remembering Rick Mitchell

Rick Mitchell, President of the Western District in 1985, passed away of a sudden heart attack on Sunday, March 16 while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. … Read entire article »

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President’s Message: There Are No Brakes on the Happenin’ Train!

President’s Message: There Are No Brakes on the Happenin’ Train!

It’s an exciting time of year for the Western District.  Candidates have recently been announced for the officer and international director positions, and their statements are presented below.  As of right now, there are only 123 days, 21 hours, and 44 minutes until the joint Western-Midwestern Districts’ Annual Meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota.  And the first Western District Student … Read entire article »

2014 Western District Candidates

Candidates for Office The following are the 2014 Western District Board candidates for office for your consideration. All members are encouraged to vote. Regardless of how you vote, please vote and make your voice be heard. The deadline for voting electronically has been set as late as possible to allow you to meet and/or learn about the Western District candidates before voting. Thanks for helping the Western District serve its members efficiently and effectively! … Read entire article »

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Mar/Apr

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Mar/Apr

The Mar-Apr Spotlight was written by Jonathan Hofert, President of the Riverside/ San Bernardino ITE Section. The following is Jonathan’s article regarding RSBITE’s thoughts about the Student Endowment Fund: The Riverside/San Bernardino Section is a Platinum-level group contributor to the Student Endowment Fund, and also boasts in its membership the top two individual contributors. Its Board believes strongly in the Fund’s … Read entire article »

California Senate Bill 743 Task Force – Final Letter to OPR

California Senate Bill 743 Task Force – Final Letter to OPR

SB 743 was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor in the fall of 2013. Under SB 743, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has been directed to revise the guidelines for conducting transportation analyses under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The primary change that has been requested in SB 743 is to … Read entire article »

Student Leadership Summit

Student Leadership Summit

As general chair, I’d like to invite you to the first ever Western District ITE Student Leadership Summit, to be held in San Luis Obispo, CA, February 15-17, 2014.  The Summit will be hosted by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Cal Poly Student Chapter. This will be a weekend for students from 35 colleges and universities across the ITE Western … Read entire article »

President’s Message: Ralph Waldo Emerson Was Right On

President’s Message:  Ralph Waldo Emerson Was Right On

Over 20 years ago, 17 of my classmates and I piled into an 18-passenger van and drove over 1,400 miles from College Station, Texas, to Washington, DC, to attend the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting.  It was a pilgrimage that the transportation engineering students there still do today. We were excited to meet students from other schools, rub elbows … Read entire article »

MiteY Race 2014 – City of Presidents

MiteY Race 2014 – City of Presidents

Join us in Rapid City, SD on June 28th from 3-5 PM for the next installment of the MiteY Race.  This year’s MiteY race is presented in conjunction with the 2014 Western District Annual Meeting as a fundraiser for the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund. The MiteY Race is modeled after the hit television series “The Amazing Race” with teams … Read entire article »

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Jan/Feb

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Jan/Feb

The Jan-Feb Spotlight was written by Ken Ackeret, one of our newest Patron level contributors to the Endowment Fund. The following is Ken’s article regarding his thoughts about the Student Endowment Fund: As we start into a new year I am proud to say that I am a continuing supporter of the Western District Student Endowment Fund. I am also very … Read entire article »

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Nov/Dec

Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Nov/Dec

The Northern California Section of ITE (NorCal ITE) is proud to support the Western ITE Richard T. Romer Student Endowment fund.  We are strong supporters of our student chapters and continue to seek ways to partner with them to promote our profession and offer opportunities for our future leadership.    There are several initiatives that we dedicate resources to each year … Read entire article »