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  • Section Update: Central Coast Section October Meeting

    The Central Coast Section’s October meeting was held at City of Ventura Community Hall. A sizeable crowd turned out to see Richard Herrera, P.E., from Ventura County, who discussed the Santa Rosa Road Traffic Signal Synchronization Project. Santa Rosa Road serves as a connector between the U.S. Highway 101 and several Cities in the more >
  • Student Chapter Spotlight: University of Wyoming

      The University of Wyoming (UW) student chapter was pleased to contribute an article for the Nov-Dec spotlight.  This spotlight was written by Scott Koch, President of the UW Student Chapter, and the following is an excerpt from his article:
  • Student Endowment Fund

    The Student Endowment Fund has surpassed the $200,000 mark and is well on its way to our $500,000 goal.  Our success can be attributed to the strong support that the fund has received from our Sections and members.  At this year’s Annual Meeting in Denver, the Colorado-Wyoming Section became our second Platinum Level group more >
  • MiteY Race

    The Inaugural MiteY race, brought to you by the San Francisco LAC, will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2010.  The MiteY race is modeled after the hit television series The Amazing Race, and will take racers across, through and over San Francisco streets by following clues and completing challenging but fun tasks.  Race more >
  • October SFbay ITE Meeting Minutes

    Andrew Kluter, P.E., Co-Scribe, SF Bay Area ITE Section On October 15, 2009, high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in the SF Bay Area were the focus of a joint meeting of the SF Bay Area Sections of ITE and WTS, held at Jillian’s in San Francisco. Before the presentations, Kimberly Leung, President of the more >
  • MUTCD 2009 Edition now available

    Taken from FHWA.dot.gov: On December 16, 2009 a final rule adopting the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD was published in the Federal Register. States must adopt the 2009 National MUTCD as their legal State standard for traffic control devices within two years. The Federal Register notice, which provides detailed discussion of the FHWA’s decisions more >
  • Efficiency at the expense of safety? LED traffic lights

    The gains of saving energy in the field of transportation are obvious, but what do we lose by switching to more energy efficient options? In the case of traffic lights, switching to LED bulbs can eliminate a light’s ability to melt snow. This presents an immediate danger to drivers, and to the physical integrity more >
  • International Director’s Report

    By Ken Ackeret Randy McCourt, Zaki Mustafa and I represented the Western District at the recent International Board of Direction meeting held on October 16 and 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C.  Your three Directors were joined by Dalene Whitlock, your 2010 International Director-elect.  Randy’s term will be completed at the end of this year more >
  • President’s Message

    Michael Sanderson, Western District President Over the last several months my presidential duties have given me the opportunity to travel to a number of local section and chapter meetings including: New Mexico, Arizona, Northern California, and Montana. During these visits it was my privilege to meet many ITE members for the first time, and more >
  • Expiration Date No Longer Needed on Calif. PE Stamps

    By Walter Okitsu, Western District Licensing & Certification Chair California law was changed regarding professional engineering (PE) stamps. On October 11, 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger signed AB 645 (Niello) that eliminated the requirement to show expiration dates on PE stamps. The seal must continue to show name, number, and discipline, but the “Exp.” line in more >