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  • Traffic Operations Centers (TOCs) for Smaller Agencies: Colorado Example

    Traffic Operation Centers (TOCs) have historically been built and operated by the Traffic Engineering Departments of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and larger cities. For example, in the Rocky Mountain region, the City and County of Denver, City of Lakewood, and Colorado DOT (CDOT) have highly utilized Traffic Operation Centers.
  • President’s Message

    I am pleased to have attended the US Presidential Inaugural Opening Ceremony on Sunday, January 18, 2009,  while visiting family in the D.C. area.  Hopefully, before you even receive this WesternITE issue, an economic stimulus package with several important infrastructure projects will be on its way to invest in our nation’s transportation system and more >
  • Endowment Fund “EF” Spotlight

    The March-April Spotlight was written by the new officers of the student chapter at Arizona State University (ASU), recently re-launched with the help of the ITE Arizona Section.  The Endowment Fund was established to provide continuous, stable funding for the District’s student initiatives and will provide benefits for students such as these.  The following more >
  • Featuring: ITE Student Activities at Portland State University

    The Portland State University Student ITE Chapter is very active attending conferences, hosting career informational sessions with local transportation consulting firms and agencies, attending transportation related tours, and organizing social events for their members.
  • In Memory of Dr. Ed Sullivan, P.E.

    District 6 marks the passing of one of its distinguished ITE members and Student Chapter Advisors, Dr. Edward C. Sullivan, P.E., who passed away on Monday, February 16, 2009.  He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1944.  Dr. Sullivan earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and more >
  • Interstate Innovations

    Authorization of the Interstate System was a political victory that resulted in enormous societal benefits of safety and mobility. It stimulated economic and lifestyle developments such as franchised motels and fast food eateries, freight pick-up and delivery for communities not served by rail lines, and just-in-time delivery of goods that turned trucks into rolling more >
  • Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: May/Jun

    The Northern California Section has been utilizing innovative fundraising methods over the last two years to generate excitement about the Student Endowment Fund in their section.  In 2008, they raised over $5000 for the Endowment Fund and received an award for the Highest Overall Contribution to the Student Endowment Fund at the Annual Meeting inAnaheim.  This more >
  • Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Mar/Apr

    The ITE student chapter at Arizona State University is currently preparing for its first full active semester since the early 1990’s. After several years of inactivity, the Arizona State University chapter was re-launched with help from the Arizona Section of ITE in October 2008. From left to right: Sarah Ellie Ziems (Treasurer), Sravani Vadlamani (Vice-President), Bhargava Kishore Sana (President), Karthik Konduri (Secretary) The more >
  • Student Endowment Fund Spotlight: Jan/Feb

    When Cathy Leong asked me to write a short article on why Barbara and I made a donation to the Student Endowment Fund, it took a little thinking to figure out why.  I guess it is basic enough to say I probably would not have become a Traffic Engineer if it had not been more >