With summer coming to a close, I hope you found some time to enjoy the things that make you smile. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Meeting and our Western District events. In case you missed it, the District and several of our members were recognized at the International level, including International’s District Innovation Award and Best in Class for the Transportation Transforms Communities Video Challenge. Of our members, David S. Hurwitz was selected for the Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award, Neelam Dorman and Daniel Lai were included in the first class of Young Leaders to Follow, and Oregon State University won a compelling competition for the International Collegiate Traffic Bowl. Congratulations to all our other District-level award recipients and thank you again to all our volunteers who helped us deliver some fun and innovative District activities!
More details and meeting registration for the next Annual Meeting will be rolling out soon. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for the 2022 Western District Annual Meeting on June 26-29th at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel & Palm Springs Convention Center.
Due to the success of our previous technical webinar series, we are excited to announce a 5-part Fall Technical Webinar Series starting on October 13th. Stay-up-to date with MUTCD standards, speed limit guidance, speed hump recommendations, and automated vehicle updates by registering here.
In closing, I would like to express my sympathy for any of our members who may be directly or indirectly affected by the situation in Afghanistan. May we never forget the sacrifice of our service members and their families.
Giancarlo Ganddini President, ITE Western District
The future of the transportation profession depends upon a stable and continuing flow of students who are excited and passionate in the career opportunities afforded by transportation engineering and planning.