President’s Message

Dear Western District Members,

Registration for the 2021 Joint International and Western and Mountain Districts (Virtual) Annual Meeting is now live. Full registration is administered through ITE International with early bird rates through June 15th, but please visit the Western District website to view the schedule and register for additional Western District events, such as Family Night and Student/Young Professional events, that are planned in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Our LAC has been hard at work to deliver some fun new ways to connect and socialize – get excited for more to come!

While we are not in the clear and long-term impacts are still to be determined, vaccinations are rolling out across the country and we are moving toward a post COVID-19 future. The latest issue of the ITE Journal again serves a great example of the value of ITE membership with some very insightful data and trends on this unique time in history and its impact on our industry. Of course, the situation will vary by region and locality, however, early data suggests that we are at the beginning of recovery period leading into the new normal. The pandemic has highlighted old challenges,  presented new ones, and continues to increase the pace of change in the transportation industry.

As transportation professionals, we must continue to closely monitor and adapt to the coming challenges and opportunities. Fortunately, our ITE community is here with the technical resources and membership support to help us rise to the occasion. In the words of our Past President Zaki Mustafa, “together we are the best!”

Sincerely,

Giancarlo Ganddini
President, ITE Western District