Monica M. Suter, PE, TE, PTOE for the City of Santa Ana, CA is currently an International Director with ITE. She previously served as Western District President (2008-2009) and promoted the profession with her “Getting to ‘Yes’ With the Public & Elected Officials” presentation. She manages an engineering team for the City of Santa Ana with 26 years of private and public sector experience. Ms. Suter joined ITE as a Michigan State University student. Since then she’s presented/published several International/District ITE papers, and served as a co-instructor for ITS Tech Transfer/UC Berkeley’s MUTCD Course. Ms. Suter is a Signals Technical Committee Member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and was an ITE Associate Member in 2011. She is currently an APWA Associate Member.
ITE Cal Poly Pomona held its 5th General Meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The guest speakers for the meeting were three recent graduates from Cal Poly Pomona: Daniel David, Jr., Jesse Morton, and Said Yahya. You can learn more about each speaker at: http://itecpp.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/winter-quarter-kick-off-meeting/.
Each speaker talked about their experience in Transportation Engineering during and after their undergraduate studies. Daniel, who is an Civil Associate for RBF Consulting, lectured about his time as an intern for Riverside County Transportation and RBF, as well as some of the current projects he is working on, such as an interchange improvement of I-10/Jefferson in Indio, CA. Jesse, a Cost Engineer at Parsons, presented on improving the SR-91 corridor, in which he is responsible for budgeting, charting and tracking, invoicing, and reporting. Said, an Associate Engineer at Parsons, informed the audience about his contribution to the 71/91 Interchange Project. Each speaker concluded by giving advice to students, encouraging them to never stop learning, listen and learn from others, and be patient.
Among the General Announcements:
- T-shirt designs have been voted, and will be delivered to members at the next meeting.
- ITE and ASCE will hold a joint Technical Tour to the Metro Gold Line – M&O Facility on January 17th. Registration is sold out.
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be having an ITE Student Conference on February 15-17. Registration is $40 until January 15. Contact Mark Shisler for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cal Poly Pomona will be holding this year’s UCTC Conference. More information coming soon.
- SoCal ITE Meeting – Wednesday, January 15
- RSBITE Vendor Show – Thursday, January 16
See you at our next meeting on Thursday, January 23!
On Thursday, April 18th 2013, ITE Cal Poly Pomona held the 11th General Meeting of the year. The guest speaker was Ms. Monica Suter, from the City of Santa Ana. Ms. Suter serves as an ITE International Director for the Western District and has served as the District President in the past (full bio here).
On February 28, 2013, UCLA’s Complete Streets conference brought together students and professionals from the transportation field to discuss success stories and useful implementation tools for creating complete streets.
Exceed expectations with ITE March 4–7 in Pasadena, CA at the 2012 ITE Technical Conference and Exhibit. The conference is designed to support transportation engineering, planning and multidisciplinary professionals responsible for management and operations of transportation systems. The meeting content will address the application and performance of multimodal transportation management strategies to exceed customer expectations within today’s budgetary constraints. The program will also seek to link transportation operations with livability, sustainability and economic competitiveness. Continue reading
The ideas and principles within the complete streets movement are consistently evolving and progressing. Within the City of Los Angeles, for example, the Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in early 2011 and the Mobility Element of the City General Plan is currently being updated. On a state level, 2011 is the first full year since the passing of the Caltrans Complete Streets Act. Within these examples and more, the movement is experiencing increased momentum with an increased amount of on-the-ground projects. Continue reading
What: LA on the Verge of a Transit Breakthrough
When: Friday, February 24, 8am to 3pm
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: We have a special price for ITE student members, let us know if you’d like tickets! (regular student price is $50)
Discussion topics include:
“Getting the 30-10 Plan Done”
“New Resources for Transit”
“A 2012 Transit & TOD Legislative Agenda”
“The Future of TOD & Lessons Learned in Hollywood”