This year’s ITE Technical Conference was held on March 3-6 in San Diego. On March 3, I was able to attend the council meetings. ITE has special interest councils for members who want be involved in research and dealing with specific issues. There are two different types of councils, Employer-Type councils and Technical councils. At the conference, there was a coordinating council, which is made up of the chairs of each technical and employer type council. The main goal of this council is to serve as a link for all the councils so everyone can collaborate together on specific topics. Continue reading
“You guys just did several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of engineering studies for us, for free. Thank you.” – Mike Biagi, Director of Parking and Transportation Services for Cal Poly Pomona.
(Edit April 2nd: The campus newspaper, The Poly Post, published a half-page article on our work, read all about it!!)
Over the winter quarter, a group of 20 students worked on several transportation-engineering projects for the campus. This was initiated last year, when ITE approached campus officials to identify what some of the campus’s needs are and what we can do as civil engineering students. We developed five projects: Roundabout Study, Intersection Study, Parking Study, Policy Position Study, and Traffic Control Device Database project. Continue reading
ITE’s third general meeting is this Thursday, Oct 25 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Neil Nilchian, PE as our guest speaker. He will be discussing the Development of the First Largest Group of 10-Existing Road Improvements in 2010-2011. Mr. Nilchian asks that you please bring written questions to the meeting as his presentation is very interactive! Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. We hope to see you there!
ITE’s second meeting is this Thursday, Oct 11 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. As the newly elected President of ITE, he will be discussing how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates and also how to get ahead and succeed in life. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!