LADOT Tech Tour Sign Up!

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Deadline to sign up for the LADOT Tech Tour is this Wednesday (11/2). The tour will be guided by Zaki Mustafa, Chief of Field Operations at LA city, and an ITE Western District Officer. This is a great opportunity to talk to someone who really knows what their doing and to see what LADOT is like. Don’t miss this opportunity, sign up online now!

LADOT Tech Tour!

LADOTOn Friday, November 4, we will be having a Tech Tour at LADOT, guided by Zaki Mustafa!

Zaki is the Chief of Field Operations at the Los Angeles City DOT, as well as the WesternITE Managing Editor.

If you are interested in joining us, complete and submit this online form by Wednesday, November 2.

Gheorghe Rosca Jr. from HDR Engineering

Gheorghe Rosca Jr.

Gheorghe Rosca Jr. PE/MBA

Gheorghe Rosca Jr., PE/MBA – HDR Engineering, Inc. Project Manager | Rail Section Manager, Riverside

His presentation will be “Railroad Engineering for Highway Engineers, Highway Engineering for Railroad Engineers: Cross-Training the Future Design Community”

Gheorghe Rosca Jr., PE/MBA is the Rail Section Manager in HDR’s Riverside, CA office. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Rosca brings more than five years of experience in management and design of railroad and transit-related infrastructure projects working for HDR Engineering, Inc. HDR is an employee-owned architecture, engineering and consulting firm that provides a total spectrum of services. Our professionals represent hundreds of disciplines and partner on blended teams worldwide to provide solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms. HDR was founded in 1917, employing more than 7800 in more than 185 locations worldwide.

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Data Visualization Student Challenge (via RITA)

Data Visualization Student Challenge

Do you have what it takes to apply data visualization for transportation investment or policy decisions? The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) wants to see what you can do!

via Data Visualization Student Challenge. (July 21, 2011)

Benefits of Traffic Calming (via LADOT Bike Blog)

The Benefits of Traffic Calming

A few weeks ago, LADOT Bikeways staff grabbed our camera and tripod and took a trip down to Long Beach to get a first hand look at the Vista St. Bicycle Boulevard. As Los Angeles gets ready to implement it’s own version of a Bicycle Boulevard (called a Bicycle Friendly Street – BFS), we wanted to help familiarize everyone with a few of the different treatments. We particularly wanted to stress the significant quality of life and safety improvements that Vista St. residents have seen following the installation of traffic calming devices – particularly roundabouts and bicycle traffic signals.

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NACTO announces release of Urban Bikeways Design Manual (via ITDP)

Urban Bikeways Design Manual

The U.S. National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has created a new urban bikeways design manual, based in large part on designs that have been innovated or adapted by their member cities (which includes bike-friendly notables such as New York, Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Seattle among others).

The guide is geared towards practitioners and provides detailed design guidance for each treatment. For policymakers the guide also includes information on the benefits of each design as well as other cities that have already implemented them in order to demonstrate precedence and potential for success.

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