Young Professionals in Transportation: LA Kickoff

The LA Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation is holding its kickoff event Tuesday, February 28th! Guest speaker Alexis Lantz of the LA County Bicycle Coalition will talk about bike and pedestrian advocacy in Los Angeles, followed by an informal reception downstairs at Spring Street Bar. Light refreshments will be served. Facebook Event

When: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm
Where: 634 S. Spring St. Los Angeles (map)
Who: Transportation professionals, students and advocates of all ages are welcome to attend! Continue reading

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Educational Outreach Project at High School

Los Angeles Education PartnershipBackground

In cooperation with the Los Angeles Education Partnership and the East LA Renaissance School of Urban Planning and Design we will be developing and delivering a weekly course at the high school introducing students to Civil Engineering and the Transportation field. The students will be working on a “mini-capstone” project, which they will present to their friends and guests representing industry. We will be taking a real location and project, understand it, simplify it, and then teach it through once a week classes for nine weeks.

How you can help

We need volunteers to help organize and develop the course material. This is not as simple as it sounds. It will require reviewing and understanding the project documents to become familiar with the existing project. Then a simplified version must be developed, that would cover the core concepts of Civil Engineering, including the structural, geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering. Then the material must be effectively communicated to the students. This means organizing the material, providing examples and performing demonstrations, all the while making sure to cover the CA educational standards.

What you will get out of it

A 2 unit technical elective course is being put together for students who want to participate. This is also a great opportunity to really become involved in understanding what the basic fundamental concepts of Civil Engineering are. You can also develop your communication and presentation skills in front of an audience. As the saying goes, “Teaching is the highest form of understanding”.

There is much more to this project, so get in touch with us, and lets get started!

Fehr & Peers Tech Tour!

Moving LA ForwardOn Friday, February 10, we will be having a Tech Tour at the Fehr & Peers office in Santa Monica, led by Jill Liu!

Interested in joining us? Complete and submit the online form by 10pm Sunday, February 5!

Jill Y. Liu is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Fehr & Peers. Ms. Liu has over five years of experience in transportation planning. She received her Master Degree at the University of California at Berkeley.  She has been actively involved in the environmental documentation and/or preliminary engineering and for the Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor project on Oahu, Hawaii and for several transit corridor studies in the greater Los Angeles area, including the Crenshaw-Prairie Boulevard Transit Corridor, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project from Azusa to Montclair Extension and the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Four Quadrant Gate Study. Continue reading

RSBITE Vendor Show

Riverside San Bernardino ITE Section Vendor Show

This week RSBITE will be holding their annual Vendor show! This is an exciting opportunity to see what the newest technology is in the transportation industry, to talk with professionals, and to network! Continue reading

CE Fall 2011 Symposium (11/17)

CESymposiumScheduleThe Civil Engineering Project Symposium is Friday, November 18, 2011 9:00am–1:30pm. Come see what fellow students have been working on (the transportation projects will be in room 17-2640).

Schedule

9:00am – 11:15 am: Student Presentations (3 Concurrent Sessions)
11:30am – 1:30pm: Reception & Networking Lunch at Los Olivos. Open to student presenters, faculty & guests.

Professional Joint RSBITE and SoCal Meeting (11/16)

Join the Riverside – San Bernardino and SoCal ITE sections for a professional meeting at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch on Tuesday, November 16, from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The cost is $10 for students.(Meeting Flyer)

IterisThe key speaker will be Jim Curry, Associate Vice President, Iteris Inc. who will be speaking on “Recent Developments in the Los Angeles Countywide Metro Rapid Signal Priority Program”.

MetroRapidIteris is currently under contract with the Los Angeles County Metro for the design, deployment, and on-going maintenance of bus signal priority systems along seven Metro rapid corridors in Los Angeles County. Under this contract, Iteris works side by side with Metro’s project management team, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and local agencies to deploy state-of-the-art Connected Bus technology including on-board GPS-based AVL and bus radio systems, wireless bus-tointersection communications, and updated controller software to speed Metro Rapid buses along their routes in Los Angeles County.

See you there!

Fundraiser for Omar at Shakey’s

Fundraiser for Omar Ramirez (Flyer)

All support will be greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to the Ramirez family.

Tuesday, November 15, 6-9pm

Shakeys
2520 S. Azusa Ave.
West Covina, CA 91792

(Corner of Amar Rd. and Azusa Ave)

There will be a 50/50 Opportunity Drawing as well.

Hosted by:
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated