Recap – ITE’s First General Meeting

Alyssa Reynolds presenting about Maintenance of Traffic Infrastructure

ITE Cal Poly Pomona’s 1st General Meeting featured guest speaker Ms. Alyssa Reynolds, P.E. from the City of Henderson, NV.

Ms. Reynolds shared her wide range of experiences in engineering, highlighting multiple issues to be considered at the start of civil improvement projects. As the past President of ITE’s Western District, she also stressed the benefits of becoming involved with ITE and the Transportation Engineering profession.

External V.P. Daniel David with Ms. Reynolds.

Among the General Announcements:

  • ITE’s annual planning for 2012-2013 was detailed
  • ITE’s Executive Board was introduced

Upcoming Events:

  • Carmaggedon Technical Tour: planned for the weekend of 10/6/2012 (details coming soon via email)

Next meeting:

10/11/2012 (Thursday): ITE’s 2nd General Meeting featuring Guest Speaker Zaki Mustafa, Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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ITE’s First Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Alyssa Reynolds

Alyssa ReynoldsITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Sept 27 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Alyssa Reynolds as our guest speaker, who will be discussing how to relate the maintenance aspect of our Traffic Infrastructure to Traffic Engineering. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Come and see what ITE has to offer! Continue reading

Case Study of Traffic Circulation and Parking By Alyssa Reynolds

This is a guest post by Alyssa Reynolds.

Alyssa Reynolds PE, PTOE

Alyssa Reynolds is the President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Western District, which includes the 13 western states and US Pacific territories. She is a Project Engineer with the City of Henderson, Nevada. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. 

Case Study of Traffic Circulation and Parking around Greenspun Middle School
By Alyssa Reynolds, PE PTOE

I was recently asked to look at the traffic circulation and parking situation at a local school, Greenspun Middle School. The impetus of the parent concerns was the removal of a volunteer crossing guard from the crosswalk in front of the school.  In Henderson, the City’s police department hires, trains, and assigns crossing guards to Elementary Schools.  They are not provided at middle and high schools.  I’ve heard various reasons for this ranging from: kids of this age should know how to cross the street safely to the kids refuse to obey the crossing guard.  There is also an additional expense to adding guards at the upper level schools.  The school removed the volunteer guard due to liability concerns.

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