October SoCal ITE and RSBITE Meetings!

Hey everyone!

It’s time to go to our professional meetings again!  Here’s the information so you can get to know professionals and network!

  1. SoCal ITE Meeting
  2. RSBITE Meeting

We hope you take up this amazing opportunity and we hope to see you there! ITECPP members who attends will be reimbursed with proof of attendance by ITECPP!!


Recap – ITE’s First General Meeting

On Thursday, October 3, ITECPP held its 1st General Meeting of the 2013-2014 School Year. The Guest Speaker was Zaki Mustafa, P.E., the Principal Programs Engineer with the City of Los Angeles and the International President of ITE. You can find his biography at https://itecpp.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/ites-first-meeting-w-guest-speaker-zaki-mustafa/.

In his presentation, Mr. Mustafa informed the audience about the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, as well as facts about Los Angeles County. Mr. Mustafa also spoke about his journey from being a student at Cal Poly Pomona to the position he holds today, and gave tips such as polishing the resume, looking professional, and joining professional organizations. He emphasized, “Anything is possible, as long as you work hard and get the job done.”

The general meeting also introduced the new officers for the school year. You can check out each officer’s biography at https://itecpp.wordpress.com/about-us/officers/.

In addition, membership forms are online! Get them here: https://itecpp.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ite-membership-form-2013-1.pdf

Among the General Announcements:
  • We’re featured in YPT! (Young Professionals in Transportation)
  • We’re looking for help for the ITECPP 40th Year Anniversary! (logo design, etc.) Contact Jackie Tabares at jmtabares@csupomona.edu
  • Upcoming Tech Tours: RBF Consulting and Caltrans
  • Upcoming Events:
    • October 5th – 6th Annual Science Fair
    • October 6th – CicLAvia- Heart of LA
    • October 10th – ASCE / ITE Bowling Night
    • October 16th – SoCal ITE Meeting
    • October 17th – RSBITE Meeting

ITE’s First Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Zaki Mustafa

Zaki MustafaITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Oct 3rd during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Zaki Mustafa as our guest speaker. 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!

Zaki Mustafa, P.E., is the Principal Programs Engineer with the City of Los Angeles and is in charge of Project Delivery. He has been with the City for 29 years. He manages a staff of 155 professionals and has a budget of over $250 million. He is responsible for the delivery of the capacity enhancement and streetscape improvements, pedestrian and school safety improvement projects, Signal Synchronization program, prepare engineering plans for various traffic control devices such as traffic signals, speed feedback signs, left turn arrows, and striping plans for City streets, project management of all Measure R transit capital projects, traffic impact studies review site specific development projects for CEQA clearance purposes, and the implementation of the City adopted Bike Plan. Prior to this assignment he was the Chief of Field Operations with a staff of 275 professionals and a budget of $30 million.

Mustafa has been very active with the Institute of Transportation Engineers for more than 30 years and served at all levels of ITE leadership: as a Student Chapter President, Section President, District President, International Board, International Vice President and currently serves as the International President.

ITE’s 13th Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Justin Fornelli

Justin FornelliPlease join us for our 13th General Meeting this Thursday, May 16 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Justin Fornelli, P.E. as our guest speaker who will be discussing upcoming projects associated with SANBAG’s Transit and Rail Program. You can find his full bio below. Lunch from In-N-Out will be provided on a first-come  first-serve basis.  See you there!



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2012-2013 Annual Report


Another year of hard work. Check out our 2012-2013 Annual Report and see what we’ve been up to this past year! [or Download the PDF Here]

(what we were up to last year)

2012-2013 Annual Report

ITE 2013 Technical Conference – Guest Post by Hector Salcedo

ITE SD 2013-2This 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

Transpo Projects for the Campus a Success! (updated)


“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!!)

DesignPicOver 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