Recap – ITE’s 13th General Meeting

On Thursday, May 16, ITECPP held the 13th General Meeting of the Year. This meeting was hosted by Brandon Wong, Incoming Internal Vice President and Mary Haynes, Incoming E-Council Representative.

13th ITE General Meeting

The guest speaker for the meeting was Justin Fornelli, P.E., Chief of Transit and Rail Programs for the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). In his presentation, Mr. Fornelli talked about SANBAG as a County Transportation Authority due to the passing of Measure I, and how it affects implementing transit systems and projects in San Bernardino County.
Mr. Fornelli also discussed about a passenger rail project that is nearing construction in Downtown San Bernardino. This $90 million project will extend the existing Metrolink line to a transit center that is also in development. The goal is to help close the gap for commuters who visit the area.
Among the General Announcements:
-End of year shebang at Boomers on 5/25, unlimited wristbands for $13 (contact Joie)
-Ruben and Danee are at the RSBITE meeting today for senior presentations, wish them luck!
Next Meeting: 5/20/2013
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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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ITE’s 10th Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Gheorghe Rosca

Rosca_GheorghePlease join us for our first General Meeting of the spring quarter this Thursday, April 4 during U-hour 12-1 PM, in the Transportation Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Gheorghe Rosca Jr., P.E., MBA as our guest speaker who will be talking about projects, Rail in Southern California, and Opportunities in the Industry. Free lunch as always will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. We look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading

Five of the Fastest Trains in the World (via KCET)

Japan Maglev

While politicians, lobbyists and NIMBY-minded residents are still debating the merits and flaws of the approved high-speed rail system that will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, HSR has been a standard mode of travel in Europe and Asia for decades. Almost half a century after Japan developed the first of its Shinkansen “bullet train” rail lines in 1964, the United States has been slower to adopt this form of transit.

Currently, Amtrak’s Acela Express line from Boston to Washington, D.C. is the only operational HSR line in the nation. With average train speeds less than 90 mph, the Amtrak line “does not even qualify as high-speed,” according to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica. Continue reading