CPP and UCLA LAX Tech Tour – Guest Post by Leslie Situ


ITECPP was invited to join UCLA’s ITE Student Chapter on a joint tech tour at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 25th. The students were taken on a bus and driven around the surface level of the airport. The tour consisted of information on how airport operations are run and information about the different planes coming in and out of the airport.LAX Tout

The airport has 4 runways total; the southern side contains the longest ones at 12,000 feet and 11,000 feet. The other two runways located at the northern section of the airport are 10,000 feet and 9000 feet.

The students were taken on the southern side of the airport where the cargo airlines are located along with the catering companies. During the tour, students were able to witness many planes landing and taking off at a close up view while stationed at the end of the runway. There are around 1700-1800 operations happening per day at the airport with a peak of 2200 operations. During the peak hours there is an amazing view of the variety of planes queuing up in line ready to take off on all runways.LAX tour

Tom Bradley International terminal recently completed their phase 1 and opened to travelers, with the project costing 2.9 billion dollars the terminal will be opening in a series of phases. It will consist of new terminals that are able to handle new bigger aircrafts like the Airbus A380, which is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. The students were taken along the runway and were able to see the Tom Bradley International Terminal from the outside where the Airbus A380’s were parked.

By going to this tech tour students were able to learn about the different operations happening within the airport and the different improvements that are implemented to accommodate different types of aircrafts. Airplanes are one of the different modes of transportation, and this was a great opportunity for students to relate to.

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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

IETMC Tech Tour!

Inland Empire Transportation Management CenterOn Tuesday, November 8, RSBITE will be having a Tech Tour at the Inland Empire Transportation Management Center!

If you would like to attend RSVP to Jonathan Hofert, RSBITE Secretary / Treasurer.

 Find out more.

LADOT Tech Tour Sign Up!


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.