At the KYSITE Spring Meeting, Bill Seymour was presented with the honor of having the revamped KYSITE Scholarship names after him. Officially named the “William (Bill) Seymour Transportation Engineering Scholarship Award”, the Kentucky Section will award $2500 annually to a deserving student at an accredited Civil Engineering program in the state, specifically those with a strong commitment to transportation engineering.
For more information, click here.
Below are the presentations from the 2014 KYSITE Annual Meeting and Technical Sessions:
The folks at the TV Show Mythbusters tackled a subject that many of you will find intersting.
Feel free to comment in the comment section with your thoughts whether it be complimentary or to poke holes in their methodology.
So….you’ve heard of cow tipping, right? Well, that’s so rural. Apparently, the new trend is “Smart Car tipping”, at least in California. In the last couple of weeks, there have been several Smart cars that have been tipped over by large groups of young folk. Let’s hope it doesn’t become a trend around these parts. For more information, please click here.
Thanks for reading. And don’t forget to contact KYSITE if you need anything.
– KYSITE Officers
Full newsletter: Click Here
Dear Transportation Friend,
We have a unique opportunity within the Kentucky transportation community this summer as the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee (HCQSC) of the Transportation Research Board will hold its mid-year meeting in Lexington. The conference will be held June 11 – 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
As most of you know, the HCQSC sponsors the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), the world’s leading transportation reference document. My introduction to the Committee was in College Station, Texas in 1988; my subsequent involvement with the Committee has had a significant impact on my career as a transportation engineer and planner.
This is an exciting time for the HCM. On the heels of the 2010 HCM publication, an update is underway to include recent research on topics like travel time reliability, MAP-21 performance measures, truck level of service, and a Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide. Our mid-year meeting will include important decisions by the Committee on how these topics should be incorporated into the HCM.
I hope you will be able to join us for this historical occasion in Kentucky. Even if you are unable to participate in the entire conference, please consider attending the luncheon on June 12th sponsored jointly by the HCQSC and the Kentucky Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. An electronic registration form for that event is below, along with an announcement for the conference.
2014 HCQSC Mid-Year Meeting Announcement
HCQS-ITE 2014 Luncheon Payment form_Electronic Version
Please feel free to forward this information to other transportation professional and contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in June.
Tom Creasey, PE, PhD
400 East Vine Street, Suite 300 Lexington KY 40507-1532