The agenda for the Spring meeting on March 25th is shown below:
- 10:30 Jeff Moore, KYTC – KYTC Long Range Statewide Transportation Plan
- 10:45 Dr. Grossardt, KTC – Public Involvement
- 11:15 Jarrod Stanley, KYTC – Safety in Transportation
- 11:45 Traffic Bowl – Professors vs. KYSITE vs. Students!
- 12:30 KYSITE Business
- 12:45 Adjourn
The meeting will be held in 112 Oliver H. Raymond Building at the University of Kentucky. A map of campus can be found here with parking and building location information. Special thanks to Director Eric Green for coordinating.
If you would like to pay online, please click here to register. Checks and cash will also be accepted at the door.
Members $10/Non-members $20
A high profile ‘traffic study’ recently made the news as a result of a bridge / ramp closure in New Jersey. While we’ll stay out of the politics of this one, it’s not everyday that traffic engineering becomes a punchline on late night tv.
The New York Times had an article on Monday about this topic. Featured are quotes from ITE International President Hibbett Neel as well as long time ITE Member Sam Schwartz. Check it out.
And to have a little fun, how about a few jokes:
“Clearly, somebody is getting thrown under the bus. Fortunately for them, the bus isn’t moving. It’s stuck in terrible traffic.” -Jon Stewart
“Let’s talk about the big game yesterday. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8. The Broncos are blaming it on a traffic study.” – David Letterman
“Why did the traffic engineer cross the road? Because that’s what they did last year.” – unknown
See you at the Spring Meeting!
– KYSITE Officers
Happy end of February to you — Spring is right around the corner (we hope). The big question of today is…”Have you been playing Monopoly wrong all of these years?” I was skeptical when I read the article, but I am guilty as charged. The rule states:
“If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder,” the Monopoly rules state. “The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property.”
For more information, click here for the original article we saw and here for more in-depth information from the original blog post.
– KYSITE Officers
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! To celebrate, here are a few random quotes about love:
“Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy
“If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?” – Lily Tomlin
“I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” – Groucho Marx
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” – Ali MacGraw, Love Story
“Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.” – Unknown
“Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns
– KYSITE Officers
Hopefully spring weather is just around the corner, and with that in mind the KYSITE board has been working hard to put together the Spring meeting to kick off the year. We will be returning to UK’s campus in the Civil Engineering Raymond Building (some of us have fond and not so fond memories of time spent here). The meeting is scheduled for March 25th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Many of you remember the entertaining match between our Traffic Bowl students and UK professors last year. Not to be outdone, the practioners want in on the battle, so this year we will have 3 teams competing for bragging rights. Stay tuned for more infomation on the speakers and presentations topics. A map of campus can be foundhere with parking and building location information. Special thanks to Director Eric Green for coordinating.
Please click here to view the February 14th Newsletter.