Oregon ITE March Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Second Floor Conference Room, 851 SW 6th Avenue (Kittelson Office), Portland, OR
Cost: $20/ITE Member, $25 Non-ITE Member, $10/Student
Register by Thursday, March 14th!
Join us for a panel discussion on emerging technologies! Speakers include Jenna Adams-Kalloch from ODOT, Caleb Winter from Metro, Gregory Treinen from Daimler, and Amanda Howell from Urbanism Next. Lunch will be provided.
Platinum and Gold Sponsors claim your free registration(s) here.
Oregon ITE Scholarships Now Open - Due May 3rd!
The Oregon Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is pleased to offer two scholarships valued at $2,500 each. The scholarships are meant to promote the advancement of the transportation profession by providing financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in transportation engineering or other related fields. One scholarship will be awarded to an Undergraduate student and one will be awarded to a Graduate student. The scholarship applications are due May 3rd, 2019. Applications are available here,
ITS Subcommittee Presents: SensorAMA 2019 - Save-the-date!
Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Location: David Evans & Associates, Portland, OR
The Oregon ITE ITS Subcommittee is hosting a day filled with, you guessed it, sensors! Hear presentations from a variety of technology vendors that will include panel sessions featuring public agency experiences. This will be a great time to “Ask Me Anything” as its related to sensors and technology. Lunch will be provided! More details to follow.
Summer GOITE Workshop - Save-the-date!
Date: Friday, June 14th, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Location: Ninkasi Brewing HQ, Eugene, OR
PDX STEM - Introducing K-12 Students & Teachers to Transportation
OregonITE is aiming to connect transportation practitioners to the classroom. We've brought teachers into the industry to hear about the critical skills employers look for and the opportunities within the transportation realm. It's time to go a step further. Want to inspire the next generation? We bet they could teach you a thing or two, too. Contact Priscilla Lundberg or visit pdxstem.org to get involved.
Oregon ITE Officer Elections - Coming up!
Oregon ITE Elections are just around the corner. If are interested in running for Secretary/Treasurer for the 2019-20 year, please email us to express interest at Oregonite1@gmail.com by March 31st, 2019. Not ready to run for office yet? We are also looking for a SimCap Co-chair.
Call for Mentors/Mentees for ITE's Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program
Have you heard of ITE's Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program? With ITE’s focus on providing our members knowledge, connections, and professional growth, this virtual mentoring program will allow ITE members to connect in a number of different ways: by topics of interest, industry and/or discipline, and region. The program runs through ITE Community’s platform and the matches will be done electronically. We encourage Oregon ITE members to participate in this program. You can learn more as well as sign up to be a mentor/mentee here.
Mobility Matters Breakfast
Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Time: 9 AM - 10 AM
Location: PSU, Engineering Building, Room 315
Are you unable to join the Mobility Matters Summit? Join us for coffee and a light breakfast with the below guest speakers to hear how their transportation technology innovations are advancing travel, accessibility and wayfinding for all.
Hosted by TREC and supported by WTS Portland and Oregon ITE
11th Annual Transportation and Communities Summit
Date: September 19th-20th, 2019
Location: Portland State University
Returning to the classic format this year: TCS 2019 will be a full conference with breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, and opportunities for networking. Day two will also feature half-day workshops, for those wanting a deeper dive into skill building. This annual event connects national research to local practice, and is supported by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities. More info here!
Professional Study Abroad: Active Transportation in the Netherlands
Date: June 23rd-30th, 2019
Instructor: Nick Falbo, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
Cost: $3,735 + $25 Application Fee
Applications due on Friday, March 15th!
This 30-credit (AICP) professional study abroad program presents an introduction to active transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. Offered through the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) program at Portland State University. Apply here!
Transportation Summer Camps for High School Students
Date: Various dates in June and July
Cost: Free, but capacity is limited. Admittance is through a scholarship application.
Applications due on Monday, April 1st!
These camps encourage youth to explore urban planning, STEM or transportation policy careers. Find out more here!
Earthquake Preparedness Event
Date: April 1st, 2019
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Speaker: Bruce Johnson, State Bridge Engineer (ODOT)
Cost: Free - and Dinner and Childcare will be provided to registrants!
Portland State University is hosting an Earthquake Preparedness Event with the help of the engineering, geology, and urban planning colleges. Bruce Johnson, State Bridge Engineer from ODOT will be giving a presentation on the state's infrastructure. The presentation will be followed by a panelist discussion. This is a great opportunity for the community to learn about the risks of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, and ask public officials whatever questions they may have about the Oregon Resilience plan, unreinforced masonry buildings, and more!
More information here!
Transportation Planning Applications Conference
Date: June 2nd - June 5th, 2019
Early Bird Registration ends Monday, April 1st!
Every 2 years the Transportation Research Board (TRB) hosts a national “Transportation Planning Applications Conference” providing a forum for the exchange of transportation planning techniques and methods, and showcasing practical, innovative, and timely planning applications. On June 2-5, 2019 the TRBAppCon conference comes to Portland! This year’s conference has tracts on modeling, data, and planning with topics ranging from automated vehicles, urban freight, new modes, pricing, reliability, big data, surveys, and multi-modal performance measures. Public sector employees can apply for a fellowship to assist with conference costs. A great opportunity to learn, share, network and debate with transportation planners across the US.
Data Science Course: Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists
Date: April 3rd - 5th, 2019 (Part 1), April 8th - 10th, 2019 (Part 2)
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
Speaker: Tammy Lee and Joseph Broach, Portland State University
Cost: $350 - Part 1, $500 - Part 2 (discount applies if you attend Part 1 and Part 2)
Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you. This course is geared specifically toward transportation engineers and teaches data analysis using transportation data sets. Register here.
Tech Transfer Online Class: Meeting the Challenges of Transportation Liability and Risk Management
Date: May 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th, 2019
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Speaker: Rock Miller, P.E., PTOE and Nazir Lalani, P.E., Traffex Engineers Inc.
This course will help employees improve their agency practices to improve their defense and reduce future claims. The course will cover design or traffic control device usage or operational/maintenance issues that frequently are overlooked or ignored, and end up causing problems or legal action. Register here!