Oregon ITE October Webinar
Outer Division Multi-Modal Safety Project
Date: Tuesday, October 26
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
The Portland Bureau of Transportation will be presenting on their approach to the City’s first Vision Zero corridor project currently under construction, and the integration of the Division Transit BRT project on the corridor. Using data driven and proven safety countermeasures, the Outer Division Multi-Modal Safety Project will deliver a comprehensive suite of improvements to one of Portland’s deadliest streets. Improvements that will be covered include access management medians with u-turns, protected bike lanes, protected intersections, integration of bike lanes with transit platforms, implementation of PBOT’s new pedestrian crossing spacing guideline including the installation of new half signals. PBOT will also speak to the transit signal priority to be used on the corridor.
Quad Conference 2022: Vancouver Call for Abstracts
Submit your topic today for the 2022 Quad Conference in Vancouver, BC, May 29 - June 1! The program theme is Resilient Cities: Planning for an Uncertain Future. Planning the transportation system of the future can no longer consist of extrapolating current trends. Abstracts are due October 31, 2021!
Virtual Traffic Bowl 2021
We were all ready to throw a huge in person traffic bowl this year. Honest, we really were. We were even talking to the hotel. But it looks like the old delta variant said “Too Damn Bad” and we will be going virtual again.
Oregon ITE is asking you to mark your calendar for 6 PM - 8 PM, November 18th, 2021, for the virtual 30th Annual Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl!
If you missed the last year’s virtual Traffic Bowl, here's the setup:
OR ITE Secretary/Treasurer - Candidate Announcement
Stefan Bussey currently serves as a Student Chapter co-chair for Oregon ITE, helping to bridge the gap between Oregon’s professional and student ITE members. Over his time in the position, he has arranged many tours and presentations for students, coordinated participation in Oregon ITE’s annual Bill Kloos Traffic Bowl, and helped launch the Student Chapter Grant offered to Oregon ITE student groups to support chapter activities. He has been an active member of ITE since he was a civil engineering student at Portland State University, and throughout his professional career working in the transportation planning and engineering field as a private consultant and public servant. He looks forward to being able to continue supporting ITE and its role in creating an engaged, well-informed, and connected community of transportation professionals and students in Oregon.
Call for Sustainability Co-Chair
Are you interested in contributing your skills/talent/build community/network to grow the Oregon ITE Sustainability subcommittee? We are looking for a co-chair and volunteers, and you have the perfect chance to help shape this sub-committee. Please get in touch with Maggie Lin or Vanitha Murthy to discuss becoming a Co-chair or becoming a committee member.
How much time does this take?
AS much as you'd like! We are currently meeting quarterly, and virtually! The typical committee volunteers spend an hour or more in the initial planning stages to organize group meetings and events, with a few more hours of commitment as the event draws closer. Sometimes the volunteers would also work directly with the sub-committee members or with other Oregon ITE Committee Chairs, thus taking on new opportunities with other sub-committees.
What would we do?
Volunteers can help with any of the following: assist with organizing a big triennial sustainability workshop or a fundraiser event to raise awareness regarding sustainability or use funds for use for a student scholarship; recruit a luncheon speaker specializing in transportation sustainability; organize/plan a technical site visit; help with website work; assist with building web-based sustainability resources for Oregon ITE members, or help organize fun events such as a bike tour or an in-person social event for sustainability committee members; organize an event around particular days as “World Earth Day” or “Zero Emissions Day. Please join us in creating a vibrant committee where we all can learn from each other and grow together
Oregon ITE Student Chapter Grants
Oregon ITE hopes that all of our student chapters are having a good start to the year and are planning chapter events for the coming months. Remember, we are here to help, and that includes funding. Student Chapter Grants can be used for most chapter actives. A few past examples include travel to conferences and money to help build an awards case. Find more information on the grant and how to apply here: https://www.oregonite.org/student-grant.html