Oregon ITE May Webinar - I-5 and I-205 Toll Projects Update
Date: Wednesday, May 5th
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
In 2017, the Oregon Legislature directed ODOT to pursue tolling on I-5 and I-205 in the Portland Metro region to help manage traffic congestion. A 2018 feasibility analysis determined that tolling could effectively manage congestion and raise revenue. Regional tolling projects continue to evolve, with the I-205 Toll Project coming first to help fund the I-205 Improvements Project (widening and bridge replacement) followed by a broader system-wide look at tolling on I-5 and I-205 to manage traffic congestion. Chi Mai (ODOT) and Mat Dolata (WSP) will provide a Toll Projects overview and summarize the technical analysis approach for these ground-breaking projects.
The Oregon ITE Scholarship is accepting applications!
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 application deadline is May 31, 2021.
Oregon ITE - Volunteer for Student Informational Interviews
Help connect Oregon engineering and planning students to transportation professionals. With the lack of in person events over the past year, students have had fewer opportunities than ever to connect to professionals and learn how what they are learning in the classroom is put into practice. Please consider helping make this connection by volunteering to be paired up with interested students for informational interviews or job shadows. We are collecting contact information now, and as students express interest in meeting a professional, will reach out to see if you are available to meet them in whatever form works for you (in person, phone, virtually). Thanks for helping inspire the next generation of transportation professionals in the Northwest!
Oregon ITE: Call for Sustainability Subcommittee Co-Chair
Let President Maggie Lin or Brian Davis know if you're interested or would like to discuss this position further!
Call for Volunteers for Western District/International Annual Meeting!
We are seeking volunteers to support the following:
Voices of Diversity & Inclusion - How it Relates with the Transportation Profession
What does diversity & inclusion mean to you in your day-to-day work? Why is it important? What have folks been doing to improve transportation by considering diversity and inclusion? Come join the ITE Oregon Section who is hosting a series of four virtual Section lunchtime meetings from February until April. A fifth student-specific session will also be hosted on the topic. These sessions are open to all ITE members (as a Joint Sections Meeting through the support of WesternITE) and conveniently placed in the lunchtime hour (Pacific).
Sessions are free to ITE members by registering at the WesternITE website. Proceeds from non-member fees will be contributed with the WesternITE Student Endowment Fund.
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