Public Announcements


Georgia ITE Awards Season is here!!!

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Georgia ITE Awards. Now is the time to recognize that co-worker, colleague, teacher, mentor or agency who has had a major impact on the transportation industry. The Georgia Section has several awards including:

  • John D. Edwards Jr. Individual Achievement Award
  • Marsha Anderson Young Member of the Year Award
  • Karl Bevins Distinguished Service Award
  • Georgia Section Agency Achievement Award
  • Transportation Professional of the Year
  • Georgia Section Award for Innovation in Transportation
  • Georgia Section Idea Sharing Award


Additionally, we have provided an opportunity to nominate others which have had a significant impact on our industry which might not fit into one of the categories above.

To get more information about award criteria and to nominate people/agencies for awards click THIS LINK to get to the survey form. For historic information on winners, please visit:

Nominations close at 5:00pm EDT on Friday, November 6, 2020. For questions/concerns, please contact Awards Committee Chair, Jody Peace ([email protected]).


Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) Announces Loan Funding Availability in 2020

The Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) is a competitive grant and low-interest loan program available to eligible government units in Georgia.  The GTIB program is administered by the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).  Since 2009 GTIB has awarded $151 million in grants and loans to eligible transportation projects throughout the state. 

SRTA is pleased to announce that GTIB will accept applications for up to $10 million in loan funding starting September 1, 2020 through October 23, 2020.   Awards are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021.  

Applicants will need to complete and submit a loan application and the financial documentation form which can be downloaded at  Please submit all applications electronically to [email protected].  Awards are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2021. Please contact David Cassell, SRTA Strategic Programs Administrator at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Georgia Section Named the Winner of the 2020 ITE Outstanding Section/Chapter Award!

Congratulations Georgia Section. For the Second Time in Three Years, GAITE has won the Outstanding Section/Chapter Award. This also makes three of the last four winners from the Southern District #SDITE! Check your "Spotlite" email sent this morning or see the link below!

2020 Winner: Georgia Section of ITE

This annual award recognizes a section or chapter that has outstanding activities, events, and opportunities for its members to engage in professional development, networking, and community outreach.

In 2019, the Georgia Section of ITE (GAITE) grew by 40 percent through OneITE, and provided more than 30 events for members to grow their industry knowledge, skills, and connections. The Section volunteered with more than 1,000 K-12 students to promote STEM and shape the future of the profession. Finally, the Section broke attendance records at Summer Seminar, their largest annual event.

The Georgia Section met and exceeded the criteria for the award and we are pleased to honor them as the 2020 Outstanding Section/Chapter recipient! Congratulations to all the members of GAITE!

The Georgia Section has been awarded this honor SEVEN times in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2009, 2018 and 2020. That's the most of any Section since the awards inception in 1992.…/aw…/outstanding-section-chapter-award/

This and other news in today's #ITE2020 spotlite. #ITE…/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9MjE3Mzk5M…