January 26, 2021 Newsletter Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Georgia ITE Members and Friends,

The 2021 GAITE board is excited to kick off the new year with some great events. As you'll see below, we have a jam packed new year already under way!

The 2021 February meeting will be held as a webinar on February 18th at 12:00 pm Eastern Time via YouTube. Come listen to Leo Beckmann give an update on the Georgia Ports Authority.

Registration is open for Winter Workshop. The 11th Annual Georgia ITE/ASHE Transportation Winter Workshop is a virtual conference and will take place on Monday, March 8, 2021. This year, we are proud to present a rich technical program comprising of 13 excellent technical presentations, one keynote presentation, two exciting and fun group projects (individual and group), and an ACEC panel discussion. There will also be social events on March 7th and 8th.

Planning is also underway for the 2021 Georgia ITE Summer Seminar. See below for more information, and if you would like to participate in the planning please contact Bill Ruhsam (Chair) or Christy Jeon (Technical Chair).

Lastly, Don't forget to renew your membership to ITE. Being an ITE Member not only means you are a transportation professional, but a transportation professional who is in touch with ideas, people, and resources at the international, national, and regional levels and who uses this knowledge to bring the best solutions to your local community. 

I hope everyone is staying healthy and looking forward to a great year!

Sincerely,
Christina Barry, PE
2021 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

The Georgia ITE 2021 February Meeting will be a webinar event and is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT. Please Click Here to read more information. Registration is free for members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required if you want to earn a PDH. 

  • Speaker: Leo Beckmann, Manager of Governmental Affairs at Georgia Ports Authority

 

  • Topic: Update on the Georgia Ports

 

This webinar will be held via the Georgia ITE YouTube Channel. We will send out a direct link for the YouTube broadcast before the event. So be on the lookout for that email. We will also publish it to the event page when the link is available.

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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

February Meeting Sponsor: Southeastern Engineering, Inc.

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Marketing/Communication Update

Do you ever have great ideas for GAITE but not sure where to send these? Do you have a presentation topic or know of one that would be good for a monthly meeting or one of our conferences? The Marketing and Communications committee is working to update our website to make it easier to find information you are looking for and to communicate with the GAITE board and committees. A “contact us” area has been added more prominently on the website. Under this area there are now links for submitting questions, comments or recommendations to be reviewed by the board. Additionally, you can also submit presentation topic ideas for us to consider!

GAITE now has an official website contact email, so if there are any questions about the website or you need help getting something put on the website, please send details to [email protected]

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ITE Student Leadership Summit

The dates for the 2021 ITE Student Leadership Summit are February 19th and 20th. 

The ITE Student Leadership Summit is entirely planned by students, for students. Through the promotion of leadership and professional development, these events aim to guide future transportation professionals. The event is open to undergraduate and graduate level students.

Since the first student leadership summit, there have been 12 student leadership summits hosted by ITE student chapters around the U.S., Canada, and with the ITE Australian and New Zealand Chapter. More than 1,000 students have participated in these events. They are a source of great pride for both our students and professional members, helping to grow the number of transportation professionals across the world.

https://www.itestudentleaders.org/

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SDITE Annual Meeting Call for Technical Papers

The Southern District ITE Technical Knowledge Team and Member Services Committee announces the call Technical Paper Competition!

This competition awards are to be given in two categories:
• the Best Technical Paper submitted by an SDITE Member, and
• the Best Young Member Technical Paper submitted by an SDITE Member 35 years of age or younger 

Papers should be at least 1,500 words in length and pertain to research or practical applications conducted in non-academic practice during the calendar year 2020. 

The top award is a $350 cash prize and full registration scholarship toward the 2021 SDITE Annual Meeting in Wilmington, NC, to the author of the winning paper in each category , and a runner-up award of $175 cash prize and half-registration scholarship to the Annual Meeting will be given to each category. Winning authors will be invited to present their papers at the 2021 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Deadline for submission of papers is January 14, 2021 March 1, 2021.

For additional details click here for the Criteria for Evaluation of the SDITE Technical Paper Awards 2021.

For further information contact Kevin Cole, Technical Knowledge Team Chair at [email protected]

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Winter Workshop

It’s time to REGISTER!!! The 11th Annual Georgia ITE/ASHE Transportation Winter Workshop will be a virtual conference and will take place on Monday, March 8, 2021.

This year, we are proud to present a rich technical program comprising of 13 excellent technical presentations, one keynote presentation, two exciting and fun group projects (individual and group), and an ACEC panel discussion.

On top of it all, there are optional social events on the evenings of Sunday, March 7th and Monday, March 8th. You can also learn how to make 3-4 bourbon cocktails!!! Both PE PDH and AICP CM credits will be offered! DON’T MISS OUT!!!

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Summer Seminar

The planning for the 2021 Summer Seminar is under way. We’re excited to be going back to the King and Prince in beautiful St. Simons on July 18-21. It’s early days and many things are flexible but we are making every effort for an in-person conference, with appropriate backup planning. If you are interested in participating in the program development, please contact Bill Ruhsam (Chair) or Christy Jeon (Technical Chair) at [email protected] or [email protected].

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REMINDER: 2021 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Now is the time of year to renew your membership to ITE! Being an ITE Member not only means you are a transportation professional, but a transportation professional who is in touch with ideas, people, and resources at the international, national, and regional levels and who uses this knowledge to bring the best solutions to your local community. Click here to sign in and pay dues online.

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