January 8, 2020 E-Blast Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

Dear GAITE Members and Friends,

I hope you all had an excellent new year and took some time to be with family and friends. The 2020 GAITE board is excited to kick off the new year with some great events for our members. As you'll see below, we have a jam packed new year already under way!

But first, we are trying out some new ways of communicating with our membership community. That's you!! E-blasts will now be recorded on our website and sent out to members in the form of a Newsletter. To use this new format, please look to the left to click for additional information for events mentioned in this summary.

Before digging into our events, I'd like to highlight some exciting news. Our very own Georgia Section ITE was announced the large group winner of the 2019 K-12 STEM Competition held by International ITE. Our STEM Day efforts led by Robert Baker and Ramiro Santana at the end of 2019 was submitted. STEM Day was an initiative where members from across the Georgia Section visited local schools to teach students about the transportation profession and helped promote our industry to the next generation. Georgia ITE will receive $250 to use toward future STEM related projects and activities in their area.

With that, please see our new navigable sections below for event details and information!

Meredith Emory, PE
2020 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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GDOT'S Transportation Tech Showcase

Join us Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as industry pioneers demonstrate their best and most exciting technologies at GDOT’s Transportation Tech Showcase, a day of innovative demonstrations. With a focus on connected vehicle technology, see some of the best ideas in intelligent transportation demonstrated live at the Georgia Freight Depot and surrounding area. You will also have a chance to see presentations by some of the state’s most influential leaders, including:
  • GDOT Commissioner, Russell McMurry
  • Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp
  • Georgia Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Duncan


When: January 21, 2020 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Georgia Freight Depot - 65 M.L.K. Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Who: Everyone is invited, but please fill out this registration form for planning - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GDOTInnovationDay
Other: Lunch will be available from 11:30am – 1:30pm
The event is sponsored by your Georgia ITE chapter and will be followed by a charity reception hosted by 360 Network Solutions. See below for more details.
The 360NS GA Transportation Innovation Reception
When: January 21, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00pm
Where: ASW Exchange Distillery: 1000 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Why: Charity Event celebrating GA’s Leadership and Innovation as a Community
Who: Everyone is invited, but we would like RSVP’s sent to [email protected]
How: How can you get involved? Interested parties can contribute raffle prizes for a silent auction during the event. All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For more information, please contact Emily Dwyer at [email protected]

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

Please join us for our first monthly meeting of 2020 on February 20 at Mary Macs. There will be more information to come soon on the topic and speaker so be on the lookout!

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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

February Meeting Sponsor: Marr Traffic Data Collection

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Outreach and Activities Update

Traffic Bowl Social/Practice event

Your 2020 Activities Committee has been planning and organizing an event to help out Georgia Tech traffic bowl team prepare to represent the state at the district competition. This event will let our professionals in industry test their traffic bowl knowledge against our the Georgia Tech students. The event is currently planned for Wednesday, January 29 at City Tap in Atlanta Midtown. Be on the lookout for more information soon!

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SDITE Student Leadership Summit

This three-day conference on February 28—March 1, 2020 hosted at Georgia Tech will draw over 100 transportation students from 13 universities in the Southeast region of the United States. This event promotes leadership and professional development for transportation engineering students through leadership and technical presentations from distinguished speakers, student and industry networking, and the Southeast ITE Traffic Bowl. The theme for the 2020 summit is:
"Moving Transportation Topics Beyond Buzzwords: Hot Topics in Hotlanta"
Registration for the event is open. Please CLICK HERE for more information on sponsorship and to get registered.

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Winter Workshop

10th Annual Georgia ITE/ASHE Winter Workshop

Registration for the 10th Annual ITE/ASHE Transportation Winter Workshop is open! This collaborative event will be held in Chattanooga from March 8, 2020 to March 9,2020. Please CLICK HERE to go to the event page for more details and to get registered.
Just a reminder, that the hotel block for this event will close on February 8, 2020. So please make sure to reserve your room soon in order to get the discounted rate.

Event Co-Chairs:
Christina Barry (ITE)
David Jackson (ASHE)

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