February 12, 2020 E-Blast Print

A Message from the Secretary-Treasurer

GAITE Members and Friends,

Hopefully this rainy (or snowy for some of us) weather hasn't brought about any winter weather blues, but if you are looking for a little pep in your step, GAITE has you covered with some great events. There are three main upcoming events I'd like to highlight.

First up will be our Monthly Meeting at Mary Macs next week on Thursday, February 20. Come learn about new data-driven transportation opportunities, the hack process, and the big data frontier.

The SDITE Student Leadership Summit will round out February and kickstart March taking place Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1. The Summit will be held in our very own backyard at Georgia Tech. Let's represent Georgia well to both students and the Southern District by signing up and showing up.

Last, but certainly not least, is the 10th Annual Winter Workshop. You have until the end of this week, Friday, February 14, to join the hotel room block and also get the early registration rate. If you plan to attend, please be sure to get your room booked ASAP! This is a fantastic joint event with ASHE that is great to have a strong ITE presence also in attendance.

I'd also like to say thank you to those that volunteered their time this past Saturday for the Cobb County Math Counts Competition and also for the Introduce A Girl to Engineering event. The willingness of our Georgia ITE community to volunteer their time is always amazing to see in action.

Lastly, have you heard about the ConnectATL Summit on Mobility in Communities on Tuesday, March 31? This event is co-hosted by the Atlanta Regional Commission and Georgia DOT. This event focuses on finding collaborative solutions to address rapidly advancing transportation technology. Please visit the ConnectATL webpage to find out more and register.

Meredith Emory, PE
2020 GAITE Secretary-Treasurer

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Awards and Accolades

The Georgia Section ITE awards committee lead by Past President, Jody Peace, is looking for your input. Please fill out the ITE Awards - Nominations survey with any nominations you would like considered by the committee for any of the Southern District or International ITE award submissions.

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Upcoming Monthly Meeting

Please REGISTER HERE for our first monthly meeting of 2020 on Thursday, February 20 at Mary Macs. The topic will be "What is a Hack-a-thon?"

  • Speakers: John Ussery, Assistant Director of Traffic, City of Augusta and Geoffrey Price, ITS/Traffic Associate, AECOM
  • Description: AECOM and the City of Augusta partnered with Google to hold an event to explore new data-driven transportation opportunities. Learn about hte hack process, tools, and the big data frontier.

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Monthly Meeting Sponsor

February Meeting Sponsor: Marr Traffic Data Collection

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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 Southern District 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

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. There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities still available including a Platinum Plus opportunity.


Keynote Speakers Include:
  • Carlos Braceras, Utah DOT and Immediate Past President of AASHTO
  • Michael Sullivan, ACEC Georgia
  • Andy Casey, Georgia DOT


To view the entire conference schedule, please CLICK HERE.


Just a reminder, that the hotel block for this event will close on February 14, 2020. So please make sure to reserve your room soon in order to get the discounted rate.

Event Co-Chairs:

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