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Primary Duties/Brief Description of Work: The Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) manages the transportation planning process for the City of Greensboro and much of Guilford County. The MPO is looking for an innovative transportation planning engineer to support the Sr. Civil Engineer and the MPO technical work program and project development efforts. Responsibilities…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / March 17, 2017 The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues. NATIONAL President’s proposed $54 billion in…

Fellow NCSITE Friends  – This month the TEC Group will join the TPC Group, which will replace its monthly meeting (Thursday, March 23rd at 4:00 pm) with a Bus Rapid Transit Presentation.  It sounds like it will be a very exciting presentation, followed by time for questions and answers.  This is not just limited to…

Founded in 2015, Accelerate Engineering, PLLC (AE) is small, dynamic and growing transportation engineering firm based in Cary, NC. We work closely with public transportation agencies, municipalities, as well as private clients to improve transportation mobility, safety, accessibility, and sustainability. We are seeking a self-motivated Transportation Engineer to help grow our company and his/her professional…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / January 31, 2016 The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues. NATIONAL Now that the election and…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / January 3, 2016 The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues. Now that the election results are…

As the year 2016 came to an end, everyone seemed relieved and  happy to put what had been a tumultuous year behind them, and to cross their fingers for better things to come. But as I reflect on this past year and the state of NCSITE, I cannot help but be proud and honored that…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / November 22, 2016 The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues. Now that the election results…

VHB continues to add talent to our growing Raleigh team to better serve our clients. We are happy to welcome Roger Thomas, Lauren Blackburn, and Elyse Mize to VHB, in addition to eight new passionate transportation professionals. “Our continued growth allows us to expand upon our strong transportation practice and enhance the services we provide…

Abstract Submissions for the Joint ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Please continue to encourage submissions to the Call for Abstracts for the Joint ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, July 30-August 2 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presenting at this conference is a terrific way to develop personal communication skills, further career development, and strengthen…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / November 2, 2016 The following items may be of interest to our readers. NCSITE takes no official position on these articles or items; however, you are encouraged to read and stay abreast of what is taking place in our profession and discuss with your colleagues. REVENUES FOR TRANSPORTATION Statewide Initiatives…

NCSITE Members and Affiliates,   As the end of the year approaches, it is time again for us to nominate new officers for the NCSITE Board of Directors. This year’s Nominating Committee presents the following Members and Affiliates for office in 2017:   If you wish to nominate additional persons for the offices which are…

NCSITE, in partnership with the NCDOT Transportation Mobility and Safety Branch, offered three introductory training classes in 2015 and two so far in 2016 for TransModeler and TransModeler SE.  There have been requests for an additional training class in 2016 as the NCDOT Congestion Management Section has recently begun using TransModeler more extensively for traffic…

PROBLEM How to enhance the comfort and safety of pedestrians using signalized crosswalks at intersections with right turn lanes without significantly affecting the capacity of the intersection?  The solution takes the idea of the leading pedestrian interval and puts it on steroids, we call it “LPI Plus”.    INNOVATION The City of Charlotte had previously…

For many years, Wake County worked toward developing a plan for the next stage of transit growth. The most recent effort, the Wake County Transit Plan of 2012, reflected a desire to introduce both an improved countywide network and a core rapid transit corridor—goals that may still be widely supported. However, the plan attracted questions…

NCSITE and TRB are co-hosting the 5th Urban Street Symposium that will be held in Raleigh on May 21 – 24, 2017.  This is an International Conference, so we are excited to be hosting it here in North Carolina!  Go ahead and mark the dates on your calendars… more information for registration should be coming…

  NCSITE Members and Affiliates, As you may know, NCSITE has been a continued partner and non-profit member of NC Go!, our State’s voice for transportation infrastructure and policy at the legislature.   The mission of NC Go! is to support efforts to improve transportation funding and improve the state’s transportation infrastructure. I am writing today to…

2016 NCSITE Mid-Year Meeting in Review… The 2016 Mid-Year Meeting was held this past July 27-29 in Downtown Wilmington at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel. Early arrivers got the festivities started and braved the heat at the Scholarship Golf Tournament, held at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course with proceeds benefiting the NCSITE Scholarship Fund. Big thanks…

From TEC Chair Matt Peach: Hi TEC! I’m happy to announce that our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 23rd at AMT! It’s back to school time and the TEC is here to help.  We’ll be hosting a webinar on School Site Planning and Transportation.  NCDOT’s Joel Cranford will be presenting along with representatives from…

The NCSITE Young Member Committee’s activity for the month is a social at Busy Bee in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, August 9th.  It will start around 6. You can search for and join our Facebook group (“NCSITE Young Member Committee”) and follow us on Twitter (@ncsiteYMC).

Have you been looking for a way to get more involved with NCSITE while building great relationships?  We have two major meetings coming up:  The NCSITE Annual Meeting in November 2016 and the TRB / NCSITE Urban Street Symposium in May 2017.  Both of these meetings will be held in Raleigh, but volunteers are not…

After 30 years of dedicated service to the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the citizens of North Carolina, Terry M. Hopkins, PE has decided to retire effective June 1, 2016. Terry began her career with the Department in Roadway Design as a temporary Engineering Aide prior to graduation. Once she graduated from N. C….

The NCSITE Signal Systems and ITS user groups hosted a joint half-day event with ITS Carolinas at N.C. State’s Hunt Library on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The event drew over 70 people in attendance and was broken into a general morning session and two tracks in the afternoon focused on freeway and arterial operations.  Jennifer…

Highlights from the 2016 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting Several NCSITE members – many clad in cowboy boots – were fortunate to attend the 2016 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting recently held in Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Section served as this year’s hosts and offered up a rootin’ tootin’ meeting for all to enjoy. Highlights from the…