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ITE’s membership campaign to add 500 new, fully paid ITE members extends from March 15th to July 21st. There are two contests as a part of this campaign: one at the Section level; and one at the individual level. Contest details are below: Section Contest • The three Sections with the largest percentage increase in…

This past week, 42 NCSite members attended the annual Southern District ITE Meeting in Columbia, SC. Hats off to the Local Arrangements Committee and SCSite for all their hard work and preparation to host the meeting and for showing us all a great time in our neighbor state. News from the District The Southern District adopted a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

So, you have held a WILDLY successful NCSITE event and everyone is on their way home. So what do you do now to wrap everything up and, most importantly, get paid back for your expenses:   Prior to your event, the Operations Chair should have provided you a registration list from NCSITE.org.  Use your sign-in…

The SimCap Users Group Meeting held a sold-out lunch and learn event at N.C. State’s iconic Hunt Library on Monday, March 7, 2016. The event title was “Transit Capacity and Quality of Service – National, State, and Local Perspectives”, and featured three speakers who shared their longstanding expertise in transit planning and operations with an…

…or “How to Post to the Involver blog on NCSite.org” If you are a current NCSITE officer or aspire to be one in the future, one of the new responsibilities (and we will make sure to add it the Operations Manual next year) for NCSITE leaders is to occasionally post articles to this Involver Blog on ncsite.org. Before…

In the last month, the NCSITE Board has approved the formation of two new groups of interest: Bicycle & Pedestrian Users Group – Lead : Evan Brigham This group will discuss and cover issues related to non-motorized transportation alternatives.  The intent is to hold two to three meetings or forums annually, and support two group…

The 2015 NCSITE Annual Meeting proved to be the largest and arguably the most active annual meeting in the Section’s history.  Over 325 attendees descended upon the NCSU McKimmon Center Thursday, November 12 to learn about issues and projects from  the past year and share in fellowship with other members.  Meeting highlights included: Opening remarks from ITE…

November 10, 2015   Last month, the NCSITE Board presented a number of amendments to the Bylaws for consideration and approval by the Members of the Section.  Voting ended Monday, November 9th and, as the table shows below, the changes were approved by a large margin of voter even though only a slight majority of Members cast their…

It is getting to the time of the year where NCSITE is busy on all fronts.  With that, please be aware on the following items and look for further communication on each subject. Bylaw Amendments:  The Board has approved a number of amendments to the NCSITE Bylaws for consideration and approval by the Members and…

The NCSITE Strategic Initiatives Council hosted an exciting event on last Tuesday, September 22, where key hot and emerging transportation topics were presented to 74 attendees from federal, state, and local governments, and the private sector.  Four PDHs and CMUs (pending) were awarded. SPONSORS Special thanks to meeting sponsors Stantec, HDR, and Gannett Fleming for their…

In reviewing the Operations Manual, the NCSITE Board of Directors is considering reorganizing the leadership structure for the Section.  The effort is aimed at better distributing the duties among the officers, providing more clarity in leadership, expanding leadership opportunities for affiliates, and reducing overall lengths of service. The proposed reorganization is shown below. The key changes…

From April 19th to April 22nd in Biloxi, Mississippi, a delegation of over 30 NCSITE members went “Coasting into the Future” with nearly 350 transportation colleagues from seven other southeastern states at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southern District ITE.  The site of the meeting, hosted by the Deep South Section (Mississippi and Louisiana), was the…

Many NCSITE members may recall that NC Representative William Brawley (District 103 Mecklenburg) was announced as the recipient of the NCSITE Contribution to Transportation Award at the Annual Meeting in November 2014. Representative Brawley was not able to attend the meeting and asked that the presentation be done at a later time. Through a joint effort between…