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NCSITE’s Signal Systems Users Group (SSUG) held its first meeting of the year on May 15th at Halyburton Park in Wilmington, NC. The theme of the day was “Tools of the (Signals) Trade.” NCSITE members from across the state gathered at the beach for a day for an opportunity to connect with peers, enjoy some…

While we are preparing for an exciting NCSITE Annual Meeting, I thought it would be remiss if I did not provide a recap of a very fun and informative Mid-Year Meeting. This year’s Mid-Year Meeting took place in Asheville from May 31st to June 1st. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to kick off…

In August, the Bicycle & Pedestrian User Group hosted a roundtable discussion about bikeshare planning and implementation in the Triangle. Transportation professionals from around the region came together for the event, which included presentations from Fontaine Burruss (Bikeshare Coordinator, City of Raleigh) and Bryan Poole (Transportation Planner, City of Durham). The presentations led to a…

Registration is now open for the Second Annual ITSC / NCSITE Golf Tournament, and can be reached at ITSC Website.  This year’s event will be held at Chapel Ridge Golf Club in Pittsboro on Friday, September 14th, and will begin at 10 AM, with sign-in starting at 8:45 AM.  Cost will be $95 for consultants…

The Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety offers an inclusive and interactive learning environment to explore the underlying systems driving the national rise in traffic deaths, share findings from research and practice, and develop insights into reducing transportation injuries and fatalities. The event will be held Sept. 13-14, 2018, at the Durham Convention Center in…

ATTENTION: Engineers, Architects and related Professionals  What is this about? This program will provide attendees with information on the latest methods and trends in concrete and asphalt pavements, materials testing, airport construction project management and more. Attendees will see real-time examples with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) Airport where a $2.5 billion dollar…

NCSITE’s Young Member Committee (YMC) has been busy throughout the spring and into the summer, meeting with student chapters and holding casual evening socials.  There are also several upcoming Young Member Committee activites throughout the summer and fall – please encourage your up-and-coming engineers to attend!  If you would like to subscribe to the YMC…

BUILD NC Endorsed at Today’s House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions For over a year the House Select Legislative Committee has been working with executives of the North Carolina Department of Transportation to advance transportation initiatives.  Today this legislative body unanimously passed a resolution to introduce legislation to augment…

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. As chair of this year’s Nominating Committee, I present the NCSITE Members and Affiliates with the following slate of nominees for office in 2018: If you wish to…

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…