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Press Release from ITE International: TORONTO, ON CANADA — North Carolina Section received the Section Activities Award at the Joint ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, held July 30–August 2, in Toronto, ON, Canada. The North Carolina Section of ITE (NCSITE) provides exciting and innovative programs for its members including graduating nine Protégées from its Mentor-Protégée program. In…

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…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / May 19, 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. Nationwide Actions to Support Funding…

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) / 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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / April 8, 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. STATE AND LOCAL NEWS NC House…

NCSITE, in partnership with the NCDOT Transportation Mobility and Safety Branch, offered three introductory training classes in 2015 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 operations analysis.  We would like to…

Developing the next generation of leaders is very important to ITE.  In 2014 LeadershipITE was established as a program to identify, develop, and engage leaders to ensure that ITE and its members are positioned to engage and shape the future of transportation.  The participants that have been selected to participate in LeadershipITE represent a group…

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…

NCSITE would like to congratulate two of our past Presidents, Calvin Leggett (2004) and Mike Kennon (2011), on their respective upcoming retirements from NCDOT and City of Raleigh.  Below are excerpts from their retirement announcements.   Calvin Leggett After 40 years of service in the public sector, Calvin Leggett, Director of the Division of Planning…

HAPPY NEW YEAR NCSITE COLLEAGUES! As you get back in the swing of things after the holiday break, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you want to participate in NCSITE in 2016.  But the thought that immediately comes to mind at this time of year is renewals.   So here are a couple…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / December 8, 2015 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. STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS Over the…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / November 16, 2015 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 News Positive movement continues for…

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…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / November 2, 2015 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 News Washington D.C., Surface Transportation…

Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / September 28, 2015 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.   Secretary Tennyson announces Deputy Secretary…