General Meeting Oct. 10

Shoulder Running Lanes:
The SH 161 Experience

Speaker: Jason Crawford, P.E.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: HEB (formerly CE Building) Room 203

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Mr. Crawford is the Division Head for the Research & Implementation East Division at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.  He works in the areas of transportation/air quality, metropolitan and statewide transportation planning, traffic monitoring, traffic operations, managed lanes, safety, work zones, construction, design-build and concessions, cash flow forecasting, and mobility coordination.

Mr. Crawford will be presenting on the traffic response to a shoulder running project to mitigate congestion of a short bottleneck in the Dallas/Ft Worth region.

Fall Semester Event Pics!

Some pictures from our busy start to the fall 2017 semester.

  • TexITE Fall Conference in San Marcos, September 6-8, 2017
  • Midwest/Great Lakes ITE Student Leadership Conference at Purdue University, September 15-17, 2017
  • First general meeting of the year featuring speaker Gary Schatz from the City of Bryan, September 20, 2017

TexITE Fall Conference in San Marcos:

ITE Student Leadership Conference at Purdue University:

First TAMUite general meeting:

Summer Field Trip

We will be having our summer field trip this Friday, July 21st with Texas A&M Transportation Services! We will have a tour of the facility followed by a presentation about the technology associated with the buses as well as other topics. We will meet at 11:30 AM for lunch. The tour will start at 1:00 PM and last for a few hours. 
Please RSVP at this link by Wednesday, July 19Sign-up 
Send any questions to tamuiteoutreach (at) gmail (dot) com.
We are looking forward to having an exciting field trip!

Lunch and Learn May 5

Lunch and Learn with Jeff Lindley: A discussion of ITE technical topics

Speaker: Jeff Lindley – Associate Executive Director and ITE Chief Technical Officer

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: DLEB (formerly CEOB, CE/TTI Building) Room 217

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Jeffrey (Jeff) Lindley currently serves as Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, where he leads the development and delivery of technical activities focused on serving the needs of the Institute’s more than 14,000 members.  Prior to joining ITE in October 2016, he completed a 31-year career with the Federal Highway Administration. Jeff holds degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland.

This lunch and learn will examine high profile technical topics such as Vision Zero, Smart Communities, Transportation and Health, and Connected / Automated Vehicles / Trip Generation.

 

General Meeting May 2

Local Traffic Engineering: Collaboration with TAMUite and Other Projects

Speaker: Dr. Brad Brimley

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: DLEB (formerly CEOB, CE/TTI Building) Room 217
Free Food Will Be Provided!

Dr. Brimley has been involved in transportation engineering for over six years, with experience in research and practice. As a researcher, he performed studies evaluating driving behavior, roadway safety, and the performance of traffic signs and markings. He currently provides traffic engineering services to municipalities, agencies, and businesses, with experience in signal design, corridor modeling, and traffic impact analyses.  He will be presenting information about projects local to the Bryan/College Station area, some that have involved the services of TAMUite.

 

General Meeting Apr. 25

The Future of Transportation: Connect the Dots (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Speaker: Shelley Row, P.E., MBA

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
BONUS: Practical Tips for Communicating Technical Topics to Non-Technical Audiences (1:45-3:45 p.m.)
Location: CVOB (CE/TTI Building) Room 217
Free Food Will Be Provided!

Disruptive technology is creating an upheaval in transportation. Self-driving cars, connected vehicles and more are changing the definition of transportation.  Travelers have individualized information at their fingertips. A data avalanche is starting from connected and automated vehicles, location-based services, even Twitter feeds.

Some of these disruptions have started; others will arrive within 20 years. In the meantime, many capital investments for transportation infrastructure last 50 years or more; concessionaire agreements even longer. Transportation planning and businesses continue as business-as-usual when business is anything but usual. Impacts to transit, roadways and more are coming quickly. Data complexity outstrips the capability of most public agency staff. Do-it-yourself data capture and processing will give way to purchased information, analytics, and visualization.

Join Shelley Row, P.E., a 29-year transportation professional and former Director of the ITS Joint Program Office for USDOT, who will discuss the vision of the future and impacts on transportation organizations both public and private.

 

General Meeting Apr. 11

TRANSPORTATION: Top Ten for Context-Sensitive Solution Design

Speaker: Jeff Whitacre, P.E.

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: CVOB (CE/TTI Building) Room 217

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Jeff Whitacre, P.E. is a traffic engineer and transportation planner whose 12 years of experience includes working with both private developments and municipalities from transportation planning to engineering design. His project experience includes traffic impact studies,  thoroughfare planning, and other transportation related studies. Jeff’s unique experience has allowed him to participate in many projects from their conceptual plan to implementation, including the planning and implementation of large scale private development.  When developing designs, he examines the “bigger picture” and strives for permanent long-term solutions. Jeff has applied these innovative approaches to multiple transportation planning projects.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • Master of Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Professional Engineer in Texas
  • Professional Transportation Planner
  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • Board Member – Community Design Studio Fort Worth
  • APA Section Director

 

Texas A&M University Student Chapter – Institute of Transportation Engineers