General Meeting: Modeling in Roadway Safety – The Two Cultures

Please come out to our next general meeting to enjoy a great talk and great food on Tuesday, May 17th at 11 a.m.! Dr. Subasish Das from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute will be showcasing his research on roadway safety.
Topic: Modeling in Roadway Safety – The Two Cultures

SD_HSDr. Subasish Das is an Associate Transportation Researcher at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015, and holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the same university in 2012. He has more than 8 years of national and international experience associated with transportation safety engineering research projects. His primary fields of research interest are roadway safety, roadway design, and associated operational issues. Dr. Das is the author or co-author of over 20 technical papers or research reports. Over the last five years, he has participated in numerous transportation safety projects as key researcher. One of his research projects won 2014 AASHTO High Value Research ‘Sweet Sixteen’ Award. Dr. Das is an active member of ITE, and ASCE. He recently served as vice-chair of membership of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Houston chapter. He is a member of the TRB standing committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation (ABG40). He is an active friend of TRB committees: Highway Safety Performance (ANB25), Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (ANB20), Statistical Methods (ABJ80), and Vehicle User Characteristics (AND10).

2016 Best Student Chapter Award!

The Texas A&M University ITE Student Chapter was selected as the 2016 TexITE Student Chapter.  The chapter will receive a plaque and monetary award  at the Fall TexITE meeting in Fort Worth. Congratulations to all current and past officers and members!

Adopt-A-Highway Saturday May 7th

Come out and serve the community! We will hold an Adopt-A- Highway event on Saturday, May 7th. This year, for the first time, all participants will receive a special gift in addition to lunch at the end of the event!
Please RSVP on the facebook event so we can organize rides!

General Meeting April 22

Speaker: Bob Colwell, TxDOT Public Information Officer

Topic: Working with the Media and the Public on Projects

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Time: 3:45 – 4:45 PM

Location: CE/TTI, Room 217

Free Food Will Be Provided!

Bob Colwell serves as the Public Information Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) here in the Bryan District. Bob has worked for the Department for over 16 years.  He serves as the district spokesperson for TxDOT.  He works with all types of media, lawyers, and the public on a daily bases.  He is an active member of the National Association of Government Communicators. He attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on a golf scholarship.  He earned his BFA (Bachler of Fine Arts) in broadcast journalism from Sam Houston State University. He will be speaking about his experience on bridging the gap between the technical side and the public/media side of a project.

Bob Cowell

TexITE Traffic Bowl

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Congratulations to the TAMUite Traffic Bowl team for winning the TexITE Traffic Bowl competition!

The team beat UT Arlington and UT Austin. The team consisted of members Kartikeya Jha, Rudraradhya Hiremath, and Connie Xavier and alternate David Florence. They will be competing again at the championships in Anaheim, California.

General Meeting March 22

Come out to our next general meeting on Tuesday to enjoy a free lunch and a great talk from Mr. Michael Ereti of the Gunda Corporation!

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where: CE/TTI 217
The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) has been a standard used in planning, design, analysis, and operation of highway traffic facilities in the United States since 1950s. It has also been widely used abroad, and has spurred the development of similar manuals in other countries. This presentation provides abbreviated version of the history and updates to the latest 2010 version. In addition, some interesting facts and very personal view and observations of the presenter where it is heading, and what is important to keep in perspective in regards to interpretation of results.

Adopt-A-Highway on Sunday, Feb. 28th.

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Our Adopt a Highway event will happen Sunday February 28. We will meet in parking lot 50 at 9:00 am, go to the site, clean it up, and have lunch. Yes! Free food will be provided.

Also, TAMUite will provide safety vests, gloves, and trash bags. Please make sure to wear pants and close-toe shoes. Please RSVP to the Facebook event (click here) to organize rides. We hope to see you there!

Dr. Sinha from Purdue University on 2/25/16

Come out to our next general meeting on Thursday, Feb 25th from 12-1 p.m. in CE/TTI 217! Free lunch will be provided!

Talk: Transportation Asset Management in the Context of Smart Cities

For almost five decades, Kumares C. Sinha has contributed to transportation engineering over a spectrum of areas from highway engineering, traffic operations, and safety analysis to land use–transportation system modeling, transportation financing, and civil infrastructure management. Dr. Sinha received a B.S. in CE from Jadavpur University in 1961, as well as a master’s degree in municipal engineering in 1966 and a doctoral degree in CE in 1968, both from the University of Connecticut. After six years at Marquette University, he joined Purdue University in 1974 and is currently the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering there. He pioneered integrated highway-asset-management techniques with innovative research on facility condition modeling, treatment effectiveness, life-cycle costing, and multi-objective optimization of system performance. The results of his research have been adopted worldwide.

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