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