9/17 Luncheon in Buellton

Our September Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, 9/17 in Buellton at Pea Soup Andersen’s. We’ll have an engaging presentation on recent and future changes to the CA MUTCD, presented by Rock Miller. Please register and pay online via Eventbrite by 12:00 PM on 9/16. We hope to see you in Buellton!

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Continuing Education Opportunities

As transportation professionals we need to continue to grow and learn about our profession. This can happen by attendance at local section meetings, district meetings, or international meetings. It can also happen through training programs focused on keeping you updated with current practices. I want to highlight a particular program in California that has been serving training needs for professionals for over 70 years.

UC Berkeley Tech Transfer will be giving an upcoming webinar class on “Meeting the Challenges of Transportation Liability”.  The class focuses on what public agencies may want to do to be better prepared for litigation over traffic crashes.  It is delivered on Monday and Wednesday from May 11 to May 20.  The presenters are Nazir Lalani and Rock Miller.  They provide an introduction to the legal process and what agencies can do.   This webinar sold out when offered last year. – Posted 3-9-20

https://registration.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=2040TE560511

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New Video Promoting Transportation

The ITE Western District Public Relations Committee recently produced a video to promote transportation and ITE. The video can be viewed here:

ITE Western District Transportation Video

Please take a look and find opportunities to share this with your colleagues, friends, family, and whenever you have a chance to visit a school to talk about transportation.

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2019 ITE Annual Meeting Updates

Both The ITE Western District and ITE International met this summer in Monterey, CA and Austin, TX respectively. Both meetings were very well attended and a lot of good information was shared during the sessions.

The Western District meeting in Monterey was joint hosted by our section and the SF Bay Area section. We had a comprehensive technical program and a great Family Night event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A special thank you to Justin Link of our section for his leadership as Co-Chair of the conference. You can review the technical program here.

The meeting next year will be in Honolulu, HI. They are already accepting abstracts if you want to participate.

Congratulations to Joe De La Garza from the San Diego section on being elected as the incoming Western District Secretary-Treasurer. His term will start In January 2020. The current list of new District officers in on their website (https://westernite.org/aboutus/current-officers/).

The ITE International Meeting was held in Austin, TX and there were over 1,400 attendees. There were a variety of workshops before and after the technical conference days and lots of opportunity for networking with ITE professionals across the world. The Meeting next year will be in New Orleans, LA and you should consider attending.

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