The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 15,000 transportation engineers, planners and other professionals in some 80 countries. The Institute facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for all modes of transportation.
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1.Secretary - Rob
a.Web Site/Blog/Facebook Status
2.Treasurer’s Report – Nicole
3.2011 Conference Update
a.Local Area Committee – Joann or Anne
a.Election Day – Make sure to vote
b.Zaki is nominated for International Representative
a.EOTY – Don Porter
7.Presentation – Karthik
Dwayne Adams is the head of Community Development and Environmental Services at USKH and was formerly the president of Land Design North. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a lecturer for Site Design in the Northern Design Course taught at UAA. He has received training through FHWA in Context Sensitive Solutions and has overseen designs that have provided “context sensitive’ results for numerous road projects throughout Anchorage and other Alaska communities.
Officers Present:x Josh Cross – President (absent)
PKarthik Murugesan - Vice President
PNicole Knox - Treasurer
PRobert DeVassie - Secretary
PJennifer Satterfield - Past President
General Attendance: 50
Treasurer’s report: $6,574.29
2011 Conference Update
Soliciting for volunteers for committee members
Election Day.Get out and vote!
·ITE Blog poll announced
·E-week – Engineer of the Year nominations
·Next meeting speaker: Edgar Perez, Western District President
Presentation Title: Context Sensitive Solutions
Presented By: Dwayne Adams, USKH, Inc. formerly the President of Land Design North
Dwayne introduced the context sensitive solutions (CSS) to the audience, an approach that is starting to catch on and become common among projects. He covered the outcome and process, and provided examples at the end.
The presentation coved the approach, background of the NEPA process, NCHRP 480, and looking at the direction in Anchorage.Dwayne discussed what the intended results were using CSS and how it applies, and how to use it in a concept and design study report.The affects in design and construction, key elements, and tools of public process were discussed and questions answered at the end.