See You at ITE in Austin

Heading to Austin, TX for the 2019 ITE Annual Meeting this week? Make sure you connect with our team of multimodal engineers as they attend, present, and participate in another great ITE event.

On Sunday, Vice President and Director of Sustainable Safety Bill Schultheiss, P.E. presents on the ethics of transportation engineering in the 21st century, building off his article in PE Magazine. With pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries on the rise, we can no longer afford to continue the status quo. Bill joins Jeremy Chapman, P.E. for a discussion on how engineers can honor the ethical imperative to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the general public.


Ethics and Social Justice in a Transformative Time Workshop

Sunday, July 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 412. $25 registration fee

Professional Development Credit: 1.0 PDH/CM

On Wednesday, Minneapolis Senior Engineer Christopher M. Bower, P.E. joins a panel of experts from across the continent to discuss Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks that Work. Chris will discuss the development of protected bikeways across the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus with City of Minneapolis planner Simon Blenski, and highlight the design considerations they made to create a low-stress network of bicycle facilities in a busy multimodal area.


Pedestrian/Bicycle Networks That Work!

Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 am–10:30 am, Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 1.5 PDH/CMs

On Wednesday afternoon, Micromobility Practice Lead Adrian Witte, P.E. will present on research for the Federal Highways Administration and the Pedestrian-Bicycle Information Center into how mid-sized communities prepare for and regulate for e-scooters. The presentation is part of an afternoon workshop that will share and address issues around e-scooter use and include a field tour of some of Austin’s protected bikeway infrastructure and a demonstration using the scooter fleet that is deployed throughout Austin.

Emerging Technologies for Micro-mobility: What Do We Know, What Do We Not Know, and What Do We Do?

Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Room 406

Professional Development Credits: 3.0 PDHs./CMs

Northeast Engineering Director Jason DeGray, P.E. PTOE will be in attendance in his role on the ITE’s Advocacy committee. You can find him in sessions and leadership meetings throughout the conference.


Finally, Tyler Wong, EIT of our Austin Street Design team will be attending the conference, checking out sessions and new ideas from around the country right at home in Austin.

Tyler is part of our team of engineers and designers working in-house with Austin Transportation Department to create multimodal streetscapes that work for all users, as part of the Austin Mobility Bond passed in 2016. You can check out some recent examples of the 30+miles of multimodal facilities they are supporting for ATD at the following locations:

If you spot one of our staff members at the conference, ask them for details about our informal Tuesday night bike tour of Austin’s new street designs and facilities with ATD and design team staff – we’d love to have you join us!

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