March 14, 2017


Annual Meeting and Conference

Time to register for the ITE Annual Meeting and Conference!

ITE Washington Section invites members and guests to the Annual Meeting and Conference on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Lynnwood Embassy Suites Hotel. In addition to the exciting program, the conference will also include the Washington ITE Section Annual Membership meeting.  We will update you on this past year’s activities, announce the results of our annual election, and present ITE’s Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Young Professional awards!  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please see below the technical program.  More details to follow.





If you don’t have it on your calendar yet, it’s not too late to sign up for Trivia night.  ITE will be hosting transportation trivia night next Tuesday at the WSP office in Seattle.  This is a great way to network and build comradery with other ITE members.  You may also learn a few new facts about transportation that will help you in your professional lives or studies. 


This event is free and drinks, snacks, and prizes will be provided. Bring a team of up to 4-6, or form a team at the event.


Event Details:

When: Tuesday March 12th, arrival open at 5:30pm, trivia game begins at 6pm

Where: WSP

999 3rd Ave, 32nd Floor

Seattle, WA 98101

Cost: Free! Includes drinks, snacks, and prizes for the winning team

RSVP at:


Time to register for the Washington ITE and IMSA Conference!

Deadline for Bellevue Hilton Room Reservations is Monday, January 14th

Washington ITE and IMSA are excited to announce our upcoming annual joint conference with a full-day technical program covering topics in Advanced and Emerging Technologies, Regional Transportation Projects, Transit, and an Engineering Managers Discussion Panel.  The event also offers a comprehensive exhibition featuring the latest in traffic products and vendor workshops. General registration to the technical events and exhibition is free and parking is free of charge.  Please register here:


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Welcome reception with King County Council Member Claudia Balducci

5: 30 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday February 4, 2019

No registration required

Conference, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tuesday February 5, 2019

Registration is required, no-cost

Lunch program with WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar –

“Transportation Matters – Moving Washington Forward”

11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesday February 5, 2019

Registration is required and cost of Lunch is $50 per person


Bellevue Hilton

300 – 112th Avenue SE

Bellevue, WA 98004

Parking is complimentary


Registration is now open!  ITE Washington’s Annual Safety Conference will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Tukwila Community Center; 12424 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila, WA 98168


For the 2019 event, ITE is collaborating with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Washington State Department of Transportation focused on changing the traffic safety culture.  We have invited experts from various perspectives to identify activities which could be employed to make a difference. 


Keynote speakers include David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; and Darrin Grondel, Executive Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission.


Attendees will be challenged to take immediate-term actions to achieve traffic safety culture change to save lives in Washington.  Join us!


King County Metro, Communications Control Center Tour – Registration was full, but six more spots have opened!

This special event will occur on November 27, 2018 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Location:

Register on-line at:

The Communications Control Center monitors every bus and link light rail train as they traverse the region. Communication coordinators manage about 1,300 Metro and Sound Transit buses and Link Light Rail. Drivers also communicate with the TCC through radio, phone and preprogrammed text messages. Another team in the control center sends out emails, texts, and Twitter alerts as buses are rerouted or trips canceled. We will see the control center in action and learn where all that “big data” is coming from and how it is used for apps and analysis.

The Communications Control Center is located across from the Atlantic bus base at;

1263 6th Avenue S. , Seattle

Following the tour, or if you can’t make the tour, please join ITE for a Holiday Networking Happy Hour from 5:45 to 7:30 at Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 1st Ave S, Seattle


ITE’s October Lunch Meeting – New Ideas in School Transportation

Tuesday October 9th, 11:30 a.m. at City of Bothell, Bothell Police Department First Floor Community Room

Please follow this link to EventBrite to purchase your tickets:

This ITE technical session will provide some insights and emerging ideas related to school transportation from increasing and improving multimodal transportation options to increasing safety and awareness of drivers and students. We’ll talk about new transportation challenges including changing school start times and designing or adapting schools to meet transportation needs and challenges.

This panel of transportation experts will provide some insights of recent experiences with generous time preserved for questions from the community.

Panelists include:

Rebecca Rodni– Project Manager, City of Bellevue Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services

Mark Hazen – Director of Transportation, Bellevue School District

Mike Swenson – Principal, Transpo Group Regarding how to accommodate queues in school zones

Emily Alice Gerhart – Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers Regarding demand management and multimodal strategies


ITE Washington Annual Kick-off meeting announcement – 2018

The ITE Washington Annual Kick-off Meeting at Salty’s on Alki is September 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

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This year’s program is Preparing for Live Operations; the Opening of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel with Susan Everett, Alaskan Way Viaduct Program Design Engineer, and others on her team will be presenting the state of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel.

Tickets are now available at Eventbrite

Enjoy your summer, and see you in September if not before!


The following is the ITE 2018 June meeting

Register at:

The 2017-2018 ITE Washington fiscal year was a transformative year where our organization focused its efforts on student outreach, membership networking, and modernizing ITE processes. A few notable milestones from this year include:

  • Launch of ITE’s new student Western ITE travel subsidy program
  • First year where a high school, undergraduate, and graduate level scholarship were all awarded
  • Launched ITE WA’s inaugural trivia night which brought both industry and academia together
  • Hosted the 30th annual Terry Gibson Golf Classic

This year’s membership meeting will highlight activities and finances for our organization and plans for the next fiscal year. We will also be honoring key members with awards for their contributions to the organization in the last year in addition to ITE’s Outstanding Young Professional and Outstanding Service awards. Please join us at this year’s membership meeting to honor these members.

Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy – 10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Menu: 1st course:
Maggiano’s Salad
Stuffed mushroom
Calamari2nd course:
Braised Beef Pappardelle
Tailapia with lemon and herb
Chicken MarsalaDessert:
New York Cheesecake
Parking: Free 3-hr validation

Guest Speaker: ITE Washington is also honored to have ITE International Vice President Randy McCourt join our annual meeting and provide us with his perspective on the activities of ITE International and share his vision of how ITE can collectively build upon his campaign focus of “enhancing the ITE member experience through networking, partnerships, and technical expertise”.

Elections: We also invite you to participate in ITE Washington’s election for our incoming 2018-201 Secretary position. The two candidates and their statements are as follows. Polls are open at

Luka Ukrainczyk Jamal Mahmoud
Luka Ukrainczyk is a transportation engineer in the Speed and Reliability group at King County Metro. He focuses on transit signal priority project planning, design, and implementation as well other treatments to improve bus performance. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UC Davis and a master’s degree in transportation engineering from UW. During his graduate studies, he researched freight transportation, was president of the student chapter of ITE, and interned at WSDOT Toll Division. Subsequently, Luka worked at DKS Associates before entering his current role at Metro.

I am honored to be nominated for Secretary in the Washington chapter of ITE. ITE was a formative part of my education and professional life. I greatly enjoyed organizing and participating in activities such as Traffic Bowl and the Student Leadership conferences. My vision for ITE includes furthering engagement with the student chapters in Washington and organizing informal events like happy hours and networking lunches. I would like to focus on mentoring young professionals for leadership in ITE. We need to make efforts to avoid the loss of ITE talent that occurs when students members graduate. I hope to have the opportunity to work to further ITE’s mission and help the chapter expand.

I am a traffic engineer with a broad range of experience in traffic engineering and transportation facility design. My current focus is in traffic signal operation, traffic calming, traffic studies, and asset management that support livable and sustainable communities emphasizing walking, bicycling, and transit.

I’m fully committed to meaningfully involving the public and project stakeholders throughout the planning and design process. My project experience includes corridor and traffic studies, bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, and public engagement.

I am passionate about our ITE members who volunteer for the success of our profession. They are the backbone of the ITE Community and ensure the sustainability, visibility, strength, and growth of our organization.
With my strong focus on volunteerism, backed by my 20+ years of active ITE membership, together we will Move ITE Forward as a leader in the global transportation community. I have the desire to see ITE grow and succeed. Simply, I have much to contribute.