September 1, 2021


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2023 ITE Washington Safety Conference

he ITE Washington State Section is excited to host the annual Safety Conference on Tuesday November 14, 2023. This year’s all-day conference will focus on ‘Working Together to Get Back on Track’ and features speakers from a variety of different agencies and organizations. This conference will be a hybrid event, held both in-person at the Renton Community Center and offered virtually. Link will be sent to those who indicate to they will be attending virtually

Breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch will be served.

Parking is free of charge at the venue. 

When:  Tuesday, November 14 · 8:15am – 4pm PST

Where: Renton Community Center (1715 Maple Valley Hwy. Renton, WA 98057)

Cost:  ITE members, Non-members/Friends of ITE = $95, Students = FREE

Registration and Event Details:  Eventbrite Link


2023 – 2024 September ITE Kick-off Meeting

At this meeting we will hear from Ryan Avery from University of Washington talk about “Transit Rider Insights Gleaned from ORCA Fare Card Data” TRAC has worked with King County Metro, Sound Transit, and area employers on a project to process ORCA data to provide dashboard analytics to support planning. This talk will focus on area-wide trends and changes in ridership since COVID and welcome discussion on how “post-COVID” ridership may continue to evolve. on what the future might hold from the perspective of a local city.

When:  Tuesday September 19th from 11:30am to 1pm

Where: Anthony’s Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner (2201 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121)

Parking instructions can be found here: []

Cost:  ITE members = $50, Non-members/Friends of ITE = $60, Students = FREE

Registration:  Eventbrite Link


Save the Date & Register for 2022 Washington Safety Conference

Safety Solutions: Effective Investing to Reach Target Zero

The ITE Washington State Section is hosting the annual Traffic Safety Conference on November 10, 2022. This year’s all-day conference is themed Safety Solutions: Effective Investing to Reach Target Zero. It will be a hybrid event: held both in-person at the Renton Community Center (1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy, Renton) and offered virtually. 

 In addition to presentations on local traffic safety work, the conference features:

o   Mark McKechnie, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

o   Fred Wegman, International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group, Delft University of Technology

o   Robert Wunderlich, Texas A & M Transportation Institute This all-day event includes meals for those participating in person and offers Professional Development Hours. The price of the conference is free for students and $95 for all others.

Please take our Safety Survey
The Safe Streets and Roads for All grants (SS4A) were due in September and will be awarded in early 2023. Please take our member survey:
We will present summary results at the conference.

For questions, e-mail

When:  Thursday, November 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 8:15 a.m.)

Where: Renton Community Center & Virtually

Registration:  Eventbrite Link


Register for ITE Washington’s October Meeting!

Join us to hear Celeste Gilman and Pamela Vasudeva present on how WSDOT’s TSMO toolbox and partnerships help achieve Complete Streets objectives.

In order to improve the safety, mobility, and accessibility of state highways, the legislature directed WSDOT to incorporate the principles of complete streets in state transportation projects. This new requirement provides a tremendous opportunity to build partnerships between WSDOT and local jurisdictions to provide mobility options across the state. TSMO (Transportation Systems Management and Operations) is an adopted solution WSDOT uses to advance the efficiencies, safety and mobility of our streets. The tools within the TSMO toolbox can be used to achieve Complete Streets objectives. Come learn the latest on the Complete Streets project development process, partnership opportunities, and how you can use the TSMO toolbox to plan and operate for Complete Street improvements in your community as part of future state transportation projects.

When:  Tuesday October 11th from 11:30am to 1pm

Where: Virtual

Cost:  Free to members and students! $10 fee for non-members and Friends of ITE

Registration:  October Meeting/Webinar – Eventbrite link

Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket by Monday October 10th at 5:00PM.


ITE Washington September Kickoff Event

ITE Washington is excited to host our annual September Kickoff Event at Anthony’s at Pier 66.  This lunch event will provide a great opportunity for networking and kick off our return from summer break.

The event will feature a presentation from the City of Bellevue that looks to what future might hold from the perspective of a local city. Learn about a variety of major initiatives in Bellevue as well as Bellevue’s perspective on the new funding opportunities such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  And of course, there will be a delicious meal!

When:  Tuesday September 13th, 2022.

Doors open at 11:30AM, Lunch and presentation begin at noon

Where: Anthony’s at Pier 66, 2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121

Cost:  ITE members = $45, Non-members/Friends of ITE = $55, Student = FREE


Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket by Friday September 9th at 5:00PM.


Register for ITE Washington’s June Meeting!

Join us for our annual business meeting to learn more about Bellevue and Seattle’s Strategic Vision for Automated Vehicles

The cities of Bellevue and Seattle are collaborating on the Automated Vehicle (AV) Strategic Vision project to plan for the arrival of AV technology. As local government agencies that are entrusted with managing safe and efficient transportation on city streets, we see great promise in AV technology but are also aware of the challenges within the complex operational domain in which AVs need to operate in. The project includes identifying needs and opportunities related to AVs and working with partners to define a path to greater readiness. This meeting will also include networking time and an update on section business.

When: Wednesday June 15th from 11:30am to 1pm

Where: Virtual

Cost:  Free to members and students! $10 fee for non-members and Friends of ITE

Please register at:


Save the Date!  Webinar Training on HCM 7th Edition April 19th

ITE WA is excited to announce an upcoming training opportunity from our Technical Activities and Training committee to learn more about the new Highway Capacity Manual 7th Edition. Save the date for Tuesday April 19th at 11:30am. More information to come!

Link to be updated

Please join ITE Washington for a fun virtual Transportation Trivia Night!

March 29, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom

Transportation Trivia Night provides a great opportunity for industry seasoned professionals, young professionals, and students to interact and engage in friendly competition. The event will be virtual but still lots of fun and is free to everyone. Please register using the Eventbrite link below. You may plan a team ahead of time or join a team during the event. There will be prizes for the winning team sponsored by SeaTac Lighting & Controls so bring your thinking cap!

Eventbrite link:

ITE Washington’s Annual Safety Conference and Training (Virtual)
Safe Systems in the Real World: Pedestrians and Vehicles in a Shared Space

When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (Date has been Corrected)

For our 2022 virtual event, ITE WA will bring emerging research and experts in FHWA’s Safe-Systems Approach, specifically intersection collision analysis considering pedestrians and vehicles. Our presenters will provide practical applications in urban, suburban, and rural settings. We will also explore resources afforded through the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to reduce road user fatalities and serious injuries in Washington.

Topics include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Dongho Chang – Washington State Traffic Engineer
  • Updates from Shelly Baldwin, Chair of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • Washington Traffic Safety Commission Target Zero managers and resources including networking with the Target Zero Managers throughout the state
  • Technical Presentation on Safe System Based Framework and Analytical Methods for Assessing Intersections
  • Assessing conflict points from the Guide for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety at Alternative and Other Intersections and Interchanges (NCHRP 948)
  • Local liability safety concerns for Cities and Local Agency Case Studies of Intersection Safety

Breaks and networking opportunities will be provided so you can participate throughout the day.

This all-day training and conference is offered at $40 for members, $50 for non-members, and free for students and speakers. (Please contact if this is a hardship). The presentations and video will be made available after the event to those that register. PDHs will be made available to those that attend.

Register here:


LAST CALL – Sustainability from GMA to ZEV

November 16th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Join ITE Washington Section for a technical program on sustainability in transportation.

Assessing environmental effects of land use and transportation decisions has always been important in Washington State.  Former ITE Section President Don Samdahl, Fehr and Peers, will moderate a discussion of sustainability from the transportation perspective. Don will give us a little history going back to reviewing the Growth Management Act and its early focus on sustainability. He will also introduce us to Seattle’s Andrea Pratt, who will discuss the City of Seattle’s Transportation Electrification Blueprint. Aaron Gooze, Fehr and Peers, will share a study conducted to support the City by assessing different freight and goods movement data sources.

This event will be held virtually. This event is free for members and students and $10 for non-members. To register for the event and receive the ZOOM link on the day of the event, register here:

For questions, e-mail

2021 September Program Year Kickoff  – VIRTUAL

ITE Washington’s September featured speaker is:
WSDOT Deputy Secretary, Amy Scarton – Mukilteo Ferry Multimodal Terminal

As we kick off our program year of technical programs, our featured speaker will be Deputy Secretary Amy Scarton. She will provide an update on WSDOT and an overview of the recently opened Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal. After decades of study, planning, design, and construction, the beautiful Mukilteo Ferry terminal opened in December 2020. It is the first new terminal opened by Washington State Ferries in over 40 years and replaced a 63-year-old terminal. The new terminal includes the latest innovations in sustainability, key multimodal connections and provides some history and healing with the terminal design incorporating art from local Tribes. The meeting will also include some ITE WA Section business.

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Virtual meeting using Zoom (Link will be sent to those that register through Eventbrite) 

Registration: Free for members and students and $10.00 for non-members/friends of ITE

Register through Eventbrite until 5:00PM, Monday, September 13


ITE Technical Transfer
NEW Diverging Diamond Interchange Informational Guide

Wednesday, June 17, 2021
11:30 to 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom

Register now to learn about the most recent update to the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Informational Guide, Second Edition for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). Speakers include authors of the research Tom Urbanik and Bastian Schroeder from Kittleson Associates. They will discuss new design and operational analysis perspectives. WSDOT State Traffic Design Engineer Brian Walsh will join us to provide local perspectives on DDI development in Washington State. To receive PDH credit, you must register through Eventbrite.

The program is free to ITE Members and Students and $10 for non-Members.

Register for the event here by Tuesday, June 13 at 5:00 PM.

We will use the Event registration to send a Zoom meeting invite using the email address provided with registration.


2021 ITE Washington State Section Half-Day Conference

Tuesday, June 8, 9 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Zoom

Register now for our annual WA State Section conference on the morning of June 8. This half-day conference starts with a visit to the Inrix Incident Response center in the United Kingdom. We have planned technical discussions with an update on the use of Flashing Yellow Arrows, and Road Safety Audits. We will hear from our two ITE Western District candidates for Secretary-Treasurer. Finally, the event includes our section awards and business updates. The conference will be free to members and students and $10 for non-members.

For questions, e-mail

Register for the event here by June 7 at 5:00 PM:

We will use the Event registration to send a Zoom meeting invite using the email address provided with registration.


ITE Terry Gibson Golf Classic #33

 Legion Memorial Golf Course – Everett, WA

 Wednesday June 23rd, 2021, 8am 1st tee time

 Cost: $80/player ($320 team of 4)

 We hope you can join us for the 33rd edition of our beloved Gibson Classic.  We will have a new format this year where instead of a shotgun start, we will all start on hole #1 with successive tee times starting at 8am.  This will help address continuing concerns regarding the pandemic and changes that come with it. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!  IDAX Data Solutions, Advanced Traffic Products, All Traffic Data, Western Systems, Prime Electric, SeaTac Lighting & Controls, and Zumar.

A tradition since 1933, Legion Memorial is a wonderfully maintained City of Everett course with a player friendly yet challenging design in a tranquil forest setting.  Remodeled in both 1998 and 2019, the course offers spectacular views of the Olympics, Cascades, Mount Baker, Puget Sound, and the Snohomish River. Please leave yourself plenty of time to get to the course.  For more information on Legion Memorial and to get directions, visit their website at

Our first tee time will be at 8am, with groups teeing off every 8 minutes in succession.  Please indicate tee time preference when you register – your final tee time will be emailed before the event. Arrive at least a half hour before your tee time to register and warm up – and note Legion does not have a range but does have an excellent practice area and hitting nets.  Registration for this event will be only $80 per person (due June 11th), and will include power cart, competition prizes, raffle, drink tickets, and lunch after the round. So be sure to be a part of our famous day of golf, food, and fun!

Teams – The Executive Board has requested that 2 or more team players be ITE members and/or registered for the June Annual Mtg, call Darcy for exceptions – thanks!

Cost – $80 per person, $320 per team.  Includes golf, power cart, drink tickets, prizes, and lunch after the round.

 Online Payment! Register and pay either individually or for a team. Payment by check still accepted.

 Format – Popular “Scramble” format, each player hits/putts best ball from tee to green.

 Awards – Traveling trophy to team with low score.  Team awards and competition holes.  Lots of great raffle prizes!!

 Defending Champions – All Traffic Data

Please contact Darcy Akers (, 425.452.6140) with any questions.

Announcing: 2021 ITE Washington’s virtual May Student Program!

Tuesday, May 11, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Zoom

RSVP by registering on Eventbrite by Monday, May 10th at 5:00 PM

We will use the Event registration to send a Zoom meeting invite using the email address provided with registration.

Please join us for our virtual Student Program. This event is free for members. This program will include:

  • a keynote speaker on the role of ITE in our profession
  • honoring the scholarship recipients
  • a lite and fun competition using in breakout rooms for all attendees

For questions e-mail


Please join ITE Washington for a fun virtual Transportation Trivia Night!

March 30, 2021 4:30-6:00 PM via Zoom

Transportation Trivia Night provides a great opportunity for industry seasoned professionals, young professionals, and students to interact and engage in friendly competition. The event will be virtual but still lots of fun and is free to everyone. Please register using the Eventbrite link below. You may plan a team ahead of time or join a team during the event. There will be prizes for the winning team so bring your thinking cap!

Want to sponsor the event?  Interested in volunteering? Please contact the board at

Eventbrite link:


ITE Washington and IMSA Conference

Registration is now available!

February 8 and 9, 2021

ITE Washington and IMSA are excited to announce our upcoming annual joint conference on February 8 and 9, 2021. This year the event will be online over two half-day afternoons on Monday and Tuesday, noon to 5:00 PM.

There will be 24 vendor sessions eligible for IMSA TARP points with the opportunity for local agency and transportation professionals to hear about new products and talk directly with vendors in small virtual “rooms.” You can visit the program here:

The ITE technical presentations include technical topics such as transportation trends related to the pandemic, social justice, climate change; congestion pricing and road user charges; curbside management and parking; rural ITS; and cyber-security.

The event will also include opportunities for networking.

Attendance is free for both days. Use this link to register and receive the link to the virtual conference:


 ITE Washington’s Annual Safety Conference and Training – registration now available

Back to the Future! – Traffic Safety Tools and Strategies

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM

For the 2021 virtual event, ITE is bringing a wide variety of presenters to share how traditional traffic engineering tools are being evaluated and updated to address current issues in traffic safety analysis and design decisions to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in Washington.

Topics include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Juliet Little (Connecticut DOT), President, National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders
  • Status of 2020 Presentations
  • New Tools and Methods for Speed Limit Setting in Rural and Urban Settings
  • Pedestrian Safety Concerns, New Approaches to Analysis, Project Prioritization, and Comprehensive Solutions

Long breaks and networking opportunities will be provided so you can participate throughout the day.

Agenda could be downloaded from here

Register here:


ITE November Virtual Meeting – Registration now available  

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Traffic Management Virtual Tour & Coffee Break

INRIX UK Incident Response Center

ITE Washington’s November Meeting includes a Traffic Management Center Virtual Tour of INRIX’s UK Incident Response Center

Local Washington firm INRIX curates all of the incidents they monitor in North America out of their Incident Integration Group in the United Kingdom. We have the luxury to travel across the globe, virtually, and tour their center. Due to the time difference, instead of a happy hour,  we will meet-up for a virtual coffee break to learn more about the INRIX Incident Group. Come for the tour and stay for a coffee break that includes virtual networking in small groups.

Eventbrite registration:


ITE October Virtual Meeting – Registration now available  

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Panel Discussion on Equity in Transportation

The new statement from ITE on Social Justice and Equity in transportation states: “Transportation professionals have a profound duty to provide mobility solutions for all members of our society and to ensure that safe and dignified options exist for all.”

Our October meeting includes Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste to discuss Race Relations Issues in Enforcement and Transportation Choices Coalition Executive Director Alex Hudson to discuss Equitable Access to Opportunities thru Transportation.
We are also pleased to have as our moderator, Justin Clark from WSP.

Register on Eventbrite; Zoom link will be sent to attendees.
The event will be free for members and $10 for non-members.
The Eventbrite link is here:

A link to the ITE statement is here.  


ITE September Virtual Kick-off Meeting – Registration available!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM

We are pleased to feature Teague Design and Innovation’s Principal Futurist, Devin Liddell with a vision for the future of transportation. Devin spoke to the Washington State Transportation Commission in July.  Please join us for:

Efficiency versus Empathy: Transformations to Transportation Systems After Covid-19

Register on Eventbrite; Zoom link will be sent to attendees

About the presentation

The good news: we are a resilient species and we’ll get past this devastating COVID-19 pandemic, albeit far from unscathed. The bad news: the implications of climate change are increasing the risks of future pandemics involving both existing and brand-new infectious diseases, so the days of system shock followed by collective amnesia will need to end. From the very beginning of our recovery, the realities of a post-COVID-19 world will pose new challenges to cities and transportation systems.

In this presentation, Teague’s Principal Futurist, Devin Liddell, will outline the transformations we can expect to the passenger experience of the near future and the potential implications of these transformations from both utopian and dystopian perspectives.

About Devin Liddell

Devin is a futurist who works collaboratively with clients such as Boeing, Ford, Intel, Nike, Panasonic, Segway, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and Toyota to design preferred futures in aviation, automotive, smart cities, personal mobility, space travel, and more. Devin also leads Teague’s future-focused conceptual projects. Most recently, these have included: Poppi, a vision for an airline of the future, and Hannah, a proposal for the future of autonomous school transportation. With more than two decades of experience in strategy and design, Devin has worked across a broad spectrum of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, education, food and beverage, retail, and technology. He’s a frequent contributor to Fast Company, a board member at Aerial Futures, and teaches regularly at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.

About Teague

Teague is a design and innovation company. We combine technology expertise with a deep understanding of human behavior to design what’s next for companies in automotive, aviation, retail and e-commerce, smart cities, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and technology. A leader in product, service, and experience design at the intersection of the physical and digital, Teague partners with bold brands that are reinventing the world such as Amazon, Boeing, Google, Starbucks, and Toyota to discover new opportunities and solve complex problems to shape the future. Find out more at


Registration now available for ITE Washington’s virtual May Student Program!

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: Zoom

RSVP by registering on Eventbrite by Monday, May 11th, 2020

Please join us for our virtual Student Program. We will use the Event registration to send a Zoom meeting invite using the email address provided with registration. This event is free. This program will honor our student scholarship recipients and feature Mr. Robert Wunderlich as our keynote speaker.

We are honored to have Mr. Wunderlich, a Senior Research Engineer and the Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, as our speaker. Mr. Wunderlich is responsible for leading the Center’s efforts in traffic safety research, policy analysis, education, and outreach. His presentation will focus on safe systems approaches to infrastructure design and operation that anticipate human error and accommodate human injury tolerance.

Mr. Wunderlich received the Burton W. Marsh award for distinguished service to the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Public Service Award for his dedication to saving lives on U.S highways by championing data-driven traffic safety initiatives. Mr. Wunderlich is a past president of ITE, a licensed professional engineer in Texas, a member of the Transportation Research Board Transportation Safety Management Committee, and the AASHTO Technical Committee on Geometric Design.

For questions e-mail


ITE Safety Conference & Training

Tue, January 7, 2020. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST


For the 2020 event, ITE is bringing a wide variety of presenters to share the current state of the practice in roadway safety and create roundtable opportunities to discuss safety solutions to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in Washington.

Speakers include: Darrin Grondell, Washington Traffic Safety Commission, and Robert Hull, former Utah DOT Safety Engineer and national expert in zero-based roadway safety programs. Please see the attached agenda for the full program.

Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch will be served. Parking is also free of charge at the venue.

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Renton Community Center 1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Register here with Eventbrite:


ITE November Training TRB Webinar: Metered Roundabouts

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at WSP Seattle, 999 3rd Ave SUITE 3200, Seattle, WA 98104


This webinar will be hosted by ITE Washington. To receive PDH hours you must register as an individual and sign in using your personal computer.

Please register below. Sandwiches available for purchase or brown bag option.

Beverages and cookies provided.


November ITE – WSDOT TMC Tour and Networking Happy Hour

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at 15710 Dayton Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133


Please join ITE Washington for a tour of the WSDOT Northwest Region Traffic Managment Center (TMC) followed by a networking happy hour. ITE will host apetizers.

This event is free.

Photo courtesy of WSDOT.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tour Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

5:20 pm – 7:30 pm (Networking Happy Hour)

Tour Location:

WSDOT Northwest Region TMC; 15700 Dayton Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133. Arrive to the lobby at 3:45 p.m.

Networking Happy Hour Location: Details ot follow.


Managing and monitoring use of curb space

ITE Washington’s October meeting will feature José Luis Machado León

of the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the

University of Washington.

Jose will present recent research in the area of curb space management as a valuable resource in the supply chain. Chris Eaves, PE and Senior Civil Engineer with SDOT will speak to SDOT experience and  emerging issues in Pioneer Square. Chris Iverson, Transportation Engineer with the city of Bellevue will talk about using new technology to manage curb space use.  

Date: October 29, 2019, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Location: Pyramid Ale, 1201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Free parking


Eventbrite registration:


ITE September Kick-off Meeting – Registration available!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at Salty’s on Alki Beach.

This year’s program is Alaskan Way, the Sequel!  SDOT project managers Barbara Lee and Mike Johnson will be presenting how Seattle’s new waterfront is taking shape with the Alaskan Way design, traffic operations, and waterfront amenities. Learn what to expect from upcoming construction phasing.

Please register on Eventbrite:


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
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.