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2015 ITE QUAD Conference

Save the date! The conference will be held on May 1 and 2 in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Visit the QUAD 2015 website for more details.

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12.01.2014 :: QUAD 2015 Call for Abstract Extension (December 15)
The call for abstracts for the 2015 QUAD conference has been extended to December 15th, 2014.  If you still want to submit an abstract, please follow the link below:

Thank you to those of you who have submitted their abstracts already.

11.18.2014 :: GVITE 2014 Section Awards
Congratulations to the following recipients for this year's GVITE Section Awards:

Bill Curtis Award: 
 • BC Parkway Improvements – TransLink/Urban Systems

Mavis Johnson Award:
 • Malahat Highway 1 Safety Improvement Study and Detailed Design – MOTI/Binnie 

Outstanding Professional Award: 
 • Chris Hoff – Transport Canada
Lifetime Achievement Award:
 • Paul Lee – City of Surrey and; 
 • Ken Zondervan – Stantec 

Young Professional Award:
 • Kati Tamashiro – Bunt & Associates

11.12.2014 :: QUAD 2015 Update - Investing in our Transportation Evolution
The QUAD Conference is an annual transportation conference held in the Pacific Northwest that provides a forum for transportation professionals to network, exchange ideas, discuss best practices, share research and showcase recent projects. The general focus is on land-based transportation, such as walking, cycling, transit, goods movement and vehicles. A wide variety of topics are covered, including planning, analysis, design, construction, maintenance, operations, safety, technology and financing, among others.

The theme for the 2015 QUAD Conference is "Investing in our Transportation Evolution". Many trends are reshaping the transportation industry‘s landscape, such as social media, autonomous vehicles, and the shift towards active transportation. Discover the innovative ways that transportation professionals are leading this evolution, and how the public and private sectors are investing in this change. 

This year, the QUAD Conference is pleased to welcome Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place as our partners. The Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference will be held in Vancouver in 2016 with the theme of “Better Health through Active Transportation.” To provide a hint of what is to come in 2016, a few sessions, tours and workshops will be added to the QUAD Conference to highlight the link between transportation and health.

Visit the QUAD2015 website link below for more information:

10.26.2014 :: GVITE Annual General Meeting - Tuesday December 2, 2014
Presentation:  GVITE Annual General Meeting

Presenter:  Awards Presentation / Dinner
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Registration)
06:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Dinner Served + Awards)
Location: Hilton Vancouver - Metrotown, Burnaby (6083 Mckay Ave Burnaby, BC)

Early Bird Rates (by Nov 18):  $65 (member), $75(non-member), $35 (student)
Regular Rates (after Nov 18): $70 (member), $80(non-member), $40 (student)

This year's much anticipated Annual General Meeting will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on the evening of Tuesday, December 2, 2014. This is a great venue to re-connect with friends and colleagues in the local transportation field and to celebrate another successful year

Note that retired members can register under Student rates.

To confirm attendance, please register online at: http://www.citevancouver.org/registration/

09.29.2014 :: GVITE Breakfast Meeting - Wednesday October 22, 2014
Presentation:  Traffic Signals - Have You Timed Out?

Presenter:  Gary Vlieg, M.Sc., P.Eng. (Creative Transportation Solutions)
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 07:30 AM - 08:00 AM (Registration & Lunch)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (Presentation)
Location: Holiday Inn - Metrotown, Burnaby (4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC)

Early Bird Rates (by Oct 15):  $35 (member), $40(non-member), $20 (student)
Rates (after Oct 15): $40 (member), $45(non-member), $25 (student)

To confirm attendance, please register online at: http://www.citevancouver.org/registration/ 

Gary Vlieg is part of the CTS Engineering team as a Senior Traffic Engineer . He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia and Alberta with over 25 years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering and project management throughout Western Canada and New Zealand. His responsibilities include leading technical assignments, presenting findings to municipal councils, mentoring staff and ensuring a high standard of quality on CTS projects. Gary has worked in both the public and private sector and brings a keen awareness of the needs of both to the table. Brief description of the presentation: Traffic signals can be found in every community in the Lower Mainland but often engineering departments do not have the resources to evaluate signal operations on an on-going basis. The presentation will demonstrate in concrete terms the benefits – operating, societal and environmental – that staff can use to justify an on-going program to evaluate signal operations.   

09.25.2014 :: ITE QUAD 2015 Website Is Up and Running!

The ITE QUAD 2015 website is up and running, and the Call for Abstracts is now open.  See the link below to access the new site:

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2015 ITE QUAD Conference
The conference will be held on May 1 and 2 in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
Visit the QUAD 2015 website for more details.

GVITE Annual General Meeting - Tuesday December 2, 2014

Visit the registration page for more details!

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