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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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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:



09.03.2014 :: GVITE Lunch Meeting - Thursday, September 25, 2014
Presentation:  Planning and Construction of the Point Grey-Cornwall Active Transportation Project (The Burrard-Cornwall Intersection, Completion of the Seaside Greenway, and York Bikeway) 

Presenter:  Jeff Moi, City of Vancouver, David Rawsthorne, City of Vancouver
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Registration & Lunch)
12:00 - 1:00 PM (Presentation)
Location: Holiday Inn - Vancouver Centre - Broadway (711 West Broadway, Vancouver)

Early Bird Rates (by Sept 18):  $35 (member), $40(non-member), $20 (student)
Rates (after Sept 18): $40 (member), $45(non-member), $25 (student)

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

This presentation will outline the processes and challenges for planning, consulting on, designing, and constructing over 3.7km of cycling routes and greenways through Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood including reconfiguring a major arterial intersection and converting an arterial street to a local road. The design and construction project managers will outline the concepts and designs for this All Ages and Abilities route while also recounting some of the issues and lessons learned in its implementation.   


07.15.2014 :: First Ever YPT & ITE Summer Social at Nat Bailey’s Stadium (August 10)
With summer in full swing, Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and the Institute of Transportation of Engineers (ITE) is jointly holding the first ever summertime social hangout at the historic Nat Bailey Stadium! Catch up with your colleagues in the transportation industry and connect with new ones by taking in a Vancouver Canadians baseball game as they work toward a fourth consecutive Northwest League Championship! Friends, families, and colleagues alike are all invited! We will have a section of the stadium reserved exclusively for us so we can relax and enjoy the summer night together. By attending, you will also be entered into a raffle draw to win a $100 gift card to Metropolis at Metrotown. Seats to this event are limited so save the date and register early.

When: Sunday August 10th, 2014 Game Time: 5:05PM (first pitch) 
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium 4601 Ontario Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5V 3H4 Click here for Google Map Link.
How to get there: Nat Bailey Stadium is accessible by transit, foot, and bike. There is also pay parking available. Please see the Vancouver Canadians website for more information.
What to expect 
• A family-friendly and affordable night out 
• A great baseball game, a sushi race, dance routines, and more 
• Traditional ballpark fare from popcorn to hot dogs to non-traditional foods like sushi will be available 
• A great opportunity to network with like-minded people 
Price: Tickets are $13 a person and includes access to the venue as well as entry into the raffle draw. 

This event has limited capacity. Register early to reserve your spot! A confirmation email will be sent to you once a ticket is purchased with additional details including ticket pick-up information. 



06.29.2014 :: Analytical Transportation Workshop and Emme 4 Course (November 3-7)
Event: Analytical Transportation Workshop and Emme 4 Course
Instructor: Ali Mekky, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Date: Monday, November 3rd to Friday, November 7th, 2014
Location: Morrison Hershfield Burnaby Office 310-4321 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5C 67S
Rate:   $1,350 per person
This event is limited to 12 people.  Register early to reserve your spot!  http://www.citevancouver.org/registration/ 

GVITE has invited Dr. Ali Mekky to host an Analytical Transportation Workshop and Emme 4 Course in Vancouver from Nov. 3rd to Nov. 7th, 2014. By attending this comprehensive five-day workshop, you will learn to apply the newest analytical methods to reduce traffic and travel problems and devise better ways of moving people and goods while being mindful of the environmental impacts that transportation has on cities. You will learn to calibrate and test transportation models, to evaluate their effectiveness and usefulness for varying requirements and scenarios. As a participant in this course you will develop hands-on exercise using Emme 4. Participants in this course should have a working knowledge of Excel. Exercises include calibrating Trip Generation and Trip Distribution models using Excel and Emme 4. These practical sessions will help you understand the details of modelling in terms of their application to your area.

About the instructor: Dr. A. Mekky, P.Eng. earned his Ph.D. in Transportation Planning in 1977. He is a Senior Policy Advisor and Adjunct Professor (Ryerson University) with a wide teaching experience, having instructed undergraduate and graduate students in Traffic and Transportation Engineering and Planning in Canada, USA, Europe & the Middle East. Dr. Mekky has extensive experience in developing various kinds of mathematical and Monte Carlo planning models. He worked in municipal and provincial governments as well as in the private sector in developed and developing countries for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and a Fellow of the ITE.






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UPCOMING EVENTS


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.


Analytical Transportation Workshop and Emme 4 Course

GVITE Annual General Meeting - Tuesday December 2, 2014

Visit the registration page for more details!




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