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We look forward to provide you with the latest transportation engineering news and information.

Please use this website to find out more about the Greater Vancouver Section as well as the UBC and the BC Interior chapters.

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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.

06.18.2014 :: RTMC Tour - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Join us for a tour of the Regional Transportation Management Centre in Coquitlam!

Tour leader: Ashok Bhatti, BCOMM., MBA 
Regional Manager, Regional Transportation Management Centre 
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Location: #310 - 1500 Woolridge Street, Coquitlam, BC 

This event is free of charge, but space is limited to 20 people.  Register early to reserve your spot!  http://www.citevancouver.org/registration/ 

Carpooling or public transit is recommended due to limited visitor parking. 

The Regional Transportation Management Centre (RTMC) is a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency centre that will support the centralization of traffic operations and incident management in the Lower Mainland. The RTMC is also designed to promote regional data sharing and perform as an Emergency Operations Centre during a major event. The RTMC will be connected to local operations centres such as the George Massey Tunnel, Golden Ears Bridge and Lions Gate Bridge, as well as a network of cameras, sensors, DMS's and feeds from emergency services. The Advanced Traffic Management System the centre is using will provide quicker response to traffic incidents through early detection systems as well as automating driver information. 

The tour of the RTMC will cover both the Command Centre as well as the Server Room that houses all the systems. You will get to see how the operators control various aspects of the tasks at the RTMC along with an overview of the tools available to them through the system. Ashok will also provide a brief update on the RTMC roadmap as it pertains to the evolution of the technology and processes.

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