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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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08.09.2016 :: GVITE Breakfast Meeting - Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016

Presentation: BC’s Road Safety Strategy: Evolution and Current Activities

Presenter: Raheem Dilgir, P.Eng., PTOE, MBA
President, TranSafe Consulting Ltd.

Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC
Room: Fraser South

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast)  
8:00 - 9:00 am (Presentation)

Early Bird Cost (before 31 August 2016): $50 (Members), $55 (Non-Members), $30 (Students)

Cost (on and after 31 August 2016): $60 (Members), $65 (Non-Members), $40 (Students)

In 2011, the Province embarked on the development of a road safety strategy. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (now RoadSafetyBC) led a review of the status of road safety in BC and consultation with key stakeholders, culminating in the release of the document British Columbia Road Safety Strategy 2015 and Beyond in August 2013. Five working committees were then established and further developed different components of the strategy, resulting in the follow-up document Moving Towards Vision Zero: Road Safety Strategy Update and Showcase of Innovation in British Columbia in January 2016. The presentation will include an overview of the evolution of the strategy and then focus on the work of the Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee.

About the Presenter:

Raheem Dilgir is a road safety engineer with 21 years of experience. His degrees are in civil engineering and business administration and he holds a PTOE. He spent the first part of his career with Hamilton Associates in Vancouver, then moving to Calgary to build the Alberta office, where he remained for 11 years. More recently, he was the Manager of Transportation at the Corporation of Delta, prior to establishing his own firm, TranSafe Consulting Ltd. five years ago, now with offices in Vancouver and Calgary. TranSafe develops road safety action plans, conducts road safety audits and in-service reviews, provides expert witness services, and delivers courses related to road safety. Raheem is currently the Co-Chair - along with Mavis Johnson - of the Safe Roads and Communities Working Committee of the BC Road Safety Strategy. In his spare time, Raheem pursues his passion of composing and performing music.
  



04.06.2016 :: GVITE Breakfast Meeting - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Presentation: Air Pollution Uptake by Active Travelers: Mitigating Risks Through Network Design

Presenter: Alex Bigazzi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering and School of Community and Regional Planning

Location: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown
4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC
Room: Capilano

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast)  
8:00 - 9:00 am (Presentation)

Early Bird Cost (before 19 May 2016): $50 (Members), $55 (Non-Members), $30 (Students)

Cost (on and after 19 May 2016):  Cost: $55 (Members), $60 (Non-Members), $35 (Students)

Urban pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy health benefits from physical activity, but can also experience high pollution inhalation rates during travel. This seminar reviews the state of knowledge about air pollution risks for active travelers, including results from several recent studies of traffic-related air pollution uptake by bicyclists. The scale of health risks associated with pollution exposure during travel will be discussed, along with inter-modal differences and the impacts of route characteristics on pollution uptake. Finally, implications for transportation engineers and planners will be presented, including guidance for pollution-conscious bicycle and pedestrian network design. 

About the Presenter:

Alex Bigazzi recently joined the University of British Columbia as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Community and Regional Planning. Dr. Bigazzi completed his Ph.D. at Portland State University in 2014, investigating urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related air pollution. His research interests include air pollution exposure and uptake during travel, active travel behavior, multi-criteria performance of urban roadways, emissions mitigation, and incorporation of environmental and health effects in economic evaluation and scenario planning models.



02.23.2016 :: Pro Walk Pro Place Conference in Vancouver
Vancouver will be welcoming over 1,000 delegates to the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference between September 12-15, 2016.  This is a great opportunity to share successes and challenges between local, national and international experts.

The theme of this conference is Moving Towards a Healthier World. The Call for proposals is now open. The deadline to submit your proposal is January 29.

The Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference has been the premier North American conference for over 30 years and now has an international audience of urban planners, engineers, citizen advocates, place makers, entrepreneurs, developers, elected officials and health professionals.


02.23.2016 :: Save the Date - CITE Annual Conference in Kelowna - June 5-8, 2016
The BC Interior Chapter and the Greater Vancouver Section are delighted to welcome you to attend the 2016 CITE Annual Conference held in Kelowna this year from June 5-8, 2016.  The program theme is “Connecting Lifestyles” which is very suited to the Okanagan region as we will focus on how the transportation profession is proactively connecting our lives with our communities and economies.

02.23.2016 :: Save the Date - 2016 QUAD ITE/IMSA Joint Conference in Lynnwood, WA - May 23‐25, 2016
ITE WA and IMSA are jointly hosting the 2016 QUAD Conference in Lynnwood, Washington this year from May 23-25, 2016.  Deadline to submit abstract is Monday, March  21, 2016 (11:59 PM Pacific time). All abstracts should not to exceed one page and are to be submitted to jerry2liu@yahoo.com.

If you are selected, you will be notified by email around April 15, 2016 of your presentation date and  time. This notice is sent to the presenting author of each individual speaker session or each member of  the selected panel. If the study has more than one author, the contact person is asked to share the  information with the other author(s).   


12.16.2015 :: Call for Speakers - GVITE Section Meetings 2016
The Greater Vancouver Section is looking for speakers for 2016.  If you have a transportation related project that you would like to present at a section meeting, please contact our new president Billy Dong at bdong@bunteng.com to arrange for a presentation date.

11.13.2015 :: 2015 GVITE Section Awards
Congratulations to the following recipients for this year's GVITE Section Awards:

Bill Curtis Award: 
  • Low Level Road Project – Port Metro Vancouver, Stantec, MMM Group and City of North Vancouver
Mavis Johnson Award:
  • Cycling Safety Study – Urban Systems and City of Vancouver
Outstanding Professional Award: 
  • Lon LaClaire – City of Vancouver
Lifetime Achievement Award:
  • Timothy Stevens - SNC Lavalin and;
  • Peter Millburn - BC MOTI
Young Professional Award:
  • Matthew Chan – Parsons


07.06.2015 :: CITE Annual Awards: Section Activities & Student Scholarships!
After a short 2-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that GVITE was selected as the recipient of the 2015 CITE Section Activities Award! Thank you all for your ongoing participation and support as presenters, sponsors, and members-at-large. We look forward to continuing to set the bar for the other Sections! If there are activities, events, initiatives or projects that you would like to see GVITE undertake, please feel free to share your ideas with Alina Cheng at president@citevancouver.org.
 
We are also pleased to announce that Bianca Popescu, a student at UBC pursuing her Master’s degree, was selected by CITE as the recipient of the John Vardon Memorial Transportation Scholarship and the CITE Boulevard Transportation Group “Transportation in a Sustainable World” Student Award. Bianca was presented with her awards at the CITE Annual Conference in Regina. Congrats, Bianca! 





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