What is ITE?
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international professional society with members in 70 countries. ITE is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and includes more than 12,000 transportation engineers, planners, and others responsible for safe and efficient movement of people and goods on streets, highways, and transit systems. Since 1930, ITE has been providing transportation professionals with programs and resources for increased knowledge and advancement. ITE programs and resources include professional development seminars; technical reports; a monthly journal; local, regional, and international conferences; publication of technical manual; and exchange of opinions, ideas, techniques, and research.
ITE members are employees of government agencies, regional planning offices, consulting firms, educational institutions, product manufacturers, university students and other transportation related disciplines.
If you are engaged in planning, designing, operating, managing, maintaining surface transportation systems and equipment, or studying transportation, ITE can meet your needs for ongoing professional development. Through monthly journals and technical reports, you will be apprised of research, applications, and innovations in the field. Annual meetings, conferences, seminars, and local section meetings offer top-notch technical presentations and speakers, along with social gatherings for informal sharing of ideas. ITE technical committees and specialty councils provide the opportunity to participate in shaping policies, developing recommended practices and establishing standards.
ITE is divided into 10 Districts worldwide to better serve its members. The New York Upstate Section is one of three sections in District 1. Currently, the Section has nearly 175 members.
Benefits of Joining ITE
Technical programs presented by international transportation experts.
ITE Journal, news, meeting notices, computer bulletin board (available through Internet), employment opportunities and much more.
ITE publication discounts, including technical reports and standards.
Participation in professional and policy committees and councils.
Opportunities to develop professionally through current, intensive, continuing education and ITE’s information clearing house.
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To Contact ITE Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 554-8050
Fax: (202) 863-5486
Benefits of Membership in the New York Upstate Section
Quarterly luncheon programs presented by transportation professionals at various locations including Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse.
Quarterly newsletter announcing the activities in the section and a summary of the executive board meetings.
Networking with fellow professionals.
Increased awareness of local trends in transportation.
Technical committees that provide input to local policy decisions.
Various other committees that provide a variety of services to match member interests.
Increased awareness of the current and future trends in worldwide transportation technology.
Opportunities to participate in local conferences and learn of various aspects of the profession.
Opportunities to participate in regional and international conferences to keep abreast of the latest innovations in transportation technology.
Membership in the District to better relate to regional issues.
New York Upstate Section Committees
Committees serve a vital function of the Section that involves technical/social programs, student activities, professional development, and communications to the membership. The following committees provide members opportunities for professional growth, and advance the goals of the profession, while also assisting the Section in serving its members.
Membership – Bi-annually updates the membership records, prepares a membership directory, and responds to membership inquiries.
Technical – Performs research on identified transportation issues and publishes results. Four technical programs currently in place are:
Sr. Housing Trip Generation
Joint Parking Study with the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development.
Traffic Information Program Series
Newsletter – Creates, publishes and distributes a quarterly newsletter with information on upcoming meetings and items of interest to the membership.
Local Arrangements – Coordinates arrangements for the quarterly local meetings throughout the Section and the Annual Meeting.
Awards Program – Coordinates, solicits, and selects worthy candidates and projects for special recognition at the Annual Section meeting, typically held in the fall.