University of Massachusetts Amherst
Institute of Transportation Engineers
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Immediate Past Years Events Archive

Adopt - A - Highway

Over the past three years, the UMass ITE Student Chapter has participated in the statewide Adopt-A-Highway Program. As a chapter, we are responsible for clearing trash from a mile segment of the State Route 116 Freeway just west of campus. The Student Chapter performs clean-up sessions once a month starting each April until each November.
ITE Webinar - Crosswalk Policies

On November 12th, 2008, the UMass Student Chapter hosted its first ever ITE Webinar. The title for the presentation was Pedestrian Crosswalk Policies: New Tools and Treatments. In all, 15 chapter members attended the seminar and the associated lunch. The chapter was able to fund the event by winning a competitive RFP from NEITE.
Northeast District Annual Meeting - Saratoga Springs, NY

From May 13th-15th, 2009, members of the UMass Amherst ITE Student Chapter attended the Northeast District Annual Meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY. The events allowed students to netowrk with transportation professionals and to attended technical sessions on transportation issues. At the event, the Student Chapter was recognized with the Northeast District Student Chapter Award.
10th Annual UMass Technical Day

On March 26th, 2009, the UMass Student Chapter hosted its 10th Annual Technical Day Meeting on campus. The event brought more than 100 students and professional together and allowed opportunities to network and interact during a working lunch, and to listen to a panel discussion on the future of transportation. The Student Chapter presented the Jane Garvey Leadership in Transportation Award to Marsha Anderson Bomar, the Distinguished Alumni Award to David Bohn, and the Student Service Award to Student Chapter Secretary Deanna Peabody.
NEITE - MAITE Meeting - Waltham, MA

On September 10th, 2008, members of the Student Chapter attended a joint meeting between NEITE and MAITE in Waltham, MA. For some members, this was the first such professional meeting they had attended. At the meeting, student chapter members Samuel Gregorio and Deanna Peabody received the Thomas Desjardin Scholarship as awarded by the NEITE.
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting - Washington, D.C.

From January 11th - 15th, 2009, many members of the ITE Student Chapter, as well as students and faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, attened the Transportation Research Board Annual meeting in Washignton, D.C. Serval students made contributions to the techincal sessions giving presentations on the ongoing research at the University. David Hurwitz and Heather Rothenberg both were recognized for their research as UTC Student of the Year awards.

NEITE Annual Meeting - Warwick, RI

On December 1st, 2008, members of the UMass Student Chapter attended the NEITE Annual Meeting in Warwick, RI. Student's attended the day's events including technical sessions, a social hour, and dinner. Student Chapter Advisor Michael Knodler was chosen to be Section President of NEITE.

Bridge Reconstruction Project - Greenfield, MA

On July 22th, 2008, members of the Student Chapter visited an active bridge construction site in Greenfield, MA. The project consists of 3 bridges at an estimated construction cost of $24 million. Each of the bridges were in different stages of completion which allowed students to view a completed product as well as work in progress.

MassHighway High Occupancy Vehicle Facility - I-93 Corridor

On July 17th, 2008, members of the Student Chapter visited the MassHighway High Occupancy Facility south of Boston on I-93. The facility includes 6 miles of one-way reversible HOV lanes which is shifted twice a day. Chapter members had the ability to ride the "Zipper" vehicle while it shifted the jersey barriers in preperation for the evening commute.

MassHighway Operations Center Trip - Boston, MA

On July 8th, 2008, the Chapter visited the MassHighway Traffic Operations Center in Boston. The Chapter viewed a brand newcontrol center which was specifically constructed to monitor the "Big Dig" tunnels. The Chapter also toured the control center which is responsible for the rest of the CCTV cameras located across the Commonwealth.