ITE Journal February 2018 - 23

Getting to Know ITE's
Technical Programs Division

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TE members benefit from the work conducted behind the scenes
by the ITE Technical Programs Division at ITE Headquarters in
Washington, DC, USA, often without knowing it. This monthly
column seeks to better inform our members of the technical products,
services, and partnerships that are being developed, facilitated, and
supported by ITE Technical Programs Division staff.

Developing the FHWA Speed Management ePrimer
for Rural Transition Zones and Town Centers

Coming Soon
FHWA Speed Management ePrimer for Rural
Transition Zones and Town Centers
This resource will be available online at:
https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/speedmgt/ref_
mats/rural_transition_speed_zones.cfm

resources

Neal Hawkins

This new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) resource is a
website developed by ITE staff and volunteers through a contract
with FHWA. The Speed Management ePrimer for Rural Transition
Zones and Town Centers complements the FHWA Traffic Calming
ePrimer and focuses specifically on addressing speeding-related
safety issues in rural communities. It includes guidance on the
comprehensive rural speed management process, from identifying potential hot spots, to implementing and evaluating speeding
countermeasures. The ePrimer places particular emphasis on
low-cost treatments suitable for deployment in a rural environment,
and includes several case studies from rural communities across the
United States to illustrate the safety improvement process.
The issue of traffic calming and speed management to reduce
crashes and improve community safety is of immense importance to
ITE and the broader transportation professional community. Over
the past several years, ITE has been involved with the development
of several related traffic calming projects, such as its own Traffic
Calming Resource Center and the FHWA Traffic Calming ePrimer.
Despite these resources, there remains a need for guidance focused

on improving safety in smaller rural communities, especially those
that may not have the volumes, budgets, or municipal staff needed
for more resource-intensive countermeasures and advanced crash
analysis techniques. This ePrimer, developed for FHWA in consultation with a variety of ITE members and rural-focused stakeholders,
helps to fill that gap. While much of ITE's membership is focused on
safety needs in urban and suburban communities, the only way to
achieve Vision Zero is to also ensure that we are eliminating fatalities on rural roadways and intersections.
Supporting the development of resources such as the Speed
Management ePrimer for Rural Transition Zones and Town Centers
is one of the ways that ITE Technical Programs Division staff work to
provide professionals with the latest information and solutions that
can be put into place today. Stay tuned to all of ITE's communication
channels for continual updates related to these types of resources. itej

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal February 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
News
Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
Where in the World?
Calendar
2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
New Products
Industry News
Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal February 2018 - 1
ITE Journal February 2018 - 2
ITE Journal February 2018 - 3
ITE Journal February 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 5
ITE Journal February 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal February 2018 - 7
ITE Journal February 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal February 2018 - 9
ITE Journal February 2018 - News
ITE Journal February 2018 - 11
ITE Journal February 2018 - 12
ITE Journal February 2018 - 13
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: Why the Uptick in Toll Roads?
ITE Journal February 2018 - 15
ITE Journal February 2018 - Op/Ed: The P3 Paradox
ITE Journal February 2018 - 17
ITE Journal February 2018 - 18
ITE Journal February 2018 - 19
ITE Journal February 2018 - Calendar
ITE Journal February 2018 - 21
ITE Journal February 2018 - 2018 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Kicks Off
ITE Journal February 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Gary F. Duncan
ITE Journal February 2018 - 25
ITE Journal February 2018 - Member to Member: Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP
ITE Journal February 2018 - 27
ITE Journal February 2018 - Industry News
ITE Journal February 2018 - 29
ITE Journal February 2018 - 30
ITE Journal February 2018 - Breaking Barriers to Bike Share: Lessons on Bike Share Equity
ITE Journal February 2018 - 32
ITE Journal February 2018 - 33
ITE Journal February 2018 - 34
ITE Journal February 2018 - 35
ITE Journal February 2018 - The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option
ITE Journal February 2018 - 37
ITE Journal February 2018 - 38
ITE Journal February 2018 - 39
ITE Journal February 2018 - Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
ITE Journal February 2018 - 41
ITE Journal February 2018 - 42
ITE Journal February 2018 - 43
ITE Journal February 2018 - 44
ITE Journal February 2018 - Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
ITE Journal February 2018 - 46
ITE Journal February 2018 - 47
ITE Journal February 2018 - 48
ITE Journal February 2018 - 49
ITE Journal February 2018 - Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal February 2018 - 51
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