ITE Journal February 2018 - 4

| president's message
Funding & Equity-Challenges and Opportunities

MICHAEL P. SANDERSON,
P.E., PTOE, LEED AP (F)
ITE International President

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTION

International President
Michael P. Sanderson, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP (F)
President/CEO, Sanderson/Stewart
Billings, MT, USA

International Vice President
Bruce Belmore, P.Eng., PTOE, AVS (F)

Director, Western Canada Transportation Planning, WSP
Regina, SK, Canada

Immediate Past International President
Shawn J. Leight, P.E., PTOE, PTP (F)

Vice President, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners
St. Louis, MO, USA

Directors
Michael J. Salatti, P.E., PTOE (F)

(Northeastern District) Senior Vice President,
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Babylon, NY, USA

Abraham (Abi) Lerner, P.E. (M)

(Mid-Colonial District), Associate Manager for Special
Project Development, VDOT, Fairfax, VA, USA

Scott Knebel, P.E. (M)

(Great Lakes District) Group Manager,
Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly, Columbus, OH, USA

John A. Davis, P.E., PTOE, TSOS (F)

(Midwestern District), Manager of Traffic Engineering
Services, Ayres Associates Inc., Waukesha, WI, USA

Kirsten Tynch, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP (F)
(Southern District) Managing Director,
VHB, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Karen E. Aspelin, P.E., PTOE (F)

(Western District) Principal, MaxGreen
Transportation Engineers, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Walter Okitsu, P.E., PTP, PTOE (F)

(Western District), Principal,
KOA Corporation, Monterey Park, CA, USA

Carlos Ortiz, P.E.,TE, PTOE (M)

(Western District) COO, Advantec
Consulting Engineers, Irvine, CA, USA

Eugene (Gene) G. Chartier, P.Eng. (F)

(Canadian District), Vice President of Paradigm
Transportation Solutions Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada

Donald (Don) J. McKenzie, P.E. (M)

(International District) Director/Auckland
Branch Manager, TDG, Auckland, New Zealand

Dale Picha, P.E., PTOE (M)

(Texas District) Traffic Operations Manager,
Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio, TX, USA

Daniel J. Beaty, AICP (M)

(Florida District) Chief Transportation
Planner, HNTB, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Representative
Russell Brownlee, M.A. Sc., P. Eng. (F)

Big data, the Internet of Things, advances in battery technology, exponential growth in computing
power, cheap digital memory, and cloud computing. These and other advances have created technology
platforms from which have sprung the biggest advances in transportation in a lifetime or more.
Connected and autonomous vehicles, ride sharing, mobility as a service, and smart communities
technology are changing the way we think about transportation. ITE's technical councils are actively
discussing these issues to determine how ITE should respond and what information, tools, and
training ITE members will need to be successful in this new world of transportation.
If we accept that big changes are upon us, and we are all working hard to understand and respond
to the imminent impacts, why then have our institutions not kept pace with how we think about
transportation funding? Everything else is evolving quickly, but the way we fund transportation
infrastructure is stuck in a mid-twentieth century rut. We need to think about transportation funding
with just as much innovation and urgency. The answers aren't clear. But we know for sure, as electric
vehicles prevail and active transportation modes capture more mode share, a gas tax will no longer
meet society's need. We will need to consider a menu of new options: new types of user fees, privately
financed public infrastructure (so called P3s), and yet more innovative approaches. One thing to
consider is that the idea of a "user fee" is itself a misnomer, because in fact we are all users of our
transportation system, as all goods and services we enjoy are delivered by it, directly or indirectly. In
this sense, a well-funded transportation system is a public good, and broad-based funding reforms
are needed. Just as ITE members must assume leadership roles in the design and operations of the
transportation system and technologies, we must lead the way on re-envisioning transportation funding.
Logically then, we can't have a rapidly changing transportation system and needed changes in
transportation funding, but expect that our old institutions of government, business, and education
will still continue to serve us. We will need to think of new and innovative business models for our
organizations, and we will need to recruit, hire, and train a workforce with a much more diverse set of
skills, experiences, and backgrounds. At the same time, simple demographics tell us that our workforce
(our membership in ITE's case) will need to become more diverse and inclusive of professionals of all
backgrounds, by gender, race, and ethnicity, and by technical discipline. Greater diversity and inclusion
will be key as our profession addresses issues of equity in a world where not everyone enjoys access
to modern conveniences such as credit cards for bike share or internet access to arrange on-demand
rides, let alone smart phones to access apps that can unlock mobility for areas in need.
This is an area where ITE can and will lead the way. Last month at the first meeting of the ITE
International Board of Direction, we launched a significant and consequential initiative to improve
ITE's diversity and inclusiveness. I appointed a new board-level committee on Diversity and Inclusion
to study the issue within ITE and the profession at-large and then to develop and implement far
reaching and multi-faceted efforts that could ultimately touch every part of our organization. A first
step towards understanding more about the issues of diversity and inclusion and our members is the
STEM Inclusion Study. The study, being conducted now through a survey link emailed to all members,
seeks to expand knowledge about the experiences of people across STEM disciplines, industries, and
work environments. The survey will specifically help ITE better understand both the role of diversity
related to the professional and educational experiences of our members and how ITE can better
support our membership.
Please take the time to share your experiences through this survey as we advance this important
initiative, and thank you for being a part of ITE Leading the Way.

(Coordinating Council Representative) Managing Director
Transportation Safety Engineer, True North Safety Group
Toronto, ON, Canada

Institute of Transportation Engineers
1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006 USA
Telephone: +1 202-785-0060 | Fax: +1 202-785-0609

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Michael P. Sanderson, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP (F)
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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
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 39
ITE Journal February 2018 - Delivering Impactful Projects Quickly and Effectively
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ITE Journal February 2018 - 44
ITE Journal February 2018 - Trip and Parking Generation for Shopping Centers in Jordan
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ITE Journal February 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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