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New information technologies are opening up possibilities that
were only dreamed of a few years back, so we now have an array
of new tools at hand to reimagine and rebuild transportation that
efficiently, safely, and reliably serves our economy, communities,
and people by orders of magnitude better than anything we've
known before.

DOTs All In
Just as we have been all-in on fighting this virus, America's state
transportation departments will be right in the epicenter of the
country's efforts to recover and build something new out of this
terrible experience. We can envision the possibilities of something
that is measurably better across many dimensions.
To envision the possibilities is to be excited about what lies
ahead. And some of the best news is that investment in transportation has historically always paid for itself many times over in
greater prosperity and thriving communities. Amid all that will be
different, this should remain unchanged as our basic mission. itej

Yassmin Gramian, P.E. serves as the secretary of the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a position
that she assumed in May 2020. She manages
PennDOT's annual budget of $9.5 billion and oversees
programs and policies affecting highways, urban and
rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. Under her leadership, the department is directly responsible
for Pennsylvania's vast system of state and local highways and
bridges, as well as oversees the state's vehicle registration, driver's
licenses and ID operations. Before joining PennDOT, Gramian
worked for more than 30 years in operations, design, and management of transportation infrastructure systems, including highway,
tolling, bridge, and railroad projects. Gramian earned master's and
bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of
Michigan and completed the Tuck Management Training Program
at Dartmouth College. She is a professional engineer in
Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Florida, USA.

Many accounts of PennDOT's response to the pandemic can be found at: https://www.penndot.gov/PennDOTWay/
Pages/Blog.aspx?tag=COVID-19

ITE Transportation Transforms Communities
Video Challenge

Enter Now! Submission Portal Closes May 1, 2021 
ITE is seeking short-cut videos (two-minutes max) celebrating the theme: Transportation Transforms Communities. Work with a team (one member of a team must be an ITE member) or on
your own to get creative and get people excited about the transportation profession! 
The challenge is to create an original video that 
*	 Showcases the many exciting facets of transportation; and 
*	 Highlights ways in which transportation positively affects our communities. 
ITE members will vote on submissions during May 2021.
The winning video will be shown during the Opening Session at the Joint ITE International and
Mountain and Western Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibition in July 2021. Recognition will also
be provided to the 2nd and 3rd place videos. 

Submit Your Videos at
https://itechallenge.
secure-platform.com/a
Questions?
Email Bridget Wendling
at bwendling@ite.org
For more information
and for inspiration, visit 
www.ite.org/video-challenge. 

Entries must be received by May 1, 2021.

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