Midwestern ITE http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu Welcome to the Official Website of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Midwestern District . This website is provided as a means of communication with members of ITE in the 11-state area of the midwestern United States and other transportation professionals. Thanks for your visit! Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:13:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 We Want to Hear From You! http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/we-want-to-hear-from-you/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/we-want-to-hear-from-you/#comments Thu, 31 May 2018 17:22:52 +0000 admin http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1771  

Tired of the same old newsletter? Inundated with email? In these day of instance communication
how should the District’s methods of communication transform? Text, Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn, website postings, and e-mail all provide a means, but what is
the most effective for member outreach? Then there is frequency; daily, weekly,
monthly, quarterly, or just as needed. Not to mention format; text only, static images,
web-linked content, or A-V enhanced.

Please fill out the following two-minute survey to help us improve communications between
the Midwestern District, our professional and student members, Sections, and ITE
International. With your help, we plan to rollout a new communications structure by the
end of the year.


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MWITE Logo Competition http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwite-logo-competition/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwite-logo-competition/#comments Tue, 08 May 2018 21:18:44 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1714 The MWITE Board is looking for members that would like to win $200!

The MIWITE Board is holding a MWITE logo competition!

As Mike mentioned in his President’s message, one of his goals for this year is to work on what the Midwestern ITE communication looks like (i.e., “branding” the MWITE name). Rebecca Szymkowski, the MWITE Past President, is leading the Branding subcommittee. The subcommittee is asking questions such as:

* Is our brand recognizable?

* Do we need a new logo?

* Does the website/newsletter need improvements?

* How does our brand align with ITE International?

The MWITE Board would like to create a new logo that represents the 11 states in the district and is asking for help from our membership! The new logo will be used on all the MWITE outreach material, including website, newsletter, social media, etc.

The Board will award $200 to the person with the winning logo and will reveal the new logo at the 2018 Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes ITE meeting in August in Minneapolis.

The logo must meet three criteria:

  1. Follows ITE color and font palettes
  2. Incorporates the Midwestern ITE name
  3. Connects to the ITE International logo

Please submit your logo designs (in .jpg or .gif format) by June 15 to Rebecca Szymkowski @ rebecca.szymkowski@dot.wi.gov. If you have any questions, you can contact her via email or by phone at 608.266.9381.

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2018 Student Leadership Summit – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-student-leadership-summit/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-student-leadership-summit/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:31:51 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1602 The 2018 Student Leadership Summit has been announced, visit the website here.

Registration is now open!

Click here to register.

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Dontcha Know?: The MiteY Race International Edition http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/dontcha-know-the-mitey-race-international-edition/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/dontcha-know-the-mitey-race-international-edition/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:17:53 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1632 Wednesday, August 22, 5:15-ending at Brits Pub

The MiteY Race is modeled after the hit television series “The Amazing Race”, in which teams race around the world in competition with other teams. In our ITE version, teams of 2-4 follow clues to “pit stops” where they must complete challenging, but fun tasks. The 3rd Annual MiteY Race International Edition is themed “Dontcha Know?.” Teams will race around a number of “pit stops” located in downtown Minneapolis with the first team to cross the finish line declared the winner. Participants will enjoy answering trivia and performing tasks based on various Minnesota activities. So, join together with your family or colleagues and form a team to compete in this year’s race! The Midwest District (MWITE) is proud to present this edition of the MiteY race, and entrance fee proceeds will go to the “Midwestern District Endowment Fund.” The MWITE Board started an Endowment Fund in 2017 to be used to support members, students, and faculty as well as help attract and retain the best and brightest in the transportation profession.

For all the latest information on the race, see our Facebook page!

Registration is now open! If you would like to register, please see these documents:

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MWITE/ITE Awards – Call for Applications http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwiteite-awards-call-for-applications/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwiteite-awards-call-for-applications/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:16:59 +0000 mgugel@springfieldmo.gov http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1610  

Every year, the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) sponsors an awards program to honor outstanding achievement in transportation engineering and service to ITE.  The awards recognize the recipients and increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities of transportation professionals.

Award application details can be found here. The ITE Awards Program Brochure can be found here.  Please note that applications to MWITE and/or ITE HQ are due by March 1, 2018.

There are many awards that a person/project team can submit, each with varying submittal process to follow.  A guide to the process can be found here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mgugel@springfieldmo.gov or 417-864-1020.

Martin Gugel, PE, PTOE
Midwestern ITE Vice President

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MWITE Endowment Fund Announcement http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwite-endowment-fund/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/mwite-endowment-fund/#comments Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:03:11 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1470 MWITE Members & Affiliates,

The Midwestern District (MWITE) Board has started an Endowment Fund to be used to support members, students and faculty and help attract and retain the best and brightest in the transportation profession. Your Board studied feasibility of this new funding source in 2016 and tasked new MWITE Endowment Committee with solicitation of funds beginning in 2017. The Endowment Fund was initially announced to attendees at 2017 MWITE District Meeting in Madison, WI where we received first Endowment donations – $251! We also announced the Endowment at NCITE’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis and collected another $100.

We invite you (and/or your employer) to participate in this fund before year end. We know and appreciate that many donate to Section programs and a portion of District and International dues are used for similar initiatives. We are concerned that funding raised and distributed from existing sources is good, but not enough. We are inspired by our peers in the Western District who started an Endowment Fund to support student initiatives about ten years ago, and have raised over $500,000.

Your donation is tax deductible as the Endowment is a 501 (c) (3). Funds will be held in a MWITE bank account until Endowment Committee confirms adequate funding to distribute for these and other needs:

  • Attendance at Midwestern District Annual meeting or ITE Annual Meeting
  • Participation in Leadership ITE
  • Midwestern District Student Summit
  • Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) programs and activities related to transportation
  • Midwestern District Student Traffic Bowl
  • Faculty initiatives at recognized institutions in Midwestern District for ITE involvement
  • Student Chapter initiatives
  • Other activities MWITE Endowment Committee determines support these Endowment initiatives

We ask you to consider a donation in 2017; we will solicit funds annually and at meetings and special events.
We are also ready for you or your estate to name the MWITE Endowment in your will, living trust and/or estate plan and prepared to discuss those ideas with you or your estate planner/attorney. We look forward to your participation in the Endowment Fund, which we believe will be one of our legacies – supporting many in and for our profession. I’ve been involved throughout the process and recognizing how much ITE has done for my career and professional development I’ve pledged $10,000 in cash to the MWITE Endowment Fund ($1,000/yr. through 2026) and I’m revising my Living Trust naming the MWITE Endowment for an additional $10,000 as part of my estate.

Donations, from you or employer, by check made out to “MWITE Endowment Fund” should be mailed to:
Mr. Chad Hammerl MWITE Treasurer
Jacobs Engineering, Inc.
525 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60661

As you consider your (and/or your employer’s) donation, now and for the future, feel free to contact us. The MWITE Endowment Committee is interested in helping you consider options as you help Endowment fund grow.

Thank you!

John P Mick II jmick@baxterwoodman.com (312) 505-1149 MWITE Endowment Fund Chair


If you wish to donate via the web, please click the following link to our PayPal fund:

MWITE Endowment Committee:

Dawn Krahn WISCITE Dawn.Krahn@dot.wi.gov (608) 267-7715
Kyle Anderson MOVITE kyle.anderson@fhueng.com (402) 445-4405
Mike Phan ILITE mike.phan@stantec.com (312) 262-2244
Kristi Sebastian NCITE kristi.sebastian@co.dakota.mn.us (952) 891-7178
John Davis ITE Board Rep. davisj@ayresassociates.com (262) 522-4905
Shawn Leight ITE President sleight@cbbtraffic.com (314) 449-8241
Tom Campbell MWITE Administrator te.campbell@comcast.net (651) 484-4638
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2018 Traffic Bowl Information Updated – DATE CHANGE http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-traffic-bowl-information-updated/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-traffic-bowl-information-updated/#comments Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:24:03 +0000 John Davis http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1456 Updated information for the 2018 Collegiate Traffic Bowl has been posted as of MAY 24, 2018.

Click here to view the information.


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2017 Election Results http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2017-election-results/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2017-election-results/#comments Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:44:59 +0000 mgugel@springfieldmo.gov http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1437 The Midwestern District concluded it’s election for the 2018 Executive Board at our Annual Meeting in Madison, WI.  Congratulations to Chad Hammerl (Illinois Section) for being elected as the 2018 MWITE Treasurer, and Rich Coakley (Wisconsin Section) for being elected as the 2018 MWITE Secretary!

Chad Hammerl
2018 MWITE Treasurer

Rich Coakley
2018 MWITE Secretary

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2018 ITE Annual Meeting to be Held in Minneapolis! http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-ite-annual-meeting-to-be-held-in-minneapolis/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2018-ite-annual-meeting-to-be-held-in-minneapolis/#comments Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:46:50 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=592 .feature-img-post { display: none; }

ITE Headquarters has announced that the 2018 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit will be held in Minneapolis. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Midwestern District Meeting, with NCITE being the host section. The venue will be the Minneapolis Hilton, and the dates will be August 20-23, 2018. Please stay tuned for details to come!


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2017 MWITE Awards Dinner http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2017-mwite-awards-dinner/ http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/2017-mwite-awards-dinner/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:47:17 +0000 Nate http://midwestite.engr.wisc.edu/?p=1358 .feature-img { display: none; }

Our recent Awards Dinner was a big success! Here are some photos:

For more Awards photos, click here.

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