January 2023 Meeting Summary

Meeting Date: January 25, 2023

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Attendance: 33 Participants

Welcome attendees

President Keoni Wasano welcomed the attendees and started the meeting.

Committee Chair Introductions

  • Legislative Co-Chair – Jefferson Young
  • Technical Committee Chair – Yifeng Mao
  • OMPO Representative – Robert Nehmad
  • HCES Co-Chair – Warren Yamamoto/Joel Thomas
  • Student Chapter Co-Liaison – Chayson Dulatre/Joshua Ramelb

National/District updates

International Director Cathy Leong reminded everyone that the upcoming Western District Meeting is scheduled to be in-person and held in Portland, OR on August 13-16, 2023.  Cathy also announced that the International Virtual Student Leadership Summit is scheduled for February 24-26, 2023. Cathy then encouraged members to submit local projects for the Transportation Project of the Year award. The Western District panel will select a winner for each category; Complete Streets, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO), Safety, Planning, and Traffic Engineering. In addition, one of the five selected projects will be awarded the Western Districts Transportation Project of the Year award. Links for all these events are provided below.


Cathy Leong introduced the guest speaker, Randy McCourt, a now retired traffic engineer in Oregon for his presentation on the updated ITE “Guide for Vertical Deflection Speed Reduction and Other Related Measures: A Recommended Practice”. Randy’s presentation provided an overview and key highlights of this guide.

Randy’s presentation is available here.

Closing and Next Meeting

Keoni thanked the speaker and announced that there will not be a virtual meeting for February but we’re encouraging all ITE members to attend/participate in this month’s events.  The first event will be the ITE Student Chapters Virtual Resume Workshop on Thursday, February 16 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and/or Friday, February 17 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  The second event is the Engineer’s Week Outreach event on Monday, February 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Windward Mall Center Court.  Information to be provided in an email update.

Upcoming Event Links

2023 ITE Western Districts Annual Meeting: https://www.westernite.org/annualmeeting/
International Virtual Student Leadership Summit: https://www.ite.org/events-meetings/student-leadership-summits/
Western District Project of the Year: https://westernite.org/western-district-awards/transportation-project-of-the-year/
ITE Technical Conference: Innovative Intersections and Streets, March 14-15, 2023: https://www.itetechconference.org/