Summer Newsletter

The 2017 Summer TSITE Newsletter can be seen here.

Job Opening – Metro Nashville Planning

The Metro Nashville Planning Department is seeking a Transportation Engineer and three other transportation positions for the Planning Department’s Multimodal Transportation Planning and Programming Division.
For more information on all of the openings, please visit the Department’s employment opportunities page. Click Here or check out the positions below.

Transportation Engineer

Complete Trips Program Manager (Planner 2)

Complete Trips Outreach Coordinator (Planner 1)

Complete Trips Administrative Assistant

The deadline to apply for these positions is September 15, 2017.

City of Murfreesboro hiring Traffic Engineer

The City of Murfreesboro is hiring an additional Traffic Engineer.  More information can be found here.

2017 TSITE Award Winners

The 2017 TSITE Awards were presented to the following very deserving individuals at the Summer Meeting held in Gatlinburg: (Past President Brandon Baxter presented the awards)

Ed Watt Volunteer Distinguished Service Award:
Greg Judy (Neel-Schaffer, Inc.)
(Luke Dixon accepted the award in Greg’s absence)

Tennessee Section Outstanding Individual Award:
Steve Bryan (TDOT)

Jack B. Humphreys Young Member Award:
Bryan Bartnik (TDOT)

The Robert Stammer Student Chapter Award was presented to the University of Tennessee.

2017 Election Results

The results of the 2018 Officer Election were announced during the 2017 Summer Business Meeting. The following individuals were elected to serve TSITE next year:

Greg Dotson, Neel-Schaffer

Vice President
Amy Burch, Collier Engineering

Nathan Vatter, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Past President
Kevin Comstock, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Affiliate Director
Tim Britt, Temple, Inc.

Section Representatives
Chris Kirby, CDM Smith (2017/2018)
Lauren Gaines, Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon (2018/2019)
Terrance Hill, Kimley-Horn (2018/2019)

TSITE Officer Election – Reminder to Vote

Voting for the 2017 TSITE Officer Election ends Monday, July 24, 2017.  Votes will be tallied and the elected 2018 TSITE Officers will be announced at the Summer Meeting.

In addition to the officer election, this year’s ballot also includes an amendment to the TSITE Bylaws. Information about the bylaws amendment is on the ballot.

Please Vote Here

City of Maryville hiring Traffic Operations Manager

The City of Maryville is accepting applications for a full-time Traffic Operations Manager.  This is skilled technical work managing the operations of the traffic control infrastructures for the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, directing maintenance and repairs, and analyzing and maintaining traffic related data.  A complete job description is on our website.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree with coursework in civil engineering, or related field and considerable experience in traffic engineering, traffic operations, including some supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  International Municipal Signal Association Level I certification must be obtained within one year of hire.

Hiring range: $50,855 – $53,430 DOE.  The City of Maryville offers an excellent employee benefit package.  Nepotism policy prohibits hiring relatives of City employees.  Applications are available on our website and in the City of Maryville Human Resources Department, 400 W. Broadway Ave.  Deadline to apply is 5 pm, Friday August 18, 2017.

Summer Meeting Notice

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the upcoming Tennessee Section ITE Summer Meeting to be held Wednesday, July 26 thru Friday, July 28 at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN. Please go ahead make your hotel room reservations if you plan to attend.


The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton
705 Cherokee Orchard Road | Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Just some of the highlights of the summer meeting include a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, technical sessions, and the awards banquet and scholarship auction on Thursday evening.

Online registration information can be found here. Also, don’t forget to bring auction items for the scholarship fund. We hope to see you in Gatlinburg!

Summer Meeting Agenda

Meeting Registration

ITE Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to Traffic Safety Data

TSITE will be sponsoring the ITE webinar entitled “Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to Traffic Safety Data” at five locations across the state.  This webinar training opportunity will be held on Thursday, May 11th, from 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern (2:00pm-3:30pm Central).  More information about this ITE webinar can be found here.

Chattanooga – The City of Chattanooga
RSVP Contact: John Van Winkle via e-mail or telephone at 423-643-5959
The location for the webinar is:  1250 Market Street, Suite 3030 Chattanooga, TN 37402

Kingsport – Mattern & Craig
RSVP Contact:  Jason Carder via e-mail or telephone at 423-245-4970
The location for the webinar is: 429 Clay Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

Knoxville – Cannon & Cannon Inc
RSVP Contact: Brian Haas via e-mail or telephone at 865-670-8555
The location for the webinar is:  8550 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Nashville – Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
RSVP Contact: Luke Dixon via e-mail or telephone at 615-217-0500
The location for the webinar is:  Parkview Towers, 210 25th Avenue N #800, Nashville, TN 37203

Memphis – Kimley-Horn
RSVP Contact:  Kenneth Monroe via e-mail or telephone at 901-334-5311
The location for the webinar is: Forum I, 6750 Poplar Avenue, Suite 600, Memphis, TN 38138

Please reply back directly to the local RSVP contact listed above so that they can keep a head count for these locations since space may be limited!

For those TSITE members who need PDH’s, there are 1.5 PDH’s associated with this web seminar.  Special thanks to all of our host sites!  Please contact Najmeh Jami by email if you have any questions.

Spring Meeting – Hotel Room Block

A hotel room block has been set up at the Drury Plaza Hotel for the Spring TSITE meeting in Franklin, TN.  If you’d like to take advantage of this discount, please contact the hotel directly at (615) 771-6778 by Monday April 24th.

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