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

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.

Spring Meeting Notice: May 23rd

The TSITE Spring meeting will be held on May 23rd at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin, TN. The draft agenda can be found here. Additional meeting details and registration information can be here.

2017 Traffic Bowl Winners

The 2017 Traffic Bowl Winners! From Left to Right: Traffic Bowl Host Steve Allen, Nirbesh Dahal, Pankaj Dahal, Behram Wali, and Traffic Bowl Chair Greg Judy.

Congratulations to the University of Tennessee for winning this year’s traffic bowl at the winter meeting in Cookeville. It was a great competition with four schools represented: the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis. UT Knoxville will represent TSITE at the Southern District (SDITE) 2017 Annual Meeting on March 26-29, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina.

TSITE Tri-Cities branch meeting March 21st

Jason Carder is creating a Tri-Cities “branch” of TSITE.  The first scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st at noon at Beef O’Brady’s in Johnson City. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Jason Carder by Friday, March 17th.

Winter Meeting Registration Now Open

Click here to find the meeting agenda and to register.

The meeting cost is $45, which includes technical sessions, traffic bowl, and lunch.

Location: Roaden University Center at TTU
Cookeville, TN

Date: Wednesday, March 1st

Parking Info: Meeting attendees must park in one of the purple zones shown on the Campus Map and display the temporary Parking Permit on their dashboard. Drivers failing to do so may receive a parking ticket. Meeting attendees can then ride the shuttle to the Roaden University Center (RUC) or walk to the RUC (about a 10-minute walk).

TN Tech Parking Permit

Campus Map with Parking Zones



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