2010 Events

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The last ITE lunch meeting of 2010 (12 noon at The Round Table as usual) has quite a few things going on:

  1. A presentation by Luis Escobar, P. Eng. and Kenn Rosin, P. Eng. called Winnipeg Master Plan Overview and Feedback Session.  This will be both a presentation as well as an opportunity for ITE members to give feedback to the City of Winnipeg on the latest draft of the transportation master plan.
  2. An election for the position of ITE Manitoba Section Treasurer.
  3. Honouring two section members who have been awarded Life Membership with ITE.
  4. Meet Murray MacLobbie!  If you don’t know who he is, that’s all the more reason to come!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

For November’s monthly ITE lunch meeting, we have a very special guest: Dr. George Hazel, OBE, Managing Director of MRC McLean Hazel in Edinburgh, a consultancy specialising in providing transport advice, concepts and solutions for the public and private sectors.  Professor Hazel is an Honorary Professor at the Robert Gordon University, was a member of the Lorry Road User Charging Advisory Group and is an Advisor to Transport 2000’s Policy Council and the Commission for Integrated Transport. He was also a member of the UK Secretary of State’s Steering Group on National Road User Charging and was also President of the Institution of Highways and Transportation (IHT). He was Chair of the Urban Design Alliance (UDAL) in 2005 and 2006 and in 2005 was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to Transport.

Professor Hazel will be speaking on The future of urban transport is Complete Mobility – but what does it mean? Global trends in city regions across the world mean that we have to rethink the way we plan, design and supply our mobility systems. It means that future systems will have to be user focused, seamless and valued by users. This challenges the way we do things and will mean moving from a modal, operations approach to a user, retailing type approach. Although this will mean big changes to the way we do things it also opens up significant new finding streams and allows access to potentially 100% of the user market for transit rather that the current limited market. Such an approach is attractive to people and businesses and is far more politically deliverable. The ability to deliver this comes through advances in information and communications technology (ICT). ICT makes it possible and companies around the world are planning for this rapidly changing mobility market. Complete Mobility will happen but who will lead and shape it?

Post meeting note: Professor Hazel’s presentation can be downloaded here.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

This month’s ITE Manitoba lunch presentation will be given by Mr. Jonathan Foord, EIT of The City of Winnipeg Traffic Signals Branch.  The presentation is called Operating Performance of Pole Mounted Curb-Side Automated Pedestrian Detectors at Signalized Intersections.  As always, the meeting will be at The Round Table (800 Pembina Highway) at 12 noon.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The 2nd Annual ITE Manitoba Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at The Links at Quarry Oaks.  Please see the forms below for additional details concerning event registration and sponsorship opportunities:

2010 ITE Golf Tournament Registration Form

2010 ITE Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The monthly ITE Manitoba lunch presentation for May will be given by Ms. Tanya WormsP. Eng. of AECOM.  The presentation is called Groundside transportation projects as a part of the James A. Richardson International Airport site redevelopment project.  Ms. Worms has worked for AECOM on projects ranging from the Kenaston Underpass to the new TransCanada Highway Floodway bridges, spending the last two years working as a part of the the Airport Site Development Team.  She recently completed her term on the airport project and is currently the resident engineer on the Jubilee Overpass rehabilitation project.

The meeting will be held over lunch at The Round Table (800 Pembina Highway) from 12 noon until 2:00 pm.  As always the cost is $20 for members and guests, and $10 for students.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

April’s presentation by Richard TebinkaP. Eng. of MMM Group will be about the design and development of CentrePort Canada, Winnipeg’s inland port.  Richard is the Vice-President of Transportation for MMM Group, and has years of extensive experience with the planning, design and construction of large-scale transportation projects in Canada.  The meeting will be held over lunch at The Round Table (800 Pembina Highway) from 12 noon until 2:00 pm.  As always the cost is $20 for members and guests, and $10 for students.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

This month’s presentation will be a joint presentation by Kerra Mruss, P. Eng. of MMM Group and David Wiebe, P. Eng. of Dillon Consulting.  Kerra and David each spent time in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in February, and they will be presenting on the transportation systems that they each observed and used throughout the games.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Our first guest speakers of the new year are Dave Wiebe, P. Eng. and Taran Peters, P. Eng. of Dillon Consulting, who will be speaking about the design and construction of a retrofit roundabout in Winnipeg’s Southdale neighbourhood.

Taran is an Associate at Dillon with experience in both transportation and municipal engineering. Taran is a project manager with extensive experience in design, contract administration and resident services, and survey. He has worked on many aspects of roadway design and renewal, and has experience in road construction, site servicing of subdivisions, as well as land drainage, sewer and watermain installation. In addition, Taran has experience in specialty projects such as Bus Rapid Transit design and construction, as well as roundabout design.

David has experience in both transportation planning and municipal infrastructure engineering.  He is an Associate at Dillon and has significant experience with roadway construction projects, including project management, specifications and contract administration. David also works in the field of transportation planning, having been involved in traffic studies, signalization studies, network planning, and functional and detailed roadway designs in Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. David has recently become a LEED Accredited Professional due to his interest in sustainable transportation projects.