Friday, December 16th, 2011
Seasons of Tuxedo: Transportation, Traffic & Triple-Left Turns
By Ken Wimble, EIT and Kerra Mruss, P. Eng. of MMM Group
The December 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Friday, December 16th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway. The cost for regular members and guests is $20. The new cost for students is $15.
Our presenters this month are Ken Wimble, EIT and Kerra Mruss, P. Eng. of MMM Group. Their presentation is called Seasons of Tuxedo: Transportation, Traffic & Triple-Left Turns.
Ken Wimble is a Transportation Engineer-in-Training with MMM’s Transportation Planning Business Unit. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2009. Ken’s work experience also includes summer terms with Manitoba Water Stewardship and Manitoba Infrastructure & Transportation. He has worked on a variety of transportation planning, parking and traffic operational studies, and is currently working towards earning his Professional Engineer designation in 2012. His interests outside of work include hockey, football, curling and reading.
Kerra Mruss is a Senior Project Manager and Associate with MMM’S Transportation Planning Business Unit. She has a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) and a Master of Science (Transportation Engineering) from the University of Manitoba. Kerra has worked on a variety of transportation planning studies, parking studies and traffic impact studies, and has also appeared at numerous open houses and public hearings. Kerra is the Past President of the ITE Manitoba Section and the Chair of the 2012 CITE Annual Conference that will take place in Winnipeg in May 2012. She is also a member of the APEGM Discipline Committee and the CITE Technical Liaison Committee.
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
The November 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway. The cost for regular members and guests is $20. The new cost for students is $15.
Our presenter this month is Doug McMahon, P.Eng., C.I.M., Executive Director of Water Control and Structures for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation. Doug has a Diploma in Civil Technology from Red River College (1981), a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Lakehead University (1986) and a Certificate in Management (CIM) from University of Manitoba (2002). He has worked for MIT since 1986 and started current position as ED of WC&S in 2007. He is responsible for ensuring a safe and effective provincial water control network and highway structures, and as part of that role provides provincial operational leadership for flood planning and response.
Doug’s presentation is entitled Overview of the 2011 Flood and its Impacts on Manitoba’s Transportation Network.
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
The October 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway. The cost for regular members and guests is $20. The new cost for students is $15.
Our presenters this month are Lester Deane, P, Eng., Manager of Engineering for the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department and Stephen Chapman, P. Eng, Traffic Management Engineer for the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department. Their presentation is called Chief Peguis Trail P3 – Conception to Delivery.
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
The ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) Manitoba Section and University of Manitoba ITE Student Chapter are organizing the 3rd Annual ITE Manitoba Golf Tournament. This year, the event is scheduled for September 1, 2011 at the Tuxedo Golf Course in Winnipeg. It promises to be an enjoyable afternoon of great golf, friends, food, and prizes.
Funds generated from this tournament represent one of our largest revenue streams. Specifically, these funds are used to organize and subsidize professional development events for our members and friends, including scholarships and student activities. To maximize the benefits we can provide we encourage you to participate in the tournament and consider becoming a sponsor.
If you have any questions, please contact Garreth Rempel at
(204) 227-8598 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
ITE Manitoba’s First Ever “Transportation” Rally
WHERE: Meet under the canopy at The Forks
WHEN: Thursday, June 23 beginning at 4:30 pm
WHY: Final ITE MB get together before the summer
HOW MUCH: $20 per person
INFO: Our car rally will involve teams of 3 or 4 per vehicle, and will involve traveling around the City using clues/instructions provided. Photo evidence will be used to show that a team found a landmark or completed a task, and points are awarded based on difficulty. It’s a great way to get to know each other while having fun. Watch your speed! The rally will begin once we have all the teams assembled and have gone over the rules. Teams will meet back at Muddy Waters (the location has changed from Finn’s) at The Forks at 6:30 pm for some drinks, snacks and awarding of prizes to the winning team.
The $20 fee covers the cost of the rally and some snacks back at Muddy Waters. In order to figure out details for the event, we need to know how many people will be attending. Please RSVP to Bjorn Radstrom by Tuesday, June 21 if you would like to participate in the rally or join us for drinks at Muddy Waters.
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
The April 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.
Our presenter this month is Keenan Patmore, BSc(CE), EIT, the winner of the Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper Prize. The prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper submitted to ITE Manitoba. It is given in memory of Mr. Kean Lew, P. Eng., a graduate of the Civil Engineering program at the University of Manitoba and active member of ITE Manitoba, who tragically lost his life in 2009. The award is generously supported by members of ITE Manitoba and Kean’s former colleagues at PTV America.
Keenan is working towards obtaining a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering at the University of Manitoba. The purpose of his research is to develop and apply a methodology to calculate vehicle activity inputs for spatial and temporal modelling of emissions from on-road vehicles in urban areas of the Canadian Prairie Region using traffic count data. Keenan has previous summer term engineering experience within the public and private sectors where he performed field work, on-site investigation and data analysis. With the University of Manitoba Transport Information Group he is now gaining experience in the transportation research field by working on projects for Environment Canada, Transport Canada, the Transportation Association of Canada and Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.
Keenan’s presentation is entitled Using Traffic Count Data for Vehicle Activity Inputs in Emissions Modelling. The accuracy and validity of vehicle emission outputs estimated by emissions modelling software are directly affected by traffic activity data inputs. The presentation discusses the methodology to develop vehicle activity data inputs is described for Winnipeg as part of research completed for Environment Canada. The methodology identifies data needs, defines a road network for data collection, and describes how to segment this network for estimating vehicle miles travelled.
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
The April 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway. Our presenter this month is Dave Patman of MMM Group who will be speaking about MMM’s recent Osborne Village Parking Study: featuring the use of license plate recognition technology.
David Patman, P. Eng. is a project manager and transportation planning engineer in MMM’s Transportation Planning Business Unit. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2001. David previously worked for the City of Calgary in their Forecasting and Development Services divisions, before moving to Manitoba in 2009 to work for MMM. David’s key interests in transportation planning are transit-oriented development and microsimulation. Outside of work, David’s hobbies include model railroading, collecting old magazines, and travelling.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
The March 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway. Our presenters this month are Jeff Crang and Bob Kurylko.
Jeff Crang, P. Eng., PTOE is a Senior Transportation Engineer with 17 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has a broad range of experience including transportation studies, functional planning, detailed design, and construction of urban and rural roadways and facility site works. Jeff began his career in transportation as a summer student in 1987 with Manitoba Highways, then working within the consulting sector after graduation, next Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation for six years, and a return to consulting since 2004. Jeff has worked as a project manager since 1998 taking on several interesting projects such as the siteworks for the new $300 million Winnipeg Water Treatment Plant and most recently the 2010 Active Transportation Infrastructure Stimulus Program within River Height / Fort Rouge.
Bob Kurylko, P. Eng. is a Senior Transportation Engineer at Stantec and has over 30 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer in both Public and Private industry. After starting his career at UMA Engineering in the 1980s he moved on to work with the Provincial Government at Manitoba Highways Traffic Engineering Branch. After a brief stay at the Birtle office where he was the Assistant District Engineer he returned to Winnipeg and the Traffic Engineering Office. After six years as the Traffic Operations Engineer, Bob returned to private practice at Wardrop to lead the design development of the roads approaching the new Provencher Bridge. Bob returned to the public sector as Traffic Operations Engineer and Director of Traffic Engineering briefly before returning to private practice once again at Stantec. Bob’s professional interests lie in operations and safety, functional design, active transportation, and transportation design’s impact on urban form.
Bob and Jeff’s presentation is entitled Development of Traffic Calmed Bicycle Boulevards Using Traffic Calming Circles – The Winnipeg, Manitoba Experience. In 2010, the City of Winnipeg received funding for the development of 37 Active Transportation (AT) Paths through the Canadian Federal Government Infrastructure Stimulus Program. This three way funded project (Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg) was intended to improve the AT infrastructure in the City of Winnipeg by building 100 kilometers of new cycling and pedestrian facilities. This presentation will illustrate the philosophy behind the choice of traffic calming circles in series as the tool of choice for the Grosvenor Avenue and Roch Street AT corridors, the public consultation that the project demanded, and then provide information on the development of the design details. The remainder of the presentation will provide details on some of the media attention the routes received during implementation and lessons learned.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
The February 2011 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.
Our presenter this month is Gene Chartier, P. Eng. Mr. Chartier is a Senior Project Manager with Hatch Mott MacDonald in their Markham, Ontario office. He is a registered professional engineer with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a member of the American Public Works Association. Gene is currently the Canadian District President of ITE.
Gene’s presentation is entitled Rural to Urban Transition Zones – Problems, Principles and Practice. The presentation will provide an overview of techniques used to address the road safety issues associated with transitioning from a high speed rural to a low speed urban environment. Design principles and practices used to manage driver expectations and address vehicle speeds encountered on approaches to towns and villages will be highlighted.