2013 Events

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Development of Guidelines for School Area Traffic Safety in Manitoba (and Annual Business Meeting)
By Jennifer Chapman, MIT

The December 2013 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, December 12th starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.

Our presenter this month is Jennifer Chapman, P.Eng.  Jennifer is a Professional Engineer with the Traffic Engineering Branch at Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.  In that role, she is responsible for pedestrian crossing issues, capacity analyses, and overseeing MIT’s traffic collision database.  Prior to joining MIT, Jennifer was employed with ND Lea (now MMM Group).  She is the current Treasurer for the ITE Manitoba Section and also sits on a working group committee for the Green Action Centre`s Active and Safe Routes to School Program.

Jennifer`s presentation is entitled, “The Development of Guidelines for School Area Traffic Safety in Manitoba”.  This recently-completed Guideline was undertaken for MIT by MMM Group.  The presentation will give an overview of the Guideline document, which consists of a procedural manual and toolkit and provides direction for both transportation authorities and school divisions to effectively and consistently address traffic safety issues within Manitoba school areas.  The Guideline is applicable to rural, urban and suburban school areas.

 Following the technical presentation, we will hold a short business meeting to discuss two administrative issues.  First, we will seek approval of our budget for 2014.  Second, we will discuss our Section Charter and Bylaws. CITE has informed the Manitoba Section that we do not currently have official Charter and Bylaws documents on file with ITE. The ITE Manitoba Executive has therefore developed these documents based on model documents provided by ITE. Where possible, we have drafted them to reflect current practice for ITE Manitoba.  There will be an opportunity for discussion at the meeting and then we will ask the membership to approve these documents, at which point we will forward them for approval by CITE.

You may review the draft budget and Section Charter and Bylaws on the Section webpage.

Please note that the price of the luncheon is $20.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students.  Fees will be collected at the luncheon.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Meeting with CITE President

The President of CITE, Peter Truch, P.Eng. PTOE, FITE will be meeting with the ITE Manitoba Executive on November 20th, 2013, 12:00 pm at Brooklyn’s Bistro, 177 Lombard Avenue.

ITE Members are invited to join and participate in a discussion on the future of CITE, what we’re doing right, and what we can improve on.  Peter is doing similar events across the country to help shape a strategy for the next few years.

If you are an ITE Member and interested in participating, please RSVP to David Wiebe at dwiebe@dillon.ca by November 15th.  We would love to have you join us.  Note that meal costs are not covered by ITE Manitoba.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Transit Oriented Development and the Winnipeg Context
By David Marsh, Dillon Consulting Limited

The November 2013 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, November 14th 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 cost for students is $15.

Our presenter this month is David Marsh, AICP MCIP. Mr. Marsh is a Planner with Dillon Consulting in their Winnipeg office. David is member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the American Institute of Certified Planners with a Masters degree in Urban Planning from McGill University. Prior to joining Dillon, David was a Principal Planner with the City of Winnipeg and was involved in the development of the Winnipeg Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Handbook, the Complete Communities Direction Strategy, the Yards at Fort Rouge TOD project, and the Southwest Transitway. David is currently the Vice President of IAP2 Canada Prairies Chapter, and is actively involved in Stage II of the Southwest Transitway and several TOD projects.

David’s presentation is entitled “Transit Oriented Development and the Winnipeg Context: Key Considerations for Transportation & Planning Professionals”. The presentation will provide an overview of what TOD is, the Winnipeg TOD Handbook project, and its relationship with the City’s new development plan OurWinnipeg. TOD core principles, and key considerations in terms of transportation infrastructure, trip generation, modal splits, parking, and urban form will be highlighted.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Safety Aspects of Proper Signage and Pavement Markings
By Diane Robinson, 3M

The October 2013 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, October 10th 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 cost for students is $15.

Diane’s presentation will include the safety benefits of durable sign sheeting and matched components for traffic control and work zones. She will discuss the use of technology and environmental design to improve road safety, the difference in classifications of reflective sheeting, factors affecting sign performance and ideas from other jurisdictions across Canada.
Diane Robinson represents 3M Canada Traffic Safety and Security Division including retro reflective. She is based in Edmonton and works with the provincial and municipal jurisdictions in the three prairie provinces.


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

ITE Manitoba Golf Tournament

4th Annual!  See the 2013 Golf Tournament page for details.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
ITE Manitoba Summer BBQ!

ITE Manitoba is moving outdoors for our final event before a summer break.  Please join us at Site 3 of Crescent Drive Park and bring the family!

Details are available here!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Mobility Management
By Fiona Blackley, MA (Hons) MSc MCIHT MILT

The May 2013 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, May 16th 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 cost for students is $15.

Fiona’s presentation is titled Mobility Management. The presentation will describe this concept which sees the future of urban  mobility  as  being  user-focussed,  seamless  and  valued  by  customers.  Mobility Management  aggregates  the  complete  transport  offer  within  a  city  to  allow  delivery  of personalized,  customer-oriented  services  which  integrate  with  the  lifestyle  needs  of  the user.  Adopting  a  Mobility  Management approach  allows  cities  to  create mobility  products which are valued and therefore used by its citizens.

Mobility Management products may respond to specific strategic city challenges, address the needs of key market segments or facilitate lifestyle and behavioural change in sectors such as health  or  tourism.  The  presentation  will  build  on  work  being  carried  out  at  present in Vancouver and Brisbane where the concept of Mobility Management is being translated into commercial  mobility  products  that  together  begin  to  form a  system  where  all  transport modes  including  transit,  walking  and  cycling  fit  together  as  part  of  the  future  mobility mosaic.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Winnipeg’s first Roundabout Corridor – Almost – Bison Drive in Waverley West
By Bob Kurylko, P. Eng. and Brad Cook, P.Eng.

The April 2013 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, April 25th 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 cost for students is $15.

The presentation will highlight some of the considerations in the design development, approval process and detailed features for the design and construction of the first roundabouts on a City of Winnipeg Arterial street, the first two lane roundabout in Winnipeg and the median centered staged construction of two lanes of a four lane divided street.  Bob Kurylko and Brad Cook from Stantec will walk the audience through the process that resulted in the construction of the Bison Corridor in Waverley West.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper and Presentation Competition Winner
By Mark Reimer

Our presenter this month is Mark Reimer, the winner of the Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper and Presentation Competition. The prize is awarded for an outstanding student paper/presentation 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.

Mark Reimer is currently enrolled as a graduate student in transportation engineering at the University of Manitoba, pursuing a Master of Science degree. His research focuses on freight movement and the transportation systems serving specific industries, namely the petroleum and agriculture industries. Mark’s work will benchmark the magnitude and characteristics of industry-related transportation in the prairie region which will help clarify future impacts of policy and transportation network developments that promote, rather than hinder, regional economic development. Aside from his own research, Mark is gaining valuable experience in transportation engineering through research projects with the University of Manitoba Transport Information Group. Mark is also the founding president of the first Canadian student chapter of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA).

Mark’s presentation is titled A Hybrid Approach for Clustering Vehicle Classification Data to Support Regional Implementation of the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide. Emerging infrastructure design practices require an increasingly detailed representation of traffic and loading characteristics. This presentation provides a hybrid approach for analyzing vehicle classification data to develop a set of regional truck traffic classification groups (TTCGs) for use in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG). The hybrid approach is unique in that it enables analysts to receive the joint benefits of analytical rigor and industry-oriented pragmatism. Benefits of such an approach on regional datasets include: improved statistical strength, datasets that reflect the diversity of truck traffic in a given region, and an improved ability to capture future shifts in truck traffic characteristics. This approach to data analysis can be applied to a variety of challenges involving traffic characteristics and expanded to multi-dimensional analyses.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
TAC Pedestrian Crossing Control Guidelines
By Dr. Jeannette Montufar, P. Eng.

Our presenter this month is Dr. Jeannette Montufar, P. Eng., of the University of Manitoba. Dr. Montufar’s presentation is on the new TAC Pedestrian Crossing Control Guidelines for Canada.

Dr. Montufar is a professional engineer registered in Manitoba and Alberta, and Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba. She is also Principal of Montufar Group, a transportation consulting firm specializing in road safety and freight transportation. Dr. Montufar has done extensive work in the U.S. and Canada on projects dealing with road safety, freight transportation, the application of advanced technologies to commercial vehicle operations, truck size and weight policy, goods movement in urban areas, traffic information systems, and the automation of data collection systems. She has worked for the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio; the Texas Transportation Institute in College Station, Texas; and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Montufar is the President of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Whose Fault Is It?
By Lori Garet, P.Eng.

Lori Garet, P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer registered in Manitoba.  Prior to completing her degree in 2006 she received a Business Administration Diploma from Red River College as well as a Certificate for Building Construction Technician.  She worked in the trucking industry before heading back to school.  While in University she made a move into construction, and with her degree finished she started out in the structural field.  However, the lure of Transportation was too great and she started with MIT in 2009 and moved to the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department in December of 2010, taking over the role of Traffic Studies Engineer in the Transportation Division.

Lori was a member of the local Arrangements Committee for the CITE conference held in Winnipeg in 2012 and is on the Board of Directors for WAPSO.

Lori’s presentation this month is entitled Whose Fault Is It?.  Based on the title, it promises to be a tongue in cheek overview of the various branches within the Transportation Division, how things get done, and who to blame when it doesn’t!