Welcome to the Illinois Institute of Technology Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), a group of IIT students interested in transportation-related studies. Information about the transportation program, faculty and students can be found on this site.
The following are the field trip info.:
. Date: Sat. 3/31/2018
. Time: from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
. Destination: 130th Street and Torrence Ave., Chicago
. The bus will be on State Street in front of the MTCC, and will leave at 8:00 am
A career fair and luncheon for students and professionals. On March 11th.
WTS International will host its annual conference in Austin, Texas, May 18 – 20, 2016! Don’t miss this interactive, three-day session where transportation leaders will exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in transportation. This annual networking event of the year attracts more than 600 corporate and governmental industry leaders worldwide. During this year’s conference, a multitude of thoughtful and engaging topics will be covered, including autonomous technologies, transportation funding, shared mobility solutions, innovative data collection methods, professional development, and more!
January 10-14, 2016
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2016.
By Marcia Faye
Excerpt from full article in iitmagazine
Whether you drive or take public transportation, your synthetic composite counterpart is also traveling on Zongzhi Li’s desktop computer. With travel and traffic information gathered from census, survey, and field data, Li, an associate professor of transportation engineering at IIT Armour College of Engineering, is formulating the daily comings and goings—an estimated 28.5 million trips—of some 9.7 million people in the Chicago metropolitan area. His work is part of a next-generation transportation planning, traffic operations, and evacuation planning and emergency management project.
Chicago has long been the rail hub of the nation, both in terms of passenger and freight trains. In the period between World War I and World War II, there were six passenger rail stations in downtown Chicago serving the city’s railroads. Virtually every passenger making a coast-to-coast trip had to pass through Chicago, and likely had to transfer between stations. Three of the stations are still in use today by Amtrak or Metra. Two are completely gone, and another is still standing, but not serving any railroad function. Also today, there is one new downtown station that serves Metra and South Shore trains. Continue reading
AEM Construction Challenge, presented by Volvo Construction Equipment, is looking for student volunteers from IIT to help with the competition that will be held January 15, 2011. High school teams will compete and solve transportation and water infrastructure Challenges using creativity, teamwork and problem solving. The Carpenter’s Union is the site for the competition. It is on Union Ave near the corner of Halstead and Cermak. Sign Up!!
Midway Airport, on the Southwest side of Chicago, was the busiest airport in the world during the 1940’s and 1950’s. The advent of the jet age and the longer runways required by the first generation of these aircraft doomed Midway, which was tucked into a dense residential area with no room for expansion. By the start of the 1970’s, newer technology engines and smaller commercial aircraft serving relatively closer destinations had started a rebound of traffic at Midway, in part in an effort to alleviate the congestion at O’Hare, which inherited Midway’s former status of World’s Busiest Airport. Continue reading
Help design Chicago’s bike lanes! The City of Chicago will be establishing approximately 20 miles of new bike lanes and 10 miles of new marked shared lanes over the next two years. Help design these bikeways and upgrade existing ones. Work will be carried out at the Chicago Department of Transportation’s downtown offices and in the field throughout Chicago. Continue reading