Nearly 10,750 members of the Institute of Transportation Engineers are on the leading edge of issues through their participation in ITE’s special interest councils. Twelve councils are currently available for individual membership. Council members receive newsletters and special mailings that cover emerging trends, proposed legislation and regulation, as well as participate in Internet discussion groups and other council sponsored activities.
Membership in area-of-practice technical councils also provides opportunities to be instrumental in developing technical products and to actively contribute to the body of knowledge in a discipline. ITE council leadership welcomes members’ identification of the most important transportation issues to address, and suggestions for products that should be developed to assist in solving them.
The Public Agency, Transportation Consultants and Transportation Education Councils are employer-type councils available for individual membership. These councils serve as forums for the discussion of the common interests as well as a vehicle for support of programs and projects that advance council members and the transportation profession.
The International Board of Direction has identified specific goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan that ITE will focus on during the year. This focus will be reflected in the projects and programs offered by the councils. These emphasis areas include elimination of road fatalities, sustainable transportation for communities, an efficient transportation system that serves all users and transportation workforce development, along with a variety of additional issues important to ITE members.
For additional information on council activities or any other issues being addressed by ITE’s councils, please contact Douglas Noble at 202-785-0060 ext. 148. Alternatively, you may contact the Council Chair or Vice Chair noted on each Council’s Web page. Suggestions for council activities are encouraged.
Membership in ITE Councils is open to any ITE member. Membership in one Council from each category (employer-type and technical) is free. If you are an ITE member, you may join as many Councils as you like. Simply indicate the Council(s) you wish to join on your ITE dues form and mail it along with Council dues payment(s) to ITE Headquarters.