Each year ITE student chapters from Canada and the United States participate in a competition known as the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl. This competition features teams comprised of up to 3 students testing their knowledge of ITE, transportation planning and engineering topics as well as some fun categories. Since 2009 when the traffic bowl was introduced throughout Canada and the United States, a total of 110 chapters have participated in at least one traffic bowl at either section or district level events. The winners of the ITE district competitions advance to compete in the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, which is conducted annually at the Institute’s International Annual Meeting and Exhibit.
During the 2017 season, the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Program featured participation of teams from 73 ITE student chapters in Canada and the US. More than 220 ITE student members comprised these teams that competed in 2017.
The 2017 Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, featuring champions from the Canadian ITE district and the eight US ITE districts, was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was won by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This was Cal Poly SLO’s second Grand Championship, and they are the first student chapter to do so.
Contact your district’s traffic bowl coordinator for details on participating in your section or district traffic bowl in 2018 in order to qualify for the Grand Championship that will be held during the 2018 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Below is the event schedule for each district’s Traffic Bowl and the Grand Championship in 2018. If you are not sure what ITE District that your student chapter resides, please click here. To find the email of your district’s coordinator, please on their name below.
2018 District ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Season
|Northeastern||April 14||Amherst, MA, USA||Ian McKinnon||UMass-Amherst|
|Mid-Colonial||April 15-17||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Nicole Kline||Penn State|
|Great Lakes||April 19th||Fort Wayne, IN, USA||Ryan Bush||Purdue|
|Midwestern||August 17th||Minneapolis, MN, USA||John Davis|
|Southern||April 8-11||Mobile, AL, USA||Richard Caudle||Clemson|
|Western||June 24-27||Keystone, CO, USA||Danielle Scharf||Cal State Fullerton|
|Canadian||June 2-8||Edmonton, AB, Canada||Gene Chartier||University of Manitoba|
|Texas||June 24-27||Keystone, CO, USA||Sean Merrell||Texas A&M|
|Florida||June 13-15||Ponte Vedra, FL, USA||Vishal Kakkad||University of South Florida|
|Grand Championship||August 21st||Minneapolis, MN, USA||John Davis|