Jody Peace

Georgia Section ITE Vice President


Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM 
to Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM 

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Georgia Tech ES&T Atrium

310 Ferst Dr
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Georgia ITE April Monthly Meeting 

Topic:  How Do We Build a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure?

Description: Join Georgia ITE for our joint meeting with ITE@GT. This year's speakers include Dr. Kari Watkins and PhD candidate Haobing Liu. Dr. Watkins will be giving a presentation entitled "How do We Build a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure?" while Haobing will be giving a short presentation on the impacts of roadway grades on driver behaviors.

Dr. Kari Watkins is the Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She returned to her undergraduate alma mater Georgia Tech to become a faculty member in 2011 after completing her PhD at the University of Washington. Her teaching and research interests include multi-modal transportation planning, the use of technology in transportation, traveler information, and complete streets design to create a more livable transportation system. Dr. Watkins’ is the recipient of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) 2017 New Faculty Award and was recently named to Engineering Georgia’s 100 Influential Women to Know.  Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Watkins worked for a decade as a senior transportation engineer leading regional transportation, transit, and biking studies. 

Haobing Liu is a Ph.D. student in the School of Civil Engineering working with Dr. Randall Guensler and Dr. Michael Rodgers. His research interests focus on data mining in transportation, transportation-related energy consumption, and air pollution modeling. Haobing's Ph.D. dissertation research is modeling the impact of road grade on driving behavior, energy consumption, and emissions.  Haobing also obtained a master’s degree in Statistics at Georgia Tech in 2017. In May-August, 2015, Haobing worked for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ORISE participant on MOVES model improvement. Before joining Georgia Tech, Haobing earned a B.S. and a Master in Transportation Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai.

Early Cost/Registration:   $25 Private Sector Member, $15 Public Sector Members, $15 Life Members, $10 Job Seekers, $30 for non-Members.  Students are free if registered online.  On-line registration via the ITE website (link below) ends at noon on Tuesday, April 10th or once the room limit is reached.

Late Cost/Registration: Walk-ups are welcome at the door as space allows; walk-ups and late registrants will be charged $5 extra.

Menu:  Lunch will be an assortment of deli sandwiches from Carlyle’s including: Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwich, Londonport Roast Beef Sandwich, Homemade Tuna Salad Sandwich,  Garden Veggie Sandwich, and Roasted Veggie Lettuce Wrap.

Sides, Desserts, and Beverages will also be provided.



While transit, walking, bicycling, and/or rideshare are your easiest ways of getting to the architecture building, there are parking options near the meeting location, described below:

Approximate meeting address:  310 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318

Arriving from Midtown Marta

The Tech Trolley is available from the Midtown MARTA (Atlanta's rapid rail system) station to various points on campus. The Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation website has more information.

The North Station MARTA stop is located at the south end of campus. Exit the station onto North Ave and turn right to cross the connector and enter campus.

Visitor Parking

There are several visitor parking lots available on campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. We suggest the parking deck at Technology Square, located fewer than three blocks from the ES&T. Rates range from $1.00 for less than one hour to $10.00 for an entire day. To get to the Technology Square deck from Techwood Dr. or Fowler St., go east on Fifth St. toward Technology Square. Turn right onto Spring St. The entrance is the first driveway on the right, immediately after the GT Hotel and Conference Center.

From the Technology Square parking deck, walk three blocks west on Fifth St. across the Fifth St. Bridge. The ES&T buildings will be on the right just past the baseball stadium. Georgia Tech’s complimentary shuttle, the Tech Trolley, also runs from Technology Square and stops on Ferst Dr. adjacent to the ES&T building.

Other visitor parking areas can be found at this link. We suggest Area 3 (Ferst Dr. & Regents Dr.) located near the Campus Recreation Center, or Area 4 (State Street Visitor Lot) located on Ferst Dr., between Hemphill and State Street.