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									                                                                                                     ITE Coordinating Council
                                                                                                 Summary of Tools and Program Options
                                                                                                                Updated 7/24/09

                                TOOL/PROGRAM                                                                                   DESIRED OUTCOME
                                                                                      Provide     Provide       Share         Professional   Engage      Recruit New Support         Build
                                                                                      Guidance    Information   Information   Development    Members,    and Younger Public          Community
                                                                                                                                             Build       Members     Officials and   and
                                                                                                                                             Community               Decision        Consensus

 1 Recommended Practice                                                                                                                                                                          Many examples from ITE; process is
     Formal documents that outline recommended practices in specific areas of                                                                                                                    more time consuming and requires
     transportation                                                                       X            X                                                                                         continual updating.
 2   Informational Report                                                                                                                                                                        Many examples from ITE bookstore;
     Formal documents that provide information on specific areas of                                                                                                                              may range in length from a few pages
     transportation                                                                                    X                            X                                                            to very long.
 3   Tech Briefs                                                                                                                                                                                 TRB Electronic Newsletter
     Create a toolbox of short technical write-ups on popular and timely topics.                                                                                                                 FHWA/ITE Safety Briefs
     These could be done with a more experienced member serving as the lead                                                                                                                      http://www.ite.org/library/intersections
     with a younger member or members writing the brief to engage younger                                                                                                                        afety/briefingsheets.pdf
     members in “bite-size” projects.                                                                  X             X                           X            X
 4   Interactive, website recruitment toolbox                                                                                                                                                    Needs example
     Develop a set of interactive tools that can be used to recruit members. The
     tools could be downloaded for traditional presentations or provide interactive
     opportunities on the web.                                                                         X                                         X            X            X             X
 5   Benefits brochure                                                                                                                                                                           ITE's brochure, "Your Source for
     Develop brochure(s) on the benefits of ITE membership, the application                                                                                                                      Expertise, Knowledge and Ideas"
     technologies, and funding programs that support transportation                                                                                           X            X
 6   Workshop                                                                                                                                                                                    See ITE published programs for
     Table top exercises, planning charrettes, or other interactive sessions that                                                                                                                spring or Annual Meeting.
     engage the attendees in an exchange of ideas and perspectives.                                                  X              X                                                    X
 7   Webinars                                                                                                                                                                                    Many conducted by ITE, AASHTO,
     Develop and present web-based seminars on timely and important topics.                                                                                                                      APA, TRB. ITE HQ can provide more
                                                                                                       X                            X                                                            info on development.
 8 Tips & Trends
     Collect and distribute short information pieces on common issues and
     challenges. Include these in newsletters, on websites, or other timely media.
                                                                                                       X                                                                   X
 9 List Serve                                                                                                                                                                                    Many examples, e.g., Traffic
     Provide electronic forum for the exchange of ideas and easy access to peers                                                                                                                 Engineering Council has active. Can
     for information sharing                                                                                                                                                                     be general (like TEC) or specialized
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (e.g., TMIP travel forecasting).
                                                                                                                     X              X
10 Wiki                                                                                                                                                                                          A few at ITE, notably Pedestrian and
     A page or collection of web pages designed to allow anyone who accesses it                                                                                                                  Bike wiki; contact Matt Ridgway. Best
     to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis                                                                                                                  known is www.wikipedia.org.
     are used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
11 Newsletter                                                                                                                                                                                    Most Councils publish electronic
     Printed or electronic summary of current news and brief articles on projects                                                                                                                newsletters
     or programs                                                                                       X             X              X            X
12 Web Networks                                                                                                                                                                                  ITE has presence on several.
     Social and professional networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or MySpace to
     provide outreach and information sharing between members.
                                                                                                                                                 X            X
                                 TOOL/PROGRAM                                                                              DESIRED OUTCOME
                                                                                   Provide    Provide       Share         Professional   Engage      Recruit New Support         Build
                                                                                   Guidance   Information   Information   Development    Members,    and Younger Public          Community
                                                                                                                                         Build       Members     Officials and   and
                                                                                                                                         Community               Decision        Consensus

13 Council Websites                                                                                                                                                                          Most examples from ITE; process
                                                                                                                                                                                             ManyCouncils have; see especiallyis
     Pages on the ITE website that provide information on council activities.                                                                                                                more time consuming and requires
                                                                                                                                                                                             Pedestrian/Bicycle Council.
                                                                                                   X             X              X            X
                                                                                       X           X                                                                                         continual updating.
14 Archive                                                                                                                                                                                   National Transportation Library (NTL),
     Electronic, web based archive to provide access to historic publications.                                                                                                               Bureau of Transportation Statistics
                                                                                                   X                                                                                         (BTS)
15 Traveling Workshop                                                                                                                                                                        Done for some TRB/NCHRP projects.
     Workshops on specific technical topics, available to members at the Section
     and District levels. These would provide learning opportunities at a local
     level and allow subject experts to travel to groups who might not otherwise
     have the ability to travel to conferences or workshops.                                       X             X                           X
16   Member Survey                                                                                                                                                                           Most ITE Councils have done;
     Member surveys can easily be administered electronically and provide a                                                                                                                  contact Doug Noble at ITE HQ for
     method of gathering information on member needs, preferences, and                                                                                                                       more information.
     activities.                                                                                                                             X
17   Sponsor Session                                                                                                                                                                         Numerous examples from ITE
     Councils sponsor sessions at the Technical Conference and Annual                                                                                                                        published programs for Spring and
     Meeting. Sponsored sessions could be expanded to the District and Section                                                                                                               Annual Meeting. Contact ITE HQ for
     level to share information and showcase activities by ITE members.                                                                                                                      more info on deadlines and form for
                                                                                                                                                                                             sponsor proposal.
                                                                                                                 X                           X
18 Pecha Kucha                                                                                                                                                                               See www.peca-kucha.org.
     Alternative format for panel or information sessions (www.pecha-kucha.org).
     Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, giving 6
     minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps
     presentations concise, the interest up, and gives more people the chance to
     show.                                                                                                       X              X
19   Poster Session                                                                                                                                                                          TRB hosts extensive poster session
     Alternative format for information sessions that allow a large number of                                                                                                                as part of its annual meeting.
     participants, less formal interactions, and one-on-one exchange of ideas.
                                                                                                                 X              X
20 Conversation Circles                                                                                                                                                                      Many at San Antonio AM, such as
     Provide an opportunity to share information, ideas, and experience. Can be                                                                                                              Sessions #6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31 & 36;
     stimulated by white papers, prior sessions, or brief statements.                                                                                                                        see ITEJ July 2009, page 20.
                                                                                                                 X                           X
21 Technical Sessions                                                                                                                                                                        Moderated session arranged theater-
     Focused technical sessions can be sponsored to provide technical                                                                                                                        style that includes 3-5 technical
     information and case studies through presentation and discussion.                                                                                                                       sessions and concluding Q&A period.
                                                                                                                 X              X
22 Video Conferencing                                                                                                                                                                        Can be one-way or two-way.
     Video or teleconferencing can be used to enhance communication and                                                                                                                      Technology evolving rapidly.
     networking between face-to-face meetings.
                                                                                                                 X                           X
23 Traffic Bowl and Other Games                                                                                                                                                              See ITE AM program; ITE District 6
     Interactive, fun activities provide opportunities for networking, engaging                                                                                                              has used more than a decade to
     members in a new format, and sharing information.                                                                                                                                       promote student participation at
                                                                                                                                                                                             district meeting.
                                                                                                                 X                           X            X
24 Student Paper Session                                                                                                                                                                     TRB hosts several with specialized
     These sessions provide an opportunity for students to showcase their work                                                                                                               topics at its annual meeting.
     in a supportive, peer audience format.
                                                                                                                 X              X                         X
                                TOOL/PROGRAM                                                                                DESIRED OUTCOME
                                                                                    Provide    Provide       Share         Professional   Engage      Recruit New Support         Build
                                                                                    Guidance   Information   Information   Development    Members,    and Younger Public          Community
                                                                                                                                          Build       Members     Officials and   and
                                                                                                                                          Community               Decision        Consensus

25 Boot Camp for Traffic Engineers and Elected Officials                                                                                                                                      Many examples annual meetings; also
                                                                                                                                                                                              ITE has held at from ITE; process is
     Overview sessions that provide basics of traffic engineering to new                                                                                                                      more(www.planning.org). requires
                                                                                                                                                                                              APA time consuming and
     professionals and elected officials who may make transportation related            X           X                                                                                         continual updating.
     decisions.                                                                                                   X              X            X                         X             X
26   Mentor Program                                                                                                                                                                           Several ITE sections; typically works
     More experienced professionals provide guidance and share experience with                                                                                                                best where participants live or work in
     newer, younger members.                                                                                      X              X            X            X                                  proximity
27   Technical Tours & Scan Tours                                                                                                                                                             Can be a few hours to several days in
     Project or facility tours that allow members to see how others address                                                                                                                   length; several held at ITE AM.
     transportation challenges.                                                                                                                                                               Works best when there are physical
                                                                                                                  X              X            X                         X             X       conditions or facilities to view.
28 Fireside Chats with Policy Makers                                                                                                                                                          ITE Annual Meeting.
     Informal meetings with elected officials and decision makers to share
     information and answer questions about transportation practices.                                             X                                                     X             X
29   Case Studies                                                                                                                                                                             Numerous examples; USDOT has
     Documenting successful practices and lessons learned for presentation.                                                                                                                   many. Can be written report or other
                                                                                                                  X              X                                      X             X
30 Student Chapter Councils, Speakers/ Project Review                                                                                                                                         Provide speakers' bureau on areas of
     Support student chapters by providing speakers and reviewing student                                                                                                                     expertise; frequently done by ITE
     projects.                                                                                                    X              X            X            X                                  sections.
31   Podcasts                                                                                                                                                                                 www.versus.com/tdfstage15
     Webcasts that can be downloaded to MP3 players for easy viewing options.
                                                                                                                  X              X                         X            X
32 Viral Video                                                                                                                                                                                www.youtube.com/watch?v=l46fb_hn
     Video available to view on-line that can be linked to from numerous websites                                                                                                             6ye on Clearview typeface for signs
     and networking pages like Facebook, YouTube, or LinkedIn.                                                    X              X                         X            X
33   Need & resource inventory                                                                                                                                                                Sometimes also called 'gap analysis.
     An inventory of available information and additional information needs by                                                                                                                TRB research program examples.
     topic or discipline.                                                                           X             X
34   Student Forum
     Actual or virtual forum that allows students to interact, share information,
     and build a network of peers.                                                                                X              X            X            X
35   Annotated bibliography by discipline                                                                                                                                                     Contact specialty libraries (e.g.,
     List and description of relevant publications and resource by discipline,                                                                                                                SDOT or universities) for examples
     including publications by other organizations and sources.                         X           X                            X                                      X                     they may have compiled already.
36   FAQs (Students, Elected Officials)                                                                                                                                                       New York Met section FAQ's on
     Lists of frequently asked questions and answers developed for various                                                                                                                    traffic questions
     audiences, e.g. students and elected officials.                                                X             X              X                         X            X
     Career Support (Mock interviews, resume service, hot topics, job
37   evaluation support)
     Various services and activities to support students, new, and younger
     members in establishing and advancing their careers in transportation.                                                      X                         X

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