Welcome to the Arizona State University chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers
ASU - ITE is a group of students interested in entering the transportation field. Our mission is to aid our fellow students in learning more about the profession and finding jobs and internships while at the same time attracting others to the field of transportation. We educate ourselves by attending professional seminars, participating in traffic count opportunities, and taking field trips to local sites of interest. We educate each other through community service and social events, as well as general body meetings.
For internship or job opportunities, check our Careers page!
2017-2018 Officer Elections
Elections for the 2017-2018 officers held on October 13. Congratulations to our new officer of the ASU ITE Student Chapter!
ASU Transportation Seminar: Friday, 9/7, 2018, Dr. Calvin Thigpen of the ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning seminar on The Influence of Personal Experiences and Media Coverage of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Crashes on Perceptions and Behavior
Please join us at the ASU Transportation Seminar on Friday, September 14, 2018 when Tom Wolfe of Stantec & Tom Wilhite of City of Tempe will present a seminar titled Tempe Streetcar – The Making of a New Transit System. The event will take place in College Avenue Commons Room 559 on the ASU Tempe campus from 2:00-3:15 pm and is open to the public (https://maps.asu.edu/?id=120&mrkIid=62858). Parking is available at the Fulton Center Parking structure (https://maps.asu.edu/?id=120&mrkIid=113716). This seminar will be webcast live and recorded. To access the live webcast or seminar recordings, please visit: http://links.asu.edu/ASU-Transportation-Semina We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday. Refreshments will be served.
About the Talk Streetcars were once the backbone of America’s urban transportation system, conveying passengers around town in cities across the country. At the turn of the 20th century, Phoenix had its own electrified streetcar railway, with plans to extend service to Tempe, Mesa, and Scottsdale – but the lines were never built. Fast forward nearly 100 years and the City of Tempe is soon to be home to the Valley’s first Modern Streetcar system, one that promises to enhance mobility as a complement to the existing transportation network. This 3.5-mile facility is a critical element to the Valley’s transit system as it circulates the perimeter of the ASU campus, through the bustling downtown, and along the rapidly growing business district on Rio Salado. So, what is a Modern Streetcar? How does it work? And what does it take to bring the Tempe Streetcar, a modern transit facility, to the community? These questions and more will be answered in this informative and entertaining presentation. About the Speaker Tom Wolf has been involved in a large variety of civil engineering projects throughout his career, from roadways and dams in rural areas to large diameter conveyance tunnels and bridge structures in major urban centers. But his focus for the past 20 years has been on the delivery of rail transit systems throughout Arizona and the southwest. Whether commuter rail, light rail, or streetcar, Tom views fixed transit systems as a vital service to the people and a valuable investment in the communities they are in. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Tom has proudly worked on several projects with Valley Metro since 2002 and is currently the Project Manager for Stantec Consulting on the Tempe Streetcar project. Tom Wilhite has been with the City of Tempe Public Works Department for more than 20 years, originally in the Engineering Division and currently in the Transportation Division. He was previously in private consulting for 20 years. In his tenure in Engineering, he managed teams, including Capital Improvements Program, Private Development, and Private Utilities. He has served as the Engineering Project Manager for such projects as the Tempe Transportation Center, the East Valley Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility, the West Side Multi-Generational Facility, and the six-mile Western Canal Multiuse Path. A graduate of Georgia Tech (Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering) and ASU (Masters of Public Administration), Tom is currently serving as the Tempe Project Engineer for the Streetcar, which is the largest capital project in the City at this time.