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.
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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!
Please join us at the Institute of Transportation Engineers on Wednesday, 4/18 for our last general meeting of the year! Curious about what it’s like to work for a local agency? Guest speakers from Maricopa County Department of Transportation will be presenting on transportation at the local level and the different divisions within MCDOT! New members are welcome. The event will take place in College Avenue Commons Room 455 on the ASU Tempe campus from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Food and refreshment will be provided.
ASU Transportation Seminar: Thursday, 4/26, Wulf Grote, Director of Capital and Service Development for Valley Metro & Jenny Grote of GroTrans Engineering (former Deputy Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix) will present a two-part seminar on VALLEY METRO UPDATE and ONE “ROAD” TO SUCCESS
Please join us at the ASU Transportation Seminar on Thursday, April 26, when Wulf Grote, Director of Capital and Service Development for Valley Metro & Jenny Grote of GroTrans Engineering (former Deputy Street Transportation Director for the City of Phoenix) will present a two-part seminar. The event will take place in College Avenue Commons Room 455 on the ASU Tempe campus from 12 noon to 1:10 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). Please see the attached flyer for complete details. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday. Refreshments will be served.
About the Talk
VALLEY METRO UPDATE by Wulf Grote, PE
The presentation will include an update on Valley Metro’s regional transit services, with a focus on the agency’s rail development program. Valley Metro serves nearly 70 million transit passengers per year. There are over 100 bus routes and 26 miles of light rail service in operation throughout the Valley. Valley Metro is also engaged in a major 40-mile rail expansion program and several projects are in various stages of planning, design and construction.
ONE “ROAD” TO SUCCESS by Jenny Grote, PE
My presentation covers my 31-year career with the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department in three Divisions. During my career, I held leadership positions in the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), from Arizona Section Treasurer all the way up through International President in 2002. I encourage students to get involved in professional organizations, such as ITE, so they can start making connections and be more informed when they start their job search upon graduation.
About the SpeakerWulf Groteis the Director of Capital and Service Development for Valley Metro in Phoenix, Arizona. His Division is responsible for rail and bus facility planning, design, construction and community relations. In addition, Wulf oversees regional transit system planning and service planning. He has been a leader in transit development for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area since 1985. He spent 23 years with the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, ultimately as Assistant Transit Director. Prior to Phoenix, Wulf also worked in Denver for several years as a transportation engineer for the Regional Transportation District and DeLeuw, Cather and Associates. Wulf has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona. Jenny Grotestarted GroTrans Engineering, LLC after retiring from the City of Phoenix in 2016. She spent 31 years in the Street Transportation Department, mostly in the Traffic Services (Operations) Division until she was promoted to Deputy Street Transportation Director, and then on to the Deputy over the Transportation Planning & Programming Division. Jenny's career began in consulting in Denver, Colorado after receiving her B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona, a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and a certified Professional Transportation Planner. Jenny has had 30 years of leadership experience in ITE: Arizona Section President; Western District President, International Director (twice); International President in 2002; and Western District Administrator for eight years.