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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Welcome to ITE Puerto Rico Section website!

ITE is an international educational and scientific association for the professionals in transportation.  ITE encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.  The Puerto Rico Section is engaged in promoting the development of its members in all areas related to transportation and in the enhancement of the Puerto Rico transportation system.  ITE has more than 15,000 members in 90 countries around the globe.  The Puerto Rico Section has currently 42 members.

Last year (2018) was one of important achievements for ITE Puerto Rico Section.  We had three successful activities:

  1. Technical Activities
    • Spring Technical Meeting (April 27, 2018)
      • On April 27, ITE-PR celebrated its 2018 Spring Meeting which had the theme of Transportation Resilience in Puerto Rico: Adaptation to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events.
      • Speakers at the ITE-PR Spring Meeting were:
        • Shawn Leight, P.E. (ITE International Immediate Past President)
        • Aurelio Mercado, Ph.D. (Potential Effects of Coastal Flooding on Inland Infrastructure due to Sea Level Rise And Coastal Hazards)
        • Benjamín Colucci, Ph.D., P.E. (Status and Lessons Learned of Puerto Rico’s Transportation Infrastructure as a Result of Hurricane Maria)
        • Hans Figueroa, P.E. (Transportation Infrastructure Planning; a new framework based on Resilience)
        • Tina Hodges (Resilience Importance and FHWA Requirements)
        • Eric Brown (Transportation Engineering Approach to Climate Resilience).
      • A total of 7 contact hours for continuing education were accredited by the College of Engineers and land Surveyors of Puerto Rico.
      • This activity had an attendance of 50 persons.
    • Fall Technical Conference & Annual Meeting (December 7, 2018)
      • On December 7, 2018, ITE Puerto Rico Section celebrated its Fall Conference and Annual Meeting. The subject of the Conference was Transportation Asst Management.
      • Protocolary greetings were offered by Carlos Contreras, P.E., Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, and Andrés Álvarez, P.E., Engineering Team Leader at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Puerto Rico Division. The speakers of the Conference were:
        • Shobna Varma (StarIsis Corporation and CMA Architects & Engineers LLC Team for the Puerto Rico Transportation Asset Management Plan)
        • Gordon Proctor (Gordon Proctor & Associates and CMA Architects & Engineers LLC Team for the Puerto Rico Transportation Asset Management Plan)
        • Nastaran Saadatmand, P.E. (FHWA Office of Stewardship, Oversight and Management)
        • Cándido Camacho, P.E. (Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority)
        • Iván Múnera, P.E. (Metropistas)
      • The Conference included presentations and workshops supporting 6.5 contact hours towards continuing education accredited by the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico.
      • A total of 45 persons attended the activity.
  1. Social Activity
    • Peak Hour (November 15, 2018)
      • This activity consisted on a social gathering at a local pub.
      • The main objectives were to informally talk about interest and how they see ITE-PR helping fulfill those interests. It resulted in a very interesting discussion panel about current transportation issues in Puerto Rico and visions on how to address them.
      • A total of 12 persons participated.
      • Two (2) new members resulted from this activity.

This year 2019 we are very exited and looking forward to the District (Florida and Puerto Rico) meeting, which will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

It is with great enthusiasm that the we invite you to get in contact and join ITE Puerto Rico Section!

Zaida E. Rico-Rolón, P.E., Ph.D.

President 2019, ITE Puerto Rico Section


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