Institute of Transportation Engineers Puerto Rico Section


Welcome to the website of the Puerto Rico Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

The ITE Puerto Rico Section is an association of transportation professionals that promotes the development of its members in all areas related to transportation and the enhancement of the Puerto Rico transportation system. The ITE Puerto Rico Section is part of District 10 of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). ITE is an international educational and scientific association that encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information. 


Welcome to the ITE-Puerto Rico Section Webpage!

ITE – Puerto Rico Section is an organization of transportation engineers and professionals in the business of developing livable communities and places.  This is achieved by strengthening the capacity to build the accessibility and mobility of people and services through efficient and safe infrastructure.  As part of the Institute of Transportation Engineers International, our organization offers transportation professionals the ultimate discussion in policy challenges, as well as state of the art and practical technical solutions and applications for the complexities of transportation infrastructure that impacts our professional performance on a daily basis.

The Puerto Rico Section of ITE offers our local transportation professionals the opportunity to be exposed and connected with  extended network of updated resources to get to know innovative technical solutions and its impact in our island as well.  The Puerto Rico Section leadership has a strong commitment to bring our members these opportunities through three annual meetings:  Spring Conference, Fall Technical Meeting, and our Annual Member’s meeting.  We are strengthening our alliances with other professional organizations to extend and reach the multidisciplinary nature of transportation in its diverse dimensions (human factors, operation, rehabilitation of pavement and bridges, new facilities, safety, accessibility, public transportation, technology, transportation planning).

We encourage professionals and engineers interested in transportation to become members to benefit from our forums and professional discussions.  During this year, our emphasis will be on:

  1. Safety to Vision Zero;

  2. Climate change and Resilience Strategies for Transportation Infrastructure;

  3. Smart Cities: Human Factor and Technology;

  4. Freight mobility and its impact on the conditions and operation of the infrastructure of transportation in Puerto Rico;

  5. Transportation Asset Management: towards goals and strategic actions for an infrastructure in state of good repair;

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Ivelisse R. Gorbea Class, MP, PPL

In Memoriam: Eng. Eddie Rivera

Eng. Eddie Rivera (photo taken from LinkedIn)

On September 2nd, 2017, we received the sad news that one of ours passed away: Eng. Eddie Rivera.

Eddie Rivera was an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Puerto Rico Section. For the last 30 years he worked with the Federal Highway Administration; since 2011 he worked as the Engineering Team Leader  of FHWA’s Puerto Rico Division. His passion for Transportation Engineering as well as to serve the ITE-PR community was evident as Eddie was always willing to help us with a big smile.

The ITE PR Section would like to express its condolences to the wife, children, family members, and friends of Eddie Rivera. He will be missed.