The TLC consists of between five and nine members nominated as representatives from across Canada, as well as from the public and private sectors. These members include a committee chair, vice-chair, and the Canadian representative to the ITE Coordinating Council. All TLC members must remain CITE members in good standing throughout the period of their appointment.
The TLC was formed in early 2006 to address communications and technical project/initiatives between District 7 members, the CITE Executive and ITE International. The original members were a small group of CITE members with a keen interest in transportation engineering, planning and policy development. Since then, the committee members have performed this liaison role, and coordinated the development of a number of technical projects by volunteers.
ROLE AND MANDATE
The TLC is a coordinating body that ensures that Canadian District members have the opportunity to participate in technical projects and policy development through:
- ITE Council participation;
- Dissemination of technical projects, initiatives, and training through ITE and other organizations; and
- Management of Canadian District technical initiatives
TLC activities include establishing project priorities and budgets, and ensuring schedule employees. TLC members appoint project managers and assist in the selection of project teams. The TLC also communicates its activities with the membership on a regular basis and reports to the CITE Board at the Annual Meeting.
The TLC meets in-person twice a year typically in the late fall and at the CITE Annual Conference, and up to four times via teleconference. Travel expenses and costs related to attendance at CITE Technical Liaison Committee meetings are the responsibility of the members, but may be subsidized by the TLC at its discretion. Conference calls are intended to maintain communications and monitor committee progress in the interim.
- Annual budget developed by the TLC then presented to CITE Executive for approval
- Budget to be shared amongst members as per need
- CITE revenues should increase from training sessions, sale of new publications, ad sales