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ITE Manitoba May Luncheon
May 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$15 – $26
The May meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 starting at 12:00 PM.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
Our presenter this month is the Karalee Klassen Townsend, the recipient of the 2019 Kean Law Memorial Student Paper and Presentation Prize.
Karalee is a graduate student at the University of Manitoba completing a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Her thesis research focuses on traffic monitoring; specifically the improvement of the traffic monitoring program in Manitoba. Her work aims to increase the usability of the traffic volume data obtained from short-duration counts within towns, called town counts. Karalee completed work internships for the Traffic Engineering Branch at Manitoba Infrastructure and MORR Transportation Consulting. During these work terms, her projects gave her an opportunity to see the importance and benefits of transportation safety research and as a result, she developed a strong interest in transportation safety. Karalee has been an active member of the University of Manitoba ITE Student Chapter since 2016 and has served as vice-president for the last two years. She is also a member of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Young Professionals Committee.
Karalee’s presentation is titled: Using Rear-Axle Weights to Improve the Accuracy of Class 3 and Class 5 Vehicle Classification.
Due to the similarities between these vehicle types, it can be difficult for counting equipment to accurately classify them. This research project was completed to: (1) identify how the current classification algorithm differentiates between these vehicle types; and (2) determine if incorporating rear-axle weight into the classification algorithm can reduce the possibility of misclassification.
The price of the luncheon is $26.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students. Registration and online payment MUST be completed by 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Peterniak, M.Sc., P. Eng.
ITE Manitoba Section