Past Events

March 15, 2018

The March meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 starting at 12 noon. The luncheon was held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. 

The presenter was Garreth Rempel, P. Eng. from TRAINFO and MORR Transportation Consulting.

Garreth is CEO and Co-Founder of TRAINFO. He has accumulated nearly 15 years of transportation engineering experience working in academia and the public and private sectors. This experience involved developing national engineering guidelines for topics including road safety, urban goods movement, traffic data, and pedestrian accommodation. Garreth currently serves on the Transportation Association of Canada’s Board of Directors, Chairs TAC’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee, and is a former recipient of the Canadian District ITE Rising Star Award.

Garreth’s presentation focuses on innovative solutions to railway crossing blockages. These blockages can cause lengthy and unexpected traffic delays. In the past there have been few options to mitigate these delays; either the crossing was removed through grade separation or the problem was left unaddressed. Garreth’s presentation describes the implementation of innovative ITS technologies at the Waverley St railway crossing as a low-cost option to mitigate these traffic delays.

 

February 13, 2018

The February meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 starting at 12 noon. The luncheon was held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. 

The speaker was Harald Larsen, P. Eng. From the Traffic Engineering Branch at Manitoba Infrastructure.

After working with a number of consulting engineering firms in Winnipeg, Harald started working with the Department of Highways and Transportation (now Manitoba Infrastructure) as the Traffic Safety Engineer in February of 1990 dealing with speed zones, traffic collisions and a minor responsibility for roadside safety.

In the mid 1990’s, Harald introduced Manitoba Infrastructure to effective roadside safety and that has become his primary role.  Manitoba Infrastructure’s approach to roadside safety has since evolved into a multi-million dollar program. Several manuals on roadside safety that Harald has written, or supervised the development of, have been implemented and are used to guide the roadside safety program for Manitoba Infrastructure. Harald has created many standard parts and system drawings specific to Manitoba Infrastructure that compliment these manuals.  These standard drawings are based on current research and crash test experience following NCHRP 350 and MASH testing criteria.

Harald’s presentation provided an overview of the evolution of roadside safety in general, with a focus on how Manitoba Infrastructure has grouped its various barrier systems into: Rigid, Semirigid and Flexible systems as well as different end treatment categories.  It contained many video clips of various crash tests both successful and unsuccessful.

 

January 16, 2018

The January meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 starting at 12 noon. This was the first ITE Manitoba Luncheon held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue.

The speaker was Mark Doucet from the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department.

Mark is a transportation engineer with over 15 years of experience in both the public sector and the consulting industry. He is currently the Acting Transportation Facilities Planning Engineer in the Public Works Department for the City of Winnipeg. His responsibilities include management of transportation planning studies, review of detailed facility designs including roadside safety and traffic noise assessment.

The presentation provided an overview of the 2017 Pilot Project “Angled Parking along Bannatyne Ave”. The presentation included a brief background as to why Bannatyne was selected for the site, insight into the design rationale and challenges, and discussion on observations of performance and public feedback, both positive and negative, received to date.

 

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