ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ALSITE PRESIDENT
Your ALSITE Board met on Friday, June 12, 2020 to discuss the Annual Meeting. Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus and the current (and anticipated) State and Local Public Health Orders and social distancing requirements/recommendations, the ALSITE Board, regretfully, voted today to cancel our Annual Meeting at The Beach Club for this year. This was not an easy decision to make, but everything seemed to be working against us having the meeting. The primary factors for this decision were 1) concern from our members about attending this meeting and our concern for the health of our members , 2) The Beach Club can only accommodate 40 people in our normal meeting room and comply with the current six foot social distancing requirements, and 3) we did not think we would have enough people register to cover the meeting costs.
Looking ahead, we all have a unique opportunity to participate in this year’s International ITE Virtual Annual Meeting August 8-13, 2020. See ite.org/annualmeeting for details. We encourage you all to participate in some or all of the International virtual meeting.
Still looking ahead, the Board is looking to do an expanded Fall Meeting this year and possibly include many of the events from our normal Annual Meeting. We are currently researching possible locations, dates, number of days, and other details. We’ll provide more information later this summer.
I hope everyone has a good summer, and I look forward to seeing you all at our Fall Meeting.
The Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) is a professional organization of approximately 150 persons who are involved in the field of transportation and who share a common interest in improving the quality of the transportation systems in Alabama. ALSITE includes individuals engaged as engineers, planners, technicians, administrators, academicians, researchers, sales representatives, and students in transportation fields in Alabama.
ALSITE typically meets three times per year.
- Our Spring Section Meeting usually takes place sometime in late February to mid March.
- Our Annual Meeting takes place during the first week of June. Every other year, we hold a Joint Annual Meeting with the Deep South Section of ITE (LA and MS).
- Our Fall Section Meeting usually takes place sometime in late September to mid October.
As meeting dates are confirmed, they will be published to the ALSITE website.
We are also an active organization outside of our Section Meetings. We participate in service projects, leadership development, and technical training. ALSITE is one of eight Sections which make up Southern District ITE, and we are active at the District level as well.