The New England Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers was established during the business session of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Institute held in Detroit, Michigan, on October 1-4, 1947. The Section is currently a sub-organization of the Northeastern District of ITE (formerly District 1), which also includes the Upstate New York Section and the Metro NY-NJ Section.

Since the inception of NEITE, the Section has had over 60 Presidents, several of whom have gone onto hold office of National (or International as it is now known) President of ITE. Today, the New England Section has grown to over 600 members throughout the six states of New England.

The New England Section of ITE is comprised of the following Chapters:


New Hampshire
Rhode Island
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
University of Connecticut
Northeastern University
University of Rhode Island

      In December 2015, the New England Section listed 599 members. The membership breakdown was as follows:
  • Connecticut: 121 members
  • Maine: 26 members
  • Massachusetts: 314 members
  • Vermont: 51 members
  • New Hampshire: 43 members
  • Rhode Island: 40 members


NEITE holds five dinner meetings each year and at least five Executive Board meetings, to discuss business associated with NEITE, the Northeastern District, and ITE International activities, along with various committee reports. Individual committees, such as the Emerging Professionals Group, the Awards Committee and the Technical Committee set their own meeting schedules.

The Section provides at least three formal educational opportunities for its members of all experience levels annually. Additional meetings and technical sessions are held throughout the year, typically focusing on projects around New England. Section and Chapter meetings also provide a location for our members and colleagues to network with other transportation professionals. The Section recently established the Desjardins Memorial Scholarship Fund for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in transportation-related fields.

A dinner social, held in December, has become the Section’s annual social function and provides a setting to install officers and directors. The Section’s four annual awards are also presented at this occasion.

Please explore the Section and individual Chapter websites for details about activities happening in your area. For more information or to become a Section member, contact:

Alan Cloutier, P.E., PTOE
President – NEITE