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A Message from the New England Section President
Rachel Dooley, PE, PTOE
Project Engineer, VHB

Dear NEITE Members:

I hope everyone enjoyed the summer months and had a chance to take a break from our busy workloads to relax. The New England Section has been hard at work planning several upcoming meetings and events as well as working towards our goal of reorganizing beginning in January 2023. In the last Chronicle, Jennifer Conley wrote about how the idea of reorganization came about and the steps the New England Section had taken so far. In case you missed it, click here to catch up.

Since that time, the six state chapters unanimously voted in favor of reorganizing the New England Section into three sections – 1. Connecticut, 2. Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and 3. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Committees have been formed for each of the sections, and they have been meeting for several months forming boards and writing charters and bylaws. If you have any interest in joining these meetings, please reach out to myself or your current state chapter president and we will be happy to include you on these calls.

While these committees have been meeting, the current New England Section Board and State Chapter Boards have been actively planning and hosting events. The Connecticut Chapter had a successful dinner meeting including free technical sessions in April. Several New England members attended the Northeastern District Annual Meeting in Ithaca, New York in May. There are several upcoming events listed in this email. Please save the date for these key events and we hope to see as many members as possible in the near future. I would like to especially encourage members to attend the last New England Section Annual Meeting scheduled for November 10th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. We will be highlighting some of the many achievements of the New England Section over its history and will be providing one of the final updates of the reorganization from the three incoming Section Presidents. It promises to be a fun and informative meeting.

The next NEITE Board meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the MA ITE event on October 6th. Stay tuned for the Board meeting agenda along with the MA ITE technical program.

Enjoy the last of the warm weather. I can’t wait for the upcoming in-person meetings!


Desjardins Scholarship

If you or someone you know is a Transportation Engineering student – they may be interested in applying for the Desjardins Scholarship!
“In December of 1999, the Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the New England Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (NEITE), and to date, over $100,000 has been raised to honor Tom’s memory and support this scholarship program.”
Please see follow the link below to download the application forms for more information, and please forward along to those you know who may be interested.

Click here to download the application forms
Applications are due in PDF form by Friday, September 23th sent to: 

Jeffrey Bandini

The scholarship will be awarded at the MAITE Annual Meeting, which will be held in-person on October 6th. Registration for the annual meeting opening soon!

Upcoming Events

October 6, 2022
MA/NEITE Joint Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn
Waltham, MA
Click Here for Details  

May 10-12, 2023
Northeastern District Annual Meeting
Burlington, VT
Details TBD
November 10, 2022
New England Section Annual Meeting
Crown Plaza Hotel
Warwick, RI
Details TBD  

September 15, 2022
RI ITE Live Event
The Avenue Concept
Providence, RI
Click Here for Details
December 5, 2022
RI/NEITE Annual Joint Meeting
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Details TBD  

September 16, 2022
CSCE/CT ITE Scholarship Golf Outing
Timberlin Golf Club
Berlin, CT
Click Here for Details