The Urban Traffic Engineers Council is a group of local agency traffic, transportation, and public works engineers, technicians, public works directors, managers, supervisors, planners, and related professionals. Members share information and discuss ideas about traffic-related issues at free meetings, through a free e-mail distribution list, and through strong resulting connections in the professional community.
UTEC was started in the late 1970s by Washington cities and the group soon grew to include counties. Today UTEC is more than 30 years old. Members include 90 cities, all 39 counties, the County Road Administration Board, metropolitan planning organizations, consulting engineering firms, product vendors, a state university, the Federal Highway Administration, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, and WSDOT.
UTEC meets two to three times per year on the west side of the state. Meetings are available by live webinar. UTEC has also met on the east side of the state and meetings are held there when members express the interest.
The date for our next meeting has not yet been determined. Please check back at a later date for more information. The meeting will be available by live webinar. The meeting will be free.
April 25, 2013 in Federal Way. The meeting was also available by live webinar. Topics included:
- Overview and introductions
- How City of Federal Way designs, sites, and implements rectangular rapid flashing beacons
- Roundabouts: How to define their best application. Evidence that roundabouts are exceeding expectations for delay reduction and safety
- ADA self-assessments, transition plans, and accessible pedestrian signal policies
- ADA Transition Plans for small cities
- Planned transportation funding from the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board
- Planned transportation funding from WSDOT Highways and Local Programs for federal (FHWA) and state funding