Penn State team places third at Collegiate Traffic Bowl

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) placed third in the 2014 ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship held Aug. 12 in Seattle.

The annual contest pits teams against each other in rounds of questions, answers and clues related to transportation planning and engineering. The ITE established the event to encourage students to become more active members, to enhance their knowledge of the traffic/transportation engineering and planning profession, to strengthen the programs of the ITE student chapters and to foster a collegial spirit among the students and professionals.

Sixty-four teams from the United States and Canada competed. The University of Texas and the University of Florida took first and second place, respectively.

Penn State's team was advised by Martin Pietrucha, director of the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI), and Vikash Gayah, assistant professor of civil engineering. The team included civil engineering graduate student Jeffrey Gooch and LTI research assistants Andrew Butsick, Philip Kulis and Andrew Nagle.

Founded in 1930, the ITE is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs.

Last Updated August 25, 2014