The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.
Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, but not limited to transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications and a network of nearly 17,000 members, working in more than 90 countries, ITE is your source for expertise, knowledge and ideas.
The Institute is divided into 10 geographic districts worldwide. The Western District (District 6) represents the 13 western states from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast, including Guam. Within the Western District there are 15 sections that represent states or areas within the west. There are also 6 chapters that represent sub-areas of sections that have been created to better serve members locally. These districts, sections and chapters allow members a more local forum for exchanging information, research and policy on transportation. Each of these levels (International, District, Section and Chapter) generally have their own dues associated with membership.
The Institute publishes textbooks including the Traffic Engineering Handbook, Transportation
Planning Handbook, Trip Generation, Parking Generation, Manual of Traffic Signal
Design, Traffic Signal Installation and Maintenance Manual, Transportation and Land
Development, and the Manual of Transportation Engineering Studies. ITE and its members
also contribute to the development of several standard references in the transportation
industry, including the Traffic Control Devices Handbook, Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices and the Highway Capacity Manual. A complete listing of publications
is available at the ITE Bookstore on the web.
The official publication of the Institute, ITE Journal, is published monthly and contains feature articles on technical and professional topics, short news stories on events and people in the transportation profession, reports on new developments in equipment, materials, methods, current publications and a listing of positions available. In the Western District, the WesternITE newsletter, published every other month, provides similar content focused on the western states.
As a member of ITE, you join a dynamic, interactive group of more than 17,000 transportation professionals spanning more than 90 countries dedicated to solving today’s transportation challenges. Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals and is your source for expertise, knowledge and ideas.
ITE Membership is an Invaluable Resource for Increasing your Professional Marketability.
Join ITE to increase your professional marketability and stand out from the crowd. Taking advantage of ITE’s industry resources, professional development, networking and leadership opportunities will advance your skill set, and more importantly your career. And, with a wealth of discounts, there is no need to break the bank.
ITE provides a wealth of resources for the transportation professional, including, but not limited to the following:
ITE offers a broad range of continuing education and professional development activities to keep transportation professionals on the cutting edge of the industry.
Member participation at national and local events as well as council involvement provide face-to face networking while the members-only section of the ITE Web site offers 24/7 access to member networking
Getting involved with ITE provides members the opportunity to build their resume while contributing to the transportation industry. Here are just a few was to get started:
Discounts received on publications, meeting registrations and professional development seminars more than cover your yearly dues.