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About Us

VASITE, the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, is a member of The Southern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. The Southern District is comprised of eight sections which include the Alabama, Deep South, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia sections. The Deep South section includes Mississippi and Louisiana.

VASITE is a professional society of persons involved in transportation engineering activities. Membership is comprised of engineers, planners, educators, administrators, and technicians. VASITE is affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), an international professional society of transportation engineers.

VASITE was founded on June 25,1958 and became a chartered member of ITE in November, 1975. VASITE is governed by an Executive Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, four (4) Directors, and the immediate past President. VASITE elects two representatives to serve on the ITE District 5 Board of Directors.

To advance the development of the transportation engineering profession, the Section encourages active participation by all of its members in its formal committees that include continuing education, legislation, technical activities, career guidance, the newsletter, public relations, and relations with participating organizations.

Goals and Objectives

VASITE was established to promote sound transportation engineering practices in the planning, design, operation, and management of transportation facilities and equipment for the safe, convenient and efficient movement of people and goods. To achieve this goal, VASITE:

  • Encourages qualified persons to enter the transportation engineering profession;
  • Encourage professional training and development of persons engaged in transportation engineering;
  • Develop increased coordination and cooperation with local governing bodies, private organizations, professional engineering groups, and ITE;
  • Increase public awareness and involvement in transportation engineering activities;
  • Stimulate transportation related research activities;
  • Promote communication between persons with mutual interests in transportation engineering;
  • Establish an exchange of professional information and maintain a centralized point of reference and action for transportation engineering professionals; and
  • Represent the interest of members in the transportation profession when transportation related legislation and policy members are presented.