Saturday, June 27th Networking Activities

MiteY Race (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) :

A fundraiser for the Richard T. Romer Student Endowment Fund, this action-packed foot race will challenge teams to decipher clues and solve fun challenges to complete a course around the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Rules and registration are at

Sunday, June 28th Networking Activities

Get Acquainted Social (5:30 – 7:30 PM):

Welcome reception in the Exhibit Hall. This event will include a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. A perfect opportunity to get to know many of the ITE leaders and reconnect with old friends. Welcome remarks will be made and raffle prizes will be given away.

Monday, June 29th Networking Activities

Opening Session and Keynote Address (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM)

Join fellow attendees in kicking off the first full day of the conference.  Your LAC Chair and District Presidents will be on hand for opening remarks followed by a Keynote Address by Gibran Haji-Chikh, Senior Principal Planner at Kittelson & Associates, Inc.  Gibran has more than 22 years of experience in the planning, design, and delivery of transit systems and is passionate about transportation planning, seeing it as a way to advance civilization and find ways for communities to connect and thrive. Recently, his focus has been on supporting public sector clients to understand how disruptive technologies and services (including automated vehicles, Smart City infrastructure, and Mobility as a Service [MaaS] strategies) may affect operations and capital programs.  Gibran will be followed by ITE International President Randy McCourt who will provide a brief ITE update that will segue into the ITE Town Hall that follows.

Kickoff Luncheon & Student/Faculty Leadership Forum (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

The Monday luncheon is traditionally a single event that is attended by all.  However, we have decided to liven things up this year by holding concurrent luncheon events.  Attendees can choose to network with colleagues, explore transportation solutions with our Industry partners, or join in leadership discussions with students & faculty.  For those attendees who choose the Kickoff Luncheon, there will be 5-minute demonstrations/presentations in the Exhibit Hall throughout the luncheon by our top sponsors:

  • 11:45 AM – Econolite (Booth #30)
  • 12:00 PM – Cisco (Booth #6)
  • 12:15 PM – McCain (Booths #28 & #29)
  • 12:30 PM – Cubic-Trafficware (Booth #19)
  • 12:45 PM – Iteris (Booth #7)

Family Night Luau (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM):

Experience an authentic beach side Hawaiian luau under the stars on the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  Partake in a Hawaiian feast that includes traditional luau dishes then enjoy a spectacular presentation of Polynesians throughout the Pacific – the Tahitians, Samoans, Fijians, Maori, and Hawaiians – which culminates with a breathtaking Samoan fireknife dance.

Tuesday, June 30th Networking Activities

Annual Business Luncheons (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM):

Separate luncheons will be held for the Western and Mountain Districts.  Join your fellow District members in hearing about the current State of the District, annual budgets, and election results.

Awards Banquet: “Bollywood in Paradise” (Social Hour 6 PM – 7 PM; Banquet 7 PM – 11 PM):

The theme for this year’s event centers around Hawaii’s history as a melting pot. Join us in celebrating the Hawaiian culture of our LAC Chair and the Indian culture of our LAC Vice Chair.  Aloha or Bollywood attire is encouraged.  We will be recognizing the the best and brightest for their contributions and achievements. Child care will be available on-site during this event.

Wednesday, July 1st Networking Activities

States Luncheon (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM):

A final celebration of the Western and Mountain Districts, enjoy lunch with fellow members one last time, hear remarks from District Presidents, and witness the installation of new officers.


Technical Tour 1

Biki Bike Tour
Sunday June 28th (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Sponsored by: SSFM International 

Explore Honolulu’s bike infrastructure on a 2 hour bike ride, including the King Street and South Street 2-way protected bike lanes using Biki bikes. Ride through Honolulu’s Urban Core and Kakaako Beachfront areas. Biki, was launched in late June 2017, has 1,300 bikes at 130 conveniently located self-service “Biki Stops” throughout downtown Honolulu.

Technical Tour 2

Joint Traffic Management Center Tour
Monday June 29th (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Sponsored by: Phoenix Pacific

The Joint Traffic Management Center (JTMC) is a multi-agency collaboration to improve traffic management and public safety coordination on O‘ahu. The Center facilitates coordination among five City & County of Honolulu agencies and the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT).  At the JTMC, a combination of people and automated systems integrates information from various sources to support a proactive response to traffic operations. The JTMC actively manages traffic during major and minor congestion, incidents, and events, while supplying an environment for City and State traffic operations and first responder agencies to work together.


Workshop 1

Sunday June 28 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Intro to Networking for ITS
Instructors: Jei Mercado and Shubham Gupta
Sponsored by: EtherWAN

Learn network communications best practices and how to interconnect devices with different types of communication media. In addition to technology, real-world and hands-on examples of how companies connect their devices will be provided.

Workshop 2

Sunday June 28 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Signal Timing Workshop
Instructor: Gordon Lum, PE, Traffic Engineer II, Willdan Engineering

This workshop covers the basic concepts and practical applications and operations of traffic signal timing for isolated intersections. The course engages students through hands-on exercises and real-world examples of signal timing and operations. Some class exercises are done with use of “PlanSig”, an Excel template that calculates the optimal cycle length. After completing the workshop, students should be able to time isolated intersections given the turning movement counts, signal phasing and lane geometry. This workshop benefits engineers, planners, and technicians in the private and public sectors who are either in the beginning or the middle of their careers. The workshop is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of signal timing. It should be viewed as the introductory course and a basic knowledge of Excel is desirable but not required.

Workshop 3

Sunday June 28 (8:30 AM – 11:30 AM)
TSMO Workforce Development Workshop
Instructor: Patrick Son, NOCoE Managing Director

NOCoE provides a 3 hour Workforce Development Workshop to assist organizations looking to improve their TSMO and operations workforce. This workshop will go into detail on the hiring and workforce development practices recommended through literature and currently in place within existing and successful TSMO programs. We’ll discuss specific job positions required for a robust TSMO program, the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for those job positions, and recommendations tailored to hiring each position. Information on training and professional development will be presented, including specifics on training providers and the discussion of courses that aim to engage agencies around recruiting and retention techniques for their TSMO workforce.

The workshop will be based on the TSMO Workforce Guidebook (found here) which provides practitioners with a tool to develop a strong Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) workforce.

Workshop 4
Public Agency Day

Tuesday June 30 (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Technical Training Sessions
Sponsored by: Econolite, Iteris, McCain, and Applied Information

For a nominal $25 registration fee, attendees will be able to spend the morning exploring the latest industry transportation solutions from up to 50 exhibitors in our Exhibit Hall then learn from some of our top industry partners through technical training sessions held throughout the midday and afternoon.  Technical training sessions will deal with topics such as adaptive traffic signal timing, ATC Controllers, deployment and migration of new technology, and connected vehicles.  A detailed description of the sessions can be found here.

2020 SHIFT Summit
(Safety & Health in Focus for Transportation)

Wednesday, July 1 (tent 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Brought to you by the Hawaii Bicycling League (HBL)

The HBL is currently planning the 2020 SHIFT Summit in conjunction with the ITE 2020 Joint Western & Mountain Districts Annual Meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  Come for the Annual Meeting and stay for the SHIFT Summit.  The summit theme is “Vision Zero” and how to build effective, sustainable interdisciplinary coalitions to “SHIFT” our transportation system towards safety, health, and sustainability.  The program for the summit will tie in to the Vision Zero track planned for the Annual Meeting sessions on Wednesday morning.  Find out more about the summit here.