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ITE Purpose

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is a professional society of more than 15,000 transportation engineers, planners and other professionals in over 90 countries. The Institute facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for all modes of transportation.

ITE promotes professional development of members, supports and encourages education, stimulating research, developing public awareness, and establishes forum for exchanging professional information. The Institute maintains of a central point of reference and facilitates development of standards and recommended practice procedures in transportation.

Its members are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on streets, highways, and transit systems. Since 1930 the Institute has served as a gateway to knowledge and advancement in transportation through meetings, seminars, and publications. Institute programs and resources include professional development seminars, technical reports, a monthly journal, local, regional, and international meetings, and other forums for the exchange of opinions, ideas, techniques, and research.

More information about ITE International can be found at this link.

Institute Structure

The Institute is divided into 11 geographic districts worldwide. The Mountain District represents the 8 states encompassing the strip of the United States around the Rocky Mountains, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Within the Mountain District there are 7 sections that represent states or areas within the District. There is also one chapter that represents a sub-area of a section that has 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.


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 Mountain District, there will be a newsletter published every other month beginning in June 2020, that provides similar content focused on the Mountain District states.