Institute of Transportation Engineers

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Institute of Transportation Engineers
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Founded1930; 89 years ago (1930)
TypeEngineering society
FocusImprove mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities.[1]
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Area served
MethodIndustry standards, publications, conferences
Bruce Belmore
Vice President
Randy McCourt
Formerly called
Institute of Traffic Engineers

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 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.


The organization formed in 1930 as public demand for experts alleviating traffic congestion and the frequency of crashes that came from the rapid development of automotive transportation.[2] It formed as the Institute of Traffic Engineers[1] and its first president was Ernest P. Goodrich.[3]

Standards development[edit]

ITE is also a standards development organization designated by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). One of the current standardization efforts is the advanced transportation controller. ITE is also commonly known for publishing articles about trip generation, parking generation, and parking demand. The most recent publication of ITE on parking generation is the 4th edition of Parking Generation.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "About ITE". Institute of Transportation Engineers. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "History". Institute of Transportation Engineers. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ernest P. Goodrich". Institute of Transportation Engineers. Retrieved January 4, 2011.
  4. ^ Institute of Transportation Engineers. Available from

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