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January 2019 Chapter Meeting

January 10, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Brew Lab
7925 Marty St,
Overland Park, KS 66204

For the January meeting Mr. Kip Strauss from HNTB will present on autonomous vehicles.  The presentation will focus on his work with the Florida DOT on autonomous vehicles as well as KDOT’s Statewide Autonomous Vehicle Report. 

Mr. Strauss is an associate vice president and manager of the transportation planning practice in HNTB’s Kansas City Corporate Headquarters. Mr. Strauss has over 25 years of extensive experience working on and managing transportation planning and traffic engineering projects. These projects include multimodal transportation studies, highway and arterial corridor studies, environmental studies, traffic impact evaluations, travel demand modeling studies, transportation master plans and emerging technologies/smart city plans.

Mr. Strauss has a Masters in transportation engineering. Mr. Strauss also has a Masters in city planning from Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Masters in Business from Rockhurst University.  Mr. Strausss is currently serving as a Leawood, Kansas planning commissioner.  

Autonomous Vehicles and other Emerging Technologies 

Communities all over the United States are dealing with an unprecedented amount of potential change as they plan for their transportation needs between now and 2045.  Within their next planning horizon, communities need to work with their MPOs and State DOT’s to decide how best to address the increasing deployment of automated, connected, electric and shared-use vehicles (ACES) and the associated complementary technologies.

As with all technologies in their infancy, there is uncertainty about likely outcomes and how to plan for them.  Mr. Strauss will provide some insight on planning for these emerging technologies through his work with FDOT and KDOT that can be applied to all DOTs.


This is a new location to KCITE and a new experience:


Originally a home-brew shop offering instructional classes, the Brew Lab is a multifaceted Overland Park outpost brewery, self-brewing facility and pub in one, pairing elevated American fare like scotch eggs, braised beef tacos and blackened salmon BLTs with house drafts (sorry folks, not part of our menu). With it's rugged wooden fixtures, communal tables and string lights, the sprawling indoor/outdoor space evokes a modern beer garden.


Street Taco Buffet with Chips & Salsa. 

A vegetarian option is included with the taco buffet.


Please remember to renew your KCITE membership and corporate sponsorships for the new year.

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