I have had a great week in Austin, Texas at the ITE Annual Meeting and Conference. This experience was generously afforded to me by Austraffic and ITE Australia & New Zealand (ITE-ANZ) through the WorldwideLearningOpportunitiesGrant and would not have been possible without the support of SMEC, my managers Lindsay Smith David Blair and team who are genuinely committed to supporting graduate development.
Over the past week I have had the opportunity to learn from transport professionals across a breadth of disciplines on the future of transport. An emphasis on the need to reach a balance between mobility and safety emerged with discussions focused on the rise of micro mobility in Austin, as well as the need for cities to evolve as this technology becomes available.
It was fantastic to discuss young member and student initiatives with ITE’s leaders. It became evident that the ITE is a global network of transport professionals with a desire to support one another in the pursuit of creating innovative transport solutions for our communities.