Lucky for Project Engineer Patrick O’Connor (Traffic Group, Indianapolis Design Center) that the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Patrick is the subject of an ITE Journal profile as part of the publication’s recognizing each district administrator in 2020 to mark the anniversary. Patrick has served as administrator of the ITE Great Lakes District since 2015. The article provides a good overview of Patrick’s interest in engineering as a career, his college days at Purdue University, and his roles with American Structurepoint and ITE. His current focus on traffic operations allows him to problem solve in real time.
“There is nothing like an upset motorist honking and sharing their sometimes-explicit thoughts with you while fine-tuning signal timings in a cabinet to motivate you to find a safe solution!”
Well said, Patrick. You can read the entire article at this link.