The formation of LOCATE occurred in 2005 with a purpose of improving the traffic and transportation knowledge for its members and promoting the profession within our respective communities. Each year, the LOCATE chapter organizes and participates in various meetings, conferences, and community outreach opportunities to achieve these purposes. The Chapter boundaries were established to include the major cities of Lincoln, Omaha, and Council Bluffs. The counties of Washington, Douglas, Dodge, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders and Lancaster in Nebraska, and Mills and Pottawattamie in Iowa make up the Nebraska-Iowa area. Our chapter encourages participation by all types of professionals including traffic, roadway design, planning, transit and many others, both public and private.