Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018
Child Passenger Safety Week

By: Diane Hammonds  This week is Child Passenger Safety Week!  One of the simplest things we can do to protect our kids is to put them in the right car seat for their age, weight and height!  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  Anyone who knows me […]

Did You Know? Traffic Loons

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018
Did You Know? Traffic Loons

By: Diane Hammonds, P.E. / Branch Manager / LA office Some of us know about the birds called loons, but as traffic engineers we have loons too!  A loon is also referred to as a “Michigan Left” because of their wide use there.  It is pavement constructed outside of the travel lane to allow for vehicles […]

GRITS Is More Than A Comfort Food

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018
GRITS Is More Than A Comfort Food

By: Diane Hammonds, PE, PTOE | LA Branch Manager   The Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS) was founded in 2009 as a chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.  We are a chapter of ITS America that includes the geographic area of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Gulf Region ITS serves as a mechanism […]

2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016
2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]

Considering a Site for Development from a Transportation Perspective

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014

There are many factors to consider when choosing a site for development, and it’s always important to consider the location from a transportation perspective. As with many other areas of civil engineering, it is always beneficial to start by doing a little homework first.

When Wal-Mart Comes to Town

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014
When Wal-Mart Comes to Town

No one wants to deal with more traffic headaches, and when a large new retailer comes to town, it can cause concern, especially when it comes to congestion, delays and travel times.

Why Engineers are Talking about Roundabouts

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013

Roundabouts may not be prevalent enough in the Southeast that you would see one every day, but they are quickly gaining popularity in the region.