New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE A project to implement new traffic signal technology for Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville is nearing completion. The project includes new traffic signal controllers and additional vehicle detectors for the nine signalized intersections along Cobbs Ford Road from Silver Hills Drive to I-65. These signals are also being connected to […]

Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

By: Jeff Stephenson, PE, PTOE If you live anywhere close to the Birmingham area or if you have traveled through Birmingham within the past several months, you are certainly aware of the construction taking place on I-59/20 in the Central Business District (CBD) of downtown Birmingham. The emphasis of the project is to replace the […]

2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety | No Comments
2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

By: Jeff Stephenson This week, Becky White and I had the opportunity to represent Sain Associates at the 5th Annual Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. This conference is for those who are responsible for the design, maintenance, and safety of rural roads. The attendees received instruction on available tools, […]

Sain at Work in Central Alabama

Posted by and on Jul 24, 2018 in CE&I, New Projects, Safety | No Comments
Sain at Work in Central Alabama

By: Matt Stoops & Jeff Stephenson  Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) is a crucial aspect for every project in the engineering world. This is essentially making sure the building or infrastructure is being built according to the plans and specifications from the owner. Sain has been involved in numerous CE&I projects this summer with several […]

Where to Find a PechaKucha

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Sain Associates News | No Comments
Where to Find a PechaKucha

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you talk about 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically, so your presentation is limited to 6 minutes and 40 seconds. At Sain Associates, we are hosting PechaKucha presentations from staff members at our bi-monthly company breakfast.

ALSITE 2016 Annual Meeting Recap

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Sain Associates News | No Comments
ALSITE 2016 Annual Meeting Recap

The Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) 2016 Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 8 through Friday, June 10 at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  (Photo Gallery) The meeting began on Wednesday afternoon with an interactive Professional Development Session on Building and Leading High Performing Teams. Technical sessions took place on Thursday and […]

Did You Know: Counting Cars is Fundamental to Traffic Engineering

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Did You Know, Transportation | No Comments
Did You Know: Counting Cars is Fundamental to Traffic Engineering

People frequently ask our traffic engineering staff, “Do you really sit on the side of the road and count cars?” The answer to that is yes, but we also have many other ways to measure and record traffic on roadways and at intersections.

ALSITE Focuses on Safety at Annual Meeting

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Leadership, Transportation | No Comments

Two years ago, we wrote about the annual Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) meeting that included an afternoon devoted to safety. Sain’s Vice President/Organization Development, Becky White, led this interactive and engaging session. This year’s meeting was held June 3-5, 2015 at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and since safety has only continued to become more and more important, this was one of the overall themes for several sessions.

Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to Alabama

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Road Safety, Transportation | One Comment

It’s been in the news lately (see articles here, here and here) that flashing yellow arrows are coming to Alabama. Actually, a few are already here, including at a location just a few minutes from our Birmingham office on U.S. 280 at Overton Road.

The Importance of Leadership in Professional Organizations

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Leadership, Transportation | No Comments
The Importance of Leadership in Professional Organizations

After being an active member of Alabama Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) since 2005 and serving as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President, I’m excited to fill the role as President for 2015.