Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018
Making Each STEP Count

By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]

Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016
Sain’s Millennial Engagement Efforts

Posted by Jim Meads According to the US Census, Millennials are people born between the years 1982 and 2000. In the US there are a reported 83.1 million millennials, roughly one quarter of the nation’s population. The public’s perception of this group of young people has not always been positive; however, Jim Meads, President and […]

Lessons Learned Through Hard Times

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016
Lessons Learned Through Hard Times

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer but it is very treatable if caught early.

Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016
Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

How would I describe the current economic climate in relation to civil engineering as 2015 ends and we start 2016? Pretty solid. It’s not what it once was, and we may never see things that good again, but overall things are continuing to improve. Most people we hear from are pretty optimistic about having a good year.

Finding Solutions to the Diminished Highway Trust Fund

Posted by on May 12, 2015

This week is Infrastructure Week, and it could not come at a better time because at the end of May MAP-21, the current transportation funding bill, is set to expire.

A Look Back at 2014

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014
A Look Back at 2014

We’ve been waiting for the economy to really start rebounding for a few years now, and it seems like many people in our industry feel like things did start to improve over the past year.

What You Won’t Learn in Engineering School

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014
What You Won’t Learn in Engineering School

I really enjoy speaking with students, and over the years I’ve had the opportunity to get to know students at several universities. Most recently, I was invited to speak to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter at Auburn University.

Sain Leaders Help ALDOT ‘Access’ Training

Posted by on May 20, 2014
Sain Leaders Help ALDOT ‘Access’ Training

As you are driving down the road, flicking on your turn signal to enter a turning lane, you are likely not thinking about why that turn lane is there, when the intersection behind you didn’t have one. You are also probably not thinking about the length of the turn lane, or the size of the median, or why the “Left Turn Only” sign is placed exactly where it is.