We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
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 […]
Created in 2000, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign dedicated to educating and encouraging safe driving through work zones. It also honors those whose lives have been lost due to a work zone accident. This year, the 20th annual campaign will take place April 8-12 with the theme: “Drive Like […]
By: Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P. I have some new initials behind my name. Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P. I am now a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP). (To read what the P.E. means, check out this blog post). Charles Cochran in our Birmingham, AL office also obtained the certification. A few months ago the […]
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 […]
By; Calvin Lokko, Designer I visited Cape Town this past Thanksgiving for the first time to visit my two uncles and their families. I couldn’t wait to hear their stories about my grandfather, and their personal stories of being engineers in South Africa. They faced many obstacles during Apartheid to get their engineering degrees, and […]
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, […]
By: Matt Stoops We’ve all seen paving crews out working at some time or another. But what are they doing – especially when the road seemed to be in fine shape? Well hopefully the city, county, or state is being proactive about doing preventative maintenance. The buzz word on this right now is called Pavement […]
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 […]
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.
By Nathan Currie, P.E. If you’re like me, when you hear the word “diet”, your first reaction isn’t the thought…sign me up! However, in the world of transportation, it may often be an easy solution that provides a very favorable outcome for all involved.