Sain Provides Training for Road Safety Assessments

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016
Sain Provides Training for Road Safety Assessments

Posted by Becky White, PTP Sain Associates recently teamed up with the Alabama Technology Transfer Center, a local technical assistance program (LTAP), at Auburn University to teach the techniques and processes of Road Safety Assessments for practitioners in Alabama. Richard Holt, P.E., Sain Tennessee Branch Manager, and I were instructors for the seminar along with […]

Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016
Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

People are often surprised to find out that they need to obtain a permit before adding a driveway that accesses their property from the highway.  The addition of a driveway could have an adverse impact on the safety and operation of the highway, so a permit must be acquired to ensure that a balance is […]

Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Posted by and on May 17, 2016
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

Who doesn’t love to ride a bike or walk around their city? Have you ever thought about the planning that goes into making a street bicycle- or pedestrian-friendly?

Sain’s Role in Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Safety Initiative

Posted by and on Apr 26, 2016
Sain’s Role in Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Safety Initiative

Each year between 800 and 900 people in Alabama die in traffic crashes.  Our goal as a state is to one day get to zero fatalities. That is a lofty goal, but when you consider the people you know and love, zero fatalities is the only acceptable standard. The Alabama Department of Transportation has many […]

Cahaba Road Improvements are Now Open

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015
Cahaba Road Improvements are Now Open

Last fall, we wrote a blog post about the enhancement projects that were taking place on Cahaba Road. After months of hard work collaborating with the City of Birmingham, ALDOT, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we are so pleased that construction is complete and the project has been received so positively by the community.

Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to Alabama

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015

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.

Distracted Driving is Dangerous Business

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014
Distracted Driving is Dangerous Business

You and your family are on the road heading to Grandma’s for Christmas dinner. You’re at the wheel and get a call from a relative asking when you’ll be arriving. You answer what should be a quick question, but then get caught up in the conversation that lasts for several minutes. While this might seem like an innocent and common situation, you are actually driving distracted and putting your entire family and others on the road at risk.

RSAs: Step-by-Step

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012

There are several steps to the RSA process. Let’s get started.

Reducing crashes with Road Safety Audits

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012

As engineers, it’s our job and our priority to produce plans that will be safe for the public and improve the safety of existing projects. Road Safety Audits (RSA) are a great way to do this.