Richard Holt was born in Vicenza, Italy while [...]
Author: Becky White, PTP On October 10-13, three Sain staff members attended the 13th annual Tennessee Highway Safety and Operations Conference in Franklin, TN. The conference was a joint effort between Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), TDOT’s Highway Incident Management section, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Technical sessions were provided on a variety of topics […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.