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By: Diane Hammonds, PE, PTOE | LA Branch Manager The Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS) was founded in 2009 as a chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. We are a chapter of ITS America that includes the geographic area of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Gulf Region ITS serves as a mechanism […]
Author: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Sain Associates is currently working for ALDOT (Alabama Department Of Transportation) on two TSM&O projects– one for ALDOT’s East Central Region (includes the Birmingham metropolitan area) and one for ALDOT’s Southwest Region (includes the Mobile area). What is TSM&O? TSM&O stands for Transportation Systems Management & Operations. Essentially, TSM&O is […]
Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]
As engineers who work in the traffic and transportation sector, we are very involved in the roadway construction process. Because it affects us all, people are not shy about asking questions related to the inconvenience of the road construction process.
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.
Because design-build can come into play in various kinds of site engineering projects, we’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts, but until now we’ve never devoted an entire post to this topic. It’s an important one, especially since design-build is starting to come up more and more in transportation projects as well.
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.
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.