61st Annual Transportation Conference

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018
61st Annual Transportation Conference

By: Charles Cochran, PE, PTOE Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 61st Annual Transportation Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, AL.  This was my second year attending the two-day conference, which usually has around 900 guests. The attendees represented a wide-range of transportation-related professions, including contractors, consultants, federal and state personnel, […]

Sparkman Global Health Case Competition

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018
Sparkman Global Health Case Competition

On Saturday, February 3rd, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held the Sparkman Global Health Case Competition. The competition consists of teams of 4-6 students asked to provide strategies to resolve a current global health problem. This year our very own, Becky White was invited to be a judge for the competition. Twelve teams […]

When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018
When Should I Hire A Surveyor?

By:  Roger Joiner, Survey Team Leader You go to a doctor when you get sick or hurt, a lawyer when you’re in trouble, a dentist if you have a toothache. A surveyor is like any other professional. You hire one when you need one. Well, when will I need a surveyor? The most common reason […]

A Sain Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017
A Sain Thanksgiving

Fall has definitely come to Alabama…that nip in the air…the beautiful colors in the landscape… and the sights and smells of the Sain Thanksgiving lunch! Friday afternoon our Sain family filled our training room with food and friends to enjoy a delicious meal complete with fun and fellowship. From the turkey and dressing to the […]

Employee Spotlight: Becky White

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017
Employee Spotlight: Becky White

  A few weeks ago, we happily announced two new shareholders within our company- Vann Rutledge and Becky White. Both have extensive tenure with the firm and serve on Sain’s Executive Committee, which allowed for a natural progression to shareholder. But, did you know that Becky worked as a stage manager for an opera company in […]

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?

Access Management, Part 2: What Sain is doing

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012

Last week we defined access management, and discussed why it’s so important.

Research conducted by recognized transportation entities such as the Texas Transportation Institute and others note effective access management has shown positive results when implemented in terms of roadway capacity (increased by 25%-45%), traffic crashes (reduced by 50%) and land values (maintained or increased).

Access Management, Part 1: What is it?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

How can we improve travel times, reduce traffic crashes and congestion, preserve property values and preserve street capacity? Access management.