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: Jeremy Greer, P.E. Traffic signals are part of daily life for most U.S. citizens. Traffic signals are commonly seen at roadway intersections and primarily function to assign the right-of-way to the various traffic movements. A traffic signal uses three colors, directional arrows, and circular indications to convey certain messages to drivers. When signals work […]
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: Mark Randall, PE (TN), CPESC You may know that mile markers or mile posts tell drivers their location along an interstate or highway, but did you know how those markers are established or the other functions that they serve? Mile markers are used to indicate the distance traveled within a state as well as […]
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: Richard Holt, P.E. Have you ever wondered what that terrible noise and vibration is when you slightly veer over the center or edge line of the roadway? Those noisy bumps are referred to as rumble strips or rumble stripes. They are formed when a strip of asphalt has been milled (cut) or rolled with […]
By: Brandon Kennedy, Traffic Designer Railway safety is a topic that cannot be emphasized enough for both the public and those working on the railway. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 274 highway-rail grade crossing fatalities occurred in 2017, with 9 being in Alabama.
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.