David Russell is our “most Yankee” transplant here [...]
Recently, one of our transportation engineers, Scott Cothron, P.E., spoke at the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ALSITE) Fall 2014 Meeting. His topic was “Innovative Intersections & Interchanges – Alabama’s Future?”, a topic he is familiar with since serving on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts – Alabama working group to look at the most promising initiatives for the future of transportation in the state.
One of the unique opportunities we’ve had at Sain Associates is conducting training for our clients. We first did this in 2006 with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and this year we’ve had the chance to work with them again for training on traffic engineering fundamentals and traffic engineering software and usage.
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).