Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Did You Know | No Comments
Did You Know How Mile Markers On The Highway System Are Established?

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 […]

Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Road Safety, Uncategorized | No Comments
Pavement Preservation – Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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 […]

Child Passenger Safety Week

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Uncategorized | No Comments
Child Passenger Safety Week

By: Diane Hammonds  This week is Child Passenger Safety Week!  One of the simplest things we can do to protect our kids is to put them in the right car seat for their age, weight and height!  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  Anyone who knows me […]

Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Sain Projects | No Comments
Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

By: Richard Holt, P.E, M.ASCE The Tennessee Department of Transportation has a plan to improve traffic flow and safety for the corridor between I-40 and Clarkrange, Tennessee; a distance of approximately 13 miles.  The corridor consists of four different segments assigned to design consultants.  Sain Associates is preparing roadway design plans for the second segment within […]

TSM&O Projects

TSM&O Projects

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 […]

TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Posted by and on Nov 28, 2017 in Awards, Road Safety, Safety | No Comments
TDOT Wins a National Roadway Safety Award – With a Little Help from Sain

Authors: Becky White & Erin Curry  We are so excited for TDOT’s Project Safety Office. They have been recognized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation as one of nine National Roadway Safety Award winners for their contribution to improving roadway safety. TDOT was recognized in the Program Planning, Development, and […]

Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Road Safety | No Comments
Driveways: They’re Not as Simple as You Think!

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 […]

Move Over!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Safety | No Comments
Move Over!

Many of us have seen the “Move Over” signs on Tennessee interstates.  The “Move Over” campaign was created to raise awareness of the Move Over law, and protect state troopers and others whose workplace is often the side of a busy highway. The “Move Over Law,” which was passed in Tennessee in 2006, is a […]

Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Best Practices, Guest Post | One Comment
Attributes of a Dream Consultant [Guest Blog Post]

Last week, Sain Principal/Owner Joe Meads shared his thoughts about what makes a dream client. We thought it would only be fair to give our clients the opportunity to share the attributes that make up their dream civil engineering consultant. This week and next week, two of our favorite clients will share their thoughts in guest posts.

Great Clients Make Great Partners

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Transportation | No Comments

One of the most rewarding aspects of our consulting practice is the chance to work with clients who are on a mission to achieve great things for the public good. Sain was recently re-selected to provide continuing transportation planning services to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).