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: Erin Curry, P.E., R.S.P. Did you know the state departments of transportation oversee all construction and maintenance of our Interstate System, but the federal government maintains oversight to interstate access? Therefore, any change of access to the Interstate System requires approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). I recently attended an FHWA workshop at […]
Did you know a new traffic law went into effect in Alabama on Sunday, September 1st? The new law, also known as Act 2019-386 or SB 254, requires all occupants of a motor vehicle to use seat belts (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency). You read that right. Up until now, back seat passengers did not have […]
By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is beginning grading work this month at the site of the future Protective Stadium. The multi-use stadium will have a 45,000 seat capacity and will serve as the home stadium for UAB’s football team in addition to hosting other athletic events and concerts. The […]
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 […]
By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE A project to implement new traffic signal technology for Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville is nearing completion. The project includes new traffic signal controllers and additional vehicle detectors for the nine signalized intersections along Cobbs Ford Road from Silver Hills Drive to I-65. These signals are also being connected to […]
Today we are excited to be highlighting Tony Montanaro and Charles Cochran! Tony is an assistant project manager with the Infrastructure Department, and Charles is a project manager with the Traffic Team. Both Tony and Charles are celebrating their 5 year Sainniversary this month! We sat down with both of them to learn more […]
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: 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: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.
My name is Melody Hunter and I have been working at Sain for about 2 years, and I love it. It’s great that I am doing what a college intern would be doing while I’m still in high school. I have learned many skills while working here especially teamwork in a work environment. At Sain […]