Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018
Employee Interview: Charles Cochran + Tony Montanaro

  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 […]

2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018
2018 Alabama Rural Road Safety Conference

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, […]

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018
History Underground Can Impact Your Project

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  Have you ever wondered how paving a new road through an undisturbed wooded area impacts the environment?  Sain Associates certainly has. Sometimes there are no major issues, but occasionally an engineer can get an unhappy surprise. 

Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018
Think Safety First Near Railway Crossings

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.

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018
Making Each STEP Count

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.

When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018
When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

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.

BJCC Event Traffic Plan

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018
BJCC Event Traffic Plan

By: Charles, Cochran, PE, PTOE   We recently developed Event Traffic Handling Plans for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in downtown Birmingham.  The BJCC is home to the 19,000 seat Legacy Arena, which hosts concerts and sporting events year-round.  Additionally, the complex hosts conferences and conventions in its Exhibition Halls and meeting rooms. 

Sain & TDOT Work to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018
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 […]

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, […]

GRITS Is More Than A Comfort Food

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018
GRITS Is More Than A Comfort Food

By: Diane Hammonds, PE, PTOE | LA Branch Manager   The Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS) was founded in 2009 as a chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.  We are a chapter of ITS America that includes the geographic area of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Gulf Region ITS serves as a mechanism […]