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 […]

Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016
Q&A on Trump Infrastructure Plan

By Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO With the recent election of President-elect, Donald Trump, comes the promise of his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Buzz continues to grow as frustrated lawmakers are hopeful cuts in federal transportation spending could be coming to an end. I sat down with Mr. Matt Reiffer, the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) […]

2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016
2016 Girl Scout’s B.I.G. Event

Posted by Diane Hammonds On Saturday, September 24th, over 1,000 Girl Scouts took to the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University to participate in the Girl Scout’s B.I.G. (“Believe In Girls”) event. The girls, aged 5-17 and from over 23 different parishes, came together to kick off another year of scouting by visiting over 40 different […]