Charles Cochran, a Project Manager on the Traffic [...]
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]