Transportation

Did you know it’s Rural Road Safety Awareness Week?

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has dedicated this week to raising awareness for rural road safety. The theme of the week is Life Between the Lines! The focus will be on safety solutions to address rural road departure problems. Sain Associates is currently working on a contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to…
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The RPCGB’s APPLE Program

For this week’s blog, we asked Mike “Kaz” Kaczorowski, the Principal Planner of Transportation for the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB), to dive into their APPLE program and its success story. Under his leadership, the program has made significant strides in supporting local governments and improving infrastructure across the Greater Birmingham region. APPLE,…
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New Regulations Under the MUTCD

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, also known as the MUTCD, is the national standard for traffic control devices on all streets, highways, and other public roads. The MUTCD provides the purpose and application of traffic control devices such as signs, roadway striping, and traffic signals. In December of 2023, the Federal Highway Administration…
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ACEC National Recognition Award: Will Buechner Parkway

We are thrilled to announce that Sain Associates has been honored with a National Recognition Award and an Engineering Excellence Award (EEA) from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Alabama for exceptional work on the Will Buechner Parkway project. Named in memory of Auburn police officer Will Buechner, who tragically lost his life…
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Elevating Airport Infrastructure

The world of aviation is constantly changing and improving for the better. We also know that efficiency and safety are the most important aspects when designing new infrastructure around airports. This is why Sain offers comprehensive airport infrastructure and facilities upgrade engineering and design services. We have experience in a wide variety of services from…
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Enhancing Safety and Efficiency on US-31

In 2021, Sain Associates undertook a comprehensive operations and safety analysis along a 7.7-mile stretch of US-31, spanning from South Colonial Parkway in Alabaster to Amphitheater Road in Pelham. This study included 19 signalized intersections as well as 69 unsignalized intersections. We reviewed roadway geometry, traffic control equipment, crash trends, planned developments in the area,…
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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Every year, thousands of lives are lost, and countless injuries occur due to distracted driving.  April has been designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the upward trend of distracted driving in the U.S. This annual campaign aims to educate drivers about distractions and promote safer behaviors behind the wheel. According to…
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The History of Jeff Met McCalla in Jefferson County’s Industrial Landscape

In the late 1990s, the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority (JCEIDA) embarked on a mission to develop the Jefferson Metropolitan Park System, leading to the birth of Jeff Met McCalla. Under the guidance of former Executive Director Deborah McGill Smith, Sain Associates was tasked with creating a masterplan for the park. The strategic…
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What are Super Stops?

In 2022, Sain embarked on a significant project that could potentially reshape the public transit landscape in Decatur, Alabama. Collaborating with the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG), Sain conducted a comprehensive Feasibility Study for the Regional Transit Agency in Decatur. The primary objective was to explore various options for establishing a fixed-route…
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