RS&H, one of the leading transportation engineering and construction management firms in the nation, has hired Steve Mackey, PE, as its Northern Virginia Transportation Leader and to run its Mid-Atlantic – North Bridge Group.
On June 15, 2018, San Antonio held its first Vision Zero Summit, an all-day conference that brought more than 150 people together to learn about making Texas roadways safer for all users. RS&H was a sponsor of the sold-out event, where transportation industry experts from across the nation shared their expertise and discussed technological advances that may shape Texas’ transportation future. Among the speakers was Leah Shahum, the founder and executive director of the Vision Zero Network, and RS&H’s own Rick Mobley, who spoke on equity and ethics in Vision Zero cities.
The Big Walker Mountain Tunnel sneaks up like a ghost on motorists traveling Interstate 77 through Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains. Big Walker Mountain is the first mountain along the interstate that crews could not snake the road around – so motorists have been driving through it for 46 years.
They’re now traveling on a fresh ribbon of SM-12.5E asphalt, as the RS&H Transportation-Construction Management Practice has wrapped up a paving project in the 4,720-foot tunnel. The RS&H team was able to mill, pave and stripe both lanes of the southbound tunnel in just two nights.
When Aviation Planning Services Group Vice President Jeff Mishler signed on to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Master Plan, his team brought more than just planning savvy to the table; it also boasted an airfields and buildings design capability – a practical and financial attribute pure planning firms lack.
After RS&H engineers Priscilla Brubeck and Maria Ruiz completed a STEM workshop for teen and pre-teen girls, a fifth grader walked up to the pair and told them she wanted to be a computer engineer.
“At that age, I didn’t even know what an engineer was,” Priscilla said. “It’s so important to plant that seed early on in kids’ – especially girls’ – lives.”
That is exactly what Priscilla, Maria, and other RS&H associates are trying to do, as they kick the company’s participation in STEM workshops into high gear.