Insights

A Quick Agile Guide for Toll Agencies

By |2019-11-20T14:27:01-05:00November 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

What image appears to you when you think of tolls? Coin collection booths? Believe it or not, the toll industry has become software-driven using Electronic Toll Collection. Agencies that have sophisticated software can more efficiently collect revenue while offering advanced customer service features. Suppliers with cutting-edge software can increase their market share quickly in [...]

3 Ways Cloud-Based Tolling Benefits Agencies’ Bottom Lines – And One Note of Caution

By |2019-11-19T16:24:10-05:00November 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

It’s common knowledge in our industry that cloud-based tolling is the wave of the future. What’s not so commonly discussed are the significant financial benefits the switch can provide for tolling agencies. Benefit #1: It’s easier without hardware. Traditional tolling systems mean agencies have to purchase tolling hardware, regularly maintain it, retain a higher [...]

How Today’s Technological Innovations Will Transform Tomorrow’s Reality

By |2019-11-05T16:20:06-05:00November 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

In the next decade, data will transform the A/E/C industry. Architects, engineers, planners and other industry professionals will be able to use digital  information to predict, identify and visualize potential problems long before they're likely to occur -- making for safer, more efficient products. RS&H experts have delved into this issue extensively over the [...]

The Application of Using Managed Lanes for Early Automated Vehicles Deployment

By |2019-10-31T16:08:03-04:00October 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

As the transportation industry tries to keep pace with maintaining its status quo as safely and efficiently as possible, the clock is ticking. Soon, the day will arrive when our nation’s transportation infrastructure will also need to accommodate new and emerging technologies. While pilot programs across the country are already testing connected and automated [...]

Coming Soon: Texas to Adopt FGI Guidelines in 2020

By |2019-10-31T11:14:54-04:00October 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Since its inception in the late 1990s, the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) has grown into the national leader in guiding the development of the healthcare-built environment. Today, 43 states adhere to at least a portion of FGI’s Guidelines, which are updated every four years. Soon, you can add one more state to the list. [...]

Three Ways Data Drives Healthcare

By |2019-10-30T09:54:59-04:00October 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The use of data in healthcare goes beyond doctor-patient communication. Today, it can pinpoint where a hospital's location is most useful and what services produce the most desirable benefit. RS&H's role in this trend is to consult and design concepts about how and where a program will thrive. The process of healthcare facility construction [...]

How Rapid Concept Development Benefits Engineers, Owners

By |2019-10-24T08:33:24-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

With 3D design becoming integral to the transportation engineering industry, companies around the world are adopting new workflow practices to better utilize the latest technology. What originated as a final design tool is now creeping into early stage project layouts. From the onset, 3D analyses benefit design concepts by providing a more in-depth understanding [...]

Rebuilding Resiliency: Where Strategic Design Meets Structural Strengthening

By |2019-10-25T10:45:12-04:00October 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

As the environment becomes more unpredictable and serious weather events increase in strength and frequency, coastal regions will be particularly affected. As a result, cities near the coast are considering climate change as they rehabilitate existing structures and build new ones. Resiliency isn’t always synonymous with sheer strength, though. In fact, our team has recently worked [...]

Complete Streets: 3 Critical Components for Success

By |2019-10-03T15:39:43-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Is the transportation industry finally coming to terms with the fact that we can’t build ourselves out of congestion? Is induced demand curtailing expansion projects? Or has society’s movement towards alternate modes of transportation and healthy lifestyles pushed transportation departments to look beyond designing primarily for vehicles? Whatever the reason, Complete Streets policies are [...]