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The Secret to Self-Sustaining Violation Processing

By |2018-11-02T09:29:04-04:00June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Violation processing often results in a percentage of unpaid tolls becoming uncollectable. This is a result of image review code offs, bad mailing addresses, and customers who won't respond to their bills and subsequent violation notices. Some agencies consider incorporating the expected uncollectable tolls into the overall tolls paid by everyone when establishing [...]

Seven Questions to Help Identify Your Operation Model

By |2018-11-02T09:29:13-04:00June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The concept of operations is the most critical document for tolling facilities - it defines the who, what, and how. Basically, all of the pieces needed to operate your roadway. It not only drives the design and technical requirements, but also provides direction on procurement method. But how do you begin to develop [...]

Agencies Taking Action, Dealing with Toll Violators

By |2018-11-02T09:29:52-04:00June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Habitual violators, flagrant violators, and super scofflaws are many of the names that tolling agencies have titled motorists who rack up large amounts in toll violations and fail to pay for extended period of time. So, how does an agency collect from these violators when regular violation notices and collection efforts have gone [...]

Converging Tolls & ITS: Outlining the Benefits

By |2018-11-02T09:30:02-04:00June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Purists might argue that tolling has always been a subset of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Until recently, most agencies approached the sourcing, operations, and maintenance of these systems separately. Now, the adoption of managed lanes and continued conversions to all electronic tolling have resulted in a convergence of the two disciplines in many [...]

RS&H Expert Explores Tearing and Spalling in Precast, Prestressed Concrete Girders

By |2018-07-31T01:40:15-04:00May 21st, 2015|

Senior Engineer Hugh Ronald was recently published in Aspire, a quarterly magazine published by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. In his authored article, “Bearing Zone Tearing and Spalling in Precast, Prestressed Concrete Girders,” Hugh discusses a problem that develops during fabrication of highly [...]

RS&H VP and Healthcare Leader Addresses “Translational Medicine” Trend

By |2018-09-11T19:34:12-04:00May 11th, 2015|Tags: , , |

RS&H Vice President and Healthcare Leader Michael Vascellaro was featured in recent article in Healthcare Design, titled “Spaces That Bring Medical Research Into Clinical Practice.” As the primary source and subject matter expert for the article, Vascellaro addressed the trends in “translational medicine,” in which research and clinical application are brought closer together. “Because [...]

New Clean Water Act Rule Still Pending

By |2018-11-02T08:35:05-04:00April 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Last year around this time, we updated our subscribers on the EPA's new proposed Waters of the U.S. ruling. Not surprisingly, there is still no final rule, and maybe for good reason. The EPA administrator recently apologized during the National Farmers Union for how they handled the proposed, new definition of Waters of [...]

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Houston-Conroe Mitigation Bank

By |2018-11-02T08:36:52-04:00April 27th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |

The RS&H Tyler office is celebrating an exciting milestone this summer. The Houston-Conroe Mitigation Bank (HCMB) will soon have a signed Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI) and can begin selling stream mitigation credits for impacts in the greater Houston area. Located in Splendora, Texas, approximately 25 miles northeast of Houston, the HCMB will be [...]

Web-based Mapping Application Located Utilities

By |2018-11-02T08:37:27-04:00April 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

The City of Chireno has one of the largest natural gas distribution systems in East Texas with approximately 250 miles of pipeline that services approximately 1,600 customers. The City of Chireno Municipal Gas System realized it was down to the last set of paper map books created in the early 1970s. The City [...]