Transportation

Scott Cole brings NCDOT experience to RS&H as Transportation Leader

By |2019-10-15T16:33:50-04:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Scott Cole has joined RS&H as the engineering and architecture consulting firm’s North Carolina Senior Transportation Leader, adding immense depth to RS&H’s expertise managing transportation projects across the state. In RS&H’s Charlotte office, Cole will serve as a technical resource and adviser for large-scale and complex transportation projects, relying on three decades of experience [...]

Rebuilding Resiliency: Where Strategic Design Meets Structural Strengthening

By |2019-10-11T09:57:23-04:00October 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 [...]

Lisa Robert Elected to ARTBA National Board

By |2019-10-03T10:40:31-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

For the first time, the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will have an RS&H associate on its national officers’ board. RS&H Executive Vice President Lisa Robert has been elected to the 14-member board as Vice Chair At-Large. Additionally, Robert will take part in ARTBA’s strategic planning initiative. “To have a [...]

Resourcefulness, Teamwork Reopen Bridge After Emergency Closure

By |2019-09-30T16:05:24-04:00September 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

In Okaloosa County in the Florida Panhandle, the Mid-Bay Bridge is a 3.6-mile, precast segmental crossing that connects Niceville to the white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast in Destin. About 22,000 residents, tourists, and beachgoers travel the bridge daily. Without the Mid-Bay Bridge, these travelers could tack on about 40 minutes to their [...]

Is Growth Hurting the Transportation Alternative Delivery Market?

By |2019-09-24T10:47:08-04:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

At a time when both funding and demand for infrastructure improvements are booming, the number of qualified contractors interested in performing work on large-scale infrastructure projects seems to be shrinking. The transportation industry has increasingly relied on mega-project design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3) contracts to implement critical corridor and long-span bridge projects, but [...]

In the Media: Crosstown Parkway Extension

By |2019-09-09T14:33:20-04:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The RS&H-designed Crosstown Parkway Extension, set to open this fall, realizes a longstanding goal Port St. Lucie, Florida planners first had nearly 40 years ago: to add a vital crossing over the north fork of the St. Lucie River. The project, featured in the latest issue of Roads & Bridges, creates a third crossing into [...]

Elevate Fund Supports Girl Scouts STEM Program

By |2019-08-16T09:57:13-04:00August 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

RS&H Transportation engineer Amanda Schram was thrilled that the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (GSGC) in Jacksonville received a grant from the Elevate Fund. Amanda, who has been volunteering with GSGC for a year and a half, has in that time spent over 30 hours tutoring students in middle and high school. “The Girl [...]

How Communication Strategy Can Make or Break a Toll Road

By |2019-08-01T14:39:10-04:00August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

We’ve all heard it before: communication is key. That statement is no less important when a tolling agency is planning the opening of a new toll road. In fact, effective communication is critical to a toll road’s initial success and continued progress down the road. Long before the back-office system (BOS) begins program changes [...]