Category: Transportation Engineering

When Emergency Strikes, Inspectors and Engineers Leap into Action

The Atlanta transportation system was dealt a colossal blow March 30 after a massive fire under Interstate 85 caused a large bridge section to collapse. The blaze, apparently set intentionally, brought instant headaches to hundreds of thousands of commuters – even prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. The collapse was a topic… Read More »

Carefully Designed Sidewalks Take Center Stage

By Daryl Myers, PE Most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about sidewalks unless they: A) Have to pay for one. B) Have to walk in the street because their neighborhood lacks them. However, engineers and landscape architects give a lot of thought to sidewalks and/or multi-use paths when these pedestrian lanes are a part of… Read More »

Infrastructure Grades Reveal Rail Improvements, Concerns about Public Transit

By Thomas Tym Technology Solutions Leader The American Society of Civil Engineers released the 2017 Report Card for America’s infrastructure earlier today. Similar to a school report card, the study outlines the condition of the nation’s bridges, water, transportation, and other infrastructure in letter grade format. As someone with a background in infrastructure management, I… Read More »