Archive for March, 2018:

Communicating with Your Community

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Kristen Leathers
In Public Engagement, tagged in communicating with the community public engagement

Last month at the Transportation Engineers Association of Missouri conference, I shared five questions every entity should ask before creating a public engagement strategy. Below, you’ll find details on each one. Why? It’s important to start by considering why you’re communicating with the public. It will influence the content you’re sharing and the way it […]

Survey Team News

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 by Robert Ubben
In Surveying, tagged in Affinis survey team

In honor of National Surveyors Week, Affinis Corp will be participating in an effort to help improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has a call out to the survey community across the United States to place Global Positions Systems (GPS) on published NGS benchmarks and collect current data. The […]

Access Management = Economic Development

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 by Mike McKenna
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Parsons Kansas

Last week, I spoke at the TEAM conference on the link between access management and economic development. Below are some of the key points from my presentation. For years, cities have experienced the same cycle. Land use changes So, traffic increases. Then, the number of incidents goes up. Flow is decreased. Arterial improvements are made. Accessibility […]

Railroad Survey Works to Protect BNSF Engines

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by Kellan Gregory
In Surveying, tagged in topo-survey-argentine-yard

Over time, three, parallel tracks at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BNSF) Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kansas had been sinking. The rails run through a large, on-site building where fluid changes are performed on the trains. As engines pulled in for maintenance, the trains were beginning to bottom out on two of the three […]