Author Archives: Peggy Amor

Part II: How Driverless Cars Are Changing Our Roadways

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by
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This week, we’re continuing our series on autonomous cars. In this post, Mike McKenna, Cliff Speegle, and Lee Baer, are dissecting how driverless vehicles could impact our roadways, workday, and community. How do you think they will impact our roadways? Lee: I think there will begin to be separate lanes – one for autonomous cars […]

Part I: How Driverless Cars Are Changing Our Roadways

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 by
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Autonomous or driverless cars are making headlines around the world. With tech developers and car manufacturers caught in an arms race, many are left wondering what they can expect and how to best prepare their communities. We recently interviewed three co-workers, Mike McKenna, Cliff Speegle, and Lee Baer, on the subject. The result is this […]

2018 Future City Competition

Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018 by
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Robert Ubben and Jason Davis once again judged entries at the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city design (using […]

4 Clients Recognized with ACEC Awards

Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by
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ACEC 2017 Award Wins

The cities of Overland Park, Merriam, Prairie Village, and Olathe all received awards from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Civil Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award recognizes complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and unique or innovative applications. Although each project was quite different, they all delivered for residents, while supporting economic […]

Co-Workers Earn New Registrations

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by
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Our firm was founded on five values. One of which is excellence. To achieve it, we encourage our team to continue their education throughout their careers, whether that means pursuing a new course of study or certification. Today, we are pleased to announce two co-workers have done just that. Lee Baer, a traffic engineer, passed […]

A Holiday Party and a Drive

Posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by
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Last Thursday, we hosted co-workers and their families at our annual holiday party. The event kicked off with a meeting for our team members, followed by a lively game of Affinis Jeopardy. Then, we spent time socializing, eating lots of pasta, and playing a little Jenga. While we enjoy celebrating the season, we also love […]

The 16 Highlights of 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by
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As the year draws to a close, we spent some time reflecting on 2017. We have focused on our business, given back to the community and helped move clients forward. In celebration of our sixteenth year in business, we pulled together a list of 16 highlights from the last twelve months. Affinis was named a […]

16 Ways to Give Back

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, many are wondering how they can give back. Whether it’s spending time at a local animal shelter or leading your child’s troop, there are a number of ways to help. At the beginning of the year, we challenged every co-worker to donate 16 hours of community service. Co-workers earned tickets […]

16 Things We Have Learned at Work

Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by
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Over the last several months, many new graduates have been settling into their first job. They’re figuring out how to use the copy machine and the names of their co-workers, but over the course of their careers, they will discover a lot. We asked 16 co-workers to share what they’ve learned since they started working. […]

Thinking Beyond Vehicles with Multimodal Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by
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The demand for bike lanes, trails and mass transit has been steadily growing. These new transportation modes offer a number of benefits, but bring with them new challenges. Today, we interviewed Linda Rottinghaus, PE, ENV SP, senior project engineer, on why they are becoming popular and how cities can start to integrate them into their […]