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Thinking Beyond Vehicles with Multimodal Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , multimodal facilities

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 […]

Prairie Village Promotes Walkability with Road Diet

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Kristen Leathers
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , mission-road-header

The community along Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street is often recognized for its walkability. With shops, schools, restaurants, and parks nearby, it is a highly sought-after neighborhood for homeowners. As traffic continued to increase along this stretch, pedestrian safety became a concern for the City of Prairie Village, Kansas with so many walking or […]

Affinis Named a “Best Firm to Work For”

Posted on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, tagged in Tags: , http://affinis.us/leawood-liberty-win-awards-project-work/

Affinis once again earned a spot on the Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” list. Ranked #12, this is the 9th time in 11 years that Affinis has been recognized. This award honors the creation of outstanding workplaces through workplace design; teamwork; and excellent benefits and amenities; as well as work culture. Firms are graded […]

College Colors Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Cindy Martens
In Culture, tagged in affinis college color day

Last week, we encouraged co-workers to wear the colors of their favorite college, high school, or professional sports team to work. College Colors Day has been a staple at Affinis for more than five years and celebrates the start of football season. In addition to supporting our favorite teams, we also bring in tailgate food […]

4 Reasons to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Lee Baer
In Traffic, tagged in Tags: , , drive safely work week speeding

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. We followed it up with a second one on distracted driving. Today, […]

Driving a Roundabout

Posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Roundabout Blue Valley High School

Known to increase safety, roundabouts can slow speeds and reduce the potential for severe crashes. They have also been credited with reducing congestion and pollution, as well as saving money over the life of the improvement. With those attributes, it’s no surprise they are growing in popularity. In fact, you may have noticed more in […]

16 Ways We Think Civil Engineering Will Change

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, Sustainability, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/16-ways-think-civil-engineering-will-change/

Since we opened our doors in 2001, many things have changed within our profession. Technology, a focus on sustainability, and increased pressure on funds have all been at the forefront. Lately, we’ve been thinking about what’s ahead for our business, so today, we’re sharing how we think civil engineering could change in the future. Linda: […]

Olathe Completes Final Connection Point on College Boulevard to Support Ongoing Growth

Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Ryan Fleming
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in college boulevard olathe kansas

More than 10 years ago, the City of Olathe began the process of widening a one-mile stretch of College Boulevard between Lone Elm Road and Woodland Avenue. They started work on what would ultimately be a 4-lane roadway by constructing 2 lanes on the land that is now the westbound lanes. Throughout the last ten […]

Partnerships Provide Alternate Funding Structure for Stormwater Projects

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Stormwater, tagged in http://affinis.us/partnerships-provide-alternate-funding-structure-stormwater-projects/

Using multiple partners to fund and implement stormwater infrastructure projects is growing in popularity in the area. Many find public and private partnerships offer new efficiencies and opportunities to complete stormwater management projects. The flexibility that comes with these arrangements fosters innovation and ensures infrastructure is constructed in the most suitable location. We interviewed Brad […]

16 Ways Affnis Has Changed Since 2001

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Tags: office ribbon cutting

Over the last 16 years, the business world has changed in some significant ways. We asked five, co-workers who’ve been with us since the beginning to share their thoughts on the topic. Find out how Affinis has evolved below: 1. Jason Davis: We have refined our mission. When we started, we had a great mission […]