Author Archives: Jason Fine

Thinking About LED Street Lighting in Your Neighborhoods?

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 by
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Many cities are making the switch from high pressure sodium lights to LED lights in their residential neighborhoods. LEDs offer greater visibility for vehicles and pedestrians at night and don’t require as much energy to provide the same amount of light, which can translate to long-term cost-savings. LED fixtures with a color temperature of 5,000K […]

Past, Present and Future: A Look at Transportation Data

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by
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Transportation data plays an important role in creating high-performing roadways and planning for maintenance. Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in technology used. However, the introduction of autonomous cars could transform the kind of information we examine throughout engineering projects. When it comes to collecting transportation data, loop wires were the first method introduced. […]

Traffic Noise Challenges

Posted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by
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An important consideration in roadway design is traffic noise. It can be much more destructive than people think. In fact, it can adversely affect your physical health and the environment. Some effects include increased blood pressure, hearing loss and decreased overall mood. In Kansas, a resident or property is considered affected by traffic noise, if […]