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The Role and Responsibilities of a Design Engineer

The lucrative field of engineering is one that has a variety of disciplines that all play an integral part in the development and growth of our society. In the many facets that comprise the world of engineering, there are certain engineering positions that provide those with the opportunity to work within the various branches of […]

What Is Civil Engineering?

The job of an engineer is one that yields great importance and necessity. Due to this, engineering is a career that is broken up into a variety of fields. For example, there’s electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering, chemical engineering, and so much more! Additionally, there’s the field of civil engineering, which plays an extremely […]

Nashville voters overwhelmingly reject transit referendum

(Photo: Larry McCormack / The Tennessean) Nashvillians resoundingly defeated a controversial plan that would have raised four taxes to fund a transit system anchored by light trail, voting against the historic referendum by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. In a crushing blow to much of the city’s establishment that backed the proposal, more than 78,000 Nashvillians voted […]

Governor Haslam and TDOT release 3-year transportation plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, which includes funding for nearly 200 road projects statewide. The program features approximately $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 143 individual project phases on 116 projects, including highways, bridges, transit, railways, waterways and aviation projects. “This year’s […]

What is a Transportation Engineer?

Transportation Engineering As a subdivision of Civil Engineering, a Transportation Engineer uses the fundamentals of technology and science to plan, design, manage, and operate resources for transportation. This is a line of work that requires the implementation of advanced math and sciences. It’s the job of a Transportation Engineer to provide Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville, […]

What are Traffic Studies and Why are They Important

A traffic study is an elaborate investigation and meticulous analysis of the transportation system in a specific area, which is supported by an expansive collection of data. Usually, traffic studies are used to examine a recurring transportation problem and propose a solution that will yield less traffic and congestion in that particular area. On average, […]

The Importance of Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering & Civil Engineering For those who are unfamiliar with this branch of engineering, traffic engineering is a method of civil engineering that helps to optimize the performance and efficiency of the movement of people, goods, and transportation. In the field of traffic engineering, engineers must look at the whole picture in order to […]

Williamson County Traffic – TDOT Breaks Ground on Widening Project on Franklin Road

One of the six projects in Williamson County on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s list broke ground Tuesday, and Gov. Bill Haslam came out to help. TDOT plans to widen Franklin Road between Concord Road and south of Moores Lane. The planned improvements include widening the roadway along 2.6 miles from its current two/three lane […]

Learn More About the Solar Eclipse in Music City

SOLAR ECLIPSE FAST FACTS: First total eclipse on American soil since 1991 (Hawaii) First total eclipse on the mainland since 1979 (Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota) First total eclipse to sweep across the entire country since 1918 With the internet, this will be the largest astronomical event in US history. The last total eclipses visible […]

Dickerson Pike project aims for twice as many residential units, but no townhomes

The mixed-use project planned for the 900 block of Dickerson Pike will no longer include townhomes, but nearly twice as many residential units and more commercial space. On Tuesday, developer Strategic Options International LLC is to present revised plans to the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s design review committee that calls for 95 condo flats. The […]