Seth Chalmers: American Society of Civil Engineers Honors Engineering Students

April 15, 2013

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Seth Chalmers, the division manager of the Traffic Engineering Division for Pima County in Tucson, Arizona, is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As such, Seth Chalmers enjoys staying up to date with the society’s current events. The ingenuity of civil engineers helps the United States face challenges in improving transportation […]

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Seth Chalmers: Initial Steps for Developing Safety Planning and Programming Projects in Arizona

March 17, 2013

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As Division Manager of the Traffic Engineering Division for Pima County in Tucson, Arizona, Seth Chalmers leverages more than three decades of experience in the civil engineering sphere. His experience in safety planning and programming extends to the development of projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). In undertaking […]

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Planning for Safety Projects Funded by the Federal Highway Administration By Seth Chalmers

February 27, 2013

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) safety projects are enabled financially through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). These highway safety funds are made possible by a federal gas tax on fuel. When local governments, councils of governments (COGs), and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) plan to carry out some of these safety projects, the process often involves […]

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An Overview of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Section

February 14, 2013

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The Traffic Safety Section (TSS) of the Arizona Department of Transportation identifies and recommends improvements and solutions to state highway traffic problems. The government agency accomplishes this by studying the frequency and severity of accidents at specific locations and suggesting countermeasures to prevent such accidents. The TSS also provides general expertise in traffic-related issues and […]

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The Importance of Speed Limit and Lane Width for Traffic Safety By Seth Chalmers, PE

January 21, 2013

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Speed is one of the most important risk factor to take into consideration when thinking about traffic safety. The faster a car is going, the more likely a crash will be more severe or even fatal, especially if a road is not suitable for those high speeds. However, the tendency of many agencies, due to […]

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Benefits of the “Road Diet”

November 28, 2012

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By Seth Chalmers One potential way to reduce accidents for pedestrians and vehicles is the “road diet.” A road or lane diet reduces the travel lanes on a highway or road, and increases space for sidewalks or bike lanes. In a lane diet study conducted in Somerton, Arizona, the engineering team observed the effects of […]

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American Society of Civil Engineers Advances Members’ Knowledge with Online Resources, by Seth Chalmers

October 18, 2012

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Founded in New York City in 1852, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Today, ASCE provides publications and programs for more than 140,000 members to advance the discipline of civil engineering. ASCE strives to offer lifelong learning opportunities for members, develop civil engineering leaders, […]

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