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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

A Brief History of the Early Days of the Boy Scouts of America by Seth Chalmers

August 28, 2012

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was launched in 1910 by Chicago-based publisher William Boyce. Drawing inspiration from other scouting organizations, Boyce took scouting one step further by turning it into a business, and he incorporated the BSA in Washington, D.C. He recruited youth leaders and provided funding to the organization in its early stages. […]