J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning is excited to be working with Person County Tourism Development Authority (PCTDA) to develop a Wayfinding Master Plan for Roxboro and Person County. https://itsbetterinperson.com
In an age where smartphone GPS systems allow us to find our primary destination quickly and easily, visitors may bypass destinations of potential interest. Successful wayfinding programs bring awareness of the retail districts, historical areas, recreation destinations, and landmarks that visitors may not know about and that may not be included in modern navigation technologies. Wayfinding sign systems are developed to enhance a community’s brand, aid navigation, reinforce key destinations, and support economic growth. Community wayfinding can guide visitors off the primary roads and into a community, seamlessly connecting all areas and attracting a range of visitors seeking small-town charm or recreational pursuits.
Signs installed in the public right-of-way must adhere to regulations in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and defines nationwide standards for installing and maintaining traffic control devices, including signs, on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) also has guidelines for installing wayfinding signage. Since NCDOT is ultimately responsible for approving signage along many of the roadways in North Carolina, it is important to work with an experienced consultant who understands not only wayfinding but NCDOT, FHWA, and MUTCD regulations. Contact J.M Teague Engineering & Planning to discuss wayfinding in your community. email@example.com
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NCDOT Supports New Autonomous Shuttle Pilot at University
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Research and Development Unit has provided $463,921 in state funding to a team of researchers at N.C. A&T State University. The funding will be used to develop autonomous shuttles and an innovative rural test track, with a portion of the funds going towards an autonomous shuttle pilot that will connect the university to downtown Greensboro. The project highlights NCDOT’s commitment to creating convenient, reliable, affordable, clean, and safe shared mobility options, ensuring equal access to opportunities and services for all.
State Agencies Prepare for Train Derailments in Mock Exercise
The State Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh hosted a tabletop exercise on Monday, where state and federal agencies, along with private industry partners, collaborated to prepare for the event of a train derailment in North Carolina. The exercise focused on developing a response plan that would aid officials in handling such an emergency. By working together, these agencies are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of citizens and the environment.
JMTE Employee Spotlight Mike Prindiville, Senior Engineering Technician Mike@jmteagueengineering.com 828.456.8383
Mike joined JMTE in August of 2021 after retiring from the United States Army working in the Information Technology field for over 20 years.
He serves as an Senior Engineering Technician for J.M. Teague and the Project Coordinator for NCDOT traffic counts where he manages the gathering, processing, and report submission to NCDOT.
Mike moved to WNC from Texas in 1999 and has established his roots. Outside the office he is a paranormal researcher/ghost hunter and an avid deer hunter.
Educational Background: U.S. Army veteran, 20+ years of IT experience; Computer Repair Certificate from Mountain View Community College, Dallas, TX. Several computer software and networking infrastructure courses including Cisco Certified Networking Associate, Certified Fiber Optic Installer and Technician.
Most Influential Book Read: The Spike by Arnaud de Bourchgrave and Robert Moss
Favorite Quote: Murphy was a grunt
Favorite Food: Seafood