Alexandre Nolet to Present at the 2016 Association Québécoise des Transports (AQTR) Conference

Alexandre Nolet, Giffin Koerth’s Road Safety & Rail Safety Senior Associate, will be presenting at the 2016 Association Québécoise des Transports (AQTR) conference on Tuesday, April 12.

Alex will discuss the implications of the new Rail Grade Crossing Regulations of Transport Canada.

To learn more about Giffin Koerth’s Rail Safety service, click here. To contact Alex Nolet, please call 416-368-1700.

Alexandre Nolet, B.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., has over seven years of experience in the transportation consulting industry where his focus has been on road safety, collision analysis, traffic operations, and risk management. At Giffin Koerth, Alexandre provides expert opinions in relation to transportation facility design, operations, and maintenance. Alexandre has been involved in several in-service road safety reviews and road safety audits for various road jurisdictions throughout Ontario and Quebec. Alexandre has gained a strong knowledge of quantitative collision analysis methods to assess the level of risk and the likelihood of collisions occurring on a road network. He has developed mathematical models (safety performance functions) to predict the average number of collisions per year at a location as a function of exposure (traffic volume) and roadway/intersection characteristics (e.g., number of lanes, road environment, traffic control, and presence of a median), and conducted network screening analyses for multiple road authorities in Ontario and Quebec. Within the industry, Alexandre has published papers and presented at several large national and international conferences. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and the Association Québécoise des Transports (AQTR).

Russell Brownlee and Alexandre Nolet Published in Municipal World Magazine

Giffin Koerth’s Road Safety Principal, Russell Brownlee, and Road Safety Engineer, Alex Nolet, have been published in the March 2016 issue of Municipal World Magazine.

“Canada’s New Grade Rail Crossings” covers the changing regulatory framework of Canada’s rail grade crossings and how it impacts municipalities.

The article provides critical details concerning the nature of the new regulations and an overview of the steps necessary to ensure that the grade crossings under individual municipal jurisdictions comply with the recently-adopted Grade Crossings Regulations. By the end of November 2016, road authorities will be required to provide a large amount of critical data related to their grade crossings to the railway companies.

To learn more about Giffin Koerth’s Rail Safety service, click here. To contact Russell Brownlee or Alex Nolet , please call 416-368-1700.

Russell Brownlee Presents at The Transportation Research Board’s 95th Annual Meeting

Principal of the Road Safety Group at Giffin Koerth, Russell Brownlee, has been asked to speak at The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, being held in Washington, D.C. From January 10th-14th. Almost 12,000 transportation professionals gathered to attend educational sessions, workshops and presentations.

Russell Brownlee spoke at the session entitled Highway Safety Update: State of The Practice and HSM Version 2.0, a program co-sponsored by the Tort Liability & Risk Management Committee and the Highway Safety Performance Committee. Russell gave his perspective on the Expert Witness Practitioner Perspective on the Highway Safety Manual 2.0, and was joined by fellow road experts who covered the tools for evaluating highway safety, as well as the Highway Safety Manual 2.0. Giffin Koerth is proud that Russell has represented the Road Safety Group to such a large and well respected group of professionals from around the globe.

Russell Brownlee, B.Sc., M.A.Sc., FITE, P.Eng, is one of Canada’s foremost road and transportation safety experts. Russell’s much published experience includes work for municipalities, transportation consultants and forensic engineers.