RSG Senior Director, Michael Geilich, was recently certified as a ‘Project Management Professional (PMP)’ by the Project Management Institute. The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.
The Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently honored RSG with the prestigious When Work Works Award, recognizing RSG’s use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits, and opportunities for advancement—all factors associated with employee health, well-being, and engagement. RSG also qualified as one of the top 25 employers. After the recent recognition as a Great Rated!™ workplace, RSG is thrilled to welcome yet another national award.
Erica Wygonik recently re-joined RSG, bringing over fifteen years of experience in a wide range of transportation planning and engineering efforts—including traffic simulation, transportation planning, community outreach, and freight modeling. In her role as Senior Consultant at RSG, Dr. Wygonik will focus on freight transportation and modeling, transportation engineering, and campus and community planning.
The City of Burlington recently broke ground on the $9.1 million Waterfront North Project—aimed to boost activity and upgrade infrastructure for the northern side of the Lake Champlain waterfront. RSG is proud to have been the consultant team project manager and lead design engineer for this development, helping the City of Burlington design, permit, and move forward with this major component of its waterfront revitalization initiative. The project will include, among other things, realigning and rebuilding parts of the deteriorated bike path, remediating environmental issues, building a $1 million skatepark, and implementing stormwater measures to protect Lake Champlain.
RSG Senior Consultant, Steven Gayle, has achieved the status of ‘Certified Instructor’ for the National Highway Institute (NHI). NHI is the training agency of the Federal Highway Administration—offering a large number of classroom and web-based courses for federal, state, and MPO staff. Certification involves a rigorous process of training, teaching, and observation by a Master Trainer. Steve teaches the Metropolitan Transportation Planning course.
A book edited and co-authored by RSG Director, Steven Lawson, was just released. The book, Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks, synthesizes the research of the last two decades on transportation in parks and outdoor recreation. Twenty-one essays explore the interdependent relationship between transportation and the national parks—working to develop principles for managing sustainable transportation while minimizing impacts and maintaining a high-quality experience for the visitor.
The Great Place to Work® Institute recently named RSG as the latest Great Rated!™ workplace. The Great Rated! review process includes confidential surveying of employees to rate their employers on benefits and culture—ranging from professional development to overall company atmosphere. After six consecutive years of winning Vermont Business Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Vermont, RSG welcomes the Great Rated! recognition as a national honor—reflecting the company’s evolution and national footprint.
RSG consultants will lead five sessions and one workshop at the 14th National TRB ‘Tools of the Trade Conference’ in Burlington, VT from July 21-23. The conference is designed to share knowledge on factors affecting the planning, development, programming, and implementation of multi-modal transportation facilities for small and medium-sized communities. RSG is a gold sponsor of the conference.
RSG Senior Director, Bob Chamberlin, will speak at the Ohio Planning Conference on July 15th. He will speak in the session titled, “What Do We Plan When We Plan for Climate Variability and Transportation Sustainability.” The conference, held in Columbus, is focused on emerging trends and new tools for effective transportation planning across Ohio.
RSG has been honored with the 5x5x5 Growth Award from Vermont Business Magazine! The 5x5x5 Awards celebrate the achievements of the five fastest growing businesses in five categories over the last five years in Vermont. RSG placed number four in the service category this year. We held the number five spot in 2012.