With over 60 in attendance, RJRA's 8th anniversary Black Jack Open House event was a success! Guests enjoyed gourmet food, beverages, gambling, and virtual golf. As each guest arrived they received $1,500 in tokens to use at the Black Jack tables, and at the end of the night Jesse Covarrubias (Structural Engineering Associates, Inc.), Paul Molina (PBK Architects), and Mendi Litman (City of San Antonio) won gift cards for having the highest winnings.
RJRA to host 8th Anniversary Open House at new office location. ...read more
The La Vernia Historical Association sponsored the Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Ride in La Vernia, TX and a Team RJRA led the pack! The team consisted of Sofia Torres, EIT, Yobana Diaz, and Rudy Rivera.
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, COMPTO, hosted the 3rd Annual Charles B. Shannon Memorial Golf Tournament in San Antonio, TX for local scholarships and youth programs and Team RJRA joined in! The team consisted of Sofia Torres, EIT, William Long, Yobana Diaz, and Rudy Rivera. ...see photo.
The RJ RIVERA Associates, Inc. headquarters have moved! We are now located in the Pyramid Building in San Antonio, TX.
Our new physical address:
RJ RIVERA Associates, Inc.
601 NW Loop 410, Suite 410
San Antonio, TX 78216 ...read more
RJRA is supporting this years Walk & Roll Fest, hosted by the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)! Walk & Roll Fest celebrates and encourages healthy, active transportation such as bicycling, walking, car/vanpooling and busing. To show our support , RJRA employees will be riding and running this race! The event will be held on Saturday, May 15th from 8:00 AM to 12 noon at HemisFair Plaza.
Many from RJRA participated in this years Basura Bash by picking up trash along San Antonio waterways alongside dozens of other volunteers.
RJ Rivera Associates, Inc. began as a one-man company back in Austin, TX in 2003. It enjoyed many successes, most notably opening it's San Antonio branch office in 2005.
Along with this came one of RJRA's hardest-working members: Linda Vela. Linda celebrates her 5-year anniversary with RJRA. During her tenure, she has also gotten married and had two bouncing boys.
Help us welcome the newest members to the RJRA community: Melissa Barton and Dan Shaleen!
Melissa Barton will be joining the Accounting and Human Resources department and brings with her 18 years of experience.
Dan Shaleen will be joining the Engineering Department and brings 30 years of experience.
Francine started with RJRA on March 19, 2007 as a Graduate Engineer. She is now our newest Engineer in Training (EIT).
RJRA's favorite Public Involvement Coordinator has received a promotion. William Long is RJRA's newest Public Involvement Specialist.
RJRA headquarters moved to San Antonio. The Austin office is still active.
We are proud to annouce our newest PE: Melissa Rivera! Melissa joined the RJRA team as an EIT/Graphic Designer/Photographer in August 2007.
After months of studying late hours and carting around boxes of resource books, she is happy to be able to enjoy more time with her son and her Labrador.
Years of preparation and studying have led to this celebratory occasion: Steve Pérez has passed the Principals and Practice of Engineering Exam, becoming RJRA's newest Professional Engineer. Upon hearing that the test results were posted, Steve recalls, "I went to the TBPE website and typed in my information, and for a long time I was hesitant to press Enter. Finally, I thought, Oh well, whatever happens happens. When I saw my name, I was just glad it was all over and I could start living again."
Steve joined the RJRA team as an EIT in October 2006. His manager, Clint Ray, stated, "Steve brings technical expertise and leadership to our team of professionals and we are fortunate to have him on board. We look forward to his continued success and are excited about contributing to his future professional development." Congratulations, Steve!
RJRA presented findings from the Texas-Mexico Border Crossings Study to the US/Mexico Border Transportation Planning Joint Working Committee (JWC). The JWC is a binational group that includes committee members from the US and Mexico, focused on coordinating land transportation planning and facilitating cross-border transportation movements.
The Border Crossings Study was a project commissioned by TxDOT Transportation Planning and Programming (TPP) Division.
RJRA presented findings from the Texas-Mexico Border Crossings Study to the El Paso Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Port Improvement Committee. The BOTA Port Improvement Committee is a division of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) whose main purpose is to obtain a consensus on the proposed improvements to BOTA.
The findings that RJRA presented will help shape the future design and function of BOTA by guiding the MPO in reaching a consensus on determining what infrastructure improvements are needed.
He is more than the President of the Firm, more than an engineer, more than a mountain biker… he is a HERO FOR LIFE! During the month of March, Rodolfo "Rudy" Rivera was awarded a "Hero for Life" certificate for donating 10 gallons of blood to the Blood Center of Central Texas (BCCT).
Additionally, Rudy was noted on the BCCT website as a 2007 "Level 4 Hands of the Donor" partner (see the top of column 4).
Last year, in a prime capacity, RJRA successfully advanced from the earliest planning stages through detailed design and construction bid documents.
For a total 2007 Letting of over $40 million
RJRA accomplished this on an accelerated schedule through close coordination with utility companies, permitting agencies, and key partners such as the Federal Highway Administration, and Union Pacific railroad.