Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 4: Traffic Data Collection

Mike Spack and Bryant Ficek have literally written a book about Traffic Impact Studies and the process from authorization to final study. We present the information we wish we had when starting our careers and hopefully have tips and refreshers that even experienced traffic engineers will find useful. This series presents the basic steps of […]

FHWA Terminates Interim Approval of Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE For those who haven’t heard yet, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently repealed their Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) interim approval on December 21, 2017. RRFBs supplement standard pedestrian and school crossing warning signs across uncontrolled approaches. Rather than the MUTCD standard of a circular light flashing once per second, […]

Best of Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinars

We launched our free Traffic Corner Tuesday webinar series in 2016. We started offering these webinars as a way to share our traffic engineering knowledge with others in our pursuit to improve transportation globally. Since we began, we have held 25 webinars on a wide range of topics, and have had more than 1,200 people […]

Annual MikeOnTraffic Reader Survey

I started the MikeOnTraffic blog in 2007. I love sharing what I know with others, and over the past decade, the blog has evolved to include industry information, how-to guides, case studies of work my team has done, and guest posts from other industry experts. However, to keep this site fresh and relevant for my […]

Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 3: Document Existing Conditions

Mike Spack and Bryant Ficek have literally written a book about Traffic Impact Studies and the process from authorization to final study. We present the information we wish we had when starting our careers and hopefully have tips and refreshers that even experienced traffic engineers will find useful. This series presents the basic steps of […]

Best of 2017 – Review of our Top Articles

2017 was a great year for MikeOnTraffic and we want to share our readers’ favorite articles from last year. Take a closer look at these articles you may have missed. Pros & Cons of Back-In Angle Parking  Back-in angle parking has many benefits including providing drivers with a better view of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. […]

Super Bowl Traffic Plan Review

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE   Super Bowl LII is coming to our world headquarters city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in February 2018. As one might imagine, the planning for bringing a major event is immense. For two weeks, the eyes of the sporting universe will be here as the worldwide press, about 1 million tourists, […]

Visit Us at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Join the CountingCars.com team on January 7th– 9th at the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. CountingCars will be exhibiting in booth #362 and we would love to meet our readers and customers and swap traffic engineering stories. Stop by our booth to see the COUNTcam 2 and our new wayCOUNT road tube counter […]