I’m an inquisitive traffic engineer who has been in the business since 1994. This is my personal blog about the transportation industry.
My mission is to help traffic engineers, transportation planners, and other transportation professionals improve our world. As a result, I write on traffic analysis, data collection, our profession and transportation design (although I occasionally write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories).
My goal is to create insightful, relevant content you can put to work in your professional life.
About Mike Spack, PE, PTOE
I’ve founded and am currently the president of four industry related companies –
- Spack Consulting – The Traffic Study Company
- Traffic Data Inc – Minnesota’s Data Collection Firm
- CountingCars.com – The Traffic Counter’s Hub
- Spack Academy – Training for Transportation Professionals
Before going to work for myself, I worked in a couple of consulting firms and also served as the staff traffic engineer for the city of Maple Grove, Minnesota. I’ve taught in the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota and am a past president of the North Central Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
I’m a licensed civil engineer and a certified professional transportation operations engineer (the alphabet soup after my name). I’m also a fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
I’ve been married to my lovely wife Jane since 1996 and we have three kids. We live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota when we’re not at our cabin in Baxter, Minnesota. In my free time, I enjoy reading, exercising, cooking, fishing, traveling, playing board games with my family and playing cards with my buddies.