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Numbers Every Traffic Engineer Should Know

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE I originally posted this article several years ago. I attend a lot of meetings where I’m seen as the expert on traffic issues and I get asked questions related to basic standards and general practice. You can always respond that you don’t know the answer and you need to look […]

How to Forecast Hourly Volumes for Signal Warrant Analysis

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Tim Aziere, PE, PTOE from Baughman Company in Kansas emailed me this interesting question – “I am doing a signal warrant for a proposed mix-use development here in Wichita, Kansas. The existing land use is a golf course and the proposed uses (10 of them) will generate over 43,000 veh/day. […]

Traffic Safety Plans for Schools

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE My son Mitch starts preschool today.  My daughters Maria and Anna start school next Tuesday along with most of the kids in Minnesota.  My girls walk a block and a half to their school (uphill both ways), so I have given some thought to their safety as they mix with […]

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