Category Archives for "Data"

Announcing the New wayCOUNT Tube Counting System that Connects Wirelessly to the Cloud

I’m excited to announce our partnership with Tomorrow Lab to create the 21st Century tube counting system.  Frankly, tube counters haven’t changed much since the 1970’s other than to get smaller and cheaper.  The wayCOUNT system changes that. The wayCOUNT road tube counter is a rugged, two-port tube counter.  Like standard tube counters, it provides […]

The Age of Drones for Data Collection?

Guest Post by Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE, Vice President at Spack Consulting. Looking through last Sunday’s ads, drones had a prominent spot for at least one store. Several versions were available from under $200 to $2,000 or more. Most included video cameras to provide great photos and/or videos. Since we currently use ground-mounted video cameras, getting […]

Black Friday Trip Generation at Big Box Retailers

We collected trip generation data at four big box retailers in Minnesota over the Black Friday retail sale event in November 2015.  We also collected data at the same stores during a normal week during the winter in 2016. You can freely dig into the data at Below are summaries of the peak hour […]

3 Ways to Improve Trip Generation Data in 2016

Trip generation data is at the core of how transportation professionals make traffic forecasts.  Do a search of my blog and you’ll see trip generation has been a recurring theme over the last nine years. ITE has been the broker/arbiter of trip generation data for 50+ years.  They did a wonderful job with 1960’s technology, […]