Interview with Kirk Steudle, Director of Michigan Department of Transporation

Kirk Steudle, PE, the Director of the Michigan DOT, was recently named to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Future Interstate Study Committee.  This honor/responsibility is a continuation of the many positions he has held within the Michigan DOT as well as numerous leadership positions within transportation industry organizations.  I’ve seen Kirk speak […]

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 […]

2017 Traffic Study Price Guide Now Available

Readers of MikeOn Traffic know we believe in sharing our industry best practices and providing full transparency of how we run our business so we can help others be successful in their businesses. This philosophy includes publicly sharing our pricing for our service offerings. We are pleased to present our 2017 pricing guide for traffic studies. […]

Meet Me at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Join me on January 8th – 10th at the 2017 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. CountingCars.com will be exhibiting at the show (booth #1236) and I would love to meet our readers and customers and swap traffic engineering stories. We have a limited number of guest passes for to attend the exhibitor area. Send […]

Are U-Turns Safe?

You want us to make a U-turn? In some situations the answer is yes. Requiring single occupant vehicles to make U-turns and subsequent right turns instead of direct left turns is a well-documented strategy for improving safety and minimizing delay along arterial corridors. According to the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies Access Management […]

Ryan Martinson Interview: Resilience in a Transportation System

Ryan Martinson of Stantec recently posted a paper titled Resilience in a Transportation System: Should ITE Include Resilience in its Foundational Documents.  Ryan has focused his transportation career on sustainable transportation solutions and is the Vice Chair of ITE’s Sustainability Committee. Now he’s thinking about resiliency too. I find the somewhat contradictory concepts of sustainability […]

Advice for a Young Traffic Engineer

A blog reader emailed me the following – he wishes to stay anonymous while he works this out with his boss, who may or may not also be a reader of MikeOnTraffic… “I have a question that I thought would be good for you because of your expertise in the traffic industry and your blog […]