Announcing COUNTcam 2 – Next Generation Traffic Video Recording System

New COUNTcam 2 Video Recording System Connects Wirelessly to Your Mobile Device and Uses Swappable Battery Packs to Extend Recording Time.

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE After more than a year in design and manufacturing, I’m excited to announce the all new COUNTcam 2 (check out how the COUNTcam 2 was designed from our technology partners at Tomorrow Labs) We originally designed our COUNTcam video recording systems out of our own need to find a more […]

A New Simple, Universal Address System

What3Words is Revolutionizing the Traditional Address System

Much of the developed world is covered by an addressing system.  For instance, our office is located at 5708 West 36th Street, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 55416, USA and one of our partners is at Building 46, Second Industrial Estate, Houting, Shajing Street, Baoan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, PRC 518104.  From these examples, you can see […]

Meet Us at ITE 2016 Annual Meeting

Bryant Ficek, Vice President of Spack Consulting and regular contributor to Mike On Traffic will be at the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit August 14th – 17th in Anaheim, California. Stop by the booth to meet Bryant. We love to meet our readers and customers and swap traffic engineering stories. We also have a […]

Meet Me at PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting

Mike Spack to Present "How Vistro is Improving Our Traffic Studies"

Join me on October 13th and 14th at the 16th North America PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting in Portland, Oregon. This year I will be sharing my insights on “How Vistro is Improving Our Traffic Studies.” Click the link to view information about this year’s meeting. Send me an email at if you are planning […]

To Raise or Not To Raise: A Speed Limit Case Study

A Case Study in Changing Speed Limits on Minnesota’s Two-Lane Highways

Guest Post by Max Moreland, PE, Traffic Data Inc. /Spack Consulting Let’s say that the Minnesota legislature wants to raise the speed on two lane highways in the great State of Minnesota from 55 mph to 60 mph.  Is that a good idea or a bad idea?  That is what we at Traffic Data Inc. […]

What to Do if You are in an Auto Accident

Guest Post by Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE, Vice-President at Spack Consulting I’ve become a Statistic!! On a recent Monday evening drive home, I was rear-ended on the freeway (besides having my bell rung, I appear to be in good shape – thanks for asking).  So for the first time in my life and driving career, […]

Meet Me at ITE Western District Conference

Mike Spack to Present "Top 10 Ways Video Data Collection is Improving My Engineering"

Join me on Monday, July 20th at the 2015 Western District Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. I will be presenting from 10:30 – 12:00 for the Effective Tools in Data Collection track. This year I will be sharing my key learnings on data collection in a session titled “Top 10 Ways  Video Data Collection is Improving […]

Fourth of July Fun Facts

In honor of the Fourth of July, our offices will be closed (, Spack Consulting and Traffic Data Inc.) so our staff can spend time with their family and friends. For many Americans the Fourth of July is a time to grill our favorite foods, watch parades, and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display in honor […]