Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 3: Document Existing Conditions

Mike Spack and Bryant Ficek have literally written a book about Traffic Impact Studies and the process from authorization to final study. We present the information we wish we had when starting our careers and hopefully have tips and refreshers that even experienced traffic engineers will find useful. This series presents the basic steps of […]

Best of 2017 – Review of our Top Articles

2017 was a great year for MikeOnTraffic and we want to share our readers’ favorite articles from last year. Take a closer look at these articles you may have missed. Pros & Cons of Back-In Angle Parking  Back-in angle parking has many benefits including providing drivers with a better view of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. […]

Super Bowl Traffic Plan Review

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE   Super Bowl LII is coming to our world headquarters city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in February 2018. As one might imagine, the planning for bringing a major event is immense. For two weeks, the eyes of the sporting universe will be here as the worldwide press, about 1 million tourists, […]

Visit Us at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Join the team on January 7th– 9th at the 2018 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. CountingCars will be exhibiting in booth #362 and we would love to meet our readers and customers and swap traffic engineering stories. Stop by our booth to see the COUNTcam 2 and our new wayCOUNT road tube counter […]

A Great Month for Minnesota Transportation and MnDOT

As our readers know, we strive to provide for all modes of traffic in our studies. We also believe we do a great job of staying informed on the latest technologies and innovations that can improve how we do business. Along those lines, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) made four announcements in October that […]

Traffic Corner Tuesday – Sharing Traffic Engineering Knowledge One Webinar at a Time

Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinar

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Starting MikeOnTraffic in 2007 seemed very cutting edge at the time, but blogs became commonplace, and there have been several online innovations since then.  Our mission at Spack Enterprises is to “Improve Transportation Globally”, so we routinely think about how we can reach more people or share our knowledge more […] – A Look at Traffic Data Collection Innovation

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Recently, I wrote about MikeOnTraffic celebrating its 10th anniversary. The success of MikeOnTraffic has helped me work toward’s my personal goal of sharing my knowledge to help improve transportation globally. The blog has also helped me spread the word about how to cost-effectively collect traffic data so transportation professionals can […]

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 […]