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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 […]

Creating Accident Mitigation Solutions Using Traffic Videos

With more than 40 years of experience in the traffic industry, Tony Tramel has seen it all. He has watched the evolution of technology and has held positions that have given him a broad view of the industry. Recently, Tramel has been hired to complete several studies in which he used CountingCars’ technology to more […]

Meet Me at PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting

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

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

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 […]

Meet Max Moreland – Professional Engineer

Max Moreland has worked with me and the Traffic Data Inc. (TDI) and Spack Consulting team for more than four years and has written a number of posts on Mike On Traffic. Recently he passed his PE exam, and I thought this would be the perfect time introduce you to Max. What people may not […]

Endorsement for ITE International Vice-President: Shawn Leight

If you’re an ITE member, today is your chance to vote for our next international vice-president.  Jimmy Lin and Shawn Leight are the two candidates. Mr. Lin has a very impressive background as a business owner, ITE member and elected official.  However, Shawn Leight has just as impressive a resume AND his involvement within ITE makes […]