Local Data Proves Best Again – Trip Generation at Hotels

Guest Post by Max Moreland, PE, Director of Operations at Traffic Data Inc. A key initiative of Mike on Traffic and Spack Consulting is to actively share our traffic engineering data and knowledge with others in the transportation industry. Over the last several years we have shared our local trip generation data through TripGeneration.org and […]

Two-Stage Turn Boxes for Bicyclists

Guest post by Jonah Finkelstein, EIT Spack Consulting For the less experienced bicyclist, navigating a busy roadway can be a challenge, even with the addition of designated cycle tracks. The cycle track separates the bicyclist from a vehicle lane, however does not address the issue of making safe turning movements across multiple vehicle lanes without […]

2016 Mike On Traffic Reader Survey Results

The 2016 MikeOnTraffic subscriber survey results are in!  Here’s a chart of the top work issues in our field: Three key areas standout from this year’s survey: Trip Generation Everyday work challenges (Business Issues  and  Time Management / Talent Management categories) Politics / Bureaucracy (which includes the Politics / bureaucracy and Dealing with Agencies categories) […]

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. […]

Bicycle Lane Conflict Zone Markings

Guest post by Jonah Finkelstein, EIT Spack Consulting Bicycle travel is once again becoming a more popular mode of transportation, resulting in a new focus on improving the existing bicycle infrastructure and adding more safe and maneuverable bicycle facilities for the devoted cyclists. One such addition is bringing a little green into our downtown area. […]

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 […]