Preliminary Traffic Assessment Webinar

Every development goes through some process to be approved for construction. The traffic portion may include a traffic study, or a travel demand management plan, but equally important for the developer is to determine any fatal flaws, from a traffic perspective, of the proposed site plan. Check out our article on Preliminary Traffic Assessment which includes […]

Study Results: Right Turn on Red Percentages

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE As part of our company purpose – Improve Transportation Globally – we often develop and complete research projects. We do this to help improve our work internally or help answer external questions from our clients. A recent research project completed involved Right Turn on Red at signalized intersections. In Minnesota, […]

Traffic Calming Resources: How to Handle Speeding

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE We recently completed our annual MikeOnTraffic reader survey. In the survey we asked readers what their biggest challenge is, and our readers didn’t hold back! We received a wide range of challenges that transportation engineers face daily. Over the next several months we are going to post resources for our […]

An Argument for Rapid Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles

Great Photos from the Autonomous Bus at Super Bowl LII

Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Tom Fischer made an interesting argument at the City Engineers Association of Minnesota annual meeting that the switch to autonomous vehicles will be like the transition from horses to cars that happened in the early Twentieth Century.  It took about twenty years for horses to become illegal in cities but that […]

Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 4: Traffic Data Collection

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 […]

FHWA Terminates Interim Approval of Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE For those who haven’t heard yet, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently repealed their Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) interim approval on December 21, 2017. RRFBs supplement standard pedestrian and school crossing warning signs across uncontrolled approaches. Rather than the MUTCD standard of a circular light flashing once per second, […]

Best of Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinars

We launched our free Traffic Corner Tuesday webinar series in 2016. We started offering these webinars as a way to share our traffic engineering knowledge with others in our pursuit to improve transportation globally. Since we began, we have held 25 webinars on a wide range of topics, and have had more than 1,200 people […]

Annual MikeOnTraffic Reader Survey

I started the MikeOnTraffic blog in 2007. I love sharing what I know with others, and over the past decade, the blog has evolved to include industry information, how-to guides, case studies of work my team has done, and guest posts from other industry experts. However, to keep this site fresh and relevant for my […]

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 […]