I didn’t know this until I was an undergraduate in the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota, but there are actually engineers who try to improve the safety and efficiency of traffic. This is news to most of the traveling public.
After a few traffic engineering courses, I decided this was for me. Improving people’s daily commute is a pretty noble cause. Plus many polls around the country are showing traffic has surpassed crime as the number one community issue. Talk about job security!
So why a blog? There are a lot of traffic questions out there and I haven’t been able to find a central resource. So, as a working traffic engineer (Spack Consulting and Traffic Data Inc.) with a background as both a government employed engineer (City of Maple Grove) and a consultant, I decided to pick up the torch. My goal for the blog is to become an interesting and informative resource for developers, engineers, and anyone who has a question about traffic.