Case Study: Using Traffic Video to Determine Access Management Needs

Case Study: Using Traffic Video to Determine Access Management Needs


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Tony Tramel is a traffic engineer, consultant, and former director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation in the Lafayette (Louisiana) Consolidated Government. He has more than 40 years of experience under his belt and has some wild traffic engineering stories to tell. In recent years, Tony has used CountingCars’ equipment to conduct some of his studies and those pieces of equipment...
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Collecting Vehicle Merging and Weaving Patterns on a Freeway

Collecting Vehicle Merging and Weaving Patterns on a Freeway


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Recently, a company contacted Traffic Data Inc. to help collect traffic data for their upcoming research project. Most of our traffic counts focus on daily volumes, turning movement counts, and/or gap studies. This study was unique in that our client was interested in documenting vehicle merging and weaving patterns at freeway interchanges. This presented a couple of unique challenges,...
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City Uses Video to Show ADT Levels

City Uses Video to Show ADT Levels


Mark Ray, Crystal, Minnesota City Engineer and Public Works Director, put his COUNTcams to great use in educating his council members.  He put together the video below to show how busy roads are during the p.m. peak hour with ADTs of 19,000 vehicles per day, 8,000 vpd, 700 vpd, and 100 vpd.  Note – the videos are playing at 4x speed because most roads are painfully slow to watch at 1x speed.
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