We can’t afford to strand a field tech three hours away from the office. Our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan has a well earned 140,000 miles on it and we’re concerned about the coming costs to keep it working reliably. It’s time to replace Traffic Data Inc’s mini-van with a new work vehicle.
Large roads are great for moving vehicles through an area. However, if you are a pedestrian, getting across a wide, busy, high speed road can be daunting. No one wants to play Frogger in real time with real consequences. Except for maybe George Costanza. It is for this reason that pedestrian bridges are sometimes built. Pedestrian bridges allow for pedestrians and bicyclists to safely cross a...
Cut through traffic is a common complaint to a city engineering department. This situation occurs when residents think commuters are using the city street they live on to get around congested roads. The complaint pops up a lot when there’s nearby road construction that’s altering traffic patterns.
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 a drone would seem like the next step.
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 have...
It’s counting season here at Traffic Data Inc. Every year just before school gets out we get a rush from different cities, counties and other engineering firms needing traffic data before patterns change for the summer.