The City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota had a neighborhood reconstruction project planned for 2018 with significant resident concerns about traffic issues. The situation is not unique, but the engineering staff’s approach to the project was.
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.
One really exciting and enjoyable aspect of Transportation Engineering is the constant influx of new technologies. For our projects, we are continually examining how to improve our data, our analyses, and ultimately, our recommendations to make the world a safer place.
Forgetting stuff. It happens all the time. Whether it be your keys, your sunglasses, or your boxed-up leftovers at a restaurant that you had already mentally told yourself would be your lunch for tomorrow, we’ve all left home (or a restaurant) and forgotten to bring something at some point.
Most trip generation data that is collected is vehicle-based and is focused on land uses where there is parking. However, collecting this type of data in urban areas, where parking isn’t abundant and people use multiple modes of transportation, is much more challenging. Yet, having an understanding of how people travel to urban destination is vital for cities and developers to better plan for the...
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.