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We’re Hiring! Summer Traffic Engineer Intern

Are you or do you know someone who: -Wants to be a transportation/traffic engineer? -Enjoys solving hard problems? -Enjoys making checklists and crossing things off your to-do list? If yes, then you should apply, or have the person you know apply, for an internship with Spack Consulting. What You Will Learn Frequent readers know Spack […]

New Traffic Data Inc 2018 Price List

Each year we share our Traffic Data Inc.’s data collection price list and the 2018 price list has just been released. We have steadily grown from our headquarters in Minneapolis to servicing the five-state regional Midwest area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota). The major highlight – our price for a 48-hour count […]

Attention Cities! Stop Sign Compliance Research

By Bryant Ficek Have you ever found yourself in front of a City Council warning them about the dangers of installing unwarranted stop signs? Many traffic engineers are frequently informing our Councils and residents that unwarranted signs teach drivers bad habits of ignoring the message. Safety concerns can quickly follow when unwarranted signs are posted […]

Fun Facts and Interesting Tidbits

Mike Spack started MikeOnTraffic, our industry-leading blog, ten years ago. More than 8,000 people worldwide visit our site each month, and we’ve collectively posted over 750 articles. As we reflected on this milestone, we also came up with some fun facts about Spack Consulting. For a company now with five full-time engineers, I think my […]

Free Webinars: Traffic Corner Tuesday

At Spack Consulting, we frequently huddle as an engineering team to discuss and review various challenges and concerns in our engineering projects. Typically, a senior engineer lays out the scenario and issue to be solved. We let the younger staff start with questions and comments. Senior staff will then interject with questions (often leading) and […]

Do Roundabouts Improve Local Economies?

When roundabouts started being rediscovered in the US more than a decade ago, a common criticism was that installation of a roundabout would kill the local businesses. Customers would hate them and stop going to the area. Trucks would not be able to make their deliveries. And the whole area would turn into a desolate […]

The Effectiveness of Travel Demand Management Measures

A number of  years ago we conducted a study documenting the effectiveness of travel demand management (TDM) plans in reducing peak hour traffic generation and peak parking demand in six office complexes in Minnesota. We’ve since updated and expanded that study. The new study analyzed traffic and parking at nine sites in the Minneapolis – […]