Category Archives for "Forecasting"

Documenting 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 study analyzed traffic and parking at nine sites in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan […]

Traffic Data Inc 2016 Price List

Each year we share our Traffic Data Inc.’s data collection price list and the 2016 price list has just been released. Traffic Data Inc. is primarily focused on data collection in the Midwest (especially Minnesota and Wisconsin). Many data collection firms require you to call them for a quote on each project you have. We provide […]

Top 6 Ways to Pick Apart a Traffic Study

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE Most, and should be all, traffic engineers will readily admit our standard process for preparing Traffic Impact Studies has several points of assumptions, estimates, or flat-out guesses. Here are the Top 6 Areas a reviewer could focus on to pick apart a Traffic Impact Study: Traffic Counts – we generally complete intersection […]

Washington State DOT Forecasts Vehicle Miles Traveled Will Continue to Decrease

The Washington State DOT just published The 2014 Corridor Capacity Report and the Washington Transportation Revenue Forecast Council published their Transportation Economic and Revenue Forecasts.  This is not newsworthy, but the forecasts buried in these documents are remarkable.  Below is their revised Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) forecast. This is the first state DOT revised forecast I […]

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