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Many communities are experiencing unusual growth along with the associated traffic problems. After solving traffic problems for over 20 years, we have a pretty good idea of what is effective and what isn’t when it comes to mitigating (or preventing) traffic problems. And more importantly, we don’t get carried away — our advice and recommendations are tailored to the […]

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Basic Evaluation for Traffic Signal Warrant

Posted June 3rd, 2017 by .

Categories: Congestion, Traffic Engineering, Traffic Signals.

Traffic signals are not always the best solution for mitigating traffic congestion. However, to determine if a traffic signal might be appropriate for your situation, a simple flowchart is available to provide straight forward guidance regarding traffic signal warrant criteria. Some nuances are necessarily omitted but the majority of traffic signals are warranted based on the information presented in the […]

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Traffic Impact Analysis Benefits Everyone (but keep it reasonable)

A traffic impact analysis goes by many names — some of which I feel uncomfortable repeating here. In general however, its purpose is to simply answer the question, “How much traffic will a proposed development generate and what can be done to mitigate unacceptable impacts?” Because developments range in magnitude from single family subdivisions to large multi-use retail […]

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Intentionally NOT setting goals…

Posted May 25th, 2017 by .

Categories: Life.

I used to think goal setting was pretty cool, and who doesn’t want to be cool?  In fact, I just designed and ordered 844 t-shirts. They are very cool t-shirts. A lot easier than actually setting goals. Goal setting takes time and there’s Netflix and business books to read (or reread). Anyway, I’ve been reading about goals lately […]

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The Evolution of a Traffic Engineer

Traffic engineering is an engineering discipline requiring a strong sense of what constitutes a reasonable solution in light of human behavior. It is not a black and white science (at least it shouldn’t be) and unfortunately, engineers in general are not known for being especially creative or even fun to be with. Looking back on my […]

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Is This the World’s First Modern Roundabout?

Posted February 11th, 2016 by .

Categories: Roundabouts.

I came across this roundabout picture approximately 15 years ago and decided it was the world’s first modern roundabout—at least the first one in this particular part of the world (and certainly the first one at this intersection). I keep this picture on the wall next to my drafting table to provide inspiration when designing […]

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Over 20 Years Serving the Midwest

Posted February 9th, 2016 by .

Categories: Traffic Engineering Inc.

For over 20 years, Traffic Engineering has been committed to providing clients with exceptional service and a creative work product, and we are equally committed to remaining leaders in the field of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. Traffic Engineering Inc. was created in response to the growing demand for creativity within the traffic engineering profession. The […]

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