MS2 Blog

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Why You Should Use Scheduled Reports

Do you have a Traffic Count Database System report that you run regularly? Take advantage of our Scheduled Reports feature. You can set up the report to run daily, weekly, or monthly. From the Report Center, instead of running just a single report, you can schedule recurring reports at the same time in the same User Interface. The Benefits of using Scheduled Reports: • Reduces Labor - Just enter your report specifications, specify "on-goi... [Read More]

Thursday, April 21, 2022

New MS2 Traffic Viewer

MS2 has released a new mobile interface for your Public TCDS website named Traffic Viewer. Traffic Viewer delivers a simple, easy-to-use view of traffic volumes and AADTs. It is optimized for mobile devices so a shortcut can be saved on your phone for quick access. The Traffic Viewer is included in your TCDS license at no additional cost to you. If you are at a public meeting and need to quickly find a daily total at a location, you now can ... [Read More]

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

MS2 Welcomes John Sowder!

MS2 is pleased to announce that John Sowder has joined MS2 as Senior Project Manager. John brings to MS2 over 25 years of information technology and project management experience in leadership positions. Most recently at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, John managed the public COVID response interface project and led a team to develop and implement procedures and standards for data systems development and project management operation... [Read More]

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The MS2 Team Continues to Grow

MS2 is pleased to welcome two new software engineers to our Development team. Mohan Rajavelu has joined MS2 as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer. Mr. Rajavelu has over 17 years of software engineering and quality assurance experience and is also a Certified Scrum Master and a Certified Software Tester. Mr. Rajavelu holds a Master’s in Computer Application and a Master’s in Commerce from the University of Madras, India. He also holds a Bac... [Read More]

Thursday, March 10, 2022

MS2 Welcomes Jeffrey Rice!

MS2 is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Rice has joined MS2 as Director of Sales, reporting to founder Ben Chen. Jeffrey is one of the traffic data industry’s leading business development experts and will be fully responsible for sales management and expansion of MS2’s customer base. Jeffrey brings to MS2 over 25 years of progressive sales experience in leadership positions. Most recently, he spent 8 years with Kistler Instrument Corporation... [Read More]

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2021 MS2 User Conference Videos

This year, MS2 held its Bi-Annual User Conference virtually. We thank everyone who participated, especially our client presenters. We recorded the sessions and invite everyone to view the following three videos.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Benefits of Going ‘Round in Circles

A recent New York Times Article titled These Americans Are Just Going Around in Circles. It Helps the Climate. discusses the positive impacts that Roundabouts have had in Carmel, Indiana. Carmel is just north of Indianapolis and has 140 roundabouts, more than any other city in the United States. For decades, traffic engineers have cited the improved crash safety of roundabouts versus other intersections.

Monday, September 20, 2021

NPS Selects MS2

MS2 welcomes National Park Service – Yosemite National Park (YOSE) into our growing user community! The MS2 TCDS with Autopolling will provide YOSE with timely and reliable traffic data to manage traffic congestion, parking demand, and visitor use.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Traffic Crash Location System Feature: Network Screening

MS2 has enhanced the Network Screening functionality of our Traffic Crash Location System (TCLS). Network screening is a process for reviewing a transportation network to identify and rank sites from most likely to least likely to realize a reduction in crash frequency with implementation of countermeasures. Those sites identified as most likely to realize a reduction in crash frequency are studied in more detail to identify crash patterns, con... [Read More]

Monday, June 7, 2021

Case Study: How the Michigan Department of Transportation uses MS2 Non-Motorized Database System

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) utilizes MS2 Non-Motorized Database System (NMDS) in support of its Nonmotorized Monitoring Program. MDOT published a report prepared by Toole Design and the University of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center that documents the development of MDOT’s Non-Motorized Monitoring Program and how they use MS2 NMDS in this project.