MS2 Blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

MS2’s New Traffic Dashboard Draws National Media Attention

Major media outlets and state Departments of Transportation from around the country have picked up on MS2’s new Traffic Dashboard application. Developed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the application illustrates the daily traffic volume change as compared to the same day of the week in the same month for the most recent year data available on many state road networks. The MS2 Traffic Dashboard has proved valuable to state DOTs and l... [Read More]

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

MS2 New Modules: Sneak Peak

MS2 has been developed several exciting new software applications to support our current clients. This post provides an overview of these new applications. Permitted Lane Closure System (PLCS) was originally developed for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). PLCS will support ODOT’s efforts to manage traffic flow in work zones during construction or repair. The system will use algorithms to determine the best outcomes for traffic flow and w... [Read More]

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

3 Billion and Counting

When you think of a billion, what does that mean to you? How long would it take to accumulate a billion dollars, a billion travel miles, or a billion medical records? Since MS2 deals with traffic data, we value volume, speed, class, WIM and other counts. MS2 accomplished another robust data management achievement late last month: 3 billion individual WIM vehicle records stored in our database. This milestone continues to demonstrate our lea... [Read More]

Thursday, January 2, 2020

MS2 at the TRB Annual Meeting

MS2 will be attending the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting to be held January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing to... [Read More]

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Is My MS2 Application Being Used?

Many agencies using MS2’s software open the application to the public. This benefits the public since they no longer have to contact the agencies for local traffic count data. And public access means agency staff can use their time more efficiently instead of having to answer traffic count data questions from the public. But is your MS2 application actually being used? Is your manager asking you if MS2 is popular? An objective answer is ju... [Read More]

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

MS2 DOT User Conference a Big Success

Users of MS2’s Transportation Data Management System (TDMS) at the state Department of Transportation level gathered September 16-17 in Helena, Montana for our biennial DOT User Conference. Twenty-five people from MS2, FHWA and ten DOTs were in attendance for the day and a half event which was hosted by the Montana Department of Transportation. The event also featured a fascinating presentation from Montana State University civil engineering pro... [Read More]

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

MS2 Adds New Clients and New Staff

It’s been a successful summer for Midwestern Software Solutions. We added four more new state Department of Transportation clients within a span of five months. After receiving the go ahead from the Washington State DOT in June, MS2 will begin doing business with Florida, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. All of these new clients will be using our cloud-based Transportation Data Management System (TDMS) to improve the way they map, manage, report and... [Read More]

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

MS2 DOT User Conference 2019

Montana Department of Transportation will host this year’s MS2 DOT User Conference beginning on September 16, 2019. Attendees from ten state DOTs and FHWA will be gathering in Helena, MT for two days of presentations and interaction.ena, MT for two days of presentations and interaction. The conference provides a great resource for those in attendance as MS2 continues to expand its service offerings. Also, in previous sessions, clients have sha... [Read More]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WSDOT joins MS2 as its 19th State DOT

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded MS2 a contract to provide for a new state-wide Transportation Data Management System. With this contract, Washington State becomes MS2's 19th State DOT client. The contract, based upon the RFQQ titled “Cloud Services for the Retrieval, Processing, Storage and Reporting of Roadway Usage Data,” was awarded in early June 2019. The state will use MS2’s Traffic Count Database System with... [Read More]