MS2 Blog

Friday, February 1, 2019

SANDAG Selects MS2

MS2 announced in January that it has signed a long-term contract with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to provide a cloud-based transportation data management system (TDMS) including hosting and support services. The TDMS will consist of the following software modules: • Traffic Count Database System • Turning Movement Count System • Non-Motorized Database System The goal of the project is to provide SANDAG with a modern... [Read More]

Friday, December 7, 2018

MDOT’s New Traffic Monitoring Database

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today publicly rolled out its new Transportation Data Management System (TDMS). TDMS is a software solution developed by MS2 that offers a variety of modules to receive, process and analyze traffic related data. Some of the modules within TDMS include: Traffic Count, Turning Movement Count, Non-Motorized, Highway Performance and Traffic Crash. The MDOT TDMS will be one of the most complete datasets... [Read More]

Monday, November 19, 2018

Seasonal and Axle Factors Update

From time to time, MS2 updates features of our software to assist DOTs with data analysis and reporting. You may have noticed a change to the way the TCDS handles Seasonal and Axle Factors.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Introducing Glenn A. Harter

Midwestern Software Solutions (MS2) announced today that transportation data management professional Glenn A. Harter was hired as a Business Development Manager. As a Regional Sales Manager at Peek Traffic Corporation, Glenn was well known to state DOT transportation data monitoring staff.

Monday, November 19, 2018

NaTMEC Conference Recap

After participating in another successful NaTMEC conference, MS2 would like to share some of the highlights.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Transportation Performance Management Update

In case you missed it.  We received this email from the FHWA and wanted to pass it along.   The second national performance measure regulation requires FHWA to determine: (1) the minimum Interstate pavement condition level for each State (23 CFR 490.315 and 490.317) and (2) whether or not a State DOT has made significant progress towards the achievement of its pavement condition targets (23 CFR 490.109).  To ensure consistency in the determina... [Read More]

Monday, February 12, 2018

ICYMI - Travel Time Metric Data Reporting Requirements & Specifications

We received this email from FHWA last week and wanted to pass it along.The third national performance measure regulation on the National Performance Management Measures requires State DOT to report performance metric data for travel time based national performance measures to Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS).  More specifically, 23 CFR 490.511(e), 23 CFR 490.611(b) & 23 CFR 490.711(f) require State DOT to submit performance metric... [Read More]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2018 TRB Convention is a Big Success

MS2 attended the Transportation Research Board’s 98th Annual Meeting this week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The conference featured hundreds of professional sessions, lectures and committee meetings and was attended by more than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world.MS2 had an exhibit booth and many of our friends stopped by to say hello and to give us feedback on our software.  We met pro... [Read More]

Friday, December 8, 2017

Will Performance Management Provisions Dates Be Changed?

This email came to us today from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and we wanted to pass it along to you: "On behalf of AASHTO, AMPO and APTA, please find our joint letter requesting USDOT to delay the single common effective date for the performance management provisions by one year in order to allow time for our members to comply with the implementation of the federal transportation performance management requirements.  Th... [Read More]