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Automation of Traffic Count Data Collection at North Carolina DOT - A Paperless Solution

The North Carolina Department of Transportation automated the process used to manage fieldwork for the collection of traffic counts. Their new system replaces all paper used in the field and automates many manual tasks, manages data collection in a high productivity environment, and eliminates many sources of error through automation. This truly paperless solution manages all aspects of scheduling, collecting, and capturing traffic count data in an efficient manner.

 

Local and Regional Data Sharing at Michigan Department of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation's non-trunkline federal aid (NTFA) traffic monitoring program relies heavily on local agencies to support MDOT’s data collection efforts. Local agencies provide important traffic data to MDOT. Leveraging MS2's agency-to-agency tool, MDOT has incorporated a large proportion of their local agency data into MDOT’s Transportation Data Management System.

 

Traffic Data Management Lessons Learned in Collier County, Florida

This presentation is a case study showing how Collier County, Florida is managing their transportation data using MS2 Transportation Data Management System. Content includes the type of data that Collier County manages, the real-world challenges they’ve faced, and what they have learned since 2009.

 

Economic and Crash Impacts of Traffic Roundabouts: A Real-World Analysis

This report evaluates the before-after crash experiences at twelve intersections in Washtenaw County where modern roundabouts replaced existing intersections. By comparing the crash characteristics with the economic crash cost before and after roundabout construction, MS2 identifies the net benefit or detriment achieved through implementing roundabouts.

 

Analyzing MS2 Traffic Count Database System Data in Your Preferred Tools

The Backup feature in MS2 Traffic Count Database System (TCDS) provides the mechanism for you to download data and analyze it using your preferred analysis tools. In this guide, we show how to use the Backup feature to pull data from TCDS and analyze it using Business Intelligence and analytics tools that are likely on your laptop today.

 

Industry Resources

 

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Non-Motorized Data Collection and Monitoring Program Guide

This report describes the increase of non-motorized traffic data being collected in Michigan and how MS2 Non-Motorized Database System (NMDS) delivers the software solutions necessary for agencies to map, manage, analyze, and visualize non-motorized data collection points as part of their non-motorized traffic program.

 

FHWA Turbo Roundabouts Report

Turbo roundabouts have many of the same characteristics as modern roundabouts but they use different geometry and traffic control devices. This FHWA report describes the characteristics of turbo roundabouts, highlights the design and traffic control features, their operational capabilities, and their potential safety benefits.

 

Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, Second Edition

This second edition is considered the authoritative guide on roundabouts. The report includes introductory material and general information suitable for the general public and extensive best practices information for industry professionals.  

 

Traffic Data Computation Method Pocket Guide

This FHWA report provides succinct computational methods for 48 traffic data items. The audience for this publication is anyone involved in the collection, processing, analysis, utilization, and reporting of traffic data.

 

NCHRP Report – Foreseeing the Impact of Transformational Technologies on Land Use and Transportation

In the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) report, new transportation-related technologies are reviewed and their applications in the transportation sector are explored. The potential impacts on areas such as travel, land use, and planning projects are discussed and recommendations are made to help agencies plan for these technologies.