Auto-Polling Traffic Data

One of MS2’s newest software features is an Auto-Polling extension to our Traffic Count Database System.  Auto-Polling allows MS2’s software to automatically connect to field devices (continuous counters, ITS, intersection cabinets, etc.), download data, and import data.  This means you spend less time running and monitoring complex vendor-specific software for each device.Depending on the […]
By |April 7th, 2017|Traffic Count Database System|Comments Off on Auto-Polling Traffic Data

Thank You For 20 Great Years!

In early March, we distributed a thank you card to our clients celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Traffic Count Database System.  Ben’s first application was an Access database designed in 1997.  We hope you got yours and understand how much we value your commitment to accurate data management and analysis.  As we move forward, […]
By |March 21st, 2017|All Products|Comments Off on Thank You For 20 Great Years!

FHWA Performance Measures Rules Delayed

From the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO): The FHWA published a notice that the new effective dates for both PM2 and PM3 are now March 21, 2017. The official notice can be found here: PM2 and PM3 Delayed Effective Date This notice is consistent with the memo issued on January 20, 2017 regarding the temporary […]
By |February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FHWA Performance Measures Rules Delayed

New Canadian Traffic Monitoring Practices Guide Coming Soon

Attention Canadian traffic monitoring professionals – according to an article posted on the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) website on January 6, 2017 , the TAC’s Chief Engineers’ Council has approved a national-level traffic monitoring practices guide.  In the US, the FHWA’s Traffic Monitoring Guide is the go-to guidance document for all state highway […]
By |February 3rd, 2017|All Products|Comments Off on New Canadian Traffic Monitoring Practices Guide Coming Soon

The 2016 TMG Updates and an Alternative Method of Calculating AADT

The need for traffic data at the Federal and State levels requires that States develop a well-designed traffic monitoring program to support all business areas. In late 2016 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) updated the Traffic Monitoring Guide (TMG), which presents recommendations to be used by State departments of transportation (DOTs). These recommendations are […]
By |January 25th, 2017|Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), Traffic Count Database System|Comments Off on The 2016 TMG Updates and an Alternative Method of Calculating AADT

Our Team Today

Here’s a picture of our team. We’ve grown a lot since our founding in 2003. Since you talk to us, send us emails and Zendesk requests, do web meetings with us, and use our software, we thought you might want to know who we are. Please let us know how MS2 can help you better […]
By |January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Team Today

MS2 to Attend 2017 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8–12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.  The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.If you are planning on attending, please stop by our booth in the exhibit hall.  […]
By |December 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MS2 to Attend 2017 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Crash Data Misinterpretation

In this fall’s mind-bending sci-fi movie, “Arrival”, a group of American scientists, including a top-notch linguist played by actor Amy Adams, tries to learn an alien language and to teach English to the Aliens.A critical take-away of the movie is the importance of interpretation of written language. In this case the interpretation of a […]
By |November 23rd, 2016|Traffic Crash Location System|Comments Off on Crash Data Misinterpretation

Software to Manage NPMRDS Travel Time Data

Having trouble managing and analyzing your free FHWA NHS probe data?You receive monthly travel time data under the FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) program. But the files are large and complex making it difficult to map, manage and analyze the data into meaningful performance measures.MS2’s Travel Time Database System imports your […]
By |October 14th, 2016|Travel Time Database System|Comments Off on Software to Manage NPMRDS Travel Time Data

New Roundabout Study Shows Social Cost Reductions of Vehicle Crashes

Crash Data for Washtenaw County, Michigan Roundabouts Were Studied A new engineering study done on intersection roundabouts in Washtenaw County, Michigan shows their impact in reducing the social costs of vehicle crashes. A senior traffic engineer at MS2 in Ann Arbor, concluded that roundabouts reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes where they are […]
By |October 7th, 2016|All Products, Traffic Crash Location System|Comments Off on New Roundabout Study Shows Social Cost Reductions of Vehicle Crashes