MS2 Blog

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 five 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]

Friday, April 5, 2019

Multi-legged Intersection Diagrams Now Available from MS2

MS2’s Turning Movement Count (TMC) module was one of the first in our Transportation Data Management System (TDMS) suite of software modules. The TMC module imports intersection turning movement counts collected either by hand-held devices like Jamar count boards or video-based devices like those from Miovision and other hardware manufacturers. Users collect the data and then import the data into the software via the internet. Until now, the T... [Read More]

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]