Changing the radio station. Talking to passengers. Adjusting the air conditioning. Eating and drinking. All of these are simple tasks that we all do on a daily basis as we drive our cars. While they may seem trivial, in reality they all can lead to distracted driving – which killed 3,179 people and injured 431,000 […]
The Traffic Group’s Anthony Guckert, Carl Wilson and Chuck Kraft shot a 61 at the 22nd Annual Route 40 Business Association Golf Tournament benefiting the Harford Family House and the Route 40 Business Association Scholarship Program. Great job guys!
BALTIMORE, MD (8/12/16) — Wes Guckert, PTP, President & CEO of The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) will be a featured speaker at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit, taking place in Anaheim, California August 14-17. The Traffic Group is one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms. […]
Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal – Wes Guckert shares his thoughts on the impact driverless cars will have on the real estate industry.
Shockingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has advised that a pedestrian is injured every seven minutes somewhere in the Country while, tragically, a pedestrian is killed every two hours. In 2013, there were 4,735 pedestrians killed and an estimated 66,000 injured in the United States alone. These are jaw-dropping statistics! We all grew […]
According to eMarketer, nine in 10 companies in the United States are using social media for marketing purposes. Clearly, this is a popular method for exposure, brand awareness, and getting in front of an organization’s most important audiences. But, are you using it correctly and are you getting the most out of what you’re doing? […]
SAN JOSE, CA (6/14/2016) — Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), the global leader in engineering and manufacturing of traffic control cabinet peripherals and intersection safety monitoring electronics, and The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) – one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms – signed an MOU creating a strategic alliance to provide a […]
As I am prepping for my presentation on Smart Cities and driverless vehicles at next week’s Intelligent Transportation Society’s ITS America 2016 Conference, I realized how much nearly every facet of our lives will change – or at least has the potential to change – as a result of rapidly progressing technology. At the moment, […]
BALTIMORE, MD (6/8/16) — Wes Guckert, PTP, President & CEO of The Traffic Group, Inc. (TTG) – one of the nation’s leading traffic engineering and transportation planning firms – will be a featured speaker at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITSA) annual conference, ITS America 2016, taking place in San Jose, California June 12-16. […]
In Part 1 of our two-part series, I discussed my views on a dystopian vision as it relates to driverless cars. Dystopia is defined as “an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.” As a traffic planner I thought it was worth providing my […]
At an automated vehicle symposium in 2014, Torti Gallas & Partners provided a dystopian vision – or an opposing vision of the problems – that could occur from driverless cars. While the points made may come to fruition, or portions of them may take place, there is the real possibility that this dystopian vision may […]
ITS International Magazine published an article earlier this year about whether driverless cars will increase reliance on roads. The article indicates a handful of researchers believe that driverless vehicles could actually result in higher car usage, in turn reducing or eliminating potential energy savings and environmental benefits. It seems there are many negative predictions about […]
Part 1 of our two-part series on shared mobility discussed how this trend will impact public transportation. Research shows that the more people use shared modes, the more likely they are to use public transit, own fewer cars, and spend less on transportation overall. Why? For one: it is easier than ever to access shared […]
The APTA (American Public Transportation Association) released a research report in March, 2016 entitled “Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit.” Interestingly, the report examines the relationship of public transportation to transit sharing modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, and ride-sourcing services, like Uber and Lyft. This research shows that the more people use shared modes, […]
In the land development process, the traffic consultant is often brought onto the project team late in the game, often times after key decisions have been made, which can lead to costly changes. The level of focus that an architect, civil engineer or land planner has when developing a site is often limited to the […]
The Federal Highway Administration’s latest travel volume trends reports that U.S. VMT hit 273.5 billion miles in October 2015, which is 2.4% greater than October 2014 and the highest October total ever. Year-to-date in 2015, VMT totaled 2.63 trillion miles for the first ten months of the year, which is up 3.4% over the comparable […]