The buzz lately has been all about driverless cars and what our transportation future may look like. The reality is that these new vehicles will likely drive massive disruption, potentially forcing real estate investors and developers to re-examine their strategies. As an example, according to the Old Urbanist blog, the Houston central business district is […]
If you were left scratching your head over the news this week that General Motors (GM) is going to invest $500 million into the company with the pink mustache logo, also known as Lyft, you’re not alone. After reading stories in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, etc, it became quite clear – […]
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle fatalities increased over 8% compared to the first six months of 2014. This is an unexpected and incredibly sad trend. The U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, indicated that the Department would redouble its efforts to boost road safety and called upon all parties, including […]
A decline in vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. per person between 2005 and 2014 was thought to be a dramatic shift in the transportation preference of the workforce. While this shift coincided with the recession and an increase in gas prices, many in the transportation industry believed it was about a generational change. After […]
In keeping with The Traffic Group’s commitment to community involvement and giving back, our very own Joe Caloggero has once again stepped up to make a difference in the lives of those struggling. He rallied our team to support Helping Up Mission’s Annual Winter Apparel Drive – the organization’s 2015 initiative to make the upcoming winter […]
This time of year, we’re all a little kinder and more generous. But, at The Traffic Group, we have worked to create an environment within the company that results in community spirit and consistent community involvement throughout the year, by corporate officers and individual team members alike. Throughout the year, we make a point to […]
If you have been paying attention to the latest news from the vehicle manufacturing industry, you may have noticed a new trend: some cars don’t need a driver! While it may seem we are “back to the future,” most car manufactures are investing resources to develop cars that rely on technology to go from Point […]
ITE Journal – Wes Guckert explains how BRT has the potential to save taxpayers millions of dollars while simultaneously reducing traffic congestion and providing great transit. He cites examples of successful BRT systems from around the country and internationally.
Our last blog explained what bus rapid transit (BRT) is and why it’s a good alternative to traditional light rail. We thought it made sense to cite a few examples of how BRT is helping commuters get from Point A to Point B while also cutting traffic and saving money – or in some cases, […]
American City & County – Wes Guckert shares his thoughts on autonomous vehicles and stresses the importance of cities and states becoming knowledgeable of these new modes of transportation now.
Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. (10/21/15) – Wes Guckert, PTP, President & CEO of The Traffic Group (TTG), has been named Chairman for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Public Development Infrastructure Council (PDIC). Guckert was inaugurated at the recent ULI Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, for a two-year term. A nationally recognized industry association, […]
How many of us flip on the tv, radio, or check an app on our mobile phone most days to check traffic? We wonder, “Is congestion on the roadways going to make me late for work, school, or an important meeting?” Traffic is a problem plaguing cities across the U.S. We can easily look at […]
For the past few years, our industry has been discussing the trend to move back into cities and urban centers. We are seeing mixed-used developments of all sizes pop up from the East Coast to West Coast. Part of the appeal of having a work-live-play environment is the time saved commuting. Once at their destination, […]
Forty-three years ago when I joined the Transportation and Traffic Engineering Industry (which makes me sound old – I know some of you are saying, well, Wes, you are), data collection – the art of counting cars – was entirely different as it relates to technology. In 1972, turning movement traffic counts were conducted by […]
Washinton Business Journal – The Traffic Group’s Wes Guckert explains why BRT is a great alternative to the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, should the project fall short of funding.
Wow! The title of this blog is something that I am constantly asked about as a Transportation Planner. When someone does not know what I do and then they find out, one of the first questions I get is, “What can be done about traffic congestion?” Well, there really are a number of things that […]