Category Archives: news

MTJ Training News

Mark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting a customized training June 2-3 for the CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans). The two-day training will cover the skills necessary to conduct roundabout operational analysis using Rodel Roundabout Analysis Software.

Reviews are in for the recent two-day training course, “Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation,” taught by Mark Johnson for EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center) held in Mississauga, ON on May 2-3. Students rated the course satisfaction level a 4.69 out of 5. When asked what they liked about the class, responses included:
“Instructor was able to explain/transfer knowledge very clearly.”
“Hands on activities and having access to have questions answered by an industry leader.”

MTJ to Teach Two-Day Course

Mark-Training-DecMark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting a two day training for the Educational Program Innovations Center (EPIC).

The two-day training course, “Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation,” will be held in Mississauga, ON on May 2-3. 

After attending this seminar, you will be able to determine and understand the benefits of roundabouts in our overall roadway planning process, and how to avoid mistakes of the poorly planned, designed and or constructed roundabouts.

See more information on the Epic training.

MTJ to Present at TRB Annual Meeting

TRB

 

 

Mark Johnson, P.E., MTJ Roundabout Engineering, will present his poster, Design Optimization for Safety and Operations of Multi-Lane Roundabouts,” at the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The session, “Diversity of Roundabouts” (Event 789) will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, 8:30-10:15 AM, in the Convention Center, Hall E; Poster Location Code:  K184.

Handouts of the poster will be available. Please stop by to hear about this exciting topic.

Recognition for MTJ Designed Right-Sized Roundabout

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska, retained MTJ Engineering to complete an in-service design review and provide recommendations to improve the very poor safety record of the roundabout located at the arterial intersection of N. 14th and Superior Streets.

The roundabout opened in 2012 built for traffic volumes in the 2030s. MTJ Roundabout Engineering’s recommendations included easing the complexity of the roundabout by reducing the number of lanes and installing fences to keep drivers from seeing the entire intersection as they enter.

After the recommended modifications were in  place, the number of accidents at the multi-lane roundabout dropped dramatically after the city shut off lanes – just four accidents were reported in October 2013 after the changes, down from 17 accidents in the previous month.

Thomas Shafer, design/construction manager for the Public Works and Utilities Department of Lincoln said the city will make future roundabouts “right-sized for the volumes we have, with the ability to expand if the volume increases… We won’t make them bigger than they need to be.”

See the the full Journal Star article here.

 

Roundabout Opens Ahead of Schedule

The roundabout at River and Roberts Rds. in Lake Barrington, IL is open ahead of schedule!

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151023/news/151029355/

MTJ Roundabout Engineering provided the roundabout and traffic analysis, horizontal design, signing and pavement markings for Phase I (IDS) and Phase II for this challenging and constrained intersection in this developing village of Lake Barrington in Lake County, IL.

Roundabout Analysis Workshop Before ITE Fall Conference

Mark Johnson, P.E. will be the instructor for a Roundabout Analysis Workshop on October 25th, 1-5 pm, preceding the ITE Fall Conference. Participants will learn how to use Rodel’s robust and easy-to-use analysis features to inform the design of new roundabouts and assess the effects of modifying existing designs.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Westin LaPaloma Resort, Tucson, AZ
For more information, click here.

Mark Johnson to Present at ISHGD, June 22-24

7cc1420d-ce2c-4971-b899-ea1c2d90b2ccMTJ to Present at International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design – June 22-24, 2015
Mark Johnson will present “A Synthesis of Roundabout Design Optimization for Safety and Operations” and “A Case for Geometrically-Based Roundabout Capacity Equation Modeling” June 22-24 at the 5th ISHGD in Vancouver, BC. The symposium encourages the continuous improvement of highway geometric design and focuses on the latest breakthrough design practices.

Mark Johnson to Present One Day Roundabout Analysis Workshop

PrintMark Johnson, P.E. will present a one-day roundabout analysis workshop on July 28 in Aspen, CO. The workshop will provide attendees with the skills necessary to conduct operational analysis using Rodel software. It is appropriate for traffic engineers, planners, and transportation professionals involved with roadway planning and roundabout implementation. PDH credits are available.

The workshop will be held at the Mountain Chalet Aspen.

For more information, and registration, click here.

 

MTJ to Present Design and Operations Training

epic

Mark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting two trainings for the Educational Program Innovations Center (EPIC). The two-day training course, “Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation,” will be held in Calgary, Alberta on April 13-14, and in Ottawa, Ontario on April 27-28.  After attending this seminar, you will be able to determine and understand the benefits of roundabouts in our overall roadway planning process, and how to avoid mistakes of the poorly planned, designed and or constructed roundabouts.

See more information on the Calgary training and the Ottawa training.