By TraffiCalm Systems, LLC
TraffiCalm™ manufactures American made effective, efficient, and affordable solutions to enhance signage on today's roads. Solutions apply to Advanced Curve Warning, Stop Sign Enhancement, Pedestrian Push 2 Cross (with RRFB), Conflict Intersections, Wrong Way Mitigation, Driver Feedback Speed Radar Signs, and so much more. See it all at online at TraffiCalm.com
TraffiCalm NetworkApr 12, 2023
136 - Conflict Intersection Solutions That Saves Lives from TraffiCalm
Listen to this 60-Second Update and find out how to improve safety when crossing a mainline roadway filled with high-speed traffic -- a situation can be a serious safety concern for motorists. TraffiCalm has designed, tested, and deployed affordable solutions that save lives. Conflict Intersection Warning Systems from TraffiCalm use dual sensors to detect traffic and warn motorists with flashing signs or beacons.
134 - SPECIAL EDITION: Pelco Products Inc. Acquires TraffiCalm
This special edition of the 60-Second Update focuses on explaining the next chapter for TraffiCalm. On November 30, 2022, Pelco Products Inc. acquired TraffiCalm Systems LLC and MOR Manufacturing LLC. Learn about this new partnership in this episode.
133 - TraffiCalm is BABA certified - Build America Buy America Act
In 60-seconds, find out why it makes more sense to buy TraffiCalm products - The Build America Buy America Act is serious business and TraffiCalm is certified!
132 TraffiCalm Fully-Outlined LED Rings Prove That All Flashing Signs Aren't Created Equal
TraffiCalm products are proudly made in the USA - like no other product. Find out in 60 seconds why the company continues to gain market share year after year in one of the craziest markets of our time. The TraffiCalm difference is designed to save lives by keeping traffic calm.
131 - The Importance of "Made in the USA" and Buy America in 60 seconds
Spend a minute and find out why it's important to Buy America and understand why "Made in the USA" mean so much to manufacturers this year.
TraffiCalm Systems is well positioned to gain even more market share due to the new federal requirements.
130 - TraffiCalm Engineers Create New, Basic Controller with No Set Up Required
Learn how engineers at TraffiCalm Systems created a whole new basic controller and flashing sign system in 60 seconds. This monthly update covers a "Plug & Play" version of equipment that is, by far, one of the easiest pieces of technology to get set up. Listen and you'll see (or hear).
127 - Making TMA Trucks Safer with Innovative Technology - Royal Truck & Equipment
Host Bob Felt visits Royal Truck & Equipment and sits down with their executive team. They discuss partnering with others in the industry to keep our transportation system moving safely for all users by developing, manufacturing, selling, and supporting unique Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) on vehicles and more. Find out how innovative radar speed signs and DVR technology capture crash data on some trucks.
129 - School Zone Solutions to Calm Traffic in 60 Seconds
This month's 60-Second Update covers school zone safety solutions with a alternative to traditional flashing beacons. TraffiCalm Systems recognizes that some districts use cameras for speed enforcement but that technology isn't the only solution that calms traffic. LED rings on school zone speed limits signs along with radar speed signs can make all the difference in the world and at a fraction of the cost.
128 - Calming Traffic with a TC Mini Speed Trailer from TraffiCalm
Listen to this month's 60-Second Update and find out what it takes to calm traffic in any community.
126 - A 60-Second Update About TraffiCalm Curve Warning Systems
This 60-Second Update focuses on technology that keeps people on the road when going around curves. TraffiCalm's Curve Warning System utilizes fully-outlined LED chevrons that are affordable and effective by helping identify curves and highlighting the signs before drivers navigate the curves.
125 - A Safety Message Celebrating National Work Zone Awareness Week
A 60-second safety message important during National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) *and* the remainder of 2022. Huh? It's the TraffiCalm Safety Challenge: Drive through road construction work zones the other 51 weeks of the year as safe you would during NWZAW. It's a life or death matter.
124 - Safety Benefits of Intelligent Warning Systems with Dan Skites
Join host Bob Felt as he visits with an internationally savvy transportation guest. Dan Skites, VP for Business Development with TraffiCalm Systems, on occasion shares a presentation called "Safety Benefits of Intelligent Warning Systems" at various trade shows. Hear him describe some different life-saving products currently available in this 24-minute episode. Also, find out what it takes to treat every wrong-way ramp or road in America at an economical price.
123 - TraffiCalm RRFBs make the difference. Ask the chicken.
TraffiCalm's 60-Second Update shares good news and bad news. Pedestrian fatalities are up 46% over a 10-year period according to NHTSA. However, TraffiCalm's RRFB's help change driver behavior and improve yielding and stopping rates by 88%. Contact TraffiCalm today for the #1-selling Push-2-Cross pedestrian safety system with the world's only RRFB with 80 LEDs.
122 - Spring Fever Message from TraffiCalm
TraffiCalm's 60-Second Update touches retro by explain the company's competitive edge. Give it a listen. It's short and sweet!
121 - Wrong Way Detection Expert Rob Roth Explains How to Treat Every Ramp in America
Host Bob Felt interviews industry expert Mr. Robert Roth and outlines various methods of wrong way detection commonly used on freeway ramps. Detection methods discussed include pavement loops, radar, LiDar, and thermal imaging cameras. These solutions properly installed can help save lives of innocent people by reducing the number of vehicles heading in the wrong direction on a freeway ramp or roadway. Multiple (collaborating) radar units installed in conjunction with flashing sign systems help keep people moving safely along the transportation network.
120 Dr. Gene Hawkins, NCUTCD Chair, shares how the industry helps shape content for the MUTCD
Host Bob Felt speaks with Dr. Gene Hawkins who serves as chair of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD). Dr. Hawkins covers the process involved in reviewing ideas and recommending additions, changes, and/or deletions for the FHWA Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) publication which is used as guidance document for constructing and improving all roads open to public travel. The conversation also covers facts surrounding green STOP signs?
119 - TraffiCalm Wrong Way Signs: They Are Not Just A Pretty Red Light Around A Sign.
Did you ever wonder how LED lights work or who puts TraffiCalm products together? Cindi Burns from MOR Manufacturing (sister company of TraffiCalm Systems) spends some time with host Bob Felt and shares insight from the factory in Northern Idaho.
118 - Safety: Priority #1 in Work Zones with Century Engineering's Bret Martine
Host Bob Felt interviews Bret Martine, VP for Century Engineering. Listen and discover that it's possible to eliminate fatalities in work zones for workers.
117 - Driver Feedback Signs for slowing down boaters? Brad Berner of TS&L in Florida speaks with host Bob Felt and elaborates.
In this episode, TraffiCalm Network host Bob Felt in interviews Brad Berner - VP from Transportation Solution and Lighting in Boca Raton, Florida. Brad explains how they serve customers from concept to implementation as well as some unique projects that include the Florida Keys.
116 - Will 100% recycled products replace metal traffic signs? Robert Green of Garden State Highway Products speaks with host Bob Felt to outline their latest innovation
Host Bob Felt welcomes a guest from New Jersey that says replacing metal traffic signs with 100% recycled material is an option in the near future. Robert Green, Chief Operations Officer of Garden State Highway Products, discusses the importance of good customer service and how a sign maker and installer can become effective transportation safety partners with an electronics sign manufacturer to save lives.
115 - The Benefits of Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) with Brandon Terry
Host Bob Felt digs into the connection between weather and roadway safety with RWIS Sales Engineer Brandon Terry from High Sierra Electronics. Brandon discusses his experience with state, federal, and local government agencies as a Weather Technology Consultant and how high-tech solutions can improve operations for agencies and assist drivers with advance warning ahead of potential hazards that can be deadly.
114 TraffiCalm expands outreach to include guests with transportation success stories
John Ragan, President and CEO of TraffiCalm Systems, shares information about the company's success in 2020, let's the "cat out of the bag" with an innovation soon to market, and invites anyone to the program that has handled transportation challenges by creating solutions that save lives. Industry experts, along with many others, will appear on the program throughout 2021. Host Bob Felt bends to the pressure of briefly being interviewed at the end about his former public life under a stage name.
113 - Wider Pavement Marking Research with Dr. Paul Carlson from Road Infrastructure
Join host Bob Felt as he spends some time with Paul Carlson, formerly of Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), now with Road Infrastructure as the Chief Technology Officer. Paul shares future pavement marking standards that will be included within the next version of the MUTCD. The wider pavement markings research discussed will improve roadway safety and the auto industry's ability to make vehicles safer.
112 - Educating Lawmakers on the Importance of Transportation Funding
President & CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance Laura Perrotta discusses transportation advocacy with host Bob Felt. This episode covers the importance of educating our nation’s lawmakers in order to secure necessary federal funding for improving our surface transportation infrastructure and more.
111 - Transportation in the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with Randy Damron
Find out about the WVDOT's "Roads to Prosperity" with Randy Damron - A Charleston, West Virginia icon and transportation point person. TraffiCalm Network host Bob Felt interviews Mr. Damron as he shares a key educational component to their work zone safety campaign: "Heads Up, Phones Down."
110 - Road Safety Professional Certification, Pedestrian Safety, and more with Subject Matter Expert Priscilla Tobias.
Nationally-recognized transportation expert Priscilla Tobias from Arora and Associates, P.C. - Illinois Operations, shares information and her passion with host Bob Felt. Some of the FHWA Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures are outlined plus an interesting question is pondered regarding fault and/or liability in a hypothetical pedestrian crash resulting in a fatality.
109 - Transportation Concerns and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as Part of the Future with Bernie Wagenblast
Host Bob Felt and guest Bernie Wagenblast, a transportation newsletter editor from New Jersey, indulge the audience with a recorded-voice challenge. The episode also briefly mentions transportation concerns like privacy and potentially using more artificial intelligence in the future.
108 - Safe System Approach, HSIP funding, & Pedestrian/Bike Safety with CalTrans Chief Safety Officer Rachel Carpenter
Host Bob Felt visits with the California Department of Transportation's (CalTrans) Rachel Carpenter to talk about safety practices that bring the state closer to a zero fatality goal. Ms. Carpenter shares a handful of areas of focus that will drive the department's roadway safety efforts forward.
107 - Inventor Ken Cummings talks about ideas, patents, and a Wrong Way driving mitigation concept
Host Bob Felt digs into details of what it takes to patent something with Ken Cummings, a leading inventor. With a certificate in master electronic tech work and years of professional experience, Ken will share ways to take ideas that turn into patents. As for the million-dollar ideas, listen to the discussion and you'll find out more. Find out how you know if someone else already has that great idea of yours.
106 - A national perspective on roundabouts with Brian Walsh from the Washington State Department of Transportation
Host Bob Felt interviews State Traffic Design Engineer Brian Walsh from the Washington State Department. Solutions discussed include examples from several states with three different studies mentioned.
105 - Safety program firsts with Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Director Brian Ness
Host Bob Felt interviews the Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness and discovers the secrets of safety in Idaho. Statewide program amounts are shared along with Operation Lifesaver information and the SHIFT campaign that helps ITD get Idahoans to zero deaths.
104 - Curve Warning Systems and Wrong Way Drivers with WRA's Adam Weiser
Host Bob Felt visits with Adam Weiser of WRA, an engineering firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA, and sharing facts about crash data analysis, low-cost countermeasures such as Curve Warning Systems and when to use them, and the epidemic of Wrong Way Drivers.
103 - TZD and 5 E's of Traffic Safety with Mark Bott, Michigan DOT
Host Bob Felt interviews Michigan's Engineer of Traffic Safety from the Dept. of Transportation. This episode covers the national Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) goals that Michigan has adopted and the 5 E's of Traffic Safety.
102 - Access Mgmt, Road Diets, & Signs with Andy Holmes of Tiana Design Services in Florida
This episode covers access management principles, road diets, and signs. Host Bob Felt goes asks a professional engineer in several states that has served as a consultant for numerous municipalities, the DOT, and more. Andy Holmes talks about what they do in Florida regarding roadway safety.
101- The Goal of the TraffiCalm Network with John Ragan
The TraffiCalm Network podcast was developed to share thoughts and ideas from various traffic safety experts. The sharing of transportation innovations and roadway safety solutions are important for keeping traffic calm and saving lives. Host Bob Felt interviews TraffiCalm Systems president and owner John Ragan for a passionate view of the program goal.