The Monday Morning Commute: Ask Traffic Engineer Paul Basha: What Else Can You Tell Us About Travel During The Pandemic?

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management What else can you tell us about travel during the pandemic? United States travel data related to the Coronavirus Disease response is being compiled by the Maryland Transportation Institute in partnership with the Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory, both associated with the University of Maryland. The citations for this […]

The Monday Morning Commute: Ask Traffic Engineer Paul Basha: When A Driver Enters An Intersection On A Yellow Light, Are They Legally Required To Clear The Intersection Before The Light Turns Red?

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management When a driver enters an intersection on a yellow light, are they legally required to clear the intersection before the light turns red? Yes or no – depends on the state. Yellow lights first appeared in 1920, invented by a police officer, when the first three-color traffic signal […]

The Monday Morning Commute: Ask Traffic Engineer Paul Basha: Traffic Flow Continues To Be Better. Has The Corona Virus Resulted In Significant Traffic Pattern Changes? If So, Is It Permanent?

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Traffic Flow Continues To Be Better. Has The Corona Virus Resulted In Significant Traffic Pattern Changes? If So, Is It Permanent? Yes. Likely. First some historic data. National Public Radio, Morning Edition, Marketplace Morning Report, on Wednesday 2 September, discussed this topic. They referenced the 2019 Urban […]

The Monday Morning Commute: Ask Traffic Engineer Paul Basha: Thanks For Your Answer About Left-Turn Arrows. Likely A Similar Answer For The Presence Or Absence Of U-Turn Prohibition Signs?

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Thanks For Your Answer About Left-Turn Arrows. Likely A Similar Answer For The Presence Or Absence Of U-Turn Prohibition Signs? Yep. Like left-turn arrows, the traffic engineering profession has mixed opinions of U-turns. Traffic engineers who believe safety is preeminent in all circumstances, wish to prohibit U-turns. […]