Traffic has a fully-equipped and experienced transportation data collection
group. This group has been extremely
active in the data collection area during the past 15 years, having performed
over 1000 manual turning movement counts and over 1200 7-day and 24-hour
machine counts. This group has also been
involved in specialized data collection studies including license plate O/D
surveys, personal interview surveys, gap studies, saturation flow studies,
GPS-based travel time studies, truck classification counts, speed studies,
pedestrian counts, and bicycle counts.
We currently have 10 computerized Jamar counting boards, 20 Mitron
Automatic Traffic Recorders, and 4 Diamond Pheonix ATR's.
below are representative company projects that involved a significant traffic
data collection effort:
Roadway Characteristics Inventory and
HPMS Data Collection Client:
Florida Department of Transportation -Districts 4 Planning Office Buckholz Traffic has inventoried many of the
roadways in District 4 and has updated the RCI database. Modified SLD's were prepared based on the
results of the inventory. Buckholz
Traffic also inventoried HPMS sample sections and prepared revised county maps
for District 4.
Traffic Data Collection for Districtwide
Traffic Studies Client:
Florida Department of Transportation - District 4 Traffic Operations Office Buckholz Traffic carried-out data collection
activities for the Traffic Operations Office of District 4. The following types of data were collected,
summarized, and used in traffic studies to arrive at recommended improvements:
Manual Turning Movement Counts by 15-minute intervals
and 48-Hour Machine Counts by 15-minute intervals
Sign Inventory for 100 miles of
Interstate 10 in Western Florida. Client: Connelly Wicker/Deleuw
Cather/Florida Department of Transportation - District 3 The work included the inventory of mainline
signs as well as interchange signs on the various cross roads. Over 1000 signs were involved, most of which
were large multi-post signs.
Collection of traffic counts, vehicle
classification counts, and origin/destination data for the Jacksonville Urban Area Transportation System
(JUATS) 2015 Model. Client:
Gannett-Fleming/Florida Department of Transportation - District 2 Buckholz Traffic collected the machine count
and origin/destination data required to update the future 2020 FSUTMS model for
the Jacksonville Area. The O/D work
involved recording license plate numbers on major roadways throughout Jacksonville, most of
which were high-speed and high-volume facilities, and matching these numbers to
the State's Motor Vehicle Registration Database. An O/D survey was then mailed to each vehicle
Johns County Closed-Loop
System Data Collection. Client:
Florida Department of Transportation - District 2 Conducted turning movement counts at 37
intersections, and 7-day machine counts at 13 locations, in St. Johns County
in support of a fiber-optic closed-loop design project. A complete field inventory of existing signal
equipment, including photographs and videotaping, was also carried-out.
Roadway Inventory and Data Entry. Client: Florida Department of Transportation
- District 3 Planning Office
Buckholz Traffic inventoried all of the roadways in District 3 so that a
complete update to the RCI could be compiled.
This inventory work included both urban sections (such as exist in Pensacola and Tallahassee)
and rural sections. The database was
updated by Buckholz Traffic personnel and modified SLD's were prepared based on
the results of the inventory. Precise
"measured miles" for DMI calibration were established throughout
District 3 and used on a regular basis to ensure that the required accuracy was
obtained. Buckholz Traffic also
inventoried HPMS sample sections and prepared revised county maps for District
3. A number of Buckholz Traffic
employees have received unique, individualized training from FDOT in RCI and
HPMS data collection.
A traffic impact study for the Baptist Outpatient
Center in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Client: The Haskell Company This 135,000 gsf medical facility will
serve as a regional center for acute eye care and cancer treatment. Data collection for this facility included 11
turning movement counts at nearby intersections.
Traffic data collection along Crystal Springs Road
in western Duval County, Florida. Client:
Transystems, Inc/City of Jacksonville.
Buckholz Traffic personnel conducted nine 10-hour manual turning
movements counts and 20 machine counts in the vicinity of Crystal Springs Road.
A traffic impact study for the 240,000
gsf St. Augustine Outlet Mall in St.
Johns County, Florida. Client: The Sembler Company In addition to turning movement counts and
machine counts, the data collection effort involved two origin/destination
surveys; one at the Mill Store Plaza Outlet Mall in Valdosta,
Georgia and one at the
completed outlet mall in St. Augustine.
Traffic Counts Client: Alternate Street Design Manual "turning movement" counts
were conducted at two roundabouts located on SR A1A in Amelia Island, Florida
A Data Transmission Feasibility Study
for FDOT's Statewide Traffic Data Collection System. Client: Reynolds, Smith & Hills/Florida
Department of Transportation - Central Office This systems consists of approximately 220
data collection sites throughout Florida,
including WIM sites, speed sites, and vehicle classification sites, as well as
count-only sites. Buckholz Traffic
submitted a data transmission study that identified and evaluated various
communication alternatives for these sites.
Options investigated include high-speed telephone modems, cellular
transmission, satellite communications, UHF transmission, and microwave
communications. Field testing and
troubleshooting assignments were then completed wherein complete communication
systems were tested for operational characteristics. Finally, repair activities were undertaken at
problem sites throughout Florida.
A traffic study and conceptual roadway
design for George King Boulevard
in Brevard County, Florida. Client:
Aikenhead & Odom/Canaveral
Port Authority Data collection efforts included an extensive
origin/destination survey for the southern dock area at Port Canaveral as well
as turning movement counts and machine counts.
Data collection for the Regency By-Pass
Interchange Study. Client:
Reynolds, Smith & Hills
Conducted 14 manual turning movement counts and 25 machine counts in the
area around the Regency Mall in Jacksonville,
Florida in support of an
interchange study for this area.
Participated in the field inventory and
inspection of 144 traffic signals in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Client: Florida Department of Transportation
- District 2 These signals are part
of the City's UTCS traffic control system and the inspection included the
coaxial cable plant as well as the traffic signals themselves. Field inspection forms were completed and a
comprehensive set of photographs were taken.
Completed a sign inventory along a
10-mile stretch of I-75 in Marion County, Florida. Client: Deleuw-Cather/Florida Department of
Transportation - District 5 This
inventory included a comprehensive set of photographs, extensive measurements
of sign and letter sizes, and a determination of sign post break-away
Districtwide Signal Timing Data
Florida Department of Transportation - District 2 Conducted weekday and Saturday turning
movement counts at over 400 signalized intersections in Northeast and Central Florida as part of our traffic signal retiming
projects. These projects also involved
approximately 100 7-day machine counts and field work for intersection
inventories and inductance loop testing.
Collection of traffic count and network
data for initial development of the Putnam
County and the Nassau County
FSUTMS Models. Client:
Gannett-Fleming/Florida Department of Transportation -District 2 This project included a vast series of
machine counts throughout each county as well as inputing of data into the
Traffic Data Collection for System
Timing, Signal Design, and Traffic Studies Throughout Florida. Client:
Florida Department of Transportation - Districts 2 and 7 Over the past nine years, Buckholz
Traffic has completed traffic signal retiming projects throughout north and
central Florida, involving some of the busiest corridors in the state. Buckholz Traffic has conducted hundred's of
TMC's and machine counts in support of this work. Buckholz Traffic personnel have also
field-collected signal timing data from a variety of signal systems, including
TBC systems, UTCS systems, and closed-loop systems - and are capable of
retrieving and interpreting even the most complex signal timing data. In addition, Buckholz Traffic personnel have
conducted many corridor travel time and delay studies using the TA-88 and
MV-RAP programs installed on a laptop computer and driven by a vehicle-mounted
Districtwide Traffic Counts. Client: Florida Department of Transportation
- District 4 Buckholz Traffic
collected traffic data for the District 4 Planning Office. The following types of data were collected,
summarized, and placed into SPS format: 24-Hour and 48-Hour Machine Counts by
15-minute intervals (using both loop and tube inputs); Vehicle Classification
Counts (using tubes, POP's, and loops); Vehicle Speeds (using loops or tubes).
Data Collection. Client: Gannett-Fleming,
Inc./Florida Department of Transportation - District 4 Buckholz Traffic collected a wide variety of
transit-related data including: bus stop inventories, freeway vehicle occupancy
in HOV and non-HOV lanes, driver interviews, passenger interviews, passenger
boarding and de-boarding counts, freeway travel time runs, and bus condition
Trip Generation Studies Buckholz
Traffic trip generation studies are a cited reference in the ITE Trip Generation
Manual for both Outlet Malls and New Car Dealerships. Buckholz Traffic has also collected primary
trip generation data for multi-screen theaters, small cruise ships, and roller
Grocery Store Interviews in Florida, Georgia,
and Virginia Buckholz
Traffic personnel conducted personal oral interviews of grocery store shoppers
at 4 Food Lion and 2 Winn-Dixie supermarkets to determine their trip-making
characteristics. A customized survey
instrument was developed and the results summarized by Buckholz Traffic.
Flagler College Library Trip Generation Study Buckholz
Traffic conducted personal interviews at various small college libraries
throughout the state to estimate the level of pass-by capture associated with
these facilities. Buckholz Traffic
personnel prepared the survey forms, administered the survey, and summarized
the survey results.
Districtwide Inductance Loop Cutting Contract. Under this contract, Buckholz Traffic has
installed inductance loops, conduit, and pull boxes at various locations in
northeast and north-central Florida. Loops have been installed in both asphalt and
concrete pavements. Buckholz Traffic
also provided all of the loop testing for this work and all of the work zone
traffic control devices.
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