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Wireless Infrastructure Partnership in Oakland County, Michigan

ROAD COMMISSION ACTIVATES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE Beverly Hills, MI — Neo Network Development  activated the first installation of a “small-cell” communications system housed on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) traffic-signal poles at the intersection of 13 Mile

2018 Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop – Metro Detroit

On March 8th, 2018,  110 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 13th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Participants in the workshop ranged from

Transportation Operations – The Never-ending story

Civil engineers are sometimes asked to tell the stories of the projects they worked on. These projects typically have a beginning, a middle, and an end to the story. The work of transportation engineers usually involves planning, design, and operation

Driverless Cars

As a profession we have a consistent interest in the safety of travelers.  We also have a responsibility to serve people.  As automobiles become more capable of assuming driving tasks, there is a temptation to take the human out of

Award for Outstanding Support of ITS Michigan

An award for outstanding support of ITS Michigan was presented by the ITS MI Board of Directors to Richard Beaubien at the ITS Michigan Annual Meeting at NextEnergy in Detroit on September 27, 2017.

Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award

Richard Beaubien delivered the Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award to the Macomb County Roads Department.  The award was presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July

Troy’s First Traffic Engineer

To commemorate the City of Troy’s 60th Anniversary in 2015, Troy Historic Village publish a different story each day that highlights a person, discovery, or event that occurred locally, regionally, nationally, or even globally between 1955 and 2015 and that

French Impressions – An American Traffic Engineer Samples Culture and Technology in Bordeaux, France

In October I was invited to make a presentation at the 2015 Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Bordeaux, France. The event attracted more than 12,000 delegates and visitors from more than 100 countries.  We stayed in the center of

Metro Detroit Regional Transportation Operations – October 2015

October 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes TIM Coord Comm

Dick Beaubien Profile from Christ Church Cranbrook Communicant – October 2015

Dick Beaubien walked into my office carrying a garishly bright neon yellow shirt. He met with me to share why he had it. Dick is a civil engineer who specializes in traffic safety.  Before he retired, he worked for the