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TraffiCalm Network

TraffiCalm Network

By TraffiCalm Systems, LLC
Vehicles are a form of independence but roadways can be dangerous. Traffic safety is a lifesaving serious business. Our program focuses on Driving Conversations, Keeping Traffic Calm, and Saving Lives. This is the TraffiCalm™ Network!

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
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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. 
01:10
May 10, 2022
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.
01:07
April 10, 2022
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.
24:06
March 23, 2022
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.
01:09
March 14, 2022
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!
01:23
February 13, 2022
121 - Wrong Way Detection Expert Rob Roth Explains How to Treat Every Ramp in America
Host Bob Felt spends time with WW expert Mr. Robert Roth...
15:38
November 19, 2021
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?
32:13
August 23, 2021
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. 
16:17
June 22, 2021
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.  
20:12
June 08, 2021
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.
20:05
April 26, 2021
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. 
22:10
March 30, 2021
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. 
20:18
March 04, 2021
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.
16:22
February 04, 2021
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.
29:18
January 04, 2021
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.
18:30
December 16, 2020
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."
20:03
November 12, 2020
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.
24:26
October 12, 2020
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.
14:23
September 22, 2020
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.
16:49
September 08, 2020
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.
15:44
August 12, 2020
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.
34:55
July 27, 2020
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.
11:40
July 02, 2020
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.
13:02
June 16, 2020
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. 
13:42
May 18, 2020
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.
09:40
May 18, 2020
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.
05:24
May 18, 2020