Independence Day 2019 – Your Guide to Beating the Record-Breaking Holiday Traffic


Break out that red, white and blue attire, it is time to celebrate the birth of the American nation, not spend your holiday fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic. It is estimated that a record breaking number of around 49 million Americans will travel for the holiday, motivated by falling average gas prices.

Source: https://newsroom.aaa.com/

INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, predicts delays nearly four times a normal commute. Below is a handy guide, created by the friendly people at INRIX, to assist you in deciding when it is best to avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Source: http://inrix.com/

By the way, if you are interested in celebrating on the beach, our home state of Florida has two of the best beaches to visit for enjoying the sand and surf during the day and being awed by fireworks at night.

FYI… did you know that America originally celebrated with the color green and that Congress voted to declare independence on July 2nd but did not declare it until the 4th?


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Customer Support – support@internationalcybernetics.com

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FTM at MnRoads

Fast Texture Meter at MnRoads

ICC’s latest reference device, the Fast Texture Meter (FTM), participated in the MnRoads texture rodeo from Sep 24-27, 2018.  The FTM measures texture on any pavement surface and displays the measurements on the screen in real-time.  Thanks to Dr. Rohan Perera for inviting us to participate.  As part of the study, ICC also measured texture with a high speed unit equipped with both point and line lasers.  Adam Kennedy and Evan Brito ran the collection and processed the data.  The research team will compare the different devices to each other and to ground truth.

FTM at MnRoads
FTM at MnRoads

The FTM collects high-resolution texture profile well into the microtexture range (<0.1mm vertical resolution). It calculates the texture parameters MPD and RMS in under 10 seconds for any surface according to ASTM E-1845 Standard Practice for Calculating Pavement Macrotexture Mean Profile Depth. The device produces excellent repeatability between successive measurements, shown below.

FTM repeatability
FTM repeatability

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International Cybernetics Welcomes Jason Trotter

Largo, FL – International Cybernetics Co. (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran Jason Trotter to the position of Director of Business Development.  With previous customer-focused leadership roles at Fugro Roadware, Stantec, Rival Solutions, and Amaco Construction Equipment, Mr. Trotter is ready to offer ICC’s products and services to public and private organizations in the pavement management industry.

Jason Trotter

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Trotter said, “ICC has been a leader in the pavement management industry for more than 40 years, is now under new management, and has capital earmarked for innovation.  I’m very excited to join the team and to continue our work in delivering a new level of solution to our clients. I’m passionate about the critical role infrastructure plays in the quality of our day-to-day lives and I look forward to sharing our client-focused innovations with our customers. I believe open dialogue and user-based feedback are critical to successful development and innovation, and with our diverse client base, I look forward to engaging our customers and partners so this valuable feedback can be shared with our Engineering and Production teams.  This will ensure we are responsive to our market, as well as allow us to continue our tradition of customer service and support excellence.”

Mr. Trotter has many years of experience delivering pavement survey solutions to DOT clients including California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Ontario, Los Angeles County and many others.  He has helped organizations solve many challenges such as transitioning from windshield to automated distress surveys, streamlining HPMS reporting, solving field data collection challenges, implementing quality management plans, and navigating transitions from old to new technology.  In each case, he has endeavored to take a holistic view of the customer requirements and objectives to ensure that any proposed solution will work for the people involved.

“I am excited to welcome Jason to ICC,” said Michael Nieminen, CEO.  “He brings a wide range of experience to our team, having built relationships with organizations ranging from DOTs and municipalities to civil engineering firms and paving contractors.  I like that Jason leads by listening, and I know his engagement with our clients and the industry will help us build and deliver better products and services.”

For further information, please contact:

Michael Nieminen, CEO, mnieminen@internationalcybernetics.com

Rob Olenoski, President, robol@internationalcybernetics.com

 

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RPUG 2018 – Rapid City, SD

Congratulations to Bob Olenoski on his dedication and contributions to our industry throughout the last 40+ years!

To Bob – Retirement is an opportunity life gives you to have the time or chance to do what you always wanted. Congratulations and we wish you the best for many years to come.

(Pictured) Bob receiving an award at RPUG (Rapid City – 2018) presented by David Huft (SDDOT) for his commitment and ongoing support to the road profiling community. Joining on stage for the presentation were Rob Olenoski, Michael Nieminen, and Glenn Hennin.

Bob receiving an award at RPUG

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Validating Road Rejuvenation Performance with ICC Systems

Check out this great article written by Chris Evers published by the Florida Community Association Professionals about using state-of-the-art imaging to validate the effect of using a maltene-based rejuvenator on the life of a pavement.

“When a state-of-the-art technology comes along that can independently validate real-world road preservation, there’s a good reason for excitement.”

Using State-of-the-Art Imaging Technology to Validate Road Rejuvenation Performance

 

 

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