Transportation Planning Staff are gearing up for the 2016 Traffic Counting season, getting supplies and requests in order. The FRCOG has operated and maintained traffic counting equipment since 1991, primarily for the purpose of conducting state-requested counts required by our contract with MassDOT. However, fulfilling this obligation has taken only a portion of the traffic counting season, making it possible for us to use the equipment to conduct local traffic counts at no charge to our communities and support ongoing planning studies. The FRCOG operates automatic traffic recorders that have the ability to collect vehicle classification and speed data at most locations. The count season typically runs from May and October. Traffic count requests can be made in writing (mail, fax or email) to Laurie Scarbrough, Transportation Planning Engineer at email@example.com.