19 Oct Traffic Pattern
Casey Reichert: “Try to stop them from talking about traffic, I dare you.“
It’s the most wonderful time of the year [for transportation engineers, at least]: the annual Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC). Engineer and business development representative Casey Reichert had heard the myths and legends, but this week, as a first-time OTEC attendee, she was in the thick of it all. And when you spend two and a half days with passionate traffic engineers like Michael “Mike G.” Goettemoeller and Craig “Traffic Celebrity” Eley, it’s all traffic, all the time.
OTEC and traffic engineering are things we can’t help but get excited about. For many of us at Choice One, it’s just a part of who we are—like pizza, sports, doughnuts from Jeff Kunk, and the color green. We try to hide our excitement, but it just spills out, like Nick Selhorst knocking over a drink.
Casey, remember that you’re participating in the largest engineering conference in the nation. You’re surrounded by 4,000 traffic engineers and professionals, all excited to talk roundabouts, congestion, funding, safety, transportation, intersections, signals, and, well, we could go on for days… at least two and a half of them!