Online Training

Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

This course is for new and mid-career engineering and planning professionals. It can also be helpful to introduce traffic engineers to other subjects within the profession.

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Our experienced instructors will walk through the fundamental traffic engineering concepts. The learning goals include:

  • Learn congestion causes and mitigation techniques
  • Understand volume, speed, delay and warrants studies
  • Learn about traffic control devices and signal controllers
  • Understand signal operations, timing, and coordination
  • Learn about highway capacity analysis for intersections
  • Understand stop control, roundabout and signal analyses
  • Learn about the typical traffic impact study requirements
  • Understand the data collection and analysis procedures

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendees must meet minimum technology requirements such as having a computer with steady internet connection and access to basic applications such as Zoom and a PDF reader.

A comprehensive workbook is provided for the lectures.

The series is held through three sessions that occur every seven days. Each session occurs 10AM – 2 PM, making a total course length of 12 hours.

The course covers the following content:

  • Registrations, Welcome and Introductions
  • Congestion, Road Users
  • Volume, Speed and Delay Studies
  • MUTCD Overview and Signal Warrants
  • Signal Components, Operations, and Timing
  • Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) Overview
  • Intersection Capacity Analysis
  • TWSC, AWSC, Roundabouts, and Signals
  • Traffic Impact Analysis Example
  • Final Discussion, Certificates, and Evaluations

Course Certification and PDHs

Upon completing this course, attendees are provided a course certificate and 12 PDHs.


Registration for February 02, 09, and 16 is available.