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Traffic Control Concepts for Urban and Suburban Streets

COURSE NO: C07-004
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Traffic Control Concepts for Urban and Suburban Streets
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses traffic control concepts for urban and suburban streets. In planning and designing a traffic signal control system, one must first understand the applicable operational concepts related to signalized intersection control and signal-related special control. A number of commonly used proprietary traffic systems and simulations are discussed in this chapter. These discussions provide illustrations of the technology.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to transportation planners, traffic engineers, agency personnel as well as design and construction personnel involved with the development, review, approval, implementation, and assessment of traffic control planning, designs and implementation.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the various control variables
  • Learning the sampling, filtering and smoothing techniques
  • Knowledge of traffic signal timing parameters and signal phasing
  • Dealing with isolated intersections
  • Understanding arterial and network control and other special controls
  • Understanding the benefits and measures of effectiveness
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 3, "Traffic Control Concepts - Urban and Suburban Streets" of the Federal Highway Administration Publication, FHWA-HOP-06-006, "Traffic Control Systems Handbook".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Traffic Control Concepts (3.6 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 3 of this FHWA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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