Nevada Transportation 30 PDH Discount Package 1
Courses in this Package
Traffic Bottlenecks Operational Improvements (C06-018)
Transportation Management Plans for Work Zones (C07-001)
Traffic Control Concepts for Urban and Suburban Streets (C07-004)
Roundabout Planning and Operation (C05-011)
Signal Timing Optimization (C05-005)
This online engineering PDH course describes bottlenecks and explores near-term operational and low-cost construction opportunities to correct them.
Delays due to traffic congestion seem like an unavoidable, frustrating fact of life. Or are they—unavoidable, that is? This course focuses on traffic congestion caused by bottlenecks—which are specific locations on the highway system where the physical layout of the roadway routinely cannot process the traffic that wants to use it and results in localized, recurring congestion.
By focusing on relieving localized, recurring congestion at bottlenecks, this primer can help agencies identify the right fix for a particular bottleneck. What’s more, the right fix for a localized, recurring bottleneck is usually spot-specific, more effective, less expensive, and faster to implement than building a new facility.
This 6 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers and planners, conceptual and detail designers, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding in traffic bottlenecks operational improvements.
- Understanding bottlenecks and congestion
- Learning about the different strategies of resolving congestion
- Knowing how to structure a localized bottleneck program
- Identifying, assessing and addressing bottlenecks
- Incorporating quick-fix bottleneck solutions into the Congestion Initiative
- Understanding how agencies are dealing with bottlenecks (case studies)
This online engineering PDH course sets forth some basic guiding principles and describes a general approach for developing, implementing, and assessing TMPs. This course is a compendium of guidance material, available resources, and suggested practices to help develop, implement, and assess transportation management plans (TMP) for work zones.
Work zone objectives, needs, and issues vary from project to project. Therefore, it is ultimately up to the professional to establish procedures and implement TMPs that best serve the safety and mobility needs of the traveling public, highway workers, businesses, and community.
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 TMPs.
- Understanding the purpose of transportation management plans
- Learning the process for TMP development, implementation and assessment
- Knowledge of potential TMP components
- Implementing work zone impacts management strategies
- Familiarizing with current TMP use, examples and practices
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-05-066, "Developing and Implementing Transportation Plans for Work Zones".
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.
- 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
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".
This online engineering PDH course presents the factors that lead up to the decision to construct a roundabout with an approximate configuration at a specific location, preceding the detailed analysis and design of a roundabout. By confirming that there is good reason to believe that roundabout construction is feasible and that a roundabout offers a sensible method of accommodating the traffic demand, these planning activities make unnecessary the expenditure of effort required subsequently.
This course also presents methods for analyzing the operation of an existing or planned roundabout. These methods allow a transportation analyst to assess the operational performance of a facility, given information about the usage of the facility and its geometric design elements. An operational analysis produces two kinds of estimates: (1) the capacity of a facility, i.e., the ability of the facility to accommodate various streams of users, and (2) the level of performance, often measured in terms of one or more measures of effectiveness, such as delay and queues.
This 5 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detailed designers, and other technical professionals who are involved in the planning and operation of roundabouts.
- Considering the various constraints for constructing a roundabout
- Determining a preliminary lane configuration and selecting a roundabout category based on capacity requirements
- Performing the analysis appropriate to the roundabout selection category
- Determining the space requirements and feasibility
- Understanding the traffic operations at roundabouts
- Obtaining data required to evaluate the performance of a roundabout
- Estimating the capacity of the various roundabout configurations
- Applying measures of effectiveness determine the performance of a roundabout and estimating these measures
- Familiarizing with the different computer software packages available to implement the capacity and performance analysis procedures
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 4, "Planning" and Chapter 5, "Operation", of the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-RD-00-067, "Understanding Roundabouts".
This online engineering PDH course examines various cost-effective techniques that can be used to generate good signal timing plans that can be employed when there are insufficient financial resources to generate the plans using conventional techniques. This course develops a "tool box" of procedures and provides examples of how the tool box can be used when there is a moderate signal timing budget, when there is a modest signal timing budget, and when there is a minimum signal timing budget.
The conventional approach to signal timing optimization and field deployment requires current traffic flow data, experience with optimization models, familiarity with the signal controller hardware, and knowledge of field operations including signal timing fine-tuning. Developing new signal timing parameters for efficient traffic flow is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking.
This 5 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers and planners, administrators, managers, and technicians who are trying to maintain the best possible signal timing settings and adjustments to meet the ever-increasing traffic demands with less than optimal budgets.
- Identifying system intersections
- Collecting and organizing existing data
- Conducting a site survey
- Obtaining turning movement data
- Calculating local timing parameters
- Identifying signal groupings
- Calculating coordination parameters
- Installing and evaluating new plans
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-07-006, "Signal Timing on a Shoestring".