New Mexico Transportation and Ethics 30 PDH Discount Package 2
Courses in this Package
Low-Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety (C08-020)
Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks and Open Storage Areas (C03-018)
Managed Freeway Lanes (C04-011)
Ramp Management Strategies (C04-010)
Roundabout Geometric Design (C04-004)
Impact of Exempt Vehicles on HOV Lanes (C05-012)
Ethics in Professional Practice (LE2-007)
This online PDH course primarily covers engineering countermeasures for horizontal curve safety that are relatively low-cost, such as signage and pavement markings.
This course is intended to provide information specifically relating to lower volume two-lane roads and the agencies that manage them. It will help transportation agencies and their crews understand the available countermeasures and how to select and apply them.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, local transport agencies, design professionals and personnel who wish to understand the available horizontal curve safety countermeasures and how to select and apply them.
- Learning about the two components of safety improvements
- Familiarization with the markings, signs, and pavement countermeasures that are used to improve horizontal curve safety
- Addressing the importance of roadside conditions and improvement opportunities
- Familiarization with the possible means of improving intersections
This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the general provisions and geometric design criteria for the design of roads, streets, bridges, walks, parking, residence drives and storage areas. It discusses how geometric design deals with the dimensions of the visible features of a facility such as alignment, sight distances, widths, slopes, and grades.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil and traffic engineers, technical professionals and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of geometric design for roadways, walkways and open storage areas.
- Understanding the purpose, scope and definitions of geometric design
- Understanding the general provisions for access highway and installation highway design
- Understanding the design basis for roads, streets and storage areas
- Understanding the principles of geometric design for underpass roadways, bridges, walks, parking and residence drives
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks and Open Storage Areas" prepared by the Department of Defense, Unified Facilities Criteria Publication "UFC 3-250-18FA", January 2006.
This online engineering PDH course describes operating managed lane projects through a case study approach, highlighting best practices of the projects and the lessons learned. It also presents emerging issues and knowledge gaps. The intent of this course is to provide a cross-cutting study of the issues and experiences of various agencies as managed lane projects are implemented and policies are drafted.
Increasing traffic congestion in the major metropolitan areas is costing billions of dollars each year in lost productivity, wasted fuel, increasing air pollution and hours of delay. Adding new general-purpose lanes is increasingly difficult because of factors such as construction costs, limited right-of-way, environmental and societal concerns. As a result, agencies are looking for solutions to improve the flow of traffic on existing facilities.
One concept being considered is that of "managed lanes". Managed lanes employ various strategies to improve flow and maximize the efficiency of the freeway system. Common types of managed lanes include high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, value priced lanes, or exclusive or special use lanes.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detail designers, and other technical professionals who are involved with developing and operating managed lane facilities in freeway corridors and are interested in gaining a basic understanding of the issues associated with developing managed lane projects.
- Understanding managed lanes
- Planning and implementing managed lanes
- Considering operational and design issues
- Understanding the effects of managed lanes over the facility life on its implementation
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-05-037, "Managed Lanes".
This online engineering PDH course introduces and describes four commonly used strategies that may be implemented to better manage traffic on and adjacent to freeway ramps. In doing so, this course lays the foundation from which practitioners may successfully develop, select, operate and maintain strategies and plans.
These four strategies give agencies the ability to control the rate that traffic is allowed to enter the freeway facility; temporarily or permanently restrict traffic flow, provide priority to special vehicle uses, and implement treatments at the ramp-arterial terminal to improve traffic operations on and along ramps and adjacent arterials. For each strategy, a number of associated techniques and approaches exist, some of which will prove to be better than others at fulfilling agency goals and objectives.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detail designers, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding in ramp management strategies.
- Familiarizing with the four basic strategies used to manage traffic on freeway entrance and exit ramps
- Understanding of what each ramp management strategy entails and the benefits and impacts of implementing each
- Identifying where ramp metering strategies have been applied and the results that strategies produced
- Understanding the unique issues associated with each strategy and why these issues are important
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 5, "Ramp Management Strategies" of the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-06-001, "Ramp Management and Control Handbook".
This online engineering PDH course presents the fundamental design principles common among all roundabout types. This course also presents detailed design considerations specific to multilane roundabouts, rural roundabouts, and mini-roundabouts.
Designing the geometry of a roundabout involves choosing between trade-offs of safety and capacity. Roundabouts operate most safely when their geometry forces traffic to enter and circulate at slow speeds. Horizontal curvature and narrow pavement widths are used to produce this reduced-speed environment. Conversely, the capacity of roundabouts is negatively affected by these low-speed design elements. As the widths and radii of entry and circulatory roadways are reduced, the capacity of the roundabout is also reduced.
Furthermore, many of the geometric parameters are governed by the maneuvering requirements of the largest vehicles expected to travel through the intersection. Thus, designing a roundabout is a process of determining the optimal balance between safety provisions, operational performance, and large vehicle accommodation.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, managers, and other technical professionals who are involved in the geometric design of roundabouts.
- Familiarizing with the different types of roundabouts
- Understanding the geometric elements
- Learning the general design principles
- Selecting the appropriate inscribed circle diameter
- Designing the alignment of approaches
- Designing entry and exit curves
- Designing the central and splitter islands
- Determining the stopping and intersection sight distances
- Designing methods to avoid vehicle path overlap
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 6, "Geometric Design", of the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-RD-00-067, "Understanding Roundabouts".
This online engineering PDH course presents information on defining high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane capacity, options for using available HOV lane capacity, and analyzing HOV exemption policies. It examines the potential impact of certain exempt vehicles on the operation of high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) facilities. The possible exempt vehicles examined in this course include environmentally friendly vehicles, and law enforcement, emergency services, and designated public transportation vehicles. It also presents the experience with the use of HOV lanes by these types of exempt vehicles. Finally, it examines the potential issues and approaches for allowing exempt vehicles to use HOV lanes.
Traffic congestion continues to be a major issue in metropolitan areas throughout the country. The agencies responsible for the surface transportation system in these regions use a variety of approaches and techniques to address concerns relating to traffic congestion, mobility, and air quality. The use of HOV facilities represents one approach in use or being considered in many urban areas.
This 5 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detail designers, and other technical professionals who will be considering HOV exemption policies as well as monitoring and evaluating the use of HOV lanes by exempt vehicles.
- Learning about HOV facilities and HOV lane capacities
- Evaluating options for using HOV lane capacities
- Analyzing HOV exemption policies on traffic flow
- Considering HOV exemption for environmentally friendly vehicles
- Considering HOV exemptions for law enforcement vehicles
- Considering HOV exemptions for law public transportation vehicles
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-OP-05-058, "Potential Impact of Exempt Vehicles on HOV Lanes".
In this online engineering PDH course, background on the philosophical models that guide ethical behavior is discussed and then applied to specific situations in engineering codes of ethics. This course is based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Professional Practice Curriculum, Volume 8, Section: Engineering Ethics.
Many engineering organizations have drafted codes of ethics to which their members are required to commit. Generally, these codes are quite similar and are based on a few fundamental principles which provide guidance to professional engineers in common situations. Nevertheless, there are many difficult or ambiguous situations in which the best ethical solution is difficult to determine.
This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers seeking to learn ethical principles and how to apply them to their professional practice.
Determining ethical behavior using several philosophical models
Evaluating a practical situation in terms of a professional code of ethics
Identifying situations that represent conflicts of interest and formulate a proper response
Applying the standards of professional ethics in technical communication
Recognizing environmental impacts of engineering work
Considering principles of sustainable development in the performance of professional duties
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Ethics in Professional Practice" published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (This course document is reproduced by permission of the ASME (www.asme.org). You may also download from or view this course document on the ASME's website by clicking on Ethics in Professional Practice).
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this ASME publication.