New Mexico Transportation and Ethics 30 PDH Discount Package
Courses in this Package
Engineering Ethics for New Mexico Professional Engineers (NM2-001)
Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks and Open Storage Areas (C03-018)
Introduction to Roundabouts (C01-004)
Low Cost Traffic Engineering Improvements (C02-007)
Ramp Management Strategies (C04-010)
Ramp Planning and Design Considerations (C04-005)
Roundabout Geometric Design (C04-004)
Roundabout Planning and Operation (C05-011)
Roundabout Traffic Design and Landscaping (C03-010)
Traffic Bottlenecks Operational Improvements (C02-013)
This online engineering PDH course presents the laws and rules of professional responsibility governing the practice of engineering in the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico Statutes: Chapter 61, Article 23, “Engineering and Surveying Practice Act” and the New Mexico Administrative Code: Title 16, Chapter 39, “Professional Engineering and Professional Surveying Rules”.
Engineering ethics is (1) the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering and (2) the study of related questions about moral conduct, character, ideals and relationships of peoples and organizations involved in technological development (Martin and Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering).
This 2 PDH online PDH course is applicable to Professional Engineers licensed in the State of New Mexico and who are required to demonstrate continuing professional competency in engineering ethics as a condition of their license renewal. For each renewal period, every licensee must complete thirty (30) professional development hours, at least two (2) of which must be relative to the rules of professional responsibility, conduct and ethics. The remaining hours shall relate to the licensee's area of practice.
- Understanding the New Mexico laws and rules regulating the practice of engineering in the State of New Mexico and their application to Professional Engineers
- Understanding the rules of professional responsibility, professional conduct and engineering ethics
- Familiarizing with the New Mexico disciplinary process and the range of violations and corresponding penalties imposed by the board
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled “Engineering Ethics for New Mexico Professional Engineers”.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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 distinguishes modern roundabouts from older style traffic circles both in how they operate and in how they are designed. It also defines the six basic types of roundabouts:
- Urban compact roundabouts
- Urban single-lane roundabouts
- Urban double-lane roundabouts
- Rural single-lane roundabouts
- Rural double-lane roundabouts
Traffic circles have been part of the transportation system in the United States since 1905 when the Columbus Circle designed by William Phelps Eno opened in New York City. The prevailing designs enabled high-speed merging and weaving of vehicles, as priority was given to entering vehicles, resulting in congestion and frequent collisions.
In 1966, the United Kingdom adopted a mandatory “give-way” rule at all circular intersections, which required entering traffic to give way, or yield, to circulating traffic. In addition, smaller circular intersections were proposed that required adequate horizontal curvature of vehicle paths to achieve slower entry and circulating speeds. These changes improved the safety characteristics of the circular intersections by reducing the number and particularly the severity of collisions.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detailed designers, and other technical professionals who are involved in the design and construction of roundabouts.
- Defining physical features of roundabouts
- Learning the key dimensions
- Distinguishing roundabouts from other circular intersections
- Understanding the different categories of roundabouts
- Familiarizing with the basic design characteristics for each type
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 1, “Introduction”, of the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-RD-00-067, "Understanding Roundabouts".
This online engineering PDH course pesents approaches that have been implemented to provide low cost solutions for improving safety and traffic flow. This course is designed to provide insight on the subject of low cost traffic engineering improvements. The goal is to provide practicing traffic engineers and planners with information describing the types of low cost actions that have been implemented, along with their cost and benefits.
The research results presented in this course are based on a review of the literature as well as interviews with transportation agency staff throughout the nation. The results identify a series of successful and effective low cost strategies that agencies have implemented to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers and planners as well as other transportation personnel involved in the implementation of low cost traffic engineering improvements.
- Types of low cost traffic engineering improvements
- Importance of low cost traffic engineering improvements
- Benefits of low cost traffic engineering improvements
- Innovative low cost strategies
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-OP- 03-078, "Low Cost Traffic Engineering Improvements".
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 provides guidance and recommended practices on planning and designing ramps with freeway facilities. The overriding objectives of effective planning and design are to minimize congestion, improve safety and enhance overall mobility.
This course also describes in greater depth the issues and concepts specific to ramp planning and design. This information will help practitioners develop a comprehensive understanding of project planning and design, and it will help ensure that projects are implemented successfully.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, managers, and other technical professionals who are involved in ramp planning and design in support of the overall ramp management strategy.
- Knowing the environmental review process
- Understanding the design considerations for ramp closures
- Understanding the design considerations for special-use ramps
- Understanding the design considerations for terminal treatments
- Understanding the design considerations for ramp metering
- Planning and design for ITS technology and electronic infrastructure
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 10, "Planning and Design Considerations" 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 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 presents guidelines on the design of traffic elements, illumination, and landscaping associated with roundabouts.
The design of these elements is critical in achieving the desired operational and safety features of a roundabout, as well as the desired visibility and aesthetics.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, transportation planners, conceptual and detailed designers, and other technical professionals who are involved in the traffic design and landscaping of roundabouts.
- Designing the traffic elements including signing, pavement markings and work zone traffic control
- Designing the required illumination
- Landscaping the central island, splitter island and approach
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 7, "Traffic Design and Landscaping", of the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-RD-00-067, "Understanding Roundabouts".
This online engineering PDH course describes bottlenecks and explores near-term operational and low-cost construction opportunities to correct them.
The delays arising from traffic congestion are a fact of life in many communities. According to a February 2007 Harris Poll, just over one-third (37 percent) cite traffic congestion as a serious problem in the community, while one-quarter say traffic congestion is a serious problem that is not being addressed. Close to half of all congestion happens day after day at the same time and location. Much of this recurring congestion is due to physical bottlenecks - specific points on the highway system where traffic flow is restricted.
While many of the Nation's bottlenecks can best be addressed through costly major construction projects, there is also significant opportunity for the application of operational and low-cost infrastructure solutions to bring about relief in the short term.
This 2 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 the problem of congestion
- Learning the different strategies to resolve the congestion
- Knowing the USDOT Congestion Initiative
- Identifying, assessing and addressing bottlenecks
- Incorporating quick-fix bottleneck solutions into the Congestion Initiative
- Understanding how agencies are dealing with bottlenecks (case studies)
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-07-130, "Traffic Bottlenecks: Focus on Low-Cost Operational Improvements".