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Transportation and Ethics 24 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP24C-10
PACKAGE PDH: 24
PACKAGE PRICE: $288
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COURSE TITLE: Engineering Ethics Case Study: The Challenger Disaster
COURSE NO: LE3-001
Engineering Ethics Case Study: The Challenger Disaster
Course Highlights

This online engieering PDH course provides instruction in engineering ethics through a case study of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The minimum technical details needed to understand the physical cause of the Shuttle failure are presented. The disaster itself is chronicled through NASA photographs. Next the decision-making process, especially the discussions occurring during the teleconference held on the evening before the launch, is described. Direct quotations from engineers interviewed after the disaster are used to illustrate the ambiguities of the data and the pressures that the decision-makers faced in the months and hours preceding the launch. The course culminates in an extended treatment of six ethical issues raised by Challenger.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for all engineers who are interested in gaining a better understanding about the ethical issues that lead to the Challenger disaster and how they could have been avoided.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Common errors to avoid in studying the history of an engineering failure: the retrospective fallacy and the myth of perfect engineering practice
  • Shuttle hardware involved in the disaster
  • Decisions made in the period preceding the launch
  • Ethical issue: NASA giving first priority to public safety over other concerns
  • Ethical issue: the contractor giving first priority to public safety over other concerns
  • Ethical issue: whistle blowing
  • Ethical issue: informed consent
  • Ethical issue: ownership of company records
  • Ethical issue: how the public perceives that an engineering decision involves an ethical violation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Engineering Ethics Case Study: The Challenger Disaster".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Engineering Ethics Case Study: The Challenger Disaster (1.46 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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.

COURSE TITLE: FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians
COURSE NO: C07-009
FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course contains updated recommendations excerpted from the 2001 handbook. The recommendations do not constitute a new standard of required practice but are instead intended to supplement existing standards and guidelines in the areas of highway geometry, operations, and traffic control devices.  The recommendations provide guidance that is firmly grounded in an understanding of older drivers' and pedestrians' needs and capabilities, and can significantly enhance the safety and ease of use of the highway system for older persons, and for the driving population as a whole.

 

In 1998, FHWA published the Older Driver Highway Design Handbook, seeking to provide highway engineers with practical information linking the declining functional capabilities of older road users to the need for design, operational, and traffic engineering enhancements keyed to specific roadway features. Early experiences with the recommendations, including extensive feedback from local- and State-level practitioners through workshops conducted for departments of transportation across the country in 1999 and 2000, indicated a need to revise and update this resource. The result was a new handbook, the Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians, published in 2001.

 

The course also provides supplemental technical information not found in the full handbook.  The information is provided to explain (1) how specific diminished capabilities lead to age-related driving problems; (2) license renewal requirements and distinctions for older drivers in each State in the U.S.; and (3) how and why to conduct visibility measurements to ensure that various pavement marking treatments covered in the Handbook serve the needs of older road users. These materials are included to support practitioners in exercising the engineering judgment often called upon to reach implementation decisions.

 

This 7 PDH online course is intended for civil and transportation engineers concerned with the design and maintenance of road systems.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Relating recommendations to standard design guides
  • Determining the conditions under which design changes should be introduced
  • Understanding recommendations for at-grade intersections
  • Understanding recommendations for interchanges with grade separation
  • Understanding recommendations for roadway curvature and passing zones
  • Understanding recommendations for construction and work zones
  • Understanding recommendations for highway-rail grade crossings
  • Learning about aging and driver capabilities
  • Learning about drivers' license renewal requirements by State
  • Measuring the visibility of highway treatments
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration course document, "Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians," FHWA-RD-01-051, written by L. Staplin, K. Lococo, S. Byington, and D. Harkey, May, 2001.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians (543 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on 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.

COURSE TITLE: Increasing Freeway Capacity by Using Safety Lanes as Travel Lanes
COURSE NO: C07-007
Increasing Freeway Capacity by Using Safety Lanes as Travel Lanes
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the use of safety shoulders as travel lanes to increase the capacity of existing highways.  A succinct overview of efforts to use left or right shoulder lanes as temporary or interim travel lanes is presented.  The impact on highway performance, operations, safety, maintenance, enforcement, incident response, and costs is discussed.  Detailed case studies are presented for four U.S. states and three European countries.

 

This 7 PDH online course is intended for civil, highway and transportation engineers involved in transportation planning, design and implementation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learning about traffic control devices
  • Understanding performance measures
  • Understanding potential safety benefits
  • Understanding maintenance concerns
  • Familiarizing with enforcement roles and processes
  • Learning about incident response
  • Learning about training for personnel
  • Understanding costs, liability and legal issues
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Publication No. FHWA-HOP-10-023, "Efficient Use of Highway Capacity Summary", by Beverly Kuhn, November, 2010.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Increasing Freeway Capacity by Using Safety Lanes as Travel Lanes (4.5 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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Managed Lanes: A Primer
COURSE NO: C02-042
Managed Lanes: A Primer
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is a primer on managed lanes and provides the transportation engineer or planner an overview of the implementation and operation of managed lanes.

 

Many transportation agencies face a growing demand for increasing road capacity, even though budgets are static or increasing very slowly.  As a result, the agencies are considering using lane management strategies that regulate demand, separate traffic streams to reduce turbulence, and utilize available and unused capacity.  Application of such operational policies is evolving into the notion of "managed lanes."  A managed lane is typically a "freeway-within-a-freeway" where a set of lanes within the freeway cross section is separated from the general-purpose lanes.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for civil, highway and transportation engineers involved in transportation planning, design and implementation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Knowing the definition of managed lanes
  • Learning about pricing, vehicle eligibility, and access control for managed lanes
  • Understanding the best management practices in planning and project development
  • Understanding the best management practices in facility monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding the best management practices in life-cycle considerations
  • Familiarizing with managed lane case studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Publication No. FHWA-HOP-05-031, "Managed Lanes: A Primer", August 2008.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Managed Lanes: A Primer (2.2 MB)
Course Quiz
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 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.

COURSE TITLE: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility
COURSE NO: C05-016
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the findings of the team and presents its recommendations for U.S. practice. This course contains material that should be required knowledge for anyone concerned with pedestrian and bicyclist issues in the U.S.

 

Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths accounted for 14 percent of U.S. highway fatalities; for example, 14% in 2008.  As a result, the FHWA's Office of Safety established pedestrian and bicyclist safety as one of its top priorities, and the FHWA, together with several agencies, sent a team of twelve U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist specialists to Europe to study European approaches to pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility. The countries visited (Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) were chosen because of their innovative approaches to non-motorized transportation, as well as the potential transferability of their policies and practices.

 

This 5 PDH online course is intended primarily for traffic engineers interested in improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the factors influencing pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility
  • Learning about the engineering and design elements for pedestrians
  • Learning about the engineering and design elements for bicyclists
  • Learning about traffic safety education for children and adults
  • Learning about enforcement elements
  • Understanding the public policies that encourage bicycle use
  • Learning the procedures for evaluating bicycle and pedestrian policies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration document, FHWA-PL-10-010, "Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility in Europe", February 2010.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility (3.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on 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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