Transportation Engineering 24 PDH Discount Package 3
Courses in this Package
FHWA Guidelines for Older Drivers and Pedestrians (C07-009)
Low-Volume Roads Engineering (C08-013)
Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety (C09-004)
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.
- 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
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.
This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of the key planning, location, design, construction, and maintenance aspects of low-volume roads (defined as roads with an average daily traffic of less than 400 vehicles per day) that can cause adverse environmental impacts and lists Best Management Practices to prevent those impacts. The course addresses most basic roads issues in as simple a manner as possible, leaving narrow technical issues to the specialist. Included are key "DO's" (Recommended Practices) and "DON'Ts" (Practices to Avoid) in low volume roads activities, along with basic design information. These fundamental practices apply to roads worldwide and for a wide range of road uses and standards.
This 8 PDH online course is intended for civil, transportation, and construction engineers involved in the planning, construction and maintenance of low-volume roads.
- Environmental analysis
- Reducing vulnerability of roads to natural disasters
- Streamside management zones
- Timber harvesting
- Road planning, location, survey, design, construction, costs, maintenance and closure
- Hydrology for drainage crossing design
- Tools for Hydraulic and Road Design
- Drainage control at roadway surfaces and at inlets and outlets of cross-drains and ditches
- Underdrains in wet areas and meadow crossings
- Culvert use, installation and sizing
- Fords, low-water crossings and bridges
- Slope stabilization and stability of cuts and fills
- Roadway materials and material sources
- Erosion control and stabilization of gullies
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service document, "Low-Volume Roads Engineering, Best Management Practices Field Guide", by Gordon Keller and James Sherar, July 2003.
This online engineering PDH course presents ideas on how to improve cycling safety. Statistical data on the sources and types of cycling accidents are described. Types of bikeways and "bicycle boulevards" are presented. Cyclists' attitudes towards helmet use and towards various types of biking facilities are given. Three case studies provide much useful and practical information about cycling infrastructure successes and failures in cities recognized for their active promotion of cycling.
Increasing the number of people who commute by cycling holds the potential to alleviate congestion, decrease air pollution, and improve riders' health through exercise. However, over the last few years accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles have resulted in the deaths of 600 to 800 cyclists per year. Urban transportation engineers must work to improve the safety of cycling infrastructure, if cycling is to reach its full potential.
This 9 PDH online course is intended for civil and transportation engineers concerned with the design of bicycle commuter facilities.
- Familiarizing with the types and frequency of cycling accidents by age group
- Understanding the importance for safety of separating bicycles from motor vehicles
- Knowing the five principles of effective practice for promoting bicycle commuter safety
- Understanding the principles of bicycle boulevards
- Learning about bicycle traffic laws and how they differ from laws governing auto traffic
- Becoming aware of the widespread disregard of many traffic laws by cyclists
- Learning about the three classes of bikeways
- Understanding various ways of promoting helmet use
- Understanding reasons for cyclists' resistance to wearing helmets
- Avoiding mistakes by communities in the past when implementing pro-bicycle policies
- Learning about the role of traffic calming devices in promoting safe cycling
- Conducting bicycle safety classes as a means of education
- Rewarding attendance at bicycle safety classes by reducing bicycle related traffic fines
- Learning about cities known for their well-established cycling infrastructure
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Sections I, III, V, VI and VII of the MTI Report 11-08 of the Mineta Transportation Institute (College of Business of San Jose State University), "Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety," February, 2012. The research upon which the report was based was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the California Department of Transportation. Asbjorn Osland was the Principal Investigator.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 9 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Sections I, III, V, VI and VII of the MTI Report 11-08.