Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

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Traffic Engineering Fundamentals - WEBINAR

Target Audience

Engineering and planning professionals and technicians who regularly interface with traffic engineering activities or are new to the discipline.


The course is intended to introduce and overview several traffic engineering topics with some practical application for each.  Congestion, safety and analysis are covered, including information on signals, crashes and studies, with workshops using the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Highway Capacity Manual (HCM).

The sessions are designed to offer lectures, workshops and computer demonstrations for an introduction to various topics.  Videos and slide presentations are used to provide supplemental and background information with a comprehensive workbook provided to include all slides.


·         Learn congestion causes and mitigation techniques

·         Understand volume, speed, delay and warrants studies

·         Learn about traffic control devices and signal controllers

·         Understand signal operations, timing and coordination

·         Learn about highway capacity analysis for intersections

·         Understand stop control, roundabout and signal analyses

·         Learn about the typical traffic impact study requirements

·         Understand the data collection and analysis procedures


Day One (9:00-4:00):

·         Registrations, Welcome and Introductions

·         Traffic Congestion

·         Volume Studies

·         Speed Studies

·         Delay Studies

·         Traffic Control Devices

·         Signal Warrants

·         Signal Operations & Timing

Day Two (9:00-4:00):

·         Capacity and Level of Service

·         Stop Control Capacity Analysis

·         Roundabout Control Capacity Analysis

·         Signal Capacity Analysis

·         Urban Streets Capacity

·         Traffic Impact Analysis

·         Final Discussion, Certificates and Evaluations


Instructor: Nithin Agarwal, Ph.D. is the Transportation Safety Center engineer within the Technology Transfer (T2) Center and a faculty member of University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) who has over a decade of experience in the field of traffic operation, highway design and safety. Dr. Agarwal manages the Transportation Safety Center (TSC) and provides training on courses related to traffic operation and highway safety through the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Traffic Signal Systems Committee (AHB25) and serves in several subcommittees and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panel.

Instructor: William M. Sampson, P .E. is a faculty member of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Civil Engineering with over 40 years of experience.  He is the Director of the McTrans Center and also is responsible for technical assistance and ongoing development of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS). He teaches two graduate courses (Traffic Engineering and Highway Capacity Analysis) at UF.  He was responsible the operation and timing for a signal system in his former position.  He is a former member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee, still serving on several subcommittees.


$465 Public Agency
$495 Private Agency

Course Length

14 hours

Credit Hours:  12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)