This new online training course provides fundamental and practical knowledge on traffic flows, with emphasis on how to assess and improve these flows. Attendees will learn basic assessment methods and traffic flow theories particularly for evaluating the effects of bottlenecks, as well as the application of these concepts to improve traffic conditions on street and highway networks. This course uses a combination of lectures, case-study examples, and classroom exercises to convey tools and logic for tackling traffic problems. It provides a sound technical foundation for more specialized courses such as traffic signal operations, freeway operations, and roadway capacity analysis.
Fundamental flow concepts and traffic stream properties
Assessment tools such as time space and queueing diagrams
Models for congested traffic
Bottleneck evaluation and capacity analysis
Evaluation of vehicle delays
Applications to traffic signals, ramp-metering, network design and network-wide congestion management
What You Will Learn:
Attendees will gain good understanding of principles in traffic operations and how these principles can be applied to address real-world traffic problems.
Who Should Attend:
This course is specially tailored for engineers and planners who work in the traffic and transportation fields, with or without previous formal training/experience in traffic flow fundamentals.
This is an online course. All times shown above are California (Pacific) local time. Approximately one week before the course, paid students will receive an e-mail from Tech Transfer with a link to download course materials and instructions to register at GoToMeeting.com. After completing registration at GoToMeeting.com, students will receive a second email with detailed webinar login instructions, including the link and phone number for the training.