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What material makes the smoothest road?

Some roads go thump, thump, thump and others are smooth and quiet. I wondered why that happens.


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Countermeasures to Reduce Red-Light Running
This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to utilize all three countermeasures that are presented in detail. This course will probably be read by the engineer gaining valuable pdh credits; however it is presented so that anyone with an interest in this important subject can be educated. For the engineer please share this valuable information with your colleagues, for the public and law-enforcement, please share this information with your colleagues. - 8 PDH

Preliminary Traffic Signal Design
This course for Highway and Traffic Engineers focuses on determining the number of lanes required for an acceptable Level Of Service for each approach lane to an signalized intersection. A set of Rule of Thumbs are used to determine lane configuration for each approach prior to starting the actual intersection design. The design engineer will be able to determine the actual number of lanes required for left turns, thru movements, right turns, and to estimate the length of queue for each approach. Examples will explain the method of design to determine an acceptable Level of Service. - 4 PDH

Roadway Shoulder Rumble Strips Practices and Policies
This 3-hour course would be of interest to all engineers involved in transportation engineers as well as all of those people that drive or are passengers in motor vehicles. - 3 PDH

Traffic Impact Studies
This four hour course focuses on the engineering requirements for a Traffic Impact Study. These requirements include: predesign activities; various types of traffic volume studies; traffic signal warrant analyses; condition diagrams; and traffic capacity analyses. This course will enable an engineer to follow the proper procedures in conducting various types of traffic studies as well as the need to present them to governmental agencies having jurisdiction for review and approval. - 4 PDH

Understanding Roundabouts
This course will provide information that will guide the engineer in planning, designing and constructing several types of roundabouts. Several traffic scenarios will be provided along with information to get a solution. This 10 hour course will also discuss the safety and operational characteristics of roundabouts and give crash statistics that will educate the reader on the positive effects of utilizing roundabouts. - 10 PDH


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All highway data are submitted by the States. Each State is analyzed for consistency against its own past years of data and also against other State and Federal data. The finished product is as close as possible to the original submission with only minor adjustments. Major issues are resolved with the help of the data provider.



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