This course addresses the following questions: How can recurring and non-recurring congestion be identified and managed in real-time across a vast roadway network? Where are bottlenecks that people and goods are stuck in and what is the cost of their delay? The course will also present how GPS probe data is produced and archived on a minute by minute basis to manage congestion on highways.

This course is designed to ensure a common understanding of the critical role of traffic engineering, learn from contemporary theory and recent case studies, and understand how traffic forecasts are integrated into road investment planning and analysis. Delegates will learn tools, techniques and procedures from leading companies and practitioners in the road industry. Delegates will earn an IRF Training Certificate in Traffic Forecasting and Road Pricing to demonstrate their current skillsets and commitment to professional development to project owners and investors.

This course reviews the concepts of cycle length, split, force off, offset, phasing, as well as the signal timing process. In the context of regional and system/design considerations, the course will highlight the effects of actuated control including passage time, extension and pedestrian timing. The course will also cover the development of timing plans, explores types of signal control (including adaptive and priority-based), and investigates the relationship of signal timing to ITS.

Using specialized software as appropriate, participants will learn how to conduct a traffic impact analysis of a proposed development on the adjacent roadways and intersection and which measures to recommend. Delegates will also be exposed to hazardous location analysis and the proper roadway modification to overcome identified safety issues.

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