September 25, 2018


FHWA – National Highway Institute
1310 North Courthouse Road , Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201

Contact Hours



This course is intended to provide an overview of traffic engineering fundamentals. A one-day course on this topic can address a wide range of areas upon which additional continuing education can be built. Therefore, this course can serve as a refresher for the experienced traffic engineer as well as a foundation for the less-seasoned traffic engineer or engineering technician. The course material is grouped into four general topics: traffic control and management, traffic engineering studies, safety studies, and capacity and level-of-service analyses. An introduction will preface the material, and a summary and review of available resources will be provided at the end of the day.

The objective of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge in traffic engineering. At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand principles applied in the traffic engineering as well as related engineering studies. 


8:00 am: Registration (Continental breakfast provided)


8:45 am: Traffic Control and Management, including overview of traffic control, key principles in the MUTCD, and traffic devices

10:15 am: Traffic Engineering Studies, including speed, volume, and signal studies

12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)

12:30 pm: Safety Studies, including measures, trends analyses, and countermeasures

2:00 pm: Highway Capacity and Level-of-Service Analyses, including basic traffic flow theory, capacity, and level of service concepts

4:00 pm: Adjourn


Rod E. Turochy

Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Dr. Turochy teaches courses in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, roadway design, and intelligent transportation systems. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering and data analysis, highway safety, and engineering education. Dr. Turochy also has four years of work experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In his last position with VDOT, he was responsible for traffic design and work zone safety for the Salem District.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for traffic engineers and traffic engineering technicians with a broad range of traffic engineering and highway safety responsibilities.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

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