TE-27 Traffic Flow Principles for Practitioners (online)

Class Information

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CEUs:  CEUs: 0.75

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


This course grants 0.75 CEUs and 7.5 AICP CMs. (Pending AICP Approval)


This 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, 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.

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Topics Include

  • 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.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

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