Professional Traffic Operations Engineer


Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

A Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) is a certification sponsored by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc., and promulgated by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Prior to taking the required exam, an individual must be a licensed professional engineer and also have at least four years of professional traffic engineering experience prior to taking the exam, though academic experience may be substituted for the working experience requirement. As of 2007, the exam is only being offered in North America.

The 150-question examination currently includes the following topics: [http://www.ite.org/certification/ptoe/index.asp Professional Traffic Operations Engineer] . ITE (2006). Retrieved on 2006-16-11. ]
* Traffic Operation Analysis
**Roadway and Intersection Operations
**Freeway Operations
**Traffic Flow Concepts
**Road User Characteristics and Accommodations
**Site Impact Analysis
**Travel Demand Management
**Intelligent Transportation Systems

* Operational Effects of Geometric Designs
**Functional Classification
**Geometric Design Controls and Criteria
**Roadway Cross Section Elements
**Intersection Layout/Elements
**Interchange Configurations

* Traffic Safety
**Safety Systems and Programs
**Roadway/Roadside Safety Concepts
**Safety Analysis and Evaluation
**Safety Countermeasures

* Traffic Control Devices
**Signing Application
**Traffic Signal Application
**Marking Application
**Roadway/Railroad Grade Crossings
**Work Zone Applications
**Road User Guidance
**Traffic Control Systems
**Devices for Transportation System Management

* Traffic Engineering Studies
**Applied Statistical Analysis
**Traffic Operational Characteristics
**Traffic Engineering Operations Study Techniques
**Assessment of Long- and Short-Range Traffic Impact

* Social, Environmental and Institutional Issues
**Environmental Impacts
**Urban and Regional Planning
**Intermodal Considerations
**Transportation Laws and Ordinances

See also

*Traffic Engineering
*Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist
*Traffic Signal Operations Specialist
*Professional Transportation Planner

References


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