Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist


Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist

A Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist (TOPS) 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 have at least five years of related working experience, though academic experience may be substituted for this requirement. Additionally, as the certification is not intended for professionals, licensed professional engineers are not permitted to be a certified TOPS.

The 100-question certification examination currently includes the following topics: [http://www.ite.org/certification/tops/index.asp Traffic Operations Practitioner Specialist] . ITE (2006). Retrieved on 2006-16-11. ]

*Traffic Operations Studies
**Road User Characteristics
**Traffic Characteristics
**Data Collection and Analysis Tools
**Field Studies
**Site Impact Studies
**Documentation, Reporting and Presentation

*Traffic Devices
**Fundamentals of Traffic Control Devices
**Traffic Signs
**Pavement Markings and Delineation
**Traffic Signals
**Temporary Traffic Control Devices
**Intelligent Transportation Systems
**Operation and Maintenance of Devices

*Elements of Design
**Functional Classification of Roads
**Vehicle Operating Characteristics
**Horizontal Alignment
**Vertical Alignment
**Sight Distance
**Cross Section Elements
**Intersection Design
**Freeway and Grade-Separated Intersection Design

*Traffic Safety
**Interrelationship of Drivers, Non-Motorized Users, Roadways and Vehicle
**Safety Data Analysis
**Safety Countermeasures
**Safety Hardware
**Safety Reviews and Audits

*Incident Management
**Incident Detection
**Planning, Response and Recovery
**Traveler Advisory Techniques
**Corridor Management

*Transportation Management
**Signal Operations
**Parking
**Traffic Calming and Speed Management
**Multimodal Systems
**Accessibility Guidelines
**Managed Lanes
**Transportation Demand Management

See also

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

References


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