Transportation and Traffic Engineering

Traffic engineering is a part of civil engineering that utilizes engineering techniques to accomplish the sheltered and productive development of individuals and merchandise on roadways. It focuses essentially around research for sheltered and effective traffic stream, for example, road geometry, sidewalks and crosswalks, cycling infrastructure, traffic signs, road surface markings and traffic lights. Traffic engineering manages the functional part of transportation framework, aside from the infrastructures provides.

The design parts of transport engineering includes the estimation of transportation facilities (what number of paths or how much capacity the facilities has), deciding the materials and thickness utilized in pavement, designing the geometry (vertical and level arrangement) of the roadway (or track). Operations and management include movement engineering, with the goal that vehicles move easily on the road or track. Older techniques include signs, signals, markings, and tolling. Fresher innovations include intelligent transportation systems, including propelled explorer information systems, such as variable message signs), advanced traffic control systems (such as ramp meters), and vehicle infrastructure integration. Human components are a part of transport engineering, especially concerning driver-vehicle interface and user interface of road signs, signals, and markings.