Traffic Engineering

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-04-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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What is included with this book?


For courses in traffic engineering.


Focuses on the key skills and understanding required for careers in traffic engineering

Traffic Engineering , 5th Edition focuses on the key engineering skills required to practice traffic engineering. It presents both fundamental theory and a broad range of its applications to solve modern problems and gives readers an understanding of and appreciation for planning, design, management, construction, operation, control, and system optimization. The 5th Edition includes the latest in industry standards and criteria, new material and updates to existing material, and new homework problems.

Author Biography

Dr. Roger P. Roess is Department Head in the Department of Civil Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of NYU.


Elena S. Prassas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of NYU. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science from Polytechnic University, and her Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York, Oneonta. She is a Member of TRB's Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee (HCQSC), the Chair of the HCQSC Signalized Intersection Subcommittee, and a Member of both the ITE and WTS.


William R. McShane is the Vice President of Operations and Dean of Engineering at Polytechnic University. He earned his B.S.E.E from Manhattan College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Polytechnic University. His areas of interest include quality control, controls and simulation, and engineering economics.

Table of Contents

I. Basic Concepts and Characteristics

1. Introduction

2. Transportation Modes and Characteristics

3. Road-User, Vehicle, and Roadway Characteristics

4. Communicating with Drivers: Traffic Control Devices

5. Traffic Stream Characteristics

6. The Concepts of Demand, Volume, and Capacity

7. Level of Service and the Highway Capacity Manual: History and Fundamental Concepts

8. Intelligent Transportation Systems


II. Traffic Studies and Programs

9. Traffic Data Collection and Reduction Methodologies

10. Traffic Volume Studies and Characteristics

11. Speed, Travel Time, and Delay Studies

12. Highway Traffic Safety: An Overview

13. Parking: Characteristics, Studies, Programs, and Design

14. Traffic Impact Studies and Analyses


III. Interrupted Flow Facilities: Design, Control, and Level of Service

15. The Hierarchy of Intersection Control

16. Traffic Signal Hardware

17. Fundamentals of Intersection Design and Layout

18. Principles of Intersection Signalization

19. Fundamentals of Signal Timing and Design: Pre-timed Signals

20. Fundamentals of Signal Timing and Design: Actuated Signals

21. Signal Coordination for Arterials and Networks

22. Capacity and Level of Service Analysis: Signalized Intersections–The HCM Method

23. Planning-Level Analysis of Signalized Intersections

24. Urban Streets and Arterials: Complete Streets and Levels of Service

25. Unsignalized Intersections and Roundabouts

26. Interchanges and Alternative Intersections


IV. Uninterrupted Flow Facilities: Design, Control, and Level of Service

27. An Overview of Geometric Design of Roadways

28. Capacity and Level of Service Analysis: Basic Freeway and Multilane Highway Segments

29. Capacity and Level of Service Analysis: Weaving Segments on Freeways and Multilane Highways

30. Capacity and Level of Service Analysis: Merge and Diverge Segments on Freeways and Multilane Highways

31. Operation and Analysis of Freeways and Highways

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