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Traffic Control Design Specialist Course

COURSE OUTLINE

  1. TTC as a function of
    -Roadway design
    -Ability of drivers
  2. Human factors
    -"Controlling" the driver
    - System of communication
    - PRT, etc.
  3. Standards and Guidelines
    -Source and legal authority
    • MUTCD, level of compliance
    • Green Book
    • Roadside Design Guide
    • State Specifications
    • Etc.
  4. Fundamental Principles
  5. Applications
    -Definition of “system” and TTCZ
    • Component parts
    -TCP development considerations
    • What are the needs of the WZ?
    • Type of Work
    • Location of work
    • Urban vs. rural
    • Functional Classification
    • -Duration of work
    • Capacity issues
    • Day vs. Nighttime work
    • Constructability
    • Size
  6. Design Considerations of the component parts of the TTCZ
    -Work space
    -Clear Zone
    -Buffer space considerations
    • Longitudinal
    • Lateral
    • SSD formula
    • Options
    • Crashworthiness of devices
    - Transitions
    • Types of tapers
    • Applications
    • Formulas
    • Graphic explanation
    • Multiple tapers
    - Advance Warning Area
    • Function
    • Sign selection
    • Visibility vs. legibility
    • Speed
    • Sign spacing
    • Location and placement
    • Right vs. both sides
    • Mounting standards
    • Supplemental devices
    Termination
    • Termination taper
    • Advantages vs. Disadvantages
    • End Road Work Location
  7. Typical Applications
    - Definition
    - Drawing and Notes
    - Selection of typicals
    • Combining typicals
    - Designing for specific field conditions
    • Engineering study vs. Engineering judgment
    • Classification
    • Adjacent land use
    • Geometric configuration
    • Superelevation
    • Nighttime
    • Detours and Diversions
    • Peds and the ADA
    • SEE TCS
  8. Putting together the TCP
    • Format
    • Scale
    • Orientation
    • Approvals
    • Software applications
  9. Modifications/Adjustments to the TCP
    - Authority
    - Approval process
    - Emergency vs. Enhancement Situations
    - Adjustment Considerations
    • Traffic flow
    • Visual observations
    • Pedestrian violations
    • Field reports
    • Citizen complaints
    • Etc.
  10. Legal Aspects
    - Legal definitions
    - The civil lawsuit process
    - Designer responsibilities
    • Documentation on engineering judgment
    • Discretionary power
    Immunities
Course Schedule Course Schedule
LOCATE US
  • The American Traffic Safety Services Association
  • 15 Riverside Parkway, Suite 100
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406-1022
  • Telephone: (800) 272-8772


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