Portal:Transport and traffic engineering
Transport engineering (or transportation engineering) is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods (transport). It is often considered a sub-discipline of civil engineering.
The design aspects of transport engineering include the sizing of transportation facilities (how many lanes or how much capacity the facility has), determining the materials and thickness used in pavement, designing the geometry (vertical and horizontal alignment) of the roadway (or track).
Operations and management involve traffic engineering, so that vehicles move smoothly on the road or track. Older techniques include signs, signals, markings, and tolling. Newer technologies involve intelligent transportation systems, including advanced traveler information systems (such as variable message signs), advanced traffic control systems (such as ramp meters), and vehicle infrastructure integration. Human factors are an aspect of transport engineering, particularly concerning driver-vehicle interface and user interface of road signs, signals, and markings.
Coursework[edit | edit source]
Transportation engineering is closely associated with other disciplines (please create new appropriate learning resources and link to them):
- Traffic engineering (transportation) (Wikipedia)
- Railroad engineering (Wikipedia)
- Port and harbor engineering
- Airport engineering
- Transportation planning (Wikipedia)
- Urban planning (Wikipedia)
Additional Learning Resources[edit | edit source]
Research and Learning Projects[edit | edit source]
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- Transport, politics and education
- Lunar Boom Town:Tourist traffic
- Alternate fuel fleet vehicles
- Alternative vehicle use (scooters)