RedVector is happy to announce two transportation engineering courses comprising 4 hours of mobile-ready content. These courses are presented by our resident expert traffic engineer, Dr. Kwabena Ofosu. Dr. Ofosu currently serves as the Traffic Engineer in the Public Works Department, City of Palm Bay, Florida. He earned his Master’s degree and Ph.D., both in Civil Engineering from Florida State University.
Mass transportation (or public transportation) is any form or shared passenger transportation service available for use by the general public. The types (or modes) of mass transportation include airline service, bus (commonly referred to as transit or transit service in the United States), paratransit (van service), light rail (also known as tram), commuter rail, heavy rail, ferries, as well as other modes such as motorized tricycles (often referred to as auto rickshaws) that are common and widely used in most developing and emerging economies. New and innovative modes of a mass of transportation include Maglev trains. The focus of this interactive online course will be on modes mass transportation and mass transportation systems common within the United States, in particular: transit, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, and heavy rail.
This interactive online course presents the fundamentals of traffic flow and queueing theory which form the basis of all traffic analysis. This course presents the relationships among traffic flow, traffic density, and speed which are the primary elements of a traffic stream. These relationships guide engineers in planning, designing, and assessing traffic engineering improvements on highway systems and transportation networks. This course presents analytical methods that are applied in the design of new facilities, and also in evaluating impacts of modifications to existing transportation networks. Specific applications of the fundamental principles presented in this course include analyzing turn lane lengths, evaluating freeway ramp operations, estimating traffic flows at intersections, determining traffic flows at toll booths, and assessing the impacts of bottlenecks and traffic incidents on highway performance. This course presents statistical methods and how they are applied to analyze and manipulate traffic flow dataIt also details how this data is used to identify deficiencies and assess traffic operations.