TRN643 - Transportation Planning Technology

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Subject Title
Transportation Planning Technology

Subject Description
Using planning and traffic engineering principles, this course will introduce students to the transportation planning process as it relates to land development initiatives. Topics include traffic data collection for planning purposes; warrants for additional transportation infrastructure; and capacity analysis of unsignalized intersections.  Preparation of a transportation impact assessment in support of land development will serve as a major term project.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Collect traffic field data to produce evidence for transportation planning purposes.
  2. Analyze primary and secondary traffic data to inform transportation planning recommendations.
  3. Apply technical mathematics to model impacts of impacts of land development on the adjacent transportation network and mitigative design changes.
  4. Use specialized traffic capacity analysis software to model impacts of impacts of land development on the adjacent transportation network and mitigative design changes.
  5. Prepare a transportation impact study detailing analysis of and recommendations for the transportation system.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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