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Prerequisites: Graduate Standing OR Instructor Consent.
The objective of this class is to introduce traffic system design concepts, control components, management strategies, and tools for evaluating their effectiveness. With the instructions, assignments, and projects in this course, students are expected to learn traffic system control devices, working principles, and popular algorithms. Additionally, Synchro and VISSIM traffic simulation packages will be introduced in great detail so that students can use them for evaluating the performances of traffic operation plans. Major topics of this course include: (1) traffic control system components; (2) timing plan design; (3) traffic flow characteristics; (4) driver behavior models; (5) advanced control algorithms; and (6) traffic control system modeling and simulation. Knowledge on the above subjects and traffic simulation skills are considered indispensable for modern traffic engineering practice.