PRINC HWYTRAFC ENGR
PRINC HWYTRAFC ENGR CE 3600
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CE3600 PRINCIPLES OF HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Sherif Ishak 3418 Patrick F Taylor LSU UTLHE o Importance of transportation 9 Public expectation o Problems we face today o Human cost of mobility o Role of technology o Human behavior 9 Demographic trends o Definitions and specialties 9 Modes of transportation o Hierarchy of movement o Roadway and other classifications UCTGN o How important is transportation Provides a mechanism for exchange of goods people and information Supports economic improvements for society 6 Why do we need to travel Employment exploration and personal fulfillment o What is the society expectation Mobility and accessibility to meet basic needs to move goods and people 6 What have we accomplished US National System of Interstate and Defense Highways the largest infrastructure project in human history began in 1956 and lasted for over 40 years 46700 miles costing 130 billion CQT T S CHEW 6 Direct cost capital and operating expenses right of way facilities and maintenance o Indirect cost Environmental effects noise air and water pollution longterm climate effects from carbon monoxide and other pollutants disturbance of wetlands etc Congestion delays and loss of productivity Fatalities injuries property damage reduced productivity etc HNTELLHGENT TNSQTATHQN SSTEMS TS TECHNQLQGHE 9 Advanced Computers 9 Communications hardware software 9 Navigation Systems for route guidance 9 Sensors for monitoring highway systems 9 Control Systems 9 Information Systems