traffic engineering


: engineering dealing with the design of streets and control of traffic
traffic engineer noun

Examples of traffic engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That information is meshed with more data about infrastructure projects, weather, and transit and traffic engineering. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 Students had the chance to ride to school with members of the city’s police, traffic engineering department and even Star Wars characters. Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register, 8 May 2024 Rothenberg says Google collaborated with traffic engineering faculty at Israel’s Technion university and UC Berkeley on Green Light, whose users also include Haifa, Budapest, Abu Dhabi, and Bali. Paresh Dave, WIRED, 10 Oct. 2023 Have city traffic engineering employees review roadway conditions and traffic accident statistics to determine what changes can be made to improve cyclists’ safety, with the goal of starting to bring back proposals for City Council consideration in August. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2023 Network analytics, intelligence and automation all help eliminate errors and improve performance when carrying out tasks like loading access controllers, provisioning routers or configuring traffic engineering tunnels to optimize transport and relieve congestion. Steve Alexander, Forbes, 21 May 2021 In general, these kinds of short count studies in traffic engineering only cover a few hours over several days, according to Ozbay. IEEE Spectrum, 9 June 2022 The bottleneck on Interstate 15 started just south of Primm on the Nevada side of the border and added about an hour to the drive from Las Vegas to Ontario, Calif., said Carmen Perkins, a traffic engineering technician for the commission. Paul Pringlestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2022 The traffic engineering position became vacant in March 2020. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 12 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic engineering was in 1908

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“Traffic engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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