traffic engineering


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 By the end of that month, the city government ratified a state of emergency and allocated an extra $2 million for bike safety initiatives, including improving traffic engineering and enforcing cycling rules. Byyvonne Lau, Fortune, 7 Oct. 2022 For example, in December 2019, council unanimously voted to approve a $36,000 contract to GPD for traffic engineering services. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 20 Aug. 2022 The Public Works Department handles everything from street paving, to park maintenance, waste collection, recreation centers, special event permitting, traffic engineering and other tasks. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 1 June 2022 The municipality’s traffic engineering department ordered 200 of the panhandling signs. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Jan. 2022 West Northern Lights Boulevard between Lake Hood Drive and Nathaniel Court could remain closed through Dec. 20, said Shane Locke, a traffic engineering technician with the city. Anchorage Daily News, 4 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of traffic engineering was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Traffic engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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