The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Traffic Flow Principles

When - Where

January 25, 2018

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time)
Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

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A basic understanding of traffic flow is essential for addressing many traffic engineering issues, including signal timing, capacity analysis, and incident management. This course describes the basic elements of the traffic system, along with the influences of each. The course also presents various approaches to modeling and analyzing traffic flow. Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:


This course is intended for managers, engineers, and technicians involved with traffic operations. Basic math skills are required.


Airton G. Kohls, Ph.D.
Dr. Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has twelve years of practical experience in Traffic Engineering with both public and private agencies. Mr. Kohls serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations.


6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course.


The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.


8:00 a.m.Registration
8:15 a.m.Introduction
8:45 a.m.Road user characteristics
9:45 a.m.Vehicle characteristics
10:20 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.Roadway, roadway environment
11:00 a.m.Traffic control devices
11:30 a.m.Lunch (on your own)
12:15 p.m.Traffic Flow Concepts-Part 1
1:30 p.m.Break
1:40 p.m.Traffic Flow Concepts-Part 2
2:40 p.m.Overview of Traffic Studies
3:40 p.m.Review and Wrap Up
4:00 p.m.TATE Exam ( optional )*
 *For participants who want to receive credit for the course toward the Transportation Engineering Certificate.


The registration fee is $120 per person. A city or county government employee is eligible for a TTAP scholarship registration fee of $45. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. The workshop fee includes ONLY materials and coffee breaks. (NO LUNCH PROVIDED.) A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!


Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than forty-eight hours before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Please register early as attendance to our workshops has increased. We may not accommodate walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

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