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Basic Traffic Studies - Online Workshop

June 11 & 12, 2024

(9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time)


6 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of each day of the workshop to get 6 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by mail. Click here to download the brochure.


The collection and analysis of data is an important step in addressing many traffic engineering issues. This course describes traffic studies related to volumes, delay, and speeds - the three most commonly performed in practice, including speed as it relates to curvature and sight distance. Each of these studies is described in detail, including theory, techniques for data collection, data analysis, and presentation of results. Upon completion of the course, the attendee should

  • understand the nature and use of the various measures,
  • be able to choose the proper equipment and locations for data collection,
  • identify the needed quantities of data to provide valid results, and
  • understand how to develop and present results from the collected data.

This class is a core curriculum requirement for TATE.


This course is intended for managers, engineers, and technicians responsible for the management, collection, or analysis of traffic data. Basic math skills are required.


David Metzger, Traffic Engineer (retired), Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization/City of Bristol, Tennessee
Mr. Metzger worked on a variety of issues for the Bristol Transportation Planning Organization, such a long-range transportation planning and modeling. In his role as traffic engineer for the City of Bristol, Tennessee, his duties included the collection of data for speeds, delay, and volumes for a variety of studies, such as setting safe posted speeds of curves, determining on-street parking limits and signage based on sight distance, collection of data for traffic signal warrant analyses, neighborhood traffic studies, and collection of field data to apply for long-range transportation planning. He was involved in the selection of countermeasures based on those data findings. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and retired after over 37 years of experience in Bristol. He is a Fellow of ITE.


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 Airton Kohls at 865-974-5255.


Day 1
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Traffic volume studies-Part 1
Traffic volume studies-Part 2

Day 2
9:30 - 12:30 pm Eastern
Traffic speed studies-Part 1
Traffic speed studies-Part 2
Travel time and delay studies

Please inform us if you want to receive credit for the course toward the Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering Certificate.


This is a free workshop for all city or county employees. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for other attendees is $120 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office at least 10 working days in advance. Please note your employment status on the registration form. 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!

Register ONLINE here.


Register by mail. Click here to download the brochure.