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“Highway Traffic Control Technician” will probably be replaced by robots.
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Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 53-6041.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 48,650.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 23.00
- Currently, there are 6,410 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Traffic Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Traffic Technicians
- Transportation Technician
- Transportation Planning Technician
- Traffic Technician
- Traffic Survey Technician
- Traffic Signal Technician (TST)
- Traffic Investigator
- Traffic Control Technician
- Traffic Analyst
- Field Traffic Investigator
- Engineering Technician
- Traffic Monitor Specialist
- Traffic Engineering Technician
- Survey Field Technician
- Permit Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Highway Traffic Control Technician”
- Visit development or work sites to determine projects' effect on traffic and the adequacy of traffic control and safety plans or to suggest traffic control measures.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- Time stoplights or other delays, using stopwatches.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
- Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
- Prepare graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
- Monitor street or utility projects for compliance to traffic control permit conditions.
- Review traffic control or barricade plans to issue permits for parades or other special events or for construction work that affects rights of way, providing assistance with plan preparation or revision, as necessary.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
- Interview motorists about specific intersections or highways to gather road-condition information for use in planning.
- Operate counters and record data to assess the volume, type, and movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic at specified times.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital cameras
- Personal computers
- Ramp meters
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Portable weight scales
- Radar guns
- Total stations
- Drafting instruments
- Portable two way radios
- Desktop computers
- Traffic counters
- Dynamic message signs
- Notebook computers
- Digital plotters
- Data collectors
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Pavement cutting saws
- Electric timing devices
- Trafficware SimTraffic
- Microsoft Access
- Traffic control software
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- ESRI ArcView
- Traffic signal software
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Office
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Microsoft Excel