Will “Traffic Analyst” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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“Traffic Analyst” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #537 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
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
- Field Traffic Investigator
- Engineering Technician
- Traffic Monitor Specialist
- Traffic Engineering Technician
- Traffic Analyst
- Survey Field Technician
- Permit Technician
- Highway Traffic Control Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Traffic Analyst”
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
- 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.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- 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.
- Time stoplights or other delays, using stopwatches.
- Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
- Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- 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.
- Monitor street or utility projects for compliance to traffic control permit conditions.
- Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- 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.
- Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
- Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital plotters
- Portable two way radios
- Radar guns
- Personal computers
- Traffic counters
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Notebook computers
- Pavement cutting saws
- Data collectors
- Electric timing devices
- Total stations
- Digital cameras
- Ramp meters
- Portable weight scales
- Desktop computers
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Dynamic message signs
- Drafting instruments
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Word
- Traffic signal software
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- Traffic control software
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- ESRI ArcView
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- Trafficware SimTraffic