Will “Traffic Investigator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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“Traffic Investigator” 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 Control Technician
- Traffic Analyst
- Field Traffic Investigator
- Engineering Technician
- Traffic Monitor Specialist
- Traffic Investigator
- Traffic Engineering Technician
- Survey Field Technician
- Permit Technician
- Highway Traffic Control Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Traffic Investigator”
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Prepare graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.
- Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
- Lay out pavement markings for striping crews.
- 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.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- 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.
- Operate counters and record data to assess the volume, type, and movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic at specified times.
- Measure and record the speed of vehicular traffic, using electrical timing devices or radar equipment.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Interview motorists about specific intersections or highways to gather road-condition information for use in planning.
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
- 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.
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Prepare drawings of proposed signal installations or other control devices, using drafting instruments or computer-automated drafting equipment.
- Compute time settings for traffic signals or speed restrictions, using standard formulas.
- Time stoplights or other delays, using stopwatches.
Related Technology & Tools
- Radar guns
- Desktop computers
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Electric timing devices
- Portable weight scales
- Digital plotters
- Ramp meters
- Traffic counters
- Digital cameras
- Personal computers
- Portable two way radios
- Drafting instruments
- Data collectors
- Dynamic message signs
- Total stations
- Pavement cutting saws
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Notebook computers
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- Traffic signal software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Excel
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Traffic control software
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- Trafficware SimTraffic
- ESRI ArcView