Will “Traffic Technicians” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
90% Chance of Automation
“Traffic Technicians” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #537 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is 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
Also Known As…
- 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
- Highway Traffic Control Technician
- Collection Technician
Tasks for “Traffic Technicians”
- Interact with the public to answer traffic-related questions, respond to complaints or requests, or discuss traffic control ordinances, plans, policies, or procedures.
- Establish procedures for street closures or for repair or construction projects.
- Develop plans or long-range strategies for providing adequate parking space.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provide technical supervision regarding traffic control devices to other traffic technicians or laborers.
- Monitor street or utility projects for compliance to traffic control permit conditions.
- Place and secure automatic counters, using power tools, and retrieve counters after counting periods end.
- Operate counters and record data to assess the volume, type, and movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic at specified times.
- Gather and compile data from hand count sheets, machine count tapes, or radar speed checks and code data for computer input.
- 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.
- Study traffic delays by noting times of delays, the numbers of vehicles affected, and vehicle speed through the delay area.
- Prepare work orders for repair, maintenance, or changes in traffic systems.
- Interview motorists about specific intersections or highways to gather road-condition information for use in planning.
- Maintain or make minor adjustments or field repairs to equipment used in surveys, including the replacement of parts on traffic data gathering devices.
- Provide traffic information, such as road conditions, to the public.
- Analyze data related to traffic flow, accident rates, or proposed development to determine the most efficient methods to expedite traffic flow.
- Plan, design, and improve components of traffic control systems to accommodate current or projected traffic and to increase usability and efficiency.
- Study factors affecting traffic conditions, such as lighting or sign and marking visibility, to assess their effectiveness.
- 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 graphs, charts, diagrams, or other aids to illustrate observations or conclusions.
Related Technology & Tools
- Digital cameras
- Desktop computers
- Drafting instruments
- Total stations
- Ramp meters
- Personal computers
- Pavement cutting saws
- Digital plotters
- Dynamic message signs
- Radar guns
- Data collectors
- Traffic counters
- Notebook computers
- Portable two way radios
- Pneumatic traffic counters
- Portable weight scales
- Electric timing devices
- 35 millimeter cameras
- JAMAR Technologies PETRAPro
- Pd' Programming Intersection Magic
- Microsoft Office
- Autodesk AutoCAD
- Microsoft Access
- Traffic control software
- Computer aided design and drafting software CADD
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- ESRI ArcView
- Microsoft Excel
- Dowling Associates TRAFFIX
- Microsoft Word
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Traffic signal software
- Trafficware SimTraffic