Traffic Engineering

CTS provides a full range of traffic engineering services, including:

  • Construction traffic control plans
  • Intersection review and improvement studies
  • Intersection capacity analyses
  • Corridor performance review and improvement studies
  • Signal coordination studies
  • Conceptual design studies
  • Queuing studies
  • Signage and pavement marking design
  • Roadway geometry standards review

Traffic Impact Assessments

Traffic impact studies are often required by governing authorities when any proposed development or network change may impact the performance of the adjacent network. These assessments can provide the basis upon the developer and the authority can coordinate efforts to mitigate any negative effects created as a result of the proposed changes.

CTS has conducted traffic impact assessments for various applications including:

Transport Planning

Transport planning is a complex phenomenon involving many factors and is often interdisciplinary in nature.

The aim of transport planning is to look forward, determine future demand and forge alternatives which will address the concerns and cater to the main objectives of the project. Transportation planning may involve a proposed capital works initiative, or it may involve changes to existing conditions. Ultimately, transportation planning informs decision-makers and provides them the necessary tools to make appropriate choices.

CTS provides a full range of traffic and transportation planning services, including:

  • Traffic demand forecasting
  • Major road network studies
  • Regional and municipal transportation studies
  • Strategic planning and feasibility studies
  • Transportation alternatives studies
  • Transportation demand management

Transportation Engineering

Transportation engineering studies involve either examining a specific problem or reviewing the performance of a transportation facility at regular intervals as part of a transportation monitoring program. Typically, a transportation engineering study will include the assessment of the movement of people and goods through a transportation facility and may involve any of the following:

Transportation Surveys

Transportation surveys are conducted selectively to measure the existing conditions and provideus with the essential information required for traffic engineering and transportation planning related tasks.

Transportation surveys can range from simple manual traffic counts to more complex multi-purpose data collection programs.

CTS is staffed and experienced to provide the entire spectrum of data collection services, including:

  • Intersection traffic movement counts
  • Trip generation surveys
  • Screen-line counts, both manual and automatic (ATR)
  • Transit boarding/alighting surveys
  • Travel time/delay/queuing surveys
  • Vehicle occupancy surveys
  • Vehicle classification surveys
  • Parking surveys (utilization, turnover, etc.)
  • Spot speed studies
  • Sight distance measurements
  • Horizontal curve measurements (inclinometer ball-bank testing)
  • Traffic control compliance surveys
  • Origination-destination studies
  • License plate trace surveys
  • Modal choice surveys
  • Facilities inventory

Parking Studies

Parking studies are undertaken to assess existing parking demand and operating conditions, to project future parking requirements or to develop parking policies and regulations.

Parking surveys form a critical component of most parking studies and typically include both an inventory of parking supply and observing parking demand by time of day, otherwise known as parking accumulation surveys.

Additional parking studies may involve parking duration or turnover studies, which determine the frequency of turnover that a parking space has.