From Wikipedia, transportation is the movement of people and goods from one location to another. A transportation engineer, facilitates that movement of goods. Be it via roads, rails, rivers, or the sky, the transport of goods (and people) impact everyone.
A traffic circle designed to maximize flow (in Bristol)
Traffic engineers work in transportation firms analyzing traffic capacity studies, intersections, traffic volume, sight distance. They design horizontal curves, intersections, acceleration and deceleration, etc.
Transportation (traffic) engineers are likely to see the following types of situations:
Famous Transportation Engineers include:
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel - A railway engineer (born in 1806) whose design methods are still used today in high-speed trains. Brunel's also worked on designing docks, viaducts, tunnels and various other structures.
- Appius Claudius Caecus - Built the Appian way (via appia).