The Committee on Traffic Engineering (CTE) shall investigate, assess, report on, and develop
recommendations on all aspects of traffic engineering, including:
- the effectiveness of new and existing traffic control practices and devices in terms of context, cost, and public safety;
- advancements and innovations in methods and equipment that reduce costs, lower energy consumption, improve motorist guidance, and reduce crashes; and
- the standards and guidelines contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
(MUTCD) and other technical documents.
The committee shall be responsive to both internal and external stakeholders to advance the
practice of traffic engineering through research, experimentation, and implementation to balance
the safety and mobility needs of all users efficiently, equitably, and in a context sensitive
As part of the committee’s charge, eight delegates and eight alternates selected from the Member
Departments for their experience and knowledge of traffic control devices shall participate as
AASHTO’s representatives on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.