CTE Strategic Plan
COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC ENGINEERING PURPOSE STATEMENT
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 external stakeholders to advance the practice of engineering
through research, experimentation, and implementation to balance the safety and mobility needs of
all users efficiently, equitably, and in a context sensitive manner.
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.
CTE members improve the everyday life of road users on state highway networks by advocating for
traffic engineering solutions that incorporate the CTE core values.
CTE pursues its vision by promoting the CTE core values to the application of traffic engineering
practices, supporting traffic engineering research and implementation, sharing information between
internal AASHTO groups and ex ernal stakeholders, and creating policies,
standards, and guidelines that support the CTE vision.