Training Programs

The Traffic Administration Course is a basic course that gives an overview of what transportation planning is all about and its interaction with land use. This also includes an introduction to Traffic Engineering and management. Basics of traffic impact assessment including rationale required analysis and components of the transportation system is also presented. Different traffic measures employed locally and internationally will be discussed as well as basic traffic safety information and education programs are introduced. Data collection will be experienced by the participants through recorded field work activity. Lastly, candidates will understand specific institutional issues and the possible legal arrangements in setting up the traffic regulatory unit including laws related therein. Local Government Unit (LGU) employees especially those in the City Planning and Development Office, Traffic Management Office and City Engineering Office are main target for this course. 

Local Government Unit employees especially those in the City Planning and Development Office, Traffic Management Office and City Engineering Office are main target for this course. This training is the continuation of the Traffic Administration Course. The Advanced Traffic Administration Course (ATAC) gives an overview on land use and travel demand forecasting. This also includes introduction to trip generation and parking generation. Basics of public transport system analysis and planning is also presented touching base on route measured capacity. Project development cycle, evaluation process including financial, economic and environmental will be covered under transportation system evaluation. Traffic laws and regulations discussions will focus on RA 4136, local government ordinances and other economic and environmental regulations. Physical distribution and logistics will also be discussed in the course. Lastly, environmentally sustainable transportation system fundamentals and EST strategies and policies will be thoroughly discussed. A workshop will also be conducted to apply the EST concepts on identifying appropriate EST activities at the local level.

Road network expansion, increased motorization and urbanization in the country have been accompanied by a surge in road crashes leading to road injuries and fatalities. Today, road traffic injuries top the list of leading causes of death. Road Safety Audit was established in order to prevent such road traffic incidents. This is a formal process where an independent and qualified audit team examines and reports on road crash potential and safety performance of a future road project or a traffic management scheme on an existing road. RSA has the greatest potential for improving safety and is the most cost-effective when it is applied to a road or traffic design before the project is built. It is in this context that Training Course on Road Safety Audit was offered by UP-NCTS, which has a pool of experts in the field of transportation planning and traffic engineering and management. This course will use existing course materials and resources to maximize the hands-on experience and ensure internalization as well as retention of the concepts being presented.

Generally, the training gives an overview of the principles and fundamentals of road safety, statistics/trends, causes and factors of crashes, road safety audit concepts, accident analysis and various road safety facilities. The basics of geometric design of highway sections and their applications together with intersection design elements are also presented.


The training gives an overview of the necessity to evaluate the significance of traffic-related impacts before the implementation of a proposed development. The Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) process allows these future impacts to be planned for and mitigated. TIA is now being required by some local government and national agencies for some developments before its approval. This training will give an overview of the TIA process and discuss the contents of a TIA report.


Generally, road traffic causes significant dangers to people working on the roads. On the other hand, roadworks can put other road users in a dangerous situation. It is in this context that the Department of Public Works and Highways developed the Road Works Safety Manual for use throughout the Philippines. This manual shall be used at roadwork and bridgework sites when providing signage and traffic management to warn, guide and control traffic. The principles in the manual aim to maximize the safety of workers and the public during roadworks.

The UP National Center for Transportation Studies in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways offered this Road Works Safety (RWS) Course to provide a uniform approach to worksite traffic management through the use of standard signs and layouts that can be applied to most road work situations.


This basic course for Traffic Law Enforcers (TLE) provides training for personnel who are required to enforce traffic laws and regulations and to direct and control traffic. The course allows enforcers to understand their role as traffic enforcers and understand the different laws and regulations they are going to enforce. This program also covers the standard traffic signs and pavement markings – their meaning and when and where to install them. This course also allows enforcers to direct and control traffic in an intersection. Administration of traffic citation tickets and investigation, recording and reporting of traffic incidents are also covered in this program.

This advanced traffic management course provides training for personnel who are required to select and make minor modifications to existing traffic management plans/schemes and conduct thorough traffic crash investigations and properly document findings for courtroom presentation.

The training program seeks to address the technical needs of local government environmental staff on the development, continuous refinement and regular updating of emission inventory of their respective local government units as part of their ongoing initiative to ensure ambient air quality within their administrative jurisdiction.

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