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  1. How did everyone feel about the recent April 2017 Civil PE exam? I thought morning session was very hard with more emphasis on structural and I did bad. Afternoon transportation depth was ok, 4-5 questions that I couldn't solve at all. Please share your experiences.
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  3. Anyone know a good site where I can go to get problems for the depth portion of Civil Transportation? I'm all set in the AM portion, but I need more questions similar to the ones I'll find in depth to practice with. Thanks!
  4. I am preparing to apply for and take the PE exam. I am struggling with which discipline to take the exam. In school my emphasis was structural, but my internship and jobs after graduation have been focused in transportation. Has anyone else struggled with this? Is it difficult to take the exam under a discipline for which you didn't focus on in school?
  5. Regarding the Transportation PM Section of the exam, what are everyone's thoughts? Colleagues of mine in the Transportation Field thought the test was difficult. People in my office are concerned about the results, how do you think you did? And if you were in the Houston section, how about that proctor?
  6. PE transportation test references for sale.... 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (great shape, has some writing/highlighting in it & tabs - can be removed) - $190 shipped 2014 (most recent) NCEES PE Transportation & Water Resources Practice Exams (perfect condish) - $35 each shipped Can ship within the continental US, add for paypal fees. If you're interested PM me, any questions let me know, thanks.
  7. Hey Guys, I have a few questions regarding stopping sight distance (SSD) and passing sight distance (PSD) on vertical curves. I am working out a afternoon problem in the school of PE notes which asks you to calculate ACTUAL SSD (its asking for headlight SSD but same thing) on a sag vertical curve. both grades and the lengths are provided. So using the AASHTO equations L=AS^2/(400+3.5S) I am able to come up with an S of 413 feet which is all fine. This assumes S<L, which is the case (413<600) It then asks you "What is the maximum design speed (based on SSD)". So the way I approached this was to determine my actual K value (since we are on a VC): K=L/A = (600/6.5) = 92.3. Based on AASHTO GB Table 3-36 I would pick 45 mph because it has a required K of 79 while the K for 50mph is 96. The way the school of PE notes approached it was to compare the 413' actual SSD with the "Stopping Sight Distance" column on table 3-36.So for 45 mph its 360' and 50mph its 425. They also picked 45 mph as the answer. So my questions are: Since this is on a VC, why not find your K value and use that approach. Aren't the SSD's listed in the "SSD" column adjacent to the K Values for Level Roadways? Do these values have anything in common? For example, If asked what is the minimum length of VC based on SSD for say 30 mph, would that be 500' or L=K/A? would it be a minimum of 500' if the L from L=K/A was smaller? Thank you!
  8. Hey guys, I am looking through my notes (School of PE) and I am unsure about what exactly makes up cycle lost time (L) in the cycle length time equation (HCM EQ 18-17). I believe from HCM, L is the total all red (clearance) lost time and the total startup lost time for all phases that would be used for that equation. The reason I am confused, is because if given a saturated(s) and actual flow rate(v) for an approach, you can find the effective green time (g) by using g=(v/s)*(C/Xc) where C it the total cycle time and Xc is the critical volume to capacity ratio. So how is the YELLOW TIME accounted for here? Almost seems like its getting lumped into the effective green time since total C is being used. Unless the actual saturation V is accounting for the yellow time behind the scenes since v is how many cars get through on a green for an hour? Or the yellow is included in the LOST TIME, L used in HCM EQ 18-17 Later in the notes I have an equation for effective green time= phase length - lost time = (Green time+ Yellow time+ all red)- (startup + clearance lost times). I thought Phase length only includes effective green time and yellow time and that all red (clearance) would be subtracted with the other lost times? The above effective green time equation is being used to find effective green time (g) in the following capacity (c) equation: c=N*S(g/C), where N = No of lanes, S= saturation flow rate & C = total cycle length). Hope the above wasn't to confusing. I think I basically need a break down of Cycle time (what what makes up lost time, where does the yellow and red times go, what is included in the Phase Time etc.) Thanks!
  9. Hello all - I am currently taking the School of PE prep course for my PE transportation exam in April, 2017. I am in the process of gathering all the required material and wanted to check with you on what i should buy or acquire from friends. I already bought the Lindeburg CERM 15th addition, Goswami all-in-one breadth and depth, AASHTO Design of pavement structures, MUTCD manual downloaded and ofcourse the school of PE material. Other than these, what other books/reference material do you suggest I absolutely buy for this exam? Please advise. I would really appreciate the feedback. Good luck to all who are taking PE this October. Regards Sam A
  10. All books are for sale. If they sold I will cross them out. Not all versions are the newest. Books have minimal or no marks. All are in great shape from a non smoking home. Price is price plus shipping. $5 off additional books if buying two or more. (If you buy 3 books you get $10 off total order.) Message me or post to purchase. Mike's Civil PE Exam Guide - Morning Session (2010) 40 sample problems $15 NCEES Civil Transportation Sample Questions + Solutions (2011) $55 Michael Lindeburg -Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam - Thirteenth Edition $75 Michael Lindeburg - Civil Engineering Solved Problems - Sixth Edition $30 Michael Lindeburg - Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam- Seventh Edition $75 Michael Lindeburg - Index for the Civil Engineering Reference Manual - Thirteenth Edition $20 Michael Lindeburg - Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam - Thirteenth Edition $75 Micheal Lindeburg - Civil Discipline Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam - Second Edition $15 Norman R. Voigt - Transportation Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam - First Edition $75 Norman R. Voigt - Six Minute Solutions for the Civil PE Exam - Transportation Problems - Fourth Edition $75
  11. Hello Everyone, Background I am trying to figure out if I have a good chance of passing the Transportation PE for the fall of 2016 and could really use some input from the experienced members here! I was originally planning to take the Transportation PE Exam in April 2016 but I had to postpone due to some personal reasons. I was about 40% into my EET course when I had to step back and take care of other priorities. Fortunately, EET was willing to work with me and allowed me access to the lectures until the fall of 2016. My Questions 1. There are about 70 days till the fall exam and I work full time. Realistically I wont be able to put in good quality hours every single day for the next 70 days. Is this enough time to get through all the EET course work and be able to answer most of these questions in about 6 minutes? 2. I am fairly new to the afternoon section since I work mostly with aviation and not highways/traffic. Is 1 month enough to prepare for the Transportation PM? (Assuming I would have approximately 1 month to work on the afternoon section after I finish the morning and still save some time for the over all review.I have most of the resources needed for the PM section) 3. I am mostly studying using the EET study materials. Will this be sufficient or should I look beyond the EET materials? I go through this roller coaster of confidence where one day I feel like I know the material I have studied really well and the next day it feels like I know very little. Can anyone relate? lol) On a positive note, I am very motivated to pass this exam but if the time available is not reasonable then I feel like I would just be wasting money and time. If I don't take the exam in the fall then more than likely I will have to wait another year or more....having a baby later this winter. I appreciate any input/insight/recommendations. Sorry for the long post!. See attached, (At least you got to see a picture of a cute puppy?) Beej
  12. Hello Everyone, since the exam date is approaching - I am guessing a lot of you have started studying for it. I have done Project Planning and Means and Methods so far (2 out 8 topics done) - and I feel Mansour's book is well organized and gives some good sample problems. I thought of starting this topic since I haven't seen a breadth page under the PE prep forum. Can we start sharing Questions/tips/ sample problems regarding the breadth portion on here? Thanks!
  13. Hello Everyone! I am looking for real life reviews for study material written by Dr. Shahin A. Mansour. There are few selling on Amazon and have very good reviews, for example http://www.amazon.com/Transportation-Module-Breadth-License-Supplement/dp/1940409012/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 and http://www.amazon.com/Transportation-Depth-Civil-License-Supplement/dp/1940409659/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_sims?ie=UTF8. There are not many reviews, so I was wondering if anyone had personal experience with this material? I guess what sold me is few reviewers mentioned that material had most important tables included so there were no needs to open any reference books... By the way, I found prices on official web site for that author to be cheaper than Amazon.
  14. I failed Civil Transportation first time around. I wasn't too surprised considering I waited way too long to prepare. I'm considering waiting to take again until April '17. I have a lot of weekends in the Fall that I'm out of town and weekends I have to work, so I have a feeling I might be in the same boat as this time. Has anyone waited a year in between re-taking the test? Any advice against this? I also want to take the EET Review course - looks like I wouldn't be available for many of the classes. Thanks and congrats to all who did pass!
  15. All books are for sale. If they sold I will cross them out. Not all versions are the newest. Books have minimal or no marks. All are in great shape from a non smoking home. Price is price plus shipping. $5 off additional books if buying two or more. (If you buy 3 books you get $10 off total order.) Private message me purchase. Mike's Civil PE Exam Guide - Morning Session (2010) 40 sample problems $15 NCEES Civil Transportation Sample Questions + Solutions (2011) $60 Michael Lindeburg -Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam - Thirteenth Edition $80 Michael Lindeburg - Civil Engineering Solved Problems - Sixth Edition $35 Michael Lindeburg - Quick Reference for the Civil Engineering PE Exam- Seventh Edition $80 Michael Lindeburg - Index for the Civil Engineering Reference Manual - Thirteenth Edition $20 Michael Lindeburg - Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam - Thirteenth Edition $85 Micheal Lindeburg - Civil Discipline Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam - Second Edition $15 Norman R. Voigt - Transportation Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam - First Edition $75 Norman R. Voigt - Six Minute Solutions for the Civil PE Exam - Transportation Problems - Fourth Edition $75
  16. So I just took the PE Civil Transportation exam. First, the morning: This was much easier than I expected it to be, but I found out from thinking about the morning section by myself during the break that I made some stupid mistakes; All in all, I think i got 27/40. That plus the 25% of the remaining questions equals about a 30/40 which is not terrible. Again, I made some admitted mistakes. Go back through all the questions if you have enough time. They can be tricky and the wrong answer seems so right at the time. Now for the afternoon: This was very frustrating for me. I took the transportation portion and really struggled. Not on things like horizontal curves, vertical curves, sight distances, taper lengths or anything important like that. There were many, many questions referencing materials that I regrettably did not purchase. I only bought the aashto green book and of course I had my notes from studying. There were very basic lookup questions that I lost a lot of points on. They were referencing HCM and MUTCD. Unfortunately, I didn't purchase either of these. I think it is unfair to have questions like this on the exam. I know I'll get smacked for this, but I spent time doing calculation practice and such. It seems like a money grab to me. "Buy 500 dollars worth of books, and pass the exam." I will not make this mistake again. So my score on the afternoon, (I made tick marks), was a definite 19/40. That plus 25% of the remainder puts me at 24/40. That is a combined score of 54/80. I doubt I passed with that, and that's even if I was lucky enough to guess 25% correctly. It is very discouraging that I could have passed this test if I'd just spent more money. Literally 8-10 easy layup questions in the afternoon. All you need is the DAMN MANUALS!!!!!! Anyone else feel this way about the Civil Transpo exam?
  17. So I am having some trouble understanding this simple question thats on the NCEES Practice Exam. Wouldn't member b have a horizontal for pointing up of 100 kips since there is an external load of 100kips pointing down? The question and solution is attached. Would appreciate anyone's explanation on this. (FYI, I am taking the transportation PM portion) Doc2.pdf
  18. So I am just making sure, if given the VPI station of a vertical curve and the length of the curve, can we find the VPC station by VPC = VPI +(Length of curve/2)? I am guessing this only applies for symmetric Horizontal Curves. The reason I ask is because for the attached problem, we are given the VPI station and can find the length of the curve with the givens, but in order to find the VPT, VPT = VPI+Length of Curve-Tangent Length? Clarification would be appreciated. 123.pdf
  19. If you were Vegas setting the line on the number of questions (out of the 40) on the Green Book/HCM/MUTCD what would it be? I've never taken the test before but I'll set the line at this: 25.5 What do you all think?
  20. Do you all think it's necessary to print out the ADA standards? It's 279 pages total, I'm going to have to see a chiropractor after hauling all these books. Is there a condensed version at least? Here is the one I found online: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAStandards_prt.pdf
  21. Hey Guys, I am studying for the PE in April 2016. On the exam outline provided by NCEES, it mentions "Crash Modification Factors" Highway Safety Manual. Since it is not used so much on the exam, would anyone have the pages that I would need from this reference? Or can guide me where I could get them from? Would appreciate the help.
  22. Hi All, I have a question in regards to the free flow speed in the HCM. Two of the equations for FFS are FFS = 75.4 - fLW - fLC - 3.22TRD^0.84 (Page 11-11, Equation 11-1) AND FFS= BFFS - fLW - fLC - fM - fA (Page 14-10, Equation 14-1) I understand that the top one is for freeways and the bottom one is for multilane highways, but what if the problems gives the Base Free Flow Speed (BFFS) and it is a freeway (NOT a multilane highway). Can I still use the bottom equation? Thanks!
  23. Have any of you taken the School of PE for the Transportation Depth portion and how well did it prepare you for the exam? I have read one comment saying that it was not enough to prepare for the afternoon, what do you think? What can I do to prepare for the afternoon in addition to the NCEES practice exam and SOPE. Thanks.
  24. For the transportation depth portion of the exam, do you really need every reference listed (There are like 10 on the NCEES website)? I have been doing practice problems and I seem to only be using the HCM, AASHTO Green Book, and the MUTCD. It obviously gets very expensive once you start purchasing reference materials. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  25. I am taking the PE exam in April and taking transportation for the depth section. Any recommendations on how to study for the depth? I have most of the references (except for the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual 2010) (Do I really need that one?). There are only so many example problems for transportation in the CERM, and most of the problems in the HCM are crazy long. I am not too worried about the breadth (I'm taking school of PE for this). Just more concerned how to prepare for the depth. Any tips would be much appreciated. Thanks! Chris
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