The Transportation portion of the PE Exam is relatively simple and easy to study for. Truly the only material you are studying is six subject areas for the Transportation portion which are the following. There will be 8 question on the morning portion.
1. Horizontal Curves (1-2 questions)
2. Vertical Curves (1question)
3. Sight distance(1-2questions)
5. Vertical and/or horizontal clearances(1 question)
6. Acceleration and deceleration(1-2questions)
Here are some good Transportation Civil PE AM review notes.
Since there are only six areas you know you are going to get at least one question on each area, so you better know them. The best way to study for this section is to go to http://engineeringregistration.tamu.edu/tapedreviews/Transportation/index.htm. Print out the .pdf file and listen to the 3 hrs and 43 minutes of video. Don’t just watch the video straight through. When they get to example problems, stop the recording and make sure you understand the concept and solve the problem.
Don’t rush through the video, I recommend 12 hours of studying time for the transportation section and so that is 4 hours of watching the video, 1 hour of reviewing the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices 2009 Edition – Part 6, and then 7 hours of solving problems.