The Chair of Road Planning and Operation at the Technische Universität Berlin is part of the Institute of Land and Sea Transport (ILS) of Faculty V "Transport and Machine Systems".
The ILS was created in 2001 as a result of the structural reform at the TU Berlin, where Faculty 10 "Transport Engineering and Applied Mechanics" and Faculty 11 "Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology" merged to form the new "Faculty of Transport and Machine Systems" (Faculty V).
The institutes were also reorganised: The "Institute of Road and Rail Transport" (ISS) and the "Institute of Marine and Ship Technology" (ISM) merged with the "Internal Combustion Engines" department to form the "Institute of Land and Maritime Transport" (ILS).
From 1955 to 1974, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wehner held the then Chair of Road and Traffic Engineering in the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Prof. Wehner was succeeded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hoffmann, who headed the then renamed Department of Road Planning and Traffic Engineering until 1998.
After a long period of vacancy, the renamed Chair of Road Planning and Operation in Faculty V Traffic and Machine Systems was "reoccupied" in November 2003 with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richter
The department deals with the planning, design and operation of road traffic facilities within and outside built-up areas. In addition to motorised individual traffic, the department also focuses on the concerns of the environmental alliance (pedestrians, cyclists and public transport).
In addition to teaching and research, the Department pays particular attention to consultancy work with ministries, municipalities and industry, in order to provide students with the most practical training possible based on the results and experience gained.