TE-51 Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Please Note:   This is an online class.

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Class Information

Location

  Location: Online  

Instructors

  Instructor Information 

Schedule

This class has four, three-hour sessions and will be held on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 :: 1:00-4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time

Thursday, April 5, 2018 :: 1:00-4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 :: 1:00-4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time

Thursday, April 12, 2018 :: 1:00-4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time

This is a live online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific Time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook.

Please make sure we have your updated contact information and that you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture.

Class Fees

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 145.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard individual$ 290.00

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program.

CEUs: 1.20

Registration

To register online you must use a credit card to pay any fee.

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Description

This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a system with the highest growth in number of deployments over the last few years. The third session presents SynchroGreen, adaptive version of traffic signal software from one of the most respected traffic signal software developers in the US. Finally, the fourth session focuses on SCATS, one of the oldest and widely deployed systems in the entire world. Each session is divided into three major parts: First offers summary of fundamental principles of a selected adaptive technology, second covers summary of operational and institutional requirements to run adaptive control, and the third presents recent case studies with a glimpse on the operational benefits.

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Topics Include

  • Fundamental principles of ATCS operations
  • Adjustment of signal timings and operational flexibility
  • Detection requirements
  • Communication requirements
  • Software and hardware requirements
  • Failsafe operational modes
  • Institutional preparation for deployment of an ATCS
  • Expected operational benefits
  • Example of case studies in field and/or simulation

What You Will Learn

Students will obtain a significant amount of technical information to understand fundamental principles of operations, deployment requirements, and expected operational benefits (highlighted through exemplary case studies) of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. This information will help students to become familiar with these relatively new signal control technologies and develop a realistic set of expectations regarding their deployments and operational benefits.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for traffic engineers, planners, technicians, and decision makers in municipal, county, and state agencies interested in the operations, requirements and benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control System technologies, particularly those with the responsibility for the planning, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of traffic signal control systems for urban areas.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see About our Classes

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll
Note: To cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee (less $50 processing), your written request to cancel must be received in writing at least five (5) business days before the class is scheduled to begin. In lieu of canceling, agencies may send a substitute. Please contact us at least five (5) working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we can revise attendance information for the instructor.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Or call us at 510-643-4393


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