Traffic Signal Operations: Coordination for Corridors

Dates: July 19-21, 2022

Meets: Tu and Th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Online

There are still openings remaining at this time.

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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. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.

This class will be delivered via ZOOM. New to Zoom? Sign up here https://us05web.zoom.us/ free.

Description

This two-day course will focus on topics related to coordinating/synchronizing traffic signals along the corridors. This course will enable you to develop and evaluate the performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. For time of day and traffic responsive coordinated systems, attendees will learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with innovative approaches for managing vehicle queues, progressing turns, and addressing potential gridlock situations, how to find optimal timing solutions, and how to safely accommodate non-motorists. Students will work on signal timing plans for several signals along arterials including freeway interchange signals; assess whether more complex timing solutions offer operational improvements; solve specialized problems such as offset intersections and diamond interchanges; and learn to perform analysis and evaluation of traffic volumes and field checks. The operational concept for traffic adaptive systems will be introduced. A basic knowledge of Synchro is helpful.

For other Tech Transfer courses for the above topics beyond this course, please see Traffic Signals.

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Topics Include

  • principles of traffic signal coordination
  • analysis of volume and system characteristics
  • software and hardware requirements for signal coordination for each time of day, traffic responsive, and traffic adaptive systems
  • use of SYNCHRO to develop time of day and traffic responsive timing plans
  • find optimal timing solutions
  • hands-on entering and understanding coordinated signal timing sheets
  • performance comparison of the three timing strategies
  • overall evaluation of maintenance of optimized signal timing and operations
  • integration of arterial systems with freeway ramp metering and control systems.

What You Will Learn

Students learn to plan major signal coordination projects, when to use the different types of timing strategy (time of day, traffic responsive, traffic adaptive), how to proceed from data collection to satisfactory system operation and fine-tuning, and how to update signal coordination plans as traffic conditions change over time. Traffic adaptive software, a key to many "intelligent" traffic management systems, will be introduced.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed prerequisite courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Isolated Intersections (TE-04) and Synchro and SimTraffic (TE-13).

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you are worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you do not test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu
Or call us at 510-643-4393

Notes:

This class is not eligible for any group discounts.

This class has two, 8-hour sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 :: 8:00am-5:00pm :: Pacific Time
Thursday, July 21, 2022 :: 8:00am-5:00pm :: 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 you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the course. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before registering for any online classes. If you're worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Bernadette Edwards, the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you don't test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class; we will not provide a credit or refund.

This class will be delivered via ZOOM. New to Zoom? Sign up here https://us05web.zoom.us/ free.
Hours:16.00
CEUs:1.60

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 395.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 790.00

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Joy Bhattacharya

PE, PTOE, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Group

Mr. Bhattacharya serves as the Director of Innovative Transportation Solutions at Advanced Mobility Group's (AMG). He provides innovative Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, and ITS solutions for the Global Market. He has expertise in traffic engineering, traffic simulation, traffic signal systems with traffic simulation, traffic signal timing, traffic operations, ITS, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. He is an ITE fellow and has approximately 25 years of transportation engineering experience.


David Mahama

PE, Senior Associate, DKS Associates

Mr. Mahama is the Design/Traffic Group Leader at DKS Associates. He is one of three Project Managers selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to retime approximately 550 Traffic Signal annually throughout the Bay Area. His professional experience includes traffic operations, signal design, traffic signing and striping design, intelligent transportation systems design (ITS), and transportation studies.

Date Day Time Location
07/19/2022Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Online
07/21/2022Thursday8 AM to 5 PM Online

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