TE-51 Adaptive Traffic Control Systems
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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.
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Category Description Amount 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.
DescriptionThis 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.
- 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 LearnStudents 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 AttendThis 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.
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Note: 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.
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