Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods & Performance Measures

Dates: February 18-27, 2020

Meets: Tu, W and Th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Online

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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.

Credits

This course grants 1.2 CEUs and 12.0 AICP CMs (CMs pending AICP approval)

Description

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains in performance to the transportation system (and/or subsystems) attributable to a project, policy, or program of interest. It also covers the data sources and data reliability, analytic (evaluation) methods and their strengths and limitations, and the overall reliability of the analytical results.

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Topics Include

  • Understanding the scope, scale and focus of your program's needs and the evaluation process
  • What decision processes are driving the need for the performance evaluations?
  • What are the resulting performance measured being used for?
  • Selecting appropriate performance measures, and evaluation methods
  • Overview of the various analytical and empirical techniques for transportation system performance evaluations & monitoring programs
  • Potential data sources: inputs to the analysis process
  • Reliability of analytic methods, empirical methods, and the data we use as inputs
  • Combining empirical & analytical procedures for better results
  • How to choose data sources & evaluation methods for your particular project needs
  • Analytical and Simulation Software Tools - Tool types, criteria for selection, and performance measures (with examples)
  • Analysis techniques & data sources - how to choose best data & methods for your particular project needs

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about the various analytic methods that can be used to measure the performance of transportation systems and isolated system elements (like freeway segments and signalized intersections). Attendees will also learn which performance measures are best suited for different analysis purposes - why we choose the performance measures we do for a particular project. Upon completion of the course, they will be able to gauge the reliability of the performance estimation process, the underlying inputs and the resulting (calculated) performance measures. This course uses a combination of lectures, case-study examples, and classroom exercises to convey tools and logic for tackling traffic problems. It provides a sound technical foundation for additional specialized courses such as traffic signal operations, freeway operations, and roadway capacity analysis.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this course. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing, reviewing and/or approving transportation performance monitoring programs, corridor improvement plans, or transportation system performance evaluation efforts.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

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.

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 has six, two hour sessions on consecutive Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: Pacific Time
Thursday, February 20, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: Pacific Time
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: Pacific Time
Thursday, February 27, 2020 :: 1pm-3pm :: 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 lecture. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you're worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Jenny Grandbois, 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 refund.

Warning:

Please Note:   This is an online class.
Hours:12.00
CEUs:1.20

Call us at 510-643-4393 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

Fee Breakdown

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

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Michael Mauch

PhD, Research Engineer, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Mauch has over 25 years of experience in academic research and consulting practice. He specializes in transportation performance metrics, data analytics, applications programming, mathematical model building and statistical analysis. Mike's prior academic research experience includes serving as a Senior Development Engineer for UC Berkeley's ITS and PATH programs. On the consulting side, he currently serves as a Senior Analytics Consultant with for the Iteris Performance Analytics division. Previous consulting experience includes serving as: Senior Consultant for System Metrics Group; Senior Data Analyst for DKS Associates; and Travel Demand Modeler for Crain & Associates.


Bill Cisco

PE, Director of Product Intelligence / TTS

Bill Cisco has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. Bill's areas of expertise include traffic operations, transportation planning, traffic impact analysis, travel forecasting, congestion management, parking analysis, and training. At TTS, Bill’s duties include managing traffic signal operations, data analytics, and quality control. Previously, Bill worked at PTV Group as a senior traffic engineering software associate, and as a consultant for Dowling Associates, CCS Planning & Engineering, and Kaku Associates. Bill is registered as a professional engineer.

Date Day Time Location
02/18/2020Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Online
02/19/2020Wednesday1 PM to 3 PM Online
02/20/2020Thursday1 PM to 3 PM Online
02/25/2020Tuesday1 PM to 3 PM Online
02/26/2020Wednesday1 PM to 3 PM Online
02/27/2020Thursday1 PM to 3 PM Online

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