Adaptive Traffic Control Systems

Dates: May 18-27, 2021

Meets: Tu and Th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

Description

This newly updated online course offers a summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents various traffic control systems and general characteristics, market state, and evaluations of the ATCS. The second session addresses SCOOT and ACS Lite, two systems with similarities in algorithms but various detection and communication requirements. The third session presents SynchroGreen and InSync, recent ATCSs which recently gained a lot of popularity among the US customers. Finally, the fourth session focuses on SCATS (one of the oldest and widely deployed systems in the entire world) and other ATCSs from the US market. Each session is divided into three major parts: the first offers a summary of fundamental principles of a selected adaptive technology, the second covers summary of operational and institutional requirements to run adaptive control, and the third presents operational benefits from available case studies.

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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
  • Reported operational modes
  • Institutional preparation for deployment of an ATCS
  • Reported operational benefits

What You Will Learn

Students will obtain a significant amount of technical information to understand fundamental principles of operations, deployment requirements, and reported 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 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:

Group Pricing Special

Pay for one online class registration at full-price and receive up to five additional registrations for your co-workers for the same class at half-price. After you complete your full-price online class registration, please contact our registrar at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu to receive a coupon code for 50% off each additional participant that you can share with up to five others from your agency. If your co-worker has provided you with a coupon code, you will be prompted to enter the code before you complete your registration. For groups larger than six, please contact the registrar at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu for more information. Some online courses are excluded from this offer.

Class Schedule

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 :: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time
Thursday, May 20, 2021 :: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 :: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. :: Pacific Time
Thursday, May 27, 2021 :: 2:00 p.m. - 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 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, Jay Johnson, 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:8.00
CEUs:0.80

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 190.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard individual$ 380.00

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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.


Aleksandar Stevanovic

PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic is a member of TRB AHB25 Committee for Traffic Signal Systems and member of ITE, TRB, ASCE, and other professional societies. He has authored more than 150 journal and conference papers and 30 technical reports for various national and state transportation agencies. Dr. Stevanovic has hands-on experience with multiple Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. He is the author of NCHRP Synthesis 403 - Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: Domestic and Foreign State of Practice, NCHRP Project 20-07 Task 414 - Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control Deployments: A Review of Evaluation Studies and numerous others papers and reports about Adaptive Traffic Control Systems, and traffic signals in general. Dr. Stevanovic has been involved in multiple procurement processes and field evaluations of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. He has also designed interface logics between those systems and micro-simulation models and customized fine-tuned adaptive operations on his own. He has organized, and participated on, multiple industry panels, training events, and conference sessions about Adaptive Traffic Control Systems.

Date Day Time Location
05/18/2021Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Online
05/20/2021Thursday2 PM to 4 PM Online
05/25/2021Tuesday2 PM to 4 PM Online
05/27/2021Thursday2 PM to 4 PM Online

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