TE-04 Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts

Please Note:   This is a computer class.

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Class Information

Location

  Location: National University, Woodland Hills   (Woodland Hills, CA)

Instructors

  Instructor Information 

Date and Time

This class begins on 04/19/2017 and ends on 04/20/2017. The class meets W & Th : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions.

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Notes

Parking at National University is $15.75 for all day. The parking payment machine is by the elevator. You can insert the receipt and pay by cash, credit/debit card. If there is any issue with parking please contact Erika Fair at 818-716-2088.

Class Fees

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

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

CEUs: 1.60

Description

This course covers the basic concepts and practical applications and operations of traffic signal timing systems for isolated and coordinated intersections. The course engages students through hands-on exercises and real-world examples of signal timing and operations. Some class exercises and demonstrations are taught in a computer lab. A basic knowledge of EXCEL is needed to complete the exercises. NOTE: This is an introductory course in a series of courses on traffic signal operations offered by the Technology Transfer Program. It is strongly recommended that students complete this course before taking either Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications (TE-10) or SYNCHRO and SimTraffic (TE-13). It is also helpful for students to complete this course before taking Type 170 Traffic Signal Controller (TE-08) or Type 2070 Traffic Signal Controller (TE-09).

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Topics Include

  • types of traffic signals
  • principles of signal timing
  • timing of fixed and actuated signals
  • pedestrian considerations
  • introduction to signal coordination
  • detector logic
  • gap settings
  • recall and other features
  • signal timing using Excel Spreadsheet (PLANSIG)
  • when to change timing settings
  • hands on problems and filling timing sheets

What You Will Learn

Students learn how to time signalized intersections focusing on how to apply basic principles in real-world situations.

Who Should Attend

The class is for traffic engineers, planners, consultants, and technicians who are new to traffic signal timing. Experienced practitioners who desire a "refresher" course also benefit.

For More Information

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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.

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