Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Dates: May 16-17, 2017

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

Location: Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

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 new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal design expectations from today's traffic signal designers in a complete-street environment.

This course will introduce complex signal phasing diagrams, typical features of controller firmware, and configuration of signal cabinets; and signal indications/heads placement and detection layout with respect to design applications for rail crossings, emergency vehicles, bus transit, bicycles, pedestrians, and cars. Additionally, this course will introduce the design concept for bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT) and heavy rail.

The course includes lectures, sample problems, and exercise projects that will familiarize the course participant with the design process that starts with preliminary and progress design submittals, as well as formats of design review comments and resolutions expected by typical public agencies. While this course is suitable for traffic signal designers with varying experience, this course will be introduced as a sequential next-level course to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts), or equivalent. The goal is for the course participants to become familiar with real-world, multi-modal, signal-design applications that accommodate various street types and intersections users.

Click here for a detailed outline.

Topics Include

  • signal phasing (review of basics)
  • complex signal phasing
  • controller firmware features and signal cabinet configurations
  • layout of signal heads and detections within Multi-Modal Contexts
  • adaptive traffic control and other "next gen" options
  • sample applications in various modes:
    • pedestrians (hybrid beacons, lead pedestrian intervals and pedestrian scrambles)
    • bicycles (Types I-III/IV bikeways)
    • transit signal priority and bus rapid transits
    • emergency vehicles (fire station and en-route), rail crossings (typical, pre-signal, queue-cutter)
    • light rail transit

    What You Will Learn

    Students gain a good working understanding of concepts and engineering practices needed to develop plans for traffic signal installations within a multi-modal context.

    Who Should Attend

    This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts) course.

    Requirements

    Please bring the following tools to the course: pocket calculator, engineer's scale (with 1:20 scale), 12" straight edge, and four colored pencils (red, green, blue, black). Optional item is a template with circles, squares and rectangles. The perspective course participants will be exposed to Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications, and are encouraged to review them online at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/construction_standards.html

    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:

We have a limited sleeping room block on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation, please use this LINK with the group code RCA and group name Regents of the University of CA.
Hours:16.00
CEUs:1.60

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 375.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 750.00

Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton
6680 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568
925-828-7750

Bill Shao

PE, TE, PTOE, City of Los Angeles

Mr. Bill Shao is a principal transportation engineer with LADOT. Currently heading the Design and Construction Bureau, he was a program manager in signal systems/ITS with two plus decades of experience with the City, both in capital outlays and operational/safety projects that span across highway, transit, rail, ITS, and active transportation modes. Previously an instructor for the Los Angeles METRO, he has served in research panels for TRB-NCHRP and FHWA. A California registered civil engineer and traffic engineer, he holds a M.S. in transportation systems engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine; and a M.S. in transportation management from San Jose State University.


Josh Peterman

PE, TE, Principal, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Peterman is a Principal in the Walnut Creek office of Fehr & Peers. He has 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of traffic signals and signal systems, ITS, striping and signing, as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Josh has completed designs for dozens of agencies, public and private entities and institutions. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of specialized communications systems for transportation projects, including a wide array of hardware and software. He is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in CA. Mr. Peterman graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996, obtained a M.S. degree from University of Texas at Austin in Civil Engineering in 1999, and also holds a certificate in Telecommunications and Network Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Date Day Time Location
05/16/2017Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton
05/17/2017Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

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