Traffic Signal Diagnostics and Maintenance

Dates: November 19, 2019

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

Location: UC Riverside Extension Room A

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 introductory course covers the essential operational functions of traffic signals and components, starting with basic design plans and diagrams, general rules, and specifications. Participants will learn about signal cabinets and components and how they function, traffic signal detection and calibration, wiring, power, and basic diagnostic skills.

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Topics Include

  • traffic signals design basics
  • design from maintenance perspective
  • inside the traffic signal cabinet
  • vehicle detection
  • wiring of traffic signal
  • service box considerations
  • troubleshooting of malfunctions
  • signal turn-on and acceptance

What You Will Learn

Students learn how to interpret traffic signals plans, diagnose malfunctioned signals, make better infrastructure decisions, and reduce the risk to your agency related to malfunctioned traffic signals.

Who Should Attend

The class is for traffic engineers, electrical contractors, and technicians who are new to traffic signal timing. Experienced practitioners who desire a "refresher" course also benefit. Advanced practitioners with significant experience may not be appropriate for this basic course.

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.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Or call us at 510-643-4393

Notes:

One-day visitor parking permits are available for purchase (credit card only) for $5 from dispensers in parking lots.
Hours:8.00
CEUs:0.80

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 225.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 450.00

UC Riverside Extension Room A

UCR Extension
1200 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92507

Rafat Raie

PE, Deputy Director of Public Works, City Traffic Engineer, City of San Rafael

Mr. Raie has nearly 30 years of Traffic Engineering experience including design, operation, planning, and maintenance. As an instructor with ITS Tech Transfer for the past nine years, he has shared his professional experience in pedestrian facility design and operations in communities throughout California. He has a well-rounded experience in traffic signal systems, parking systems, innovative pedestrian facilities, and ADA standards.


Leonard Gilliana

(retired) Lead Signal Technician, City of Walnut Creek

Mr. Gilliana is the Lead Signal Technician for the City of Walnut Creek. During the past 32 years, he managed the implementation of four signal master upgrades, participated in the design and implementation of the upgrades of communications systems, traffic signal controllers and all related choice of signal cabinet equipment. He developed a routine maintenance program which almost eliminated all malfunction calls.

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