Synchro and SimTraffic V10

Dates: January 22-23, 2020

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

Location: National University, Spectrum Center

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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.

Class Requirements

To attend this class, students must have the Synchro and SimTraffic v10 or v11 software on their computer. We recommend students be directly connected to their agency's network and not attend the class from remote access or wifi. For questions and concerns, please email the class coordinator, Bernadette Edwards.

This class will be delivered via ZOOM. New to Zoom? Sign up here https://us05web.zoom.us/ free.

Description

This two-day online course provides beginning-to-intermediate training in Synchro and SimTraffic V10 software and the recently published Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis (TRB 2016 and HCS7) for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Using a combination of interactive lecture, question and answer, and computer lab, you will become proficient in the network coding and use of Synchro and SimTraffic. Working on a real-world multi-modal project, students will use Synchro to insert an aerial background, add/modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, enter multi-modal traffic volumes (cars, trucks, pedestrians, and bicycles), and signal timings to perform capacity analysis for signalized, unsignalized and roundabout intersections. Students will also use Synchro 10 to evaluate and develop optimal signal timing plans that reduce delays, congestion, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. The seamless integration of Synchro with SimTraffic, a microsimulation software, will be used to evaluate intersection operations and compare the differences between "isolated - macro-level" Synchro and "network-wide - micro-level" SimTraffic analysis that is recommended for closely spaced intersections and congested corridors. Lastly, this course will teach you how to review and understand the potential differences in delay, level of service, and queuing analysis when using the empirical (Synchro) analysis or the micro-simulation (SimTraffic) analysis.

Click here for a detailed outline.

Topics Include

  • Detailed review of Synchro 10 input requirements
  • Developing a Synchro 10 network for a real-world multi-modal project
  • Analysis of signalized, unsignalized and roundabout intersections using Synchro 10
  • Multi-modal vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle LOS using HCM 2016
  • Optimizing signal timings for a group of intersections
  • Seemless Integration of SYNCHRO with SimTraffic
  • SimTraffic Model Calibration and Application

What You Will Learn

Using a real-world project in a virtual computer lab class setting, students will be able to interact with the instructor as they learn how to develop a network and use the Synchro and SimTraffic V10 software. This includes inserting an aerial background, add/modify straight and curved roadways, inputting intersection geometrics and pocket lengths, entering multi-modal volumes (cars, trucks, peds, and bicyclists) and signal timings to perform capacity analysis for signalized, unsignalized and roundabout intersections. You will also learn how to review and understand the analysis results and the potential differences when using the empirical (Synchro) analysis or the micro-simulation (SimTraffic) analysis.

Who Should Attend

Although no prior experience using Synchro and SimTraffic is necessary. This course is designed for traffic engineers, planners, and technicians in both public agencies and private firms who are involved in the planning, design, operation and management of signal systems.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

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

Hours:16.00
CEUs:1.60

Fee Breakdown

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

National University, Spectrum Center

9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1426
Telephone: 858-541-7727 Fax: 619-563-7279

Fred Choa

TE, Multi-Modal Operations Practice Leader, Principal, Fehr & Peers Associates

Mr. Choa has over 25 years of experience in traffic engineering and operations analysis. Fred serves as Fehr & Peers' National Multi-Modal Traffic Operations and Simulation ((MMTOS) Expert due to his expertise in operations (Synchro, HCS, SIDRA, Tru-Traffic, PASSER, and TRANSYT) and simulation (SimTraffic, TransModeler, VISSIM, AimSUN CORSIM, Dynasim, and Paramics) to improve safety, reduce delays and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Fred has successfully completed major projects throughout the United States involving a wide variety of transportation and operational design issues such as Multi-Modal Signal Coordination, ITS Speed Harmonization, Transit Operations (BRT, LRT, Streetcar, and Transit Systems), Transit Signal Priority, HOV / HOT lanes, Innovative Interchange and Corridor Designs, Roundabouts, and Freeway / Goods Movement Corridors. He has published several professional papers on issues related to traffic operations and simulation for the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Transportation Research Board.


Diwu Zhou

Date Day Time Location
01/22/2020Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM National University, Spectrum Center
01/23/2020Thursday8 AM to 5 PM National University, Spectrum Center

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