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Traffic Signal Operations

This ITE and Consortium for Innovative Transportation Education Blended Learning Course begins Thursday, March 24, 2022. Registration closes at 12 pm ET, March 18, or once we reach course capacity.

Course Schedule:
March 24 - May 1

Click on document at the bottom of the page for detailed syllabus.

Course Description:
Are you looking for a Traffic Signal Operations course that offers the flexibility and convenience of a web-based course, but also offers interaction with the instructor and fellow students? This course provides students with an understanding of both the theory and practice of traffic signal timing and its impact on traffic operations. It gives students an overview of the terms associated with signal timing; discusses the concepts of cycle length, split, offset, midblock friction, phase sequences, the signal timing process, and signal timing optimization; and looks at the types of actuated controllers, passage time, extension, and the coordination of actuated and pretimed controllers. It also discusses the development of timing plans, explores types of signal control (first generation control and advanced techniques, including Rhodes, RT-TRACS, SCAT, and SCOOT) and investigates the relationship of signal timing to ITS: regional and system/design considerations.

The course will focus on instructor facilitated participant discussion to provide a practical understanding that you can use to further develop your knowledge. There is a mixture of on-line material, engaging case studies, plus the opportunity to share your experiences with your classmates.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the fundamental concepts underlying traffic control signal timing
  • Identify the different types of traffic control signals and their operating characteristics
  • Define the terms used to evaluate the effectiveness of traffic signal control
  • List the steps involved in developing timing plans
  • Recognize the role of traffic signal control systems within the broader context of ITS
CEU's: 1.0

Kevin Lee | Kittelson and Associates
Kevin Lee is Principal Engineer at Kittelson & Associates in the Cincinnati office. He is currently leading several projects implementing Transit Signal Priority including a TSP implementation of over 200 intersections across six agencies within the DC region. Kevin has led the development of WMATA’s regional transit signal priority concept of operations and is assisting WMATA with various transit preferential treatment implementations as part of the TIGER Grant. In addition, he was a major contributor to the FHWA Traffic Signal Timing Manual (TSTM) and is a lead researcher in the update to the TSTM. Kevin graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Civil Engineering.
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ITE Member: $319.00
Non-Member: $399.00

Click on the Course Syllabus document below to read the learning opportunities offered during this course.

Please allow 7 business days following purchase to receive course information. ITE will provide the Consortium for Innovative Transportation Education a roster of new registrants on a weekly basis. All content including web conferences, workshops, and the exam will be delivered on the Consortium for Innovation Transportation Education's Learning Management System. This offering is not eligible for free registration for ITE student members.