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Traffic Signal Timing Webinar Series: Preemptions & Priorities

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This webinar is led by ITE Traffic Engineering Council.

Webinar Description:
As the 6th installment of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council's Traffic Signal Timing Webinar Series, the session will examine the principles of preemption and priorities within the traffic signal timing process. Experts from various regions will explain how these timing features work and will provide real life timing examples which utilize preemption or priority features to assist with emergency vehicles, railroads, transit vehicles, and other unique user groups and/or special events.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles of pre-emption and priority and the differences between the two.
  • Recognize ways to deploy pre-emption and priority signal timing strategies.
  • Recall real life project examples including Emergency Vehicle Pre-Emption, Transit Signal Priority, and Railroad Pre-Emption.

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Description

This webinar is led by ITE Traffic Engineering Council.

Webinar Description:
As the 6th installment of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council's Traffic Signal Timing Webinar Series, the session will examine the principles of preemption and priorities within the traffic signal timing process. Experts from various regions will explain how these timing features work and will provide real life timing examples which utilize preemption or priority features to assist with emergency vehicles, railroads, transit vehicles, and other unique user groups and/or special events.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles of pre-emption and priority and the differences between the two.
  • Recognize ways to deploy pre-emption and priority signal timing strategies.
  • Recall real life project examples including Emergency Vehicle Pre-Emption, Transit Signal Priority, and Railroad Pre-Emption.

Contributors

  • Moderator: Adam Allen, PTOE, Senior Principal | Discipline Leader, Highways & Traffic Engineering | Colliers Engineering & Design | Hamilton, New Jersey, United States

    Adam Allen is a passionate, driven and collaborative leader in the transportation industry whose vision is to deliver engineering solutions which provide safer and more efficient transportation systems for our communities. He leads a team of engineers with diverse technical expertise in all aspects of highways engineering, traffic engineering, operations, safety and ITS services. Mr. Allen is also very committed to ITE, proudly serving as the Northeastern District President (2021), the LeadershipITE Chair (2020-2021) and the Metropolitan Section of New York and New Jersey President (2013).

  • Peter Yauch, PTOE, Vice President / TSM&O Program Manager | Iteris | Tampa, Florida, United States

    Peter J. (Pete) Yauch, P.E., PTOE, RSP2i, is a Vice President and TSM&O Practice Leader for Iteris, Inc., in the firm’s Tampa, Florida office. Prior to joining Iteris’ predecessor firm, Albeck Gerken, Inc., in 2012, he was the Director of Public Works and Transportation and Assistant County Administrator for Pinellas County, Florida. During his career, he has worked in both the public and private sectors, including serving as the City Traffic Engineer for the City of Clearwater, Florida, and the District Signal Systems and Safety Engineer for the Tampa Bay area district of the Florida Department of Transportation. His specialties include traffic operations and traffic safety. He has a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Mark Yedlin, Director of Simulation Modeling Services | GPI | New York, New York, United States

    Mark Yedlin is the Director of Simulation Modeling Services for Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., (GPI). Mark has 45 years of experience as a transportation professional specializing in the development and application of traffic simulation models to evaluate proposed improvements to traffic operations. He’s held corporate executive and project management positions overseeing numerous transportation studies and was one of the original developers of FHWA’s CORSIM simulation model. Mark served as Principal Investigator of an FHWA research project on Transit Signal Priority (TSP) in 1981. He helped SEPTA introduce TSP on 3 routes in Philadelphia in the late 1990s. Since 2011 he has been leading GPI’s consultant efforts to assist the New York City Department of Transportation in implementing TSP city-wide.

  • Walter Okitsu, PTOE, Vice President and Principal | KOA | Los Angeles, California, United States

    Walter Okitsu is a VP/Principal at KOA and has extensive experience in transportation planning and traffic design. He is responsible for a wide variety of highway, transit way, and bikeway projects which includes design for traffic signals, street lighting, signing & striping, and worksite traffic control. While at KOA, Walter was the inaugural awardee of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Individual Achievement Award in 1998. He has served as Past President for the Western District of Institute of Transportation Engineers in 2013. Most recently, Walter was awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – Southern California Section.

August 25, 2022
Thu 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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