Traffic Signal Academy Traffic signal operations play an important role in the safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and vehicles through our roadway systems. NOW AVAILABLE IN Birmingham, AL August 17-19 andSeptember 14-168:30 am - 4:30 pm daily LOCATION Sain Associates Inc. Two Perimeter Park South Suite 500 EastBirmingham, AL 35243 The academy offers a comprehensive discussion on standards, warrants, installation and maintenance guidelines, and strategies to minimize the adverse effects of liability issues. Investing in traffic signal training, from design to operations to maintenance, demonstrates a robust commitment to continuous improvement in the nation’s transportation system. Save 10% for groups of 5 or more Contact Fathia Hardy at CPSprograms@uah.edu or 256.824.2808. REGISTER FOR THE ACADEMY TODAY *Course materials included. Purchase orders and credit cards accepted. Best Deal 6-Day Discounted Rate: $1595* (4.2 CEUs or 42 PDHs) Aug 17-19, 2021& Sep 14-16, 2021 Register NOW 3-Day Discounted Rate: $995* (2.1 CEUs or 21 PDHs) Aug 17-19, 2021OR Sep 14-16, 2021 Register NOW Per Day Rate: $450* (0.7 CEUs or 7 PDHs) Aug 17, Aug 18, Aug 19Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16 Register Now Save 10% for groups of 5 or more Contact Fathia Hardy at CPSprograms@uah.edu or 256.824.2808. Day 1 - August 17 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Signalized Intersections A brief introduction to the history of traffic signals will illustrate the evolution of intersection traffic control. The process of justifying the installation of a traffic signal will be discussed, exemplified and supported by a thorough explanation of the current MUTCD Warrants. Additional information on Part 4 of the MUTCD will be presented, focusing on the design and positioning of signal indications and illustrated with examples and tables. New MUTCD provisions, such as the optional use of “flashing yellow arrow” for permissive only or protected-permissive modes will be discussed. Guidance to design of pedestrian control features will also be provided. A description of commonly used terms will include the definition of phase, an explanation of the standard NEMA ring-and-barrier diagrams, the treatment of left-turn phases being followed by a presentation on operational characteristics of traffic signals. Day 2 - August 18 Signal Timing A discussion on traffic signal timing objectives, benefits and characteristics will lead to the presentation of basic traffic flow principles and traffic signal timing strategies. Isolated signal timing, covering pretimed and actuated operation will be followed by information on coordinated signal timing. A step-by-step signal timing example will provide the opportunity to explore guidelines on the calculation of signal timing parameters for different modes of operation under different scenarios, covering cycle length, change and clearance intervals, vehicular and pedestrian intervals, etc. An overview of analysis procedures and signal timing tools will briefly instruct on how to evaluate signalized intersection performance. Day 3 - August 19 Detection and Advanced Operations Simulation examples will illustrate the functionality of several controller parameters related to current guidelines on detection system design. The concepts of dilemma and indecision zone will be discussed and, low-speed and high-speed detection designs will be covered. Review appropriate values used by agencies on Volume Density settings and study information on advanced controller features as well as on video detection. Cover relevant guidelines and references on Traffic Signal Priority Control, Traffic Responsive Control, Adaptive Traffic Signal Control and the System Engineering Analysis. Diamond Interchange Operations will be discussed and controller settings included. Preemption concepts will also be covered. Day 4 - September 14 Traffic Signal Installation and Maintenance Students will become familiar with components of a traffic signal system and with appropriate traffic signal maintenance procedures. The Center for Transportation Research Traffic Signal Laboratory is a unique learning environment that allows the user to be exposed to the complexities involved with setting up and maintaining traffic signal controllers, conflict monitors, load switches, detection and communication systems on both NEMA TS-1 and TS-2 cabinets. Installation and maintenance guidelines of traffic signal supports and indications will also be provided. General information on the design and interpretation of traffic signal plans and a checklist for preventive and responsive maintenance will also be discussed. Information regarding liability and negligence will be presented in addition to guidelines to reduce exposure to lawsuits. Day 5 - September 15 Traffic Signal Controller Programming Students will experiment with controller parameters on a realistic simulation environment and will be presented with information on how to navigate traffic signal controller menus, including programming instructions and interactive examples on timing parameters, detection, coordination and advanced functions. Day 6 - September 16 Traffic Signal Systems in Oversaturated Conditions Agencies are frequently challenged with moving traffic in congested conditions and situations where the traffic demand exceeds the capacity of the system. The focus of this workshop is to diagnose types and causes of oversaturated conditions at signalized intersections, identify appropriate operational objectives based on observed conditions and discuss mitigating strategies that can have an appreciable effect on overall system performance. Timing, Detection & Advanced Operations September 30, 2020 Discusses traffic signal terminology, traffic signal timing objectives, benefits, characteristics and strategies for coordinated and non-coordinated intersections. Simulation examples will illustrate the functionality of several controller parameters related to current guidelines on detection system design for low and high speed approaches. Volume Density, Traffic Signal Priority Control, Traffic Responsive Control, Adaptive Traffic Signal Control and Preemption will be discussed. Installation & Maintenance October 1, 2020 Presents components of a traffic signal system and appropriate traffic signal installation and maintenance procedures for traffic signal controllers, conflict monitors, load switches, detection and communication systems on NEMA TS-2 cabinets. Installation and maintenance guidelines of traffic signal supports and indications will also be provided. General information on the design and interpretation of traffic signal plans and a checklist for preventive and responsive maintenance will also be discussed. Appropriate information regarding liability and negligence will be presented in addition to guidelines to reduce agency exposure to lawsuits. Performance Measures & Controller Programming October 2, 2020 Discusses ATSPMs and presents guidelines to identify appropriate operational objectives based on typical observed conditions. Presents available mitigating strategies that can have an appreciable effect on overall system performance. Students will also experiment with controller parameters on a realistic simulation environment and will be presented with information on how to navigate traffic signal controller menus, including programming instructions and interactive examples on timing parameters, detection, coordination and advanced functions. INSTRUCTORS Airton G. Kohls, Ph.D. Dr. Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has 10 years practical experience in Traffic Engineering with both public and private agencies. Dr. Kohls has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations. Bill D. Medley Mr. Medley is the Vice President of Progression Electric, a provider of traffic signal installation and maintenance in East Tennessee. He has over thirty years of experience as a traffic signal technician and currently is a project manager responsible for new traffic signal installations, maintenance, and modernization projects. Mr. Medley is a graduate from Tennessee Technological University and is a specialist in trouble-shooting problems with traffic signal equipment and systems. Training Location and Parking The training will be located at Sain Associates Inc., Two Perimeter Park South, Suite 500 East, Birmingham, AL 35243. Parking is available complimentary for Traffic Signal Academy participants onsite at building two. Look for Traffic Signal Academy signs in the parking lot. Once at building Two in Perimeter Park, enter the main lobby. Take the elevators on the right to the 5th floor. Follow the signs for Traffic Signal Academy. Lodging Accomodations For those of you needing lodging during training, please see the list below of hotels within close proximity to the training location. Double Tree by Hilton Birmingham Hampton Inn Birmingham Home2 Suites Birmingham Colonnade Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview Marriott Birmingham For questions, contact CPSprograms@uah.edu or 256.824.2808. Registration for Traffic Signal Academy is TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. For questions, contact CPSprograms@uah.edu or 256.824.2808.