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Webinar: Introduction to Variable Speed Limits

May 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am

About the Webinar
This webinar assists any professional who is interested in learning about variable speed limits and how this technology can be used to actively manage the travel environment. In addition to addressing its purpose and how this technology can improve safety and operations, this webinar also discusses specific applications and opportunities, technological components, and guidance for implementation. It covers the system benefits for implementing variable speed limits.


Registration Closes: May 24, 2019

Cost for Individual:
$99 Members
$129 Non-Members

Cost for Group/Site:
$199 Members
$299 Non-Members

Instructor: Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.

About the Instructor

Dr. Chang was a supervising engineer for a metropolitan public agency that worked directly with over 15 school districts and 70 elementary, middle, and high schools.


Primary Discussion Topics
•Purpose and intent
•Historical perspectives
•Technology requirements
•Implementation and outreach
•Conclusions and future opportunities

Learning Objectives
•Explain how variable speed limits affect the operational impacts of a roadway
•Identify the components that contribute to a variable speed limit system
•Highlight the potential benefits of using variable speed limits
•Describe how outreach and education are important pieces to project implementation success

Webinar Benefits
•Develop an understanding of variable speed limits
•Know when and why to consider a particular variable speed limit treatment
•Describe past and present variable speed limit applications
•Learn about the technology needed for implementation
•Discuss the benefits of variable speed limits
•Explain the trade-offs of variable speed limits
•Identify specific keys to successful project implementation

Intended Audience
•Engineers and planners who work for consultants
•City, county, and state agencies who wish to learn more about variable speed limits
•Individuals who have some or limited knowledge or understanding in traffic operations and transportation engineering and planning techniques

Webinar Outline
•Historical information
•Sign types and applications
•Infrastructure (technology)
•Legislative aspects
•Cost and budget