The Florida LTAP Center presents this webinar series on Traffic Signal Timing 201 – Detection, Preemption/ Priority, and Coordination. This series of three two-hour webinars builds upon the Traffic Signal Timing 101 program and is designed to provide participants with an understanding of advanced signalized intersection control topics. This series addresses the basics of detection technologies and design, signal preemption and priority, and traffic signal coordination.
- Understand technologies used for the detection of all road users.
- Understand vehicular detection strategies for low speed and high-speed approaches.
- Understand ADA / PROWAG accessibility considerations for pedestrian detection.
- Understand the applications for preemption and priority, and their benefits and impacts.
- Understand the basics of traffic signal coordination, including cycle length, split, offset, and sequence.
Peter J. Yauch, P.E., PTOE, RSP2i serves as a TSM&O Program Manager for Iteris’ Transportation Systems division. His responsibilities include project management and technical oversight for a variety of arterial traffic operations and safety projects. Mr. Yauch has over 44 years of experience in traffic operations, ITS, and safety, with a unique mix of public sector (state, county, and municipal) and private sector (design and operations consulting) roles. He leads TSM&O activities, overseeing arterial operations, performance monitoring, and safety related efforts. Mr. Yauch is the author of several papers on TSM&O topics and a frequent presenter at Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) conferences. He is a past member of the International Board of Direction of the Institute and served on the Executive Committee of the Traffic Engineering Council and a multiple term past president of the Florida Puerto Rico District of the Institute. He now serves as District Administrator.
John A. Albeck, P.E., PTOE serves as a Traffic Operations Program Manager for Iteris’ Transportation Systems division. He has over 28 years of experience working in the fields of traffic engineering, traffic signal timing and optimization, traffic system design, traffic training course development, traffic modeling, traffic software (Synchro, SimTraffic, Warrants) research and development, traffic software technical support, traffic software user guide development, safety investigation, and preliminary roadway design.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please send an email to FloridaLTAP@cutr.usf.edu with your name and the name of the webinar you viewed. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 1-2 weeks.
Each session will award 2.0 PDH’s. A total of 6.0 PDH’s can be earned for fully viewing all 3 recordings.
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Part 1 of 3 – Detection Technologies and Design
In this first session, we will introduce the course, along with its objectives, goals, and a glossary of terms. We will also discuss the following topics: History, Inductive Loops, Microwave, Video, Pedestrian Detection, Low-Speed Approaches, High-Speed Approaches, and Pedestrian (ADA / PROWAG) Considerations.
Part 2 of 3 – Preemption and Priority
In this second session, we will cover the following topics: Railroad, Drawbridge, Emergency Vehicle Preemption, Transit, and Freight Priority.
Part 3 of 3 – Basics of Coordination and Pattern Selection/Deployment
In this third session, we will cover the following topics: Cycle Length, Split, Offset, Sequence, Coordination Optimization Tools, Pattern Implementation, Fine Tuning, Time of Day Schedules, Traffic Responsive Operation, and Adaptive Control.