The Florida LTAP Center, jointly with the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), presents this two-part webinar series on Signal Coordination Timing Development and Evaluation.

Earlier this year, Professor Tian joined the Florida LTAP Center in Tampa for a Hands-On Signal Coordination Timing training. Due to the overwhelming popularity , we have invited Professor Tian back to do a virtual version of this training.

By attending this two-part webinar series, attendees will be able to:
• Achieve a good understanding of signal timing and coordination principles.
• Develop optimal signal coordination timing plans.
• Gain insights into meaningful performance measures and reports.
• Gain knowledge of emerging technology tools on improving signal timing practice.


Part 1 of 2 – Signal Timing Elements and Development
This first session will cover signal timing basics, key elements and workflow of signal timing process, timing sheets and the time-space diagram, and signal coordination principles.

Part 2 of 2 – Signal Timing Optimization and Performance Evaluation
The second session will cover the signal timing optimization process, common issues, and automated signal performance measures (event-based and trajectory based).

This webinar series is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. Each session in the series will award 2.0 PDHs, and a total of 4.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions. Space is limited and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Zong Tian is an internationally recognized expert in traffic signal control. He is currently a Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University (2004) and had previously worked at Kittelson and Associates, Inc. (1995-1999) and the Texas Transportation Institute (2000-2004). Dr. Tian is active in several transportation professional organizations. He served as a committee member for two major committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB): the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee, and the Traffic Signal Systems Committee. He is the Topic Area C Manager of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), overseeing the society’s four special interest groups in the area of urban traffic control, system operations, ITS, and safety. His specialty area is in traffic signal systems and operations, highway capacity, and integrated freeway and arterial operations. He received the Young Consultant Award from ITE in 1997. He has more than 80 referred journal publications with the majority in the area of signal control and highway capacity analysis. He has published two books titled “Integrated Diamond Interchange Ramp-Metering Traffic Control Systems” and “Global Practices on Traffic Signal Control”. Dr. Tian invented the state-of-the-art TranSync tool for improving the state of practice in signal timing and coordination.

Signal Coordination Timing Development and Evaluation

2-Part Webinar Series
Note – you must register for each part individually

Part 1 of 2
Signal Timing Elements and Development

DATE: July 18, 2022
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM (ET)


Part 2 of 2
Signal Timing Optimization & Performance Evaluation

DATE: July 20, 2022
TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM (ET)