In this series, participants will delve into the complexities of traffic management, exploring innovative approaches to alleviate congestion by either expanding infrastructure capacity or implementing demand-reducing strategies, ultimately fostering smoother and more efficient transportation systems.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the causes behind traffic congestion.
  • Develop strategies for implementing coordinated programs to enhance mobility and accessibility.
  • Identify and utilize various tools and measures, including funding avenues and infrastructure management techniques, to effectively manage congestion and improve transportation systems.

Part 1 of 2 – Introduction and Adding Capacity (9/19/2024)
In this first session, attendees will learn the reasons for traffic congestion and how to develop a coordinated program to alleviate traffic congestion, presenting the toolbox concept to manage traffic congestion and improve mobility and accessibility by adding capacity or managing demand. Attendees will learn how to add capacity to both existing highways and new highways, learn tools applicable to urban freeways and expressways, and signalized arterials and local streets.

Part 2 of 2 – Managing Demand (9/26/2024)
IIn this second session, we’ll continue our discussion on ‘Adding Capacity’. Attendees will also learn how to squeeze the maximum capacity of their existing systems, including incident management, surveillance, ramp metering, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities, moveable barriers, and others. For new facilities, attendees will learn about access management, roundabouts, and temporary traffic control. Attendees will also learn about land use policies, demand management, and transit services, including rail and bus systems, paratransit, and other tools. Attendees will learn about growth management, road pricing, ridesharing, trip reduction ordinances, and their applications. Finally, attendees will also learn about funding sources and institutional measures.

These webinars are provided at no cost and will award a certificate of training for attendees requesting Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a certificate of completion verifying your attendance. Certificates will be awarded only for fully attending each webinar. Each session will award 2.0 PDHs each. A total of 4.0 PDHs can be earned for fully attending both sessions. Space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!

Instructor Bio:

Juan M. Morales, P.E. is the president of J.M. Morales & Associates, P.C., a traffic engineering and traffic safety consulting firm located in Orlando, Florida. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation and serving as ITE’s liaison to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Juan worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and traffic simulation. Mr. Morales holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia and Puerto Rico.  He is a member of ITE, ATSSA, and a certified instructor for both the National Highway Institute (NHI) and ATSSA.

Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion

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

Part 1 of 2
Introduction and Adding Capacity

DATE: Thurs., September 19, 2024
TIME: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)


Part 2 of 2
Managing Demand

DATE: Thurs., September 26, 2024
TIME: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)