Traffic SignalThe 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Each session will award 2 PDHs each. A total of 6 PDHs can be earned for fully attending all 3 sessions.

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.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!

Part 1 of 3 – Detection Technologies and Design (4/4/2024)
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 (4/11/2024)
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  (4/18/2024)
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.

Instructor Bios:

Peter J. Yauch, P.E., PTOE, RSP2i is Vice President Emeritus for Iteris’ Mobility Professional Services group. His responsibilities now include workforce development, strategic planning, and technical support for the firm. Mr. Yauch has over 47 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, served on the Executive Committee of the Traffic Engineering Council, and was 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 30 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.

Traffic Signal Timing 201

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

Part 1 of 3
Detection Technologies and Design

DATE: Thurs., April 4, 2024
TIME: 10:00 to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 2 of 3
Preemption and Priority


DATE: Thurs., April 11, 2024
TIME: 10:00 to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 3 of 3
Basics of Coordination and Pattern Selection/Deployment

DATE: Thurs., April 18, 2024
TIME: 10:00 to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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