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Traffic Signal Operations: Advanced Applications

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  National University, Woodland Hills Campus


6300 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Joy Bhattacharya, Stantec; David Mahama, DKS Associates

Technology Transfer Program


This two-day course focusing on advanced signal operations topics, will enable you to develop and evaluate performance of two types of traffic signal coordination -- time of day and traffic responsive systems. This course also introduces the advanced traffic adaptive system. For time of day and traffic responsive systems, attendees learn how to determine good timing and coordinated solutions with innovative approaches for managing vehicle queues, turns, and potential gridlock situations, how to find optimal timing solutions, and how to safely accommodate non-motorists. Students will work on signal timing plans using several signals along arterials including freeway interchange signals; assess whether more complex timing solutions offer operational improvements; solve specialized problems such as offset intersections and diamond interchanges; and learn to perform analysis and evaluation of traffic volumes and field checks. The operational concept for traffic adaptive systems will be introduced and results compared with results from the time of day and traffic responsive plans. A basic knowledge of SYNCHRO is helpful.


This course is designed for traffic engineers from public agencies and consulting firms who already have some experience in signal coordination work, or who have completed preliminary courses equivalent to Traffic Signal Operations: Fundamental Concepts (


registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu, 510643-4393