ITS Training Opportunities – these instructor-led (blended) courses related to operations and ITS might be of interest to you.
April 21 – May 23, 2017: Introduction to Operations Performance Measures and Management (0.6 CEUs)
This course will define performance measurement and management, how they are used in an organization, how they are set up, and what the expected outcomes are for performance management. We will describe both the reasons performance measurement and management enhances a transportation agency’s operations and the elements of a successful Operations Performance Measures & Management (OPMM) program.
Instructor: Tim Lomax, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
May 5 – June 6, 2017: Archived Data for Planning, Operations, and Safety (0.6 CEUs)
This course is designed to help you understand the benefits of creating an open and accessible data archive of your agency’s data. It will also explain the challenges you might face in trying to make your agency’s data more open and available to others, and ways in which you can mitigate those challenges. After showing you some real-world examples of how data can be leveraged for better decision making and analysis, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of building your very own archive, leveraging technologies that others have developed, or paying a consultant to help you with your archiving needs.
Instructor: Michael Pack, Director, University of Maryland CATT Lab
For more information: http://www.citeconsortium.org/course/archived-data-planning-operations-safety-2/
May 5 – June 21, 2017: Improving Highway Safety with ITS (1.0 CEUs)
This course aims to increase awareness of the benefits to be gained through the deployment of ITS for highway safety applications. Throughout the course, a series of “hands on” activities leads participants from identification and prioritization of highway safety priority areas to formulation of organization- and individual-level actions to mitigate the challenges at hand.
Instructor: Cheryl Lowrance, P.E., PTOE, VHB
For more information: http://www.citeconsortium.org/course/improving-highway-safety-with-its-blended/
May 19 – June 28: Traffic Signal Timing (1.0 CEUs)
This course provides students with an understanding of both the theory and practice of traffic signal timing and its impact on traffic operations. It gives students an overview of the terms associated with signal timing; discusses the concepts of cycle length, split, offset, midblock friction, phase sequences, the signal timing process, and signal timing optimization; and looks at the types of actuated controllers, passage time, extension, and the coordination of actuated and pre-timed controllers. It also discusses the development of timing plans, explores types of signal control (first generation control and advanced techniques, including Rhodes, RT-TRACS, SCAT, and SCOOT) and investigates the relationship of signal timing to ITS: regional and system/design considerations.
Instructor: Kevin Lee, P.E., PTOE, Kittelson & Associates
For more information: http://www.citeconsortium.org/course/traffic-signal-timing-blended/
June 2 – July 20: Fundamentals of Database Management Systems (1.0 CEUs)
This course emphasizes the importance of database design, use, and management to ITS; provides a general description of databases and database management systems; discusses relational database tables, E-R Models, and the role of metadata; describes SQL; and explores the role of databases in data warehousing and GISs.
Instructor: Brian L. Smith, P.E., FASCE Chair, Dept. of Civil Engineering University of Virginia
All course materials are on-line but students have access to course instructors through pre-scheduled conference calls. Cost is $250 each; FREE for U.S. local, state, regional, metropolitan, and Federal government agencies! – use sponsor code PCB in the payment section when you register @ http://www.citeconsortium.org/registration . For more information, contact Denise Twisdale ([email protected]) or Kathy Frankle ([email protected]).
Please forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in attending these courses.
ITS PCB Program, T3 Webinars
ITS Joint Program Office
U.S. Department of Transportation