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Signal Timing Optimization

COURSE NO: C05-005
PDH CREDIT: 5
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Signal Timing Optimization
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course examines various cost-effective techniques that can be used to generate good signal timing plans that can be employed when there are insufficient financial resources to generate the plans using conventional techniques. This course develops a "tool box" of procedures and provides examples of how the tool box can be used when there is a moderate signal timing budget, when there is a modest signal timing budget, and when there is a minimum signal timing budget.

 

The conventional approach to signal timing optimization and field deployment requires current traffic flow data, experience with optimization models, familiarity with the signal controller hardware, and knowledge of field operations including signal timing fine-tuning. Developing new signal timing parameters for efficient traffic flow is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking.

 

This 5 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers and planners, administrators, managers, and technicians who are trying to maintain the best possible signal timing settings and adjustments to meet the ever-increasing traffic demands with less than optimal budgets.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Identifying system intersections
  • Collecting and organizing existing data
  • Conducting a site survey
  • Obtaining turning movement data
  • Calculating local timing parameters
  • Identifying signal groupings
  • Calculating coordination parameters
  • Installing and evaluating new plans
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-HOP-07-006, "Signal Timing on a Shoestring".

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Signal Timing Optimization (561 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on thid FHWA publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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