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 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Completing Section 106: Resolving Adverse Effect and Writing Agreement Documents

Target Audience:

Specialists that work with Section 106 on a regular basis. This is not an introductory class.

Prerequisites:

Section 106 Principles and Practices

Description:

This advanced course assumes a basic knowledge of the Section 106 process and provides an in-depth examination of the steps leading to successful conclusion of the process. The course emphasizes hands-on exercises and practical, experience-based advice.
Topics include:
• What is the purpose of the Section 106 process? What outcomes are we trying to achieve? How do we achieve an appropriate balance between the needs of transportation projects and historic preservation concerns?
• What are the historic properties? How do we know what is important about them?
• How are historic properties affected by transportation projects, and what can we do about those effects?
• Consultation and consulting parties: how to work effectively with consulting parties and with the public within the Section 106 process
• Resolving adverse effects: How to avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse effects on historic properties
• Negotiating Section 106 agreements and preparing the agreement document

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
• Describe the legislative and regulatory purpose of the Section 106 process and the relationship to FHWA policy concerning context sensitive solutions
• Demonstrate the process for evaluating the historical significance and integrity of historic properties
• Define the differences among the four possible findings of effect for Section 106 undertakings
• Identify five or more techniques for successful consultation in the Section 106 process
• Describe the steps in resolving adverse effects and bringing project compliance to closure.
• Describe the process for negotiating and preparing a Section 106 agreement document
• Identify the parts of an agreement document and describe what information should be included in each part.

Offering(s):

11/17/15 - 11/18/15: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

NHI - Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

Target Audience:

Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foreman, and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of fracture critical steel bridge members.

Prerequisites:

Attendees must have a basic understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection.

Description:

This course focuses on the concept of Fracture Critical members (FCMs), identification of FCMs, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, inspection procedures, and reporting for common FCMs. There are hands-on examples of popular NDT techniques and a case study of the preparation of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:
• Identify fracture critical bridges, fracture critical bridge members, and fatigue prone details;
• Categorize contributing factors in the initiation and propagation of fatigue cracks;
• Perform an intensive, in-depth and thorough fracture critical member inspection;
• Identify various crack types and access their impact on the performance of the member;
• Evaluate, select and facilitate the use of available NDT methods; and
• Recommend a necessary course of action based on inspection findings.

Instructors:

Terence Brown, Andrew Skinner, and Steve Miller

Offering(s):

09/22/15 - 09/25/15: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 


 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Bridge Scour Evaluation

Target Audience:

Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of structures that are responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges against possible hydraulic-related problems.

Description:

To convey fundamental scour theories and terminology to provide inspectors with appropriate insight to the cause and effects of scour at bridges. Participants will be given background information to interpret and update the recent USGS scour evaluations. The theory and background information will be tied to a detailed discussion of the BMS2 coding requirements for the IN and IU coding items of Publication 100A. Several site examples will be provided for practical evaluation exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

The focus of this course is to provide field inspectors with the knowledge and reference material required to evaluate and document the susceptibility of bridge foundations to scour.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- recognize and understand structural failure, or the potential for failure, due to scour;
- discuss and report information pertaining to scour in terms that are uniform and consistent across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- evaluate and determine mitigation methods for scour problems;
- identify, evaluate, and report scour information in accordance with the most recent edition of PENNDOT's BMS Coding Manual; and,
- become familiar with USGS bridge site scour reports and use the scour data for future inspections.

Instructors:

Lance Savant

Offering(s):

11/17/15 - 11/18/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9
04/05/16 - 04/06/16: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Guide Rail Designer Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT and local transportation agency program personnel (LTAP), and consultants having direct responsibilities for specifying and designing traffic barriers (including transitions to other systems), end terminals and crash cushions.

Description:

This course is for PennDOT and local transportation agency program personnel (LTAP), and consultants having direct responsibilities for specifying and designing traffic barriers (including transitions to other systems), end terminals and crash cushions. The overall course goal is to make design engineers sensitive to the safety consequences of decisions made concerning roadside barrier safety features. The course addresses the need for guide rail systems; their performance capabilities; and the selection, design, and layout parameters that ensure an optimal barrier installation.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course participants should be able to:
- apply the clear zone concept,
- determine when roadside and median barriers are required,
- design roadside barriers,
- and select the most appropriate end treatments.

Instructors:

Richard Powers, KLS Engineering

Offering(s):

09/09/15 - 09/10/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

aggregate Optimization for Bridge Deck Pilot Projects

Target Audience:

Concrete Producers and District Materials

Description:

Part of the bridge deck pilot projects that Districts are doing this summer is to apply aggregate optimization principles to the mix designs. This webinar is a discussion of benefits and issues related to the implementation of the specification that incorporates aggregate optimization of concrete mix designs.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Understand why PA has started requiring aggregate optimization.
2) Learn how to use the spread sheet tool.
3) Better understand what the most important parts of the specification are.

Offering(s):

06/25/15 - 06/25/15: Webinar

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Safety Manual Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction as well as planning partners and engineers.

Description:

This is two-day course, intended for a target audience of PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction, as well as planning partners and engineers. It's intended to give participants an understanding of safety prediction procedures for rural two-lane highways, rural multilane highways and urban and suburban arterials, according to the HSM published by The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO.)

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of class, participants will be able to:
* describe how the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) can be utilized in making design decisions
* utilize the PA HSM spreadsheet to predict the safety performance of intersections, two-lane rural roads and multi-lane rural arterials
* compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of various infrastructure safety improvements

Instructors:

Cindy Juliano and Steve McGinley, CH2MHill

Offering(s):

06/17/15 - 06/18/15: Montoursville, District 3

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Safety Manual Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction as well as planning partners and engineers.

Description:

This is two-day course, intended for a target audience of PennDOT employees who are involved in safety design, planning and construction, as well as planning partners and engineers. It's intended to give participants an understanding of safety prediction procedures for rural two-lane highways, rural multilane highways and urban and suburban arterials, according to the HSM published by The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO.)

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of class, participants will be able to:
* describe how the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) can be utilized in making design decisions
* utilize the PA HSM spreadsheet to predict the safety performance of intersections, two-lane rural roads and multi-lane rural arterials
* compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of various infrastructure safety improvements

Offering(s):

06/15/15 - 06/16/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

  

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance

Prerequisites:

Although this is not mandatory it is suggested that you have already taken the class of Intro to Signals prior to this class.

Description:

The Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course was created from a need to understand that the congestion and delays that exist on our streets and roadways can be better managed with a thorough understanding of effective traffic signal operations and maintenance. Well maintained and operated traffic signal control projects are essential to this process. This two-day course will focus on the proper elements of a well maintained and operated traffic signal system. The course is divided into two primary parts: Traffic Signal Operations and Traffic Signal Maintenance.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course, you will be able to:
• List the types of traffic signal maintenance classifications
• Create the types of documents required for maintenance
• Describe typical maintenance activities
• Develop a traffic signal maintenance agreement
• Design basic phasing of the intersection
• Devise an appropriate data collection plan operating a signalized intersection
• Calculate signal timing for both actuated and coordinated operational strategies, including pedestrian clearance intervals
• Implement traffic signal timing and phasing plans

Instructors:

John Albeck

Offering(s):

06/24/15 - 06/25/15: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

  

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Work Zone Traffic Control Manager - Train the Trainer

Target Audience:

This course targets Business Partners' Work Zone Managers and Construction Inspectors, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) Managers, Business Partners' Training Coordinators, and Business Partners' Safety Coordinators.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This course is intended for potential trainers of the Traffic Control Manager course. Those trainers will then be certified to train individuals to serve as Work Zone Traffic Control Managers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion, students will be able to:
• Teach the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course by applying proper teaching skills.
• Certify their students in accordance with PennDOT’s training requirements.
• Administer the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course exam

Offering(s):

04/27/15 - 04/29/15: Ashley, District 4-3 Luzerne County Office
05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Harrisburg, APC - Harrisburg
05/20/15 - 05/22/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/26/15 - 05/28/15: Allentown, District 5
06/02/15 - 06/04/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Roundabout Design Workshop

Target Audience:

Designers
Traffic Engineers
Project Managers

Description:

This course is to provide the design professional with the necessary knowledge, skills, and information to be able to adequately understand the design requirements and implications of roundabouts.

Learning Outcomes:

•Describe the characteristics of early circular intersections and present-day roundabouts. Understand the key differences between the two, and be able to articulate to the public.
•Identify the key roundabouts site selection criteria. Identify appropriate and inappropriate locations for roundabouts.
•Identify the key roundabout planning elements and how they are applied in a variety of settings.
•Identify the key measures of effectiveness for roundabout design, and how to cost effectively compare roundabout intersections to conventional intersection forms.
•Identify the key roundabout geometric design principles, and apply these during the workshop to single-lane and two-lane roundabout sites.
•Identify the key traffic engineering elements including signing, lighting and pavement markings for both urban and rural conditions

Offering(s):

05/12/15 - 05/14/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
06/16/15 - 06/18/15: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Work Zone Traffic Control Manager - Train the Trainer

Target Audience:

District Work Zone Managers, Construction Inspectors, Construction Quality Assurance, Roadway Maintenance Advisors

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

This course is intended for potential trainers of the Traffic Control Manager course. Those trainers will then be certified to train individuals to serve as Work Zone Traffic Control Managers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion, students will be able to:
• Teach the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course by applying proper teaching skills.
• Certify their students in accordance with PennDOT’s training requirements.
• Administer the PennDOT Traffic Control Manager course exam

Instructors:

Juan Morales

Offering(s):

04/27/15 - 04/29/15: Ashley, District 4-3 Luzerne County Office
05/05/15 - 05/07/15: Harrisburg, APC - Harrisburg
05/20/15 - 05/21/15: Clearfield, District 2
05/26/15 - 05/28/15: Allentown, District 5
06/02/15 - 06/04/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Real Estate Finance, Statistics, & Valuation Modeling

Target Audience:

Appraisers and those working in that area.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures, or equivalent courses are required

Description:

This two-day course provides an introduction to statistics, real estate finance, and modeling with applications to residential and commercial real estate appraisal. On the first day, you will develop an understanding of basic statistics and statistical analysis and learn how those skills can be used in valuation and evaluation practice.
On day two, you will gain an introductory understanding of real estate finance markets, learn about credit conditions and their impact values on appraisal, and calculate and interpret fundamental numbers on loan payments and balances.

Learning Outcomes:

• Review an introduction to statistics, real estate finance and modeling with application to residential and commercial real estate proposal
• Learn how statistical analysis can be used in valuation and evaluation practice
• Gain understanding of real estate finance markets, credit condition and impact on appraisals
• Discuss how to apply to the appraisal process.

Instructors:

Kenneth Lusht

Offering(s):

06/23/15 - 06/24/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

  HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Occupancy Permit

Description:

This training course shall cover a range of topics common to many HOP applications including: preliminary or scoping meetings; Transportation Impact Studies; construction; right-of-way, and traffic signal plans; and other commonly encountered items such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letters of credit. Extra emphasis shall be placed on topics which are frequently seen on comment response letters and/or cause avoidable time delays prior to HOP insurance.

Learning Outcomes:

Why complete Highway Occupancy Permits?
•Laws, regulations, policies, and publications
•Roles and expectations of the applicant, engineer, and township
Who can apply for an HOP?
•M-950 RFO
•M-950 AA
The HOP Process
•Preliminary meetings, EPS, transportation impact study, plans submission, returns and resubmissions, file and issue permits, supplements, and assignments.
•Transportation Impact Studies
Plans
•Construction
•Right of Way
•Traffic Signals
Additional Documents and Items
•Sight distance, land use questionnaire, access covenant, access impacts, drainage release, waiver of design requirements, security, drainage reports, and maintenance responsibilities, limited access.
•Most popular comments from HOP reviews

Offering(s):

06/02/15 - : King of Prussia, District 6
06/10/15 - 06/12/15: Bridgeville, District 11
06/23/15 - 06/25/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

Target Audience:

This course is designed for federal, state, and local technicians and inspectors who have limited experience with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. Engineers without bridge experience or those who need a refresher in basic bridge design concepts will also benefit from the course.

The level of training provided in this course is basic.

Visit the National Highway Institute (NHI) website at: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for further information about this course or the pre-requisite options.

Description:

This course was updated in 2010 and provides knowledge of elementary concepts in bridge engineering for individuals involved with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course covers the purpose of highway bridge inspections and the roles of inspectors through the discussion of common bridge types and materials, material properties, and bridge components as well as details, loadings, stresses, strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members.
Participants must complete an exam and earn a grade of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Describe the basis for bridge inspection
* Describe the various roles of the bridge inspection team
* Identify common bridge types and major components, primary members, secondary members and features of highway bridges
* Name the common materials used in bridges
* Describe the basic properties, strengths, and weaknesses of each material
* Describe basic engineering concepts
* Describe standard highway bridge loadings
* Describe the types, signs, and causes of structural distress
* Identify other features associated with bridges
* Name protective measures required to mitigate hazards

Instructors:

Guy Lang

Offering(s):

06/15/15 - 06/19/15: Allentown, District 5

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant design engineers and maintenance personnel who are responsible for the design of culverts for transportation facilities.

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course provides participants with the recommended design procedures for the hydraulic design of culverts for transportation facilities. The design procedures in FHWA Hydraulic Design Series Number 5 (HDS-5) will be emphasized. Examples of the design of culverts and energy dissipators will be demonstrated using the HY-8 culvert design computer program.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify design alternatives based on culvert type, material, shape, and service life considerations.
2. Describe the factors that govern inlet and outlet control and predict how each factor influences culvert performance.
3. Calculate tailwater depth and velocity and describe how tailwater affects culvert performance.
4. Design conventional culverts using HDS-5 and HY-8.
5. Improve culvert performance for inlet control culverts by designing an improved inlet using HDS-5.
6. Evaluate culvert outlet velocity and the need for energy dissipators, and select alternative energy dissipators using HEC-14.
7. Identify design considerations for fish passage.

Instructors:

Art Miller

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems

Target Audience:

Professionals involved in the design, management, operation, or maintenance of traffic signal systems. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Description:

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems is two-day course that provides a systematic approach for selecting, developing, and reporting meaningful performance measures that are integral to an objectives and performance based approach to traffic signal system management, operation, and maintenance. This course explores stakeholder expectations to support development of linkages between measures of effectiveness and agency objectives. Current methods for data collection, data management, development, and reporting of performance measures will be discussed and explored through interactive exercises.
Many agencies perform project-level performance assessments intended to quantify: 1) the degree to which an operational problem might exist, and/or 2) the user benefits associated with deploying a new traffic signal timing plan or implementing a new treatment at an intersection or in a corridor. Generally, these assessments consist of analytical studies and/or field studies. While important, these assessments are often limited in scope and provide only cursory insight into the overall effectiveness of traffic signal program activities in the context of agency mission, goals, and objectives.
The goal of this course is to assist agencies in the development and implementation of a process for measuring and communicating the performance and effectiveness of traffic signal systems, both at the project and program level.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Document stakeholder objectives and resources
•Select measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
•Develop a strategy for performance measurements
•Incorporate performance measure into day-to-day operations
•Track performance
•Report outcomes

Offering(s):

06/09/15 - 06/10/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control

Target Audience:

Professionals responsible for the planning, design, management, or operation of traffic signal systems. This includes engineers, and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

Description:

Systems Engineering for Signal Systems Including Adaptive Control is a two-day course aimed to assist transportation professionals to identify the needs for improved traffic operations and utilize systems engineering principles for the implementation of traffic signal operational improvements. This course will provide traffic operations managers and personnel a comprehensive view of what is required before, during, and after the implementation of a new traffic control system. Adaptive signal control is used as the example throughout the course.
The overall goal of this course is to assist traffic operations staff in identifying traffic control systems objectives and needs to facilitate planning, designing, and implementing a new traffic control system. The FHWA document, Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Systems, (FHWA-HOP-11-027) is used for exercises of this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Engage stakeholders
•Gather information needed for systems engineering process
•Evaluate and resolve constraints
•Assemble a concept of operations
•Extract requirements
•Document verification and validation process
•Develop a procurement strategy
•Assemble a systems engineering analysis
•Describe the systems engineering process

Offering(s):

06/23/15 - 06/24/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

 

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