Travel safety, complete streets, advanced signal technology, and VMT as a metric for environmental analysis in California
This introductory course covers the essential operational functions of traffic signals and components, starting with basic design plans and diagrams, general rules, and specifications.
Participants will learn about signal cabinets and components and how they function, traffic signal detection and calibration, wiring, power, and basic diagnostic skills.
Additional course detail is provided in the sections below.
Signal Design Basics
Design from Maintenance Perspective
Inside the Traffic Signal Cabinet
Traffic Signal Detection
Wiring of Traffic Signals
Service Box Considerations
Troubleshooting & Malfunctions
Signal Turn-on & Acceptance
Students learn how to interpret traffic signals plans, diagnose malfunctioned signals, make better infrastructure decisions, and reduce the risk to your agency related to malfunctioned traffic signals.
The class is for traffic engineers, electrical contractors, and technicians who are new to traffic signal timing. Experienced practitioners who desire a "refresher" course also benefit. Advanced practitioners with significant experience may not be appropriate for this basic course.
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Rafat Raie, PE, Deputy Director of Public Works, City Traffic Engineer, City of San Rafael
Mr. Raie has nearly 30 years of Traffic Engineering experience including design, operation, planning, and maintenance. As an instructor with ITS Tech Transfer for the past nine years, he has shared his professional experience in pedestrian facility design and operations in communities throughout California. He has a well-rounded experience in traffic signal systems, parking systems, innovative pedestrian facilities, and ADA standards.
Leonard Gilliana, Lead Signal Technician, City of Walnut Creek (retired)
Mr. Gilliana is the Lead Signal Technician for the City of Walnut Creek. During the past 32 years, he managed the implementation of four signal master upgrades, participated in the design and implementation of the upgrades of communications systems, traffic signal controllers and all related choice of signal cabinet equipment. He developed a routine maintenance program which almost eliminated all malfunction calls.
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The cancellation fee for this course is $75. At TechTransfer, there are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided they receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin. In lieu of canceling your registration, you may (1) transfer your registration to another TechTransfer class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place.
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This class is offered at a reduced fee to employees of California's city, county, regional, and tribal public agencies
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