Institute of Transportation Engineers

Transoft Solutions

Signals - Cutting Edge Technologies Web Briefing

DATE: Thursday, January 24, 2013
TIME:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern
SITE FEE: $25 Per Site (Member/Non-member/Student)

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This Web briefing presents content on this topic from the 2012 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Advancing Transportation Knowledge and Practice held in Atlanta, GA


Synchrogreen Real-Time Adaptive Deployment
Instructor: Marshall T. Cheek

Comparison of SCATS Traffic Adaptive Signal Operations with Time-of-Day Plans
Instructor: Jim C. Lee

Recent Experience with Adaptive Signal Systems
Instructor: Thomas Urbanik


At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

1) Learn how advanced signal technologies can improve transportation by reducing congestion, improving traffic flow, lowering costs, and increasing customer satisfaction.


Marshall T. Cheek, Traffic Engineer, Trafficware, Sugar Land, TX, USA

Marshall is the Product Manager for SynchroGreen and at Trafficware. While at Trafficware, Marshall has been heavily involved in the development and deployment of SynchroGreen Real-time Adaptive Traffic Control System. Marshall has extensive knowledge of adaptive traffic control systems, traffic signal timing and traffic simulation. Marshall’s previous experience includes designing and implementing traffic signals, specifically for bus rapid transit (BRT) and light rail transit (LRT) systems. Marshall has studied, designed or timed over 500 traffic signals. Marshall is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Florida.

Jim C. Lee, Principal, Lee Engineering, LLC, Phoenix, AZ,  USA

Jim has three degrees in Civil Engineering – a bachelor of science from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Engineering from Penn State and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He has both public sector and private sector experience. He worked as a traffic engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. He also was City Traffic Engineer for the City of Amarillo, Texas and Director of Transportation for the City of Beaumont, Texas. He started Lee Engineering 24 years ago.

Thomas Urbanik, Senior Principal, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Round Rock, TX, USA

Tom is an international expert in the management and operations of the transportation system including traffic signal systems. His comprehensive experience in traffic signal system projects including adaptive signal control, signal timing, transit signal priority (bus, LRT, and streetcar), traffic signal preemption, and diamond interchange operations. Tom has been active nationally in establishing next generation traffic signal system concepts that include a multimodal perspective on system operation that is performance based. He has developed training material and workshops on traffic signal control and freeway operations, conducted FHWA peer reviews of existing agency practices, and promotes the benefits of regional transportation system management and operations. He is principal author on the Second Edition of the Traffic Signal Timing Manual.

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