Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Signal training

Traffic signal design

Schedule: Offered every other year.The next class will be offered in the spring of 2016.
Last offered: June 3-5, 2014
Registration: Course announcement (Word) (past announcement, for reference only)
Audience: State, county, city and consultant personnel involved with traffic signals.
Description: This three-day Traffic Signal Design course is designed to enable the participants to obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts and MnDOT standard practices related to the design of traffic signal systems within the State of Minnesota. This class will also provide design training for the flashing yellow left turn arrow.

Signals 101

Schedule: Offered once every year.
Next class: winter 2016
Last offered: Feb. 5, 2015
Registration: Course announcement (Word) (past announcement, for reference only)
Audience: Anyone interested in traffic signals including state, county, city and consultant personnel involved in traffic signals.
Description: This is a one day introductory traffic signal course designed to enable entry-level traffic personnel to acquire a basic knowledge of a traffic signal. The course study will be broad and basic. After completion of the course, the student will have an understanding of how/why a signal is installed, what a signal agreement is and will have a basic understanding of signal plans, operations and component names. Each participant will receive a course manual.

Traffic signal timing and coordination

Schedule: Offered every other year.
Next class: June 2-4, 2015
Last offered: May 21-23, 2013
Registration: Course announcement (Word)
Audience: State, county, city and consultant personnel involved with traffic signal operations.
Description: This three-day course is designed to enable the participants to obtain an understanding of fundamental concepts and MnDOT standard practices related to traffic signal timing and coordination of signalized intersections along an arterial network. Participants will learn how to develop and analyze traffic signal timing using Synchro software package. Participants will receive a comprehensive MnDOT Signal Optimization and Timing Manual which serves as a stand-alone signal operations reference.