This course reviews the concepts of cycle length, split, force off, offset, phasing, as well as the signal timing process. In the context of regional and system/design considerations, the course will highlight the effects of actuated control including passage time, extension and pedestrian timing. The course will also cover the development of timing plans, explores types of signal control (including adaptive and priority-based), and investigates the relationship of signal timing to ITS.

This course is tailored for road authorities and consultants looking for innovative ways to enhance mobility options, increase safety, and reduce congestion along transportation corridors. It teaches attendees the basic elements of (a) active traffic management (ATM), including speed harmonization, queue warnings, management of lane use, advanced weather warnings, and dynamic ramp metering, and (b) managed lanes (ML), including the use of reversible traffic lanes, carpool restrictions, high-speed express bus operations and dynamic road pricing as tools to both improve travel and provide additional mobility options. The course also discusses related tools that enhance these services, including park-and-ride facilities and enhanced multi-modal traveler information.

This course provides an introduction to ITS architecture and processes at the project, local, regional and national levels, and how they are an essential tool to plan and deploy ITS projects. The course presents the technical and institutional issues that may arise as regions use and maintain their ITS architecture, processes and standards. The course includes a thorough introduction to systems engineering standards with a special focus on interoperability, regional and open standards. Throughout the course, examples are provided from real ITS architectures including specific examples of how ITS architectures are used.

Using specialized software as appropriate, participants will learn how to conduct a traffic impact analysis of a proposed development on the adjacent roadways and intersection and which measures to recommend. Delegates will also be exposed to hazardous location analysis and the proper roadway modification to overcome identified safety issues.

IRF is introducing a unique global accreditation program for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders, recognizing their essential role in driving change in safe road design practices. The course provides an international accreditation of proficiency for seasoned road safety auditors who wish to further enhance their credentials or seek work abroad. Candidates are required to take an online preferential proficiency test and submit a complete application presenting their professional track record and details of the projects they have audited.

This course stakes stock of the remarkable progress achieved in developing geographic information systems (GIS) technologies that can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.

In recent years, technological breakthroughs have combined to offer police forces more options to capture violations, and the use and impacts of these technologies need to be fully understood to ensure they achieve intended results. Similarly, the past two decades have seen a wide-ranging wave of privatisations in formerly government-owned or -controlled activities, offering new procurement and management opportunities for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) through the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

This course introduces a strategic approach to managing road safety for results at local, national and international level. Using real world examples, the course covers the fundamentals of road safety with a focus on outcome-driven programs and collaboration with road safety stakeholders.

This course is addressed at owners, designers, construction engineers, supervisors, managers and operators of road tunnels. The course covers safety management issues, risk assessment, safety functions and equipment as well as continuous training and improvement for safety personnel. This course is jointly delivered with the ITACET Foundation.

This course discusses the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in impacts that result in fatalities and serious injuries. The corrective actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts are also presented in detail.

Selecting the correct terminals and crash cushions can be a life or death decision, and to make the right decision a specifier needs to understand certain criteria with regard to these products, and also have a clear understanding of the site specific conditions where this system is to be used. This course reviews the state of knowledge and presents processes to determine appropriate countermeasures based on site conditions.

Attendees are exposed to all aspects of Roadside Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application. They also will be introduced to the AASHTO Roadside Design Guidelines, as well as the performance testing criteria being utilized in the United States (MASH / NCHRP 350) and in Europe (EN-1317) to allow them to make informed choices.

Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone and they will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.

Performing effective road safety audits and inspections at all stages of road design & operation improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency’s dedication to crash reduction. This module provides an in-depth review of proven planning and implementation practices from building independent, multi-disciplinary teams to the steps required to conduct successful audits and inspections.

This course addresses major PPP success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

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