KAI's Alaska Transportation Education Series provides interactive presentation sessions intended to promote professional development and advancements in transportation engineering and planning in and around the state of Alaska.
This discussion will focus on two topics: (1) Advanced Traffic Management Systems, and (2) the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) update.
ATMS: Traffic control systems have evolved from simple “two-phase pre-timed signals” to modern ATMS implementations that serve multimodal needs including light rail transit (LRT), buses, trucks, pedestrians, bikes, and automobiles. These systems can be configured to meet appropriate local polices to improve capacity, safety, and the environment. Scott Beaird will provide an overview to some of the latest ATMS advances including Regional Transportation System Management & Operations (RTSMO), Transit Signal Priority (TSP), and travel time reliability studies (Bluetooth Technology).
MUTCD: States must adopt the 2009 National MUTCD as their legal State standard for traffic control devices within two years. Gary Katsion will lead a discussion on the key changes to the recently-adopted 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, including traffic signals, signing and pavement markings, and work zone traffic control. Click the following to review the press release from the US Department of Transportation.
There is no cost to attend this brown bag lunch session and beverages will be provided. The workshop is equal to 2.0 continuing education credits (CE).
If you have any problems registering online or if you have additional questions on this workshop, please contact Gary Katsion at (907) 646-7995. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Scott Beaird, PE
Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Bend, OR
Scott has 9 years of experience including a wide range of the transportation engineering practice, with a particular focus on traffic signal systems and the evaluation and design of roundabouts. Scott has participated in a variety of traffic signal systems and ITS projects. He is familiar with Model 170, 2070, and NEMA traffic controllers. Scott participated in major signal system retiming projects in various parts of the country, including Boise, ID; Billings, MT; Lee County, FL; and Baltimore, MD. In addition to conducting national research centering on the application of transit signal priority (TSP), Scott also has experience in developing and applying TSP solutions in various jurisdictions such as Denver, CO and Portland, OR. Scott is actively involved in the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as a member of the Signals Technical Committee and the Roundabouts Task Force.
Gary Katsion, PE
Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Anchorage
Gary has provided comprehensive transportation planning, public works, and development services to state, local and private clients for a wide variety of transportation projects during the past 35 years. He has been involved with the management and technical analysis of projects related to the preparation of public works transportation facilities studies; development of city and county-wide multi-modal transportation plans; design and installation of traffic signals; highway, arterial, and street design; planning and design of transit facilities; and preparation of traffic impact studies for new developments. While in Oregon he served for over five years on the Oregon Traffic Control Devices Committee.