The Highway Systems Group offers a wide range of workshops and training programs in the areas of highway operations, geometrics, and safety using a variety of methods including in-class and online offerings.  Our training covers a breadth of transportation professionals such as engineers, technicians, and maintenance and operations, with some ongoing programs tailored specifically to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  Onsite training is available upon request for many of the workshops offered below.

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VISSIM

ITRE offers intensive workshops on VISSIM, the microsimulation tool used to perform simulation analysis for intersections, corridors, and networks. The first two days offer an introduction to VISSIM. An optional third day focuses on roundabouts.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Thomas Chase

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VISSIM Advanced I: Signalized Intersections

The course expands on the fundamentals of the VISSIM software, and provides more in-depth information on the modeling of signalized traffic control in VISSIM, including ring-barrier control, dynamic routing, and transit preemption.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Thomas Chase

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VISSIM Introduction

ITRE offers intensive workshops on VISSIM, the microsimulation tool used to perform simulation analysis for intersections, corridors, and networks.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Thomas Chase

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VISTRO Traffic Analysis

VISTRO allows you to compute intersection level of service, optimize traffic signal timing, forecast new development impacts, evaluate mitigation options, manage multiple scenarios, and create comprehensive reports. In the VISTRO Traffic Analysis course, you will learn how to conduct traffic studies, evaluate development impacts, and optimize signals all with a single package.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Thomas Chase

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VISSIM + VISTRO

Registration for this combination course provides an opportunity to receive a 10% discount. The course descriptions are provided in the previous course offerings above.

Registration: Walt Thomas   |   Class Information: Thomas Chase

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Signals

Traffic Signal Fundamentals

This two-day workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of individual traffic signals and traffic signal systems

Registration: Walt Thomas    |   Class Information: Chris Cunningham

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Traffic Signal Inspection

This two-day workshop covers traffic signal inspector responsibilities related NCDOT’s Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures. This course is meant for NCDOT signal inspectors, residents, etc. and those in the private industry that regularly work with signal and ITS infrastructure.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |   Class Information: Chris Cunningham

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Access Management

Introduction to Site Development and Highway Access Concepts

This one-day class is meant to be a comprehensive introduction to highway access principles discussed in the NCDOT Driveway Access Manual and associated manuals.  It is a precursor to the more advanced SDHA workshop and is meant to familiarize engineers, planners, developers, and local authorities with basic and complex highway access principles, traffic analyses, traffic mitigation recommendations, and the driveway permitting processes.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Chris Cunningham

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Site Development and Highway Access – What You Need to Know

This two-day class is intended for TIA preparers; NCDOT district and traffic engineering staff; local government planning, transportation and traffic staff; and site developers.

Day 1

  • overview of NCDOT driveway policy and other access policies
  • ITE Trip Generation and Distribution process/procedures
  • state authority
  • local authority
  • developer involvement/interaction in the process and review of simple traffic impact study case examples

Day 2

  • builds on day one knowledge of process/procedures/involvement and looks at more complex case examples with discussions on government/developer involvement/interaction

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Chris Cunningham

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HCM

HCM 6th Edition One-Day Overview

This one day course highlights and summarizes changes in the HCM 6th Edition, and how they impact practice.  The workshop provides an overview of changes to the arterial and freeway chapters of the HCM, and will cover such critical HCM updates as new roundabout capacity, new planning-level methods for signalized intersections, and new methods for quantifying reliability on surface streets and freeways.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Behzad Aghdashi

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HCM 6th Edition – Signals, Roundabouts, and Arterial Streets

This hands-on one-day course provides details and applications of the interrupted flow methods in the HCM 6th Edition, including signalized intersections, roundabouts, urban streets, and multimodal methodologies. The course will be hosted in ITRE’s computer lab, to give attendees hands-on experience in working with the necessary HCM software.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Behzad Aghdashi

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HCM 6th Edition – Freeway Applications

This hands-on one-day course provides details and applications of the uninterrupted flow methods in the HCM 6th Edition, including freeway segment and facility methods, freeway reliability analysis, and specialized applications such as work zones and managed lanes. The course will be hosted in ITRE’s computer lab, to give attendees hands-on experience in working with the FREEVAL analysis software.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Behzad Aghdashi

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HCM 6th Edition, 1 + 1 – Signals, Roundabouts, and Arterial Streets

This two-day course combines the one-day overview course with the one-day applied signals, roundabouts, and arterials course. The two day course provides a discount over registering for the two days individually.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Behzad Aghdashi

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HCM 6th Edition, 1 + 1 – Freeway Applications

This two-day course combines the one-day overview course with the one-day freeway applications course. The two day course provides a discount over registering for the two days individually.

Registration: Walt Thomas    |    Class Information: Behzad Aghdashi

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General

Unconventional Intersections

This two-day workshop provides an overview of the various alternative intersection and interchange designs that an engineer or planner may consider during the planning or design stages of a project. The class provides a fundamental understanding of how the various designs function under an array of conditions, the trade-offs of each design alternative, and other pertinent information. This class covers material relevant to any staff member looking to learn more about this area.

Registration: Walt Thomas

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When a Crash Becomes a Case – Studies in Transportation Litigation

This one day workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to forensic engineering, particularly as it pertains to transportation matters. Students will be presented actual case histories involving such topics as highway design, drainage, maintenance and operation. There will also be a discussion of what might happen if a lawsuit is filed as a result of a crash,

Registration: Walt Thomas

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Flagger and Work Zone

Flagger Training

This workshop is designed to train participants to be effective flaggers by teaching the basics of flagging operations and procedures. 

Please contact Tim Baughman if you would like to set up a specific training opportunity for your agency.

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Flagging Instructor Training

This workshop teaches participants the basics of flagging operations and then instructs them how to teach their own personnel these concepts.

Please contact Tim Baughman if you would like to set up a specific training opportunity for your agency.

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Flagging Instructor RECERTIFICATION

This workshop is intended for people who have completed ITRE’s Flagging Instructor course and now need recertification. With NCDOT requiring recertification after 4 years, this course will address updates in flagging operations and procedures, review the Instructor agreement, and discuss training issues. The workshop will include inside and outside practice sessions to enhance the participant’s abilities to train their personnel to be competent and effective flaggers.

Please contact Tim Baughman if you would like to set up a specific training opportunity for your agency.

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Intermediate Work Zone Safety

This workshop builds on the information covered in the Basic Work Zone Safety course, with particular emphasis paid to multi-lane urban streets. Multi-lane intersection work zones, detours, and mobile operations are covered in detail. Basic Work Zone Safety Training is a prerequisite for this course. Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training must be completed before taking Advanced Work Zone Safety Training.

Please contact Tim Baughman if you would like to set up a specific training opportunity for your agency.

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Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor

This three-day course is designed for DOT, larger municipalities, and highway contractors that work on all highway systems, including two-lane roads, multi-lane roadways, and high-volume, high-speed, controlled access facilities. This course covers traffic control plan reading and development, positive protection, work zone capacity, night work, and inspection. Part 6 of the MUTCD and state DOT “Roadway Standard Drawings” are used as the text for this course. Additional handouts are used to supplement these materials. All work zone durations are covered in this course. Participants will be tested at the conclusion of the workshop for NCDOT Work Zone Supervisor certification. It is NOT a prerequisite to attend the Basic and Intermediate Work Zone Safety Course.

Please contact Tim Baughman if you would like to set up a specific training opportunity for your agency.

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Nothing from December 11, 2016 to February 11, 2017.