June 08, 2021


7:45am EST – 4:00pm EST

Contact Hours


Location Online - Course

This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day.  Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments.  Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.


This course is designed to give the participants an understanding of the planning, design, capacity, and operations of signalized intersections.  As the first step in the process for signalizing an intersection, the type of data necessary to conduct an analysis will be reviewed.  Participants learn of how to choose the type of traffic control device that should be installed.  They will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of control as well as signal and stop sign warrants.  They will estimate the capacity of an intersection and how the signal timing will affect the capacity.  Software will be demonstrated to show how the timing for optimizing the operation of a signal can be determined.  The MUTCD standards and guidelines for signal head location, markings, and signs will be reviewed.


Module 1: To Signalize or Not to Signalize

Topic 1: Signal Warrants
Topics 2: Comparison of Signals, Stop Signs, and Roundabouts

Module 2: Design Features

Topic 1: Geometric Intersection Design
Topic 2: Deceleration Lanes and Left Turn Lanes

Module 3: Timing, Vehicle Clearance, and Access Points

Topic 1: Yellow and All Real Time
Topic 2: Foundational Areas

Module 4: Intro to Capacity

Topic 1: Principles of Saturation Flow
Topic 2: Capacity Principles


Dane Ismart

Mr. Dane Ismart of Louis Berger & Associates, retired from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after 25 years of service in a variety of policy, planning and engineering positions. He was responsible for implementing the Intermodal Management Systems regulations. Mr. Ismart has authored manuals and taught NHI courses on Capacity Analysis, Access Management, Financial Management, Travel Demand Forecasting and Intermodal Planning, and is a member of the TRB Highway Capacity Subcommittee on Unsignalized Intersections. Mr. Ismart is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree and received his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Who Should Attend

This class is developed for engineers & project managers (design, traffic, safety, utilities, maintenance, and operations), transportation & land use planners, agency directors, Inspectors, safety data collectors, managers, and analysts.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $50.00
State/Federal: $85.00
Private Industry: $200.00
Tribes: $0

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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