The intersection of knowledge, ideas and implementation.
Trafficware University (TU) is fast becoming the primary source for education, training, collaboration and resources for the traffic engineering industry. Conceived and established by Trafficware in 2005, TU’s mission is to provide traffic engineers the most current information to increase traffic system performance and professional productivity. The newly formed courses provide an expanded curriculum for gaining knowledge within the field of traffic engineering.
Fundamental traffic concepts to application-specific – the TU curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the individual.
Trafficware University offers engineers, planners and technicians an array of valuable instruction. Whether a traffic professional is looking for a course in Intersection Capacity Utilization (ICU) or an advanced course to increase his or her proficiency in leading software like Synchro9® and SimTraffic®, Trafficware University is constantly developing its curriculum to meet those needs. Many courses even qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and many are offered online. To see the current courses offered, click here.
Trafficware University’s instructional staff touts over 130 years of collective experience.
Every Trafficware University instructor is a seasoned engineer in the traffic engineering field. Most bring over two decades of experience in their chosen area of study to the course they teach. To view the qualifications of each instructor click here or click on their name in the course listing.
Synchro Studio Training Courses
Trafficware is excited to announce changes to the traditional Synchro Studio courses that have been offered in the past. The training material covered within the traditional face-to-face courses has been reorganized and revamped with new classroom examples. Workbook courses have been developed and will be offered at eight locations across the U.S. and Canada. Each workbook course focuses on a particular topic and how Synchro/SimTraffic can be applied. This new training option allows attendees to focus their training needs on the topics they would find most useful.
The primary focus of the Workbook Courses is to provide users with the flexibility to choose a specific topic that meets their needs. Attendees will learn how Synchro®/SimTraffic® can be applied to the topic being covered. Each course is three hours in length. The topics covered in these courses will include:
Synchro Studio for Beginners (2 days): This course covers the Synchro 9 signal timing software used to perform capacity analysis for signalized intersections, the SimTraffic 9 microscopic simulation model and the 3D Viewer. Each course participant will receive hands-on experience by creating and editing example files. The purpose of the class is to fully describe the inputs and to focus on the outputs for Synchro and SimTraffic. Topics covered include:
Synchro Studio Intermediate Topics (1 day): This class covers some of the major new tools available in Synchro 9. Trip Generation, Trip Distribution, and Trip Assignment tools are used to complete a TIA (Traffic Impact Analysis). Advanced Optimization tools are discussed with an in-depth hands-on example. An overview of the 2010 HCM will also be included. Topics covered include:
Synchro Studio Advanced Topics (1 day): The focus of this course is on Synchro calculations, optimizations, and advanced example problems. Topics covered include advanced inputs, advanced timing examples, UTDF import/export, time-space diagram, advanced optimization, and SimTraffic calibration. Topics covered include: