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Traffic Signal Controller Programming

When - Where

November 10, 2022

(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time)


6 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of the workshop to get 6 PDHs.

Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.


Students will experiment with controller parameters on a realistic simulation environment and will be presented with information on how to navigate traffic signal controller menus, including programming instructions and interactive examples on timing parameters, detection, coordination and advanced functions.


Since 2010, the Traffic Signal Academy has provided services to over 1,000 participants in 6 different courses. Federal, state, county and city agencies plus consultant firms have attended our classes.


Airton G. Kohls, Ph.D.
Dr. Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has twelve years of practical experience in Traffic Engineering with both public and private agencies. Dr. Kohls serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Department of Civil Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations.


Opening Remarks, Introduction
Traffic Signal Controllers and Standards
Navigating Controller Menus

  • Timing Plans, Phase Recall, Detection
  • Coordination
  • Time of Day, Status Displays, Pedestrian Issues, Flash,
  • Volume Density, Inhibit Max, etc


Fee ($150 per day) The workshop registration includes course materials and refreshments for onsite workshops only. Attendees are responsible for meals and lodging. See additional information on the website under Location and Facilities.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.