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Several courses on intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are available for free to professionals within U.S. local, regional, metropolitan, state, and federal government agencies; private sector individuals can register for $250 for one course or $400 for two.  The courses, offered by the Consortium for ITS Training and Education, include:

February 19 – March 30, 2016:  Telecommunications and Networking Fundamentals – (0.6 CEUs)

This course is a primer on telecommunications for the ITS professional with little or no formal training in telecommunications. With so many ITS projects now requiring a telecommunications aspect, and because the technology, marketplace, and regulatory structure of telecommunications are in a continuous state of transition, this course is a must for project managers.

Instructor: Paul Olson

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March 4 – April 12, 2016:  Principles and Tools for Road Weather Management – (0.8 CEUs)

Through this course, participants are exposed to various strategies for addressing road weather problems, including Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) and the development of crosscutting decision support systems to respond effectively to weather situations. This course is part of the Specialized Learning Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) curriculum established by the ITS Professional Capacity Building (PCB) program..

Instructor: Leon Osborne; Professor of atmospheric science and Director of the Regional Weather Information Center at the University of North Dakota

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March 25 – May 12, 2016:  Nuts and Bolts of Operations Performance Measurement  – (1.0 CEUs)

This course is intended for the senior analyst, as well as first and second-level management. In it, we emphasize the measurement side of performance measurement, looking specifically at the data, tools and analysis methodologies available to the practitioner.  It also will serve as a primer for those who have forgotten transportation engineering fundamentals.

Instructor: Reuben Juster, Transportation Analyst, CH2M

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April 8 – May 18, 2016:  Network Design and Deployment Considerations for ITS Managers and Professionals – (1.0 CEUs)

This course provides a system-level understanding of the operation of modern broadband transportation communications networks…how voice is migrating from a circuit network to a packet-switched network. The course focuses on how to plan and implement telecommunications networks to support a major ITS infrastructure that will best meet your organization’s data and telephony requirements, as well as how voice technologies can be integrated into existing data networks.

Instructor: Paul Olson

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For more information on the courses, contact Denise Twisdale ([email protected]) or Kathy Frankle ([email protected]).


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