Signal Spotlight: On-Demand Learning: Basics of Traffic Signal Operations Course Launch

traffic_signal_spotlights_logoOn-Demand Learning: Basics of Traffic Signal Operations Course Launch

The T2 Center is pleased to announce the launch of the first on-demand Traffic Signal Academy course. This new course, Basics of Traffic Signal Operations, provides an overview of traffic signals and how they operate. It is recommended for new signal technicians, engineers, and other municipal employees interested in an introduction to traffic signals. An on-demand format offers the flexibility of completing the course on one’s own schedule, as well as having it available at any time of the year for new hires.


ss.7.2020.2The course consists of a video lecture with knowledge checks, a downloadable Basics of Signal Operations Learning Guide for future reference, and an online participant evaluation. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of installing a traffic signal, the main components of a signal, and the basic terminology used to describe the operations of a traffic signal. Standard NEMA phasing and the Ring and Barrier Diagram are also discussed.

This and future Traffic Signal Academy on-demand courses will be hosted on Vimeo and may be accessed from links on the Traffic Signal Academy page of the T2 Center’s website. A direct link to the Basics of Traffic Signal Operations course video is here.

ss.7.2020.3.useAfter completing the on-demand module, participants may access a participant evaluation from the link below the video on Vimeo. Results of the evaluation are automatically reported to T2 Center Staff. Upon finishing the course and successfully completing the evaluation, participants will receive one credit hour toward the Traffic Signal Champion certificate.

We hope this proves to be a useful learning opportunity for your staff during these unprecedented times, and we look forward to providing you with additional on-demand course materials. Please feel free to reach out and let us know what you think and if there are other topics you would like to see in this format.

If you have traffic signal systems questions, please contact: Theresa Schwartz, P.E.,
P.T.O.E. – Traffic Signal Circuit Rider (860) 486-4535 or

About Connecticut T2 Center

The Training & Technical Assistance Center at UCONN provides education and technical assistance to members of Connecticut's Transportation and Public Safety Community, including municipal public works directors, street and road maintenance superintendents and staff, city and town engineers, Connecticut Department of Transportation employees, transportation planners and law enforcement professionals serving as legal traffic authorities. We are Connecticut's LTAP Center
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