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					116th Annual Conference
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   34th Annual School
     July 7–15, 2011                        Educat
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         Bellevue, Washington
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systems; delivering value for members
by providing the latest information and
       education in the industry.
                                         Schedule at a Glance
                                                           SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.

          Thursday, July 7, 2011                                                                                  Friday, July 8, 2011
 Schools & Seminars                      Organized Activities                                      Schools & Seminars                              Organized Activities
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                          I 12 Noon                                                I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                                  I 12 Noon
  TRAINING SEMINAR                         STUDENT LUNCHEON                                         TRAINING SEMINAR                                 STUDENT LUNCHEON
    • Educational Methodology                                                                         • Educational Methodology
  CERTIFICATION SEMINAR                                                                             CERTIFICATION SEMINAR
    • Work Zone Traffic Control Safety                                                                • Work Zone Traffic Control Safety



          Saturday, July 9, 2011                                                                              Sunday, July 10, 2011
 Schools & Seminars                      Organized Activities                                     Schools & Seminars                               Organized Activities
  Challenge Exams                        I 7 a.m.
                                           REGISTRATION
                                                                                                  I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
                                                                                                    CERTIFICATION SEMINARS
                                                                                                                                                   I 7 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                     REGISTRATION
I 1 p.m.                                                                                              • Traffic Signal Level III Field
                                         I 9 a.m.                                                                                                  I 9 a.m.
  ALL LEVELS                                                                                          • Traffic Signal Level III Bench
                                           CERTIFICATION FORUM                                                                                       COUNCIL OF DELEGATES
                                                                                                      • Signs and Markings Level III                 MEETING
                                                                                                                                                   I 12 Noon
                                                                                                                                                     STUDENT LUNCHEON
                                                                                                                                                   I 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                     JOINT MEETING OF THE BOARD
                                                                                                                                                     AND COUNCIL



                                                          Monday, July 11, 2011
 Schools & Seminars                      Organized Activities                                                   Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                          I 7 a.m.                        I 8:00–9:00 a.m.                                            I 8:00–9:00 a.m.
  SCHOOLS                                  REGISTRATION                      ADVANCED DETECTION AND PHASING STRATEGIES                    VEHICLE DETECTION AT TRAFFIC SIGNALS
    • Electronics in Traffic Signal      I 12 Noon                           FOR THE FLASHING YELLOW ARROW DISPLAY                        Rob Klug, Traffic Signal Engineer, Clark County
      Controls                                                               John Deskins, Traffic Engineer, City of Kennewick,           Public Works, Clark County, WA
                                           STUDENT LUNCHEON
                                                                             WA                                                      This presentation will provide a synopsis of vehicle de-
    • Microprocessors in Traffic         I 1 p.m.
      Signals                                                            In 2004, the City of Kennewick, WA started using Flash-     tection theory, and discuss methods and approaches
                                           EXHIBITORS SET UP             ing Yellow Arrow (FYA) displays targeting some of the       to detect vehicles. Specific discussion items include
  CERTIFICATION SEMINARS                 I 5 p.m.                        busiest intersections in the city. In 2008, the City com-   using detection parameters in NTCIP-based con-
    • Public Safety Telecommunica-         SECTION SECRETARIES MEETING   pleted conversions of all remaining protected-permit-       trollers; using detection to deal with queuing on side
      tor Level I                                                        ted signals as well as a few 2-phase intersections, two     streets; detection realities, what works well, what does
    • Traffic Signal Technician                                          protected-only intersections and a split phase inter-       not work so well; loop detection; radar detection;
      Level I                                                            section. High volume conditions can cause a small sub-      video detection and a review of video detection is-
    • Signs and Markings Level I                                         set of drivers to perceive a “yellow trap” condition and    sues; occlusion and camera placement; night time
                                                                         respond improperly. The conditions where this may           detection issues and changes due to weather. Actual
    • Fire Alarm Municipal Level I
                                                                         occur will be discussed along with several mitigation       video detection footage during different light condi-
    • Fire Alarm Interior Level I                                        strategies and the pros and cons of each. The FYA dis-      tions and weather conditions will be shown along with
    • Roadway Lighting Level I                                           play is a tremendous tool to improve safety but adds        methods to reduce false calls.
    • Fiber Optics for ITS Level I                                       complexity. This presentation will examine why the FYA
                                                                         can be advantageous and will discuss important les-
                                                                         sons learned and solutions to common problems.                                     Monday — continued on next page


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                                                                             SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.

                                                               Monday, July 11 — continued
                                                                            Technical Sessions — continued
I 9:00–10:00 a.m.                                                          that can be used to meet the standard utilizing hardware presently         I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
    TECHNICAL ADVANCES IN SIGNAL MONITORS                                  in the field. An audience participation discussion will focus on how           SEATTLE CENTRAL LINK LIGHT RAIL AND IMPACTS TO THE TRAFFIC
    Scott Evans, VP of Engineering, Eberle Design, Inc.                    attendees are dealing with the standard change, uniformity and                 SIGNALS
Many technical advances have been made to the cabinet signal               making the standard work for all.                                              Kenneth Buchanan, Senior Civil Engineering Specialist, City of
monitor (conflict monitor) over the years that have improved their         I 1:00–2:00 p.m.                                                               Seattle, Washington SDOT
reliability and effectiveness in detecting and diagnosing cabinet              ITS, THE SMART GRID AND YOUR ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE                 This session will cover the challenges faced with the design and im-
and field wiring malfunctions. Advances in the built-in tools have             Jim Frazer, President, Surf Networks, Inc.                             plementation of a center running light rail in a signalized corridor.
made initial set-up programming both quick and accurate, re-               The speaker will present an overview of technology developments            Topics will include the development, testing and implementation of
ducing the possibility of programming errors that could allow un-          including adaptive lighting, new standards from the US DOT and             a new priority-based service for the transit vehicle, testing, the im-
safe operation of the intersection. Built-in tools also provide expert     DOE, energy management strategies, mobile asset tracking appli-            plementation of revenue service of the light rail, impacts to the cor-
assistance in diagnosing the source of cabinet malfunctions. This          cations, ground fault monitoring software and systems and energy           ridor when headway spacing is close and ongoing concerns with
session will also discuss Ethernet remote communications and sup-          conservation. Attendees will learn how adaptive controls allow             the public regarding the center running light rail system.
port for new signal sequences such as the Flashing Yellow Arrow.           placing the right amount of light on the road when the light is            I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
I 9:00–10:00 a.m.                                                          needed and dynamically and automatically changing light levels                 GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR TRAFFIC SIGNALS, ROADWAY
    RETROREFLECTOMETERS AND SOFTWARE: MEETING THE 2012                     as conditions warrant. US Department of Transportation and De-                 LIGHTING, FIRE ALARM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
    DEADLINE FOR A METHOD TO MAINTAIN RETROREFLECTIVITY                    partment of Energy standards and funding programs will be dis-                 Leo Martin Jr., Director, Martin Electrical Consulting and Jeff
    MINIMUMS.                                                              cussed.                                                                        Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm & Communications, City of
    Mike Haley, Tech Supervisor and Joanne Conrad, Manager,                I 1:00–2:00 PM                                                                 Newton (MA) Fire Department
    TAPCO                                                                       WIRELESS SENSING NETWORKS ENABLES WIDESPREAD DEPLOYMENT               This presentation will provide a quick and efficient overview of
The second revision of the 2003 MUTCD introduced new language                   OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS                                           grounding fundamentals. The speakers will zero in on how to
establishing minimum retroreflectivity levels that must be main-                Michael Volling, Director of Product Development, Sensys              ground, why to ground, when to ground, circuit and system
tained for traffic signs. Agencies have until January 2012 to imple-            Networks, Inc.                                                        grounding, grounding electrode systems and enclosure and race-
ment a sign assessment or management method to maintain                    Wireless sensor technology is rapidly changing how transportation          way grounding and bonding. Attendees will gain a firm under-
minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity. A retroreflectometer is a        professionals address vehicle detection challenges. This session pro-      standing of the importance of proper grounding and how it can
handheld instrument for measuring retroreflection of traffic signs.        vides an overview of wireless sensor networks and how they are             prevent damage to equipment and increase safety.
This presentation will cover the use of a retroreflectometer, how          being deployed. The speaker will address several wireless sensor           I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
software will tell you if the sign passes or fails and how to track your   deployments for freeway, arterial and intersection applications,               PIERCE COUNTY’S TRAFFIC SIGN INVENTORY — A REFLECTION ON
signs to insure you meet the required replacement dates. The ses-          such as arterial travel time, arterial management, performance                 MEETING THE MUTCD REQUIREMENTS
sion will include a hands-on demonstration and a PowerPoint on             measurement, integrated corridor management, adaptive con-                     Rick Butner, Traffic Operations Supervisor and Steve Martin, Sign
the subject will be available for all attendees.                           trols and traffic signal control. Attendees will learn how wireless sen-       and Markings Supervisor, Pierce County (WA) Public Works and
I 10:30–12:00 Noon                                                         sor networks are transforming vehicle detection technology,                    Utilities
    INTELLIDRIVESM AT 4.9GHZ FOR TRANSIT ITS                               streamlining operations and reducing maintenance costs for trans-          Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, Traffic Division, began their
    John Toone, ITS Program Manager, King County, WA Metro Transit         portation agencies worldwide.                                              traffic sign retroreflectivity program in 2007 using a combination of
    and Bryan Nace, National Network Communications Director,              I 2:00–3:00 p.m.                                                           the control sample management method and measured retrore-
    DKS Associates                                                             AMATEUR RADIO TODAY                                                    flectivity for assessment. Pierce County’s sign inventory program,
This session will focus on the use of IntelliDriveSM communications            Tim Kane, K7ANE, Retired Foreign Service Officer                       “Rubble,” is the foundation for this retroreflectivity program. Data
using the 4.9 Ghz band. It will include a discussion of the King           The presentation will provide an overview of amateur radio today.          is collected and charted from the control sample groups of differ-
County Washington Transit ITS architecture which features a unified        It will trace the parallel development of amateur radio and wireless       ent sign series. By using the control sample management method,
network for communications and supports four ITS applications in-          technologies from the first spark-gap transmitters over a century          time spent testing signs is minimal. This program has allowed us to
cluding transit signal priority, next-bus information signs, off-board     ago through today’s digital and space communications, merging              comply with the standards and implement replacement of signs
fare payment and enhanced vehicle location (AVL). Network                  wireless and computers. It will highlight amateur radio’s interesting      not meeting the retroreflectivity requirement without additional
management and provisions for additional features including traf-          and exciting technologies and activities from community to emer-           funding, using asset management. Pierce County received a na-
fic control and live security video between busses and transit po-         gency service, from chatting by radio with other amateurs in your          tional award from NACO in 2009 for the innovative approach in
lice vehicles will be presented. Attendees will learn about the            hometown and around the world, communications with the Inter-              meeting the new FHWA requirement. Attendees will learn the im-
benefits of wireless networking and get a greater understanding of         national Space Station and using satellites and bouncing radio sig-        portance of having a traffic sign inventory, how to use the inven-
current and future technologies and the benefits of creating a uni-        nals off the moon. Stimulating and fun amateur radio is more than          tory program to create a retroreflectivity program, how to create
fied network architecture.                                                 a hobby. It’s for adults, kids and families. The speaker will cover what   control samples, how to meet the requirement by testing as little as
I 10:30–12:00 Noon                                                         amateur radio is (and isn’t), the development of amateur radio, tra-       3% of your sign inventory, the value of having the age embedded
                                                                           ditional amateur radio technologies and activities and how to be-          in your sign serial number and how to make asset management
    STREET NAME FABRICATION TO MUTCD 2009 STANDARDS
                                                                           come an amateur radio operator.                                            decisions based on program data.
    Michael Steen, Maintenance Craftsworker II, City of Richland, WA
This presentation will discuss problems that arise fabricating D3
street name signs in urban areas in order to meet the standards in
the 2009 edition of the MUTCD. The speaker will provide techniques


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              Schedule at a Glance — continued
                                                                           SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.


                                                                        Tuesday, July 12, 2011
 Schools & Seminars                              Organized Activities                                                               Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.                                  I 7 a.m.                                     I 8:00–9:00 a.m.                                          I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
  SCHOOLS                                          REGISTRATION                                   PLANNING YOUR WIRELESS TRANSPORTATION                     POWER OUTAGES AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS AND
    • Electronics in Traffic Signal              I 8 a.m.                                         INFRASTRUCTURE                                            HOW YOUR AGENCY RESPONDS THEM
      Controls                                     EXHIBITORS SET UP                              Jeremy Hiebert, Sales Engineering Manager–ITS,            Scott Bates, Traffic Operations Coordinator, City of
    • Microprocessors in Traffic                                                                  Intuicom, Inc.                                            Tukwila, WA, Bret Tredway, Traffic Signal Electronic
                                                 I 9 a.m.
      Signals                                                                                 This session will highlight the wireless considerations       Crew Chief, City of Bellevue, WA and Albert Becerra,
                                                   COMPANION BREAKFAST                                                                                      Traffic Signal Technician, Redmond, WA
  CERTIFICATION SEMINARS                                                                      facing the ITS industry including which technologies to
                                                 I 12 Noon                                    adopt. The speaker will discuss the three primary Wi-Fi   This panel will discuss how local Washington agencies
    • Public Safety Telecommunica-                 STUDENT LUNCHEON                           standards, 802.11a, 802.11b/g and 802.11n and a re-       are currently dealing with power outages at signalized
      tor Level I
                                                 I 5 p.m.                                     view of the available WLAN architectures — Point-to-      intersections and why they have adopted policies. The
    • Traffic Signal Technician Level I                                                       Point, Point-to-Multipoint and Mesh. Attendees will       speakers will cover current Washington state law, non-
                                                   EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION
    • Signs and Markings Level I                                                              gain a clear understanding of today’s wireless broad-     functioning signal lights, the use of battery back-up
    • Fire Alarm Municipal Level I                                                            band technologies.                                        systems, intersection preparations, extending runtimes
    • Fire Alarm Interior Level I                                                             I 8:00–9:00 a.m.                                          during long outages, communications/notifications
                                                                                                                                                        and system maintenance. The discussion will include
    • Roadway Lighting Level I                                                                    METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS
                                                                                                                                                        the use of generators or power inverters and the pros
    • Fiber Optics for ITS Level I                                                                Stephanie Rossi, Principal Planner, Puget Sound
                                                                                                                                                        and cons of differing methods utilized during outages.
                                                                                                  Regional Council
    • Flagging and Basic Traffic                                                                                                                        I 10:30–12:00 Noon
      Control                                                                                 The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is a regional
                                                                                              planning organization that develops policies and              2011 NATIONAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL REPORT CARD
                                                                                              makes decisions about transportation planning, eco-           Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management and Operations
                                                                                              nomic development and growth management in the                Engineer, FHWA Office of Operations
       IMSA Technical                                                                         four-county Puget Sound region. PSRC is designated
                                                                                              under federal law as the Metropolitan Planning Or-
                                                                                                                                                        The National Traffic Signal Report Card (NTSRC) is a
                                                                                                                                                        broad national indicator of how well agencies are
  Advancement Recognition                                                                     ganization, and under state law as the Regional Trans-    supporting activities related to the planning, man-

      Program (TARP)                                                                          portation Planning Organization, for King, Kitsap,
                                                                                              Pierce and Snohomish counties. This informative ses-
                                                                                                                                                        agement, operation and maintenance of traffic sig-
                                                                                                                                                        nals. The 2007 NTSRC assigned a grade of “D”
                                                                                              sion will focus on what planning organizations such as    nationally to agency practices, with a message that
The IMSA Technical Advancement Recognition Program (TARP) is a points system de-              the PSRC are responsible for, including federal trans-    there is much room for improvement. This session will
veloped as a member benefit to track continuing education through attendance at               portation funding, planning, policy development,          discuss key changes to the self-assessment survey and
technical sessions provided at the Section or International Conferences.                      economic development and growth management.               resources that are available to guide agencies to-
IMSA certification renewal requires proof of continuing education or the attainment of                                                                  wards improving their management, operations and
                                                                                              I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
a higher level of certification in a particular field. There are four options for accumu-                                                               maintenance practices. Participants will learn about
                                                                                                   ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL AND THE ADA AND
lating continuing education credit:                                                                                                                     the two primary objectives of the NTSRC, key changes
                                                                                                   THE MUTCD
             I College/Technical/Vocational course work                                                                                                 to the self-assessment survey and important dates and
                                                                                                   Phil Tate, General Manager, Campbell Company,
             I Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)                                                                                                      resources that are available to help improve their
                                                                                                   Inc.
             I TARP points                                                                                                                              agencies score and receive information on the avail-
                                                                                              Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) have developed        ability of training and national guidance on traffic sig-
             I Renewal hours by personal log                                                  from a simple and intrusive horn activated by the walk    nal management, operation and maintenance of
Two TARP points are awarded for attending each 30-minute segment of a technical               signal to an interactive pedestrian information device.   traffic signals.
presentation related to your field of certification. IMSA Annual conference technical         APS is moving to new levels providing pedestrians with
sessions offer a convenient way to accumulate TARP points.                                    non-visual based information at the intersection and      I 10:30–5:00 p.m.
                                                                                              giving engineers and planners a view of how these de-         NFPA 70E ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
Traffic Signal, Traffic Signal Inspection, Signs and Markings, Roadway Lighting, Fiber Op-
                                                                                              vices are being used and by whom. This presentation           Special five-hour presentation
tics, Fire Alarm and Telecommunicator certifications require a total of 64 TARP points (a
                                                                                              will include APS strategy, technology and the types of        Leo Martin, Jr., Director, Martin Electrical Consulting
total of 16 hours of Technical Sessions) to renew. Work Zone Safety, Flagging and Tem-
porary Traffic Control certifications require a total of 16 TARP points (4 hours of Techni-   APS devices that are currently available. The speaker     This NFPA 70E Electrical Arc Flash Safety program will
cal Sessions) to renew.                                                                       will discuss the trend to smarter APS or Advanced Ac-     provide attendees with the knowledge to make sound
                                                                                              cessible Pedestrian Systems (AAPS) which allow time       decisions and institute safe work practices. Electrical
The 2011 IMSA Annual Conference offers IMSA members the choice of 230 TARP point
                                                                                              of day functions, synchronicity of movements, phases,     dangers such as shock, electrocution and arc-flash will
opportunities!
                                                                                              remote access communication and data gathering.
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                                                                           SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.


                                                    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 — continued
                                                                          Technical Sessions — continued
always be present on the job but proper electrical safety training       I 2:00–3:00 p.m.                                                         I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
can minimize the likelihood of injuries and fatalities. Attendees will      INCREASING THE SPEED LIMIT FOR WIRELESS BROADBAND                         FHWA EVERY DAY COUNTS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
learn safe work practices and procedures and be able to recog-              Rick Pollak, Transportation Market Development Manager,                   INITIATIVE — MAINSTREAMING ADAPTIVE SIGNAL CONTROL
nize dangerous situations and avoid hazards before an incident              Motorola Solutions                                                        TECHNOLOGY
occurs.                                                                  Do you remember when a 9600 baud wireless data network was                   Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management and Operations Engineer, FHWA
I 1:00–2:00 p.m.                                                         considered high-speed? Wireless broadband is now faster than                 Office of Operations
    WRONG WAY RAMP (WWR) DETECTION SYSTEM                                many wired networks, allowing the reliable transmission of data          The variability and unpredictability of traffic demand on arterial sys-
    Todd Stiers, Senior Solutions Engineer, Sensys Networks, Inc.        and high-quality video without the initial and ongoing costs of run-     tems often outpaces the ability of local and state agencies to up-
                                                                         ning cable. This session will review local and wide-area broadband       date signal timings so that signalized intersections operate efficiently
This session will cover Wrong Way Ramp (WWR) detection systems.
                                                                         technologies, including LTE, 802.11n and Mesh Networks. You’ll           and don’t cause congestion and delays to motorists and pedestri-
WWR systems utilize magnetometer sensor grids installed in the
                                                                         learn how public safety and transportation agencies are using            ans. The 2007 National Traffic Signal Report Card rated the nation’s
pavement which wirelessly communicate vehicle detection events                                                                                    traffic signal management and operations practices with a letter
to an access point. Algorithms identify wrong way events with high       high-speed wireless networks to improve situational awareness and
                                                                         monitor roadways. The speaker will also review how intelligent           grade of “D” and estimated that poor traffic signal timing con-
detection and low false alarm rate for varied types of vehicles and                                                                               tributes to traffic congestion and more than 295 million vehicle-hours
driver behavior. The speaker will also discuss video monitoring and      video processing on 4G wireless networks assures the clear trans-
                                                                         mission of real-time video anytime, anywhere, even when there’s          of delay on major roadways alone. Adaptive signal control tech-
notification and driver alerts. Attendees will gain knowledge and                                                                                 nologies accommodate variability in traffic demand to promote
understanding of wireless detection methodologies, system design,        heavy network traffic.
                                                                                                                                                  smooth flow and ease traffic congestion. This session will focus on
test issues and resolutions and field results.                                                                                                    several adaptive technologies currently deployed in the U.S. to pro-
                                                                                                                                                  vide participants with insight on the operations and maintenance
                                                                                                                                                  needs of the system and performance improvements achieved with
                                                                                                                                                  these systems. Attendees will learn key planning and decision mak-
                                                                                                                                                  ing processes that guide the implementation of adaptive control
                                                                                                                                                  systems, their cost and benefits, the workforce required to operate
                                                                                                                                                  and maintain the systems and the requirements developed to se-
                                                                                                                                                  lect and procure systems.



                                                                    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
 Schools & Seminars                              Organized Activities                                                                     Technical Sessions
I 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.                               I 7 a.m.                                         I 8:00 a.m.                                                  which allow you to quickly locate faults. Attendees will
  SCHOOLS                                          REGISTRATION                                     IMSA Annual Breakfast Keynote Speaker                      learn about the types of problems that can disrupt
                                                                                                    John Nisbet, State Traffic Engineer, Washington State      fiber optic communication systems, the sequence of
     • Electronics in Traffic Signal             I 8 a.m.
                                                                                                    DOT                                                        testing events to isolate the cause and identify the lo-
       Controls                                    ANNUAL BREAKFAST                                                                                            cation of the problem, the types of fiber optic equip-
     • Microprocessors in Traffic                                                                 I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
                                                 I 10 a.m.                                                                                                     ment used for maintenance, troubleshooting and
       Signals                                                                                        TROUBLESHOOTING FIBER OPTIC LINKS
                                                   EXHIBITS OPEN                                                                                               restoration and documentation methods used for ef-
  CERTIFICATION SEMINARS                                                                              Larry Johnson, Director and Founder, The Light
                                                                                                                                                               fective fiber optic troubleshooting.
                                                 I 12 Noon                                            Brigade, Inc.
     • Traffic Signal Bench Technician                                                                                                                         I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
                                                   STUDENT LUNCHEON                               Troubleshooting ITS fiber optic systems can be per-
       Level II                                                                                                                                                    CITY OF SEATTLE LED STREETLIGHT APPLICATION
                                                 I 1 p.m.                                         formed in logical steps. This session will provide a trou-
     • Traffic Signal Construction                                                                bleshooting flow chart following the logical sequence            ASSESSMENT PROJECT PILOT STUDY
       Technician Level II                         SUSTAINING MEMBERS                                                                                              Lok Chan and Xiaoping Zhang, DKS Associates
                                                   LUNCHEON                                       on how to effectively locate and resolve problems.
     • Traffic Signal Design/ Engineer-                                                           The speaker will cover the types of equipment and key        Recent studies have found that light emitting diode
       ing Technician Level II                   I 5:00 p.m.                                      elements required for effective fiber optic mainte-          (LED) technology is becoming competitive for street-
     • Traffic Signal Field Technician             DRAWING IN EXHIBIT HALL                        nance and restoration scenarios and common OTDR              light applications with the commonly employed high
       Level II                                                                                   signatures including breaks and mechanical stresses          intensity discharge (HID) light sources such as high
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                Schedule at a Glance — continued
                                                                        SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.

                                             Wednesday, July 13, 2011 — continued
 Schools & Seminars
                                                                                                Technical Sessions — continued
    — continued                              pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH). The          Bellevue. Session attendees will learn about Active         arrow signal indications. The speakers will provide
      •   Signs and Markings Level II
                                             expectation is that LED street lighting technology        Traffic Management as it relates to making high-            an overview of the national research, develop-
      •   Fire Alarm Municipal Level II      will not only provide more efficient light distribution   ways smarter.                                               ment and testing of flashing yellow arrow traffic sig-
      •   Fire Alarm Interior Level II       and increased uniformity, but will also save energy                                                                   nal indications and the process Federal Way used
                                                                                                       I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
      •   Roadway Lighting Level II          and reduce maintenance costs. Seattle has a                                                                           for their first installation in 2006. Topics will include
                                                                                                            ENHANCED FEATURES FOR A TRAFFIC SIGNAL
      •   Fiber Optics for ITS Level II      street lighting system of nearly 84,000 street and                                                                    public education efforts, changes to controller
                                                                                                            CONTROLLER
                                             area lights that use predominantly HPS light                                                                          cabinets, signal head location and signing revi-
      •   Fire Alarm Monitoring                                                                             Dave Paddock, Systems Product Manager,
                                             sources. Because of the potential benefits of in-                                                                     sions, field observations of driver behavior and site-
      •   Traffic Signal Inspection                                                                         Econolite Group, Inc.
                                             stalling LED luminaires as a replacement for these                                                                    by-site reviews.
                                             lights, Seattle launched the LED Streetlight Appli-       Traffic signal controllers should provide functions
                                                                                                       which make your job easier and at the same time             I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
                                             cation Assessment Project Pilot Study to evaluate
                                                                                                       provide for more efficient signal operation and                  NFPA 72, THE NATIONAL FIRE ALARM AND
Organized Activities                         LED luminaires for photometric performance, en-
                                             ergy efficiency, economic performance and the             public safety. There are several new functions you               SIGNALING CODE — IT’S NOT JUST FIRE ALARM
                                                                                                                                                                        ANYMORE
   — continued                               impact of the new lights on SCL streetlight system.
                                             The speakers will discuss how combining LED road-
                                                                                                       should consider adding to your traffic signal con-
                                                                                                       troller standards. These functions include additions             Jeff Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm &
I 6:00 p.m. THEME NIGHT                                                                                to phase timing, programming aids, coordination                  Communications, City of Newton (MA) Fire
                                             way luminaires with new light control systems has
  DINNER CRUISE ABOARD                                                                                 enhancements and railroad preemption. The                        Department
                                             provided options for overall light control, facilitated
  THE ROYAL ARGOSY                           maintenance, increased luminaire life and re-             speaker will review the latest trends in these areas        Fire alarm systems have become the core of all
  Senses are overwhelmed by this             duced operating costs.                                    including bicycle movement, an extension for walk           building life safety systems. The 2010 National Fire
  wonderful Seattle experience — a                                                                     and pedestrian clearance and an adaptive red                Alarm and Signaling Code has been completely
  dinner cruise aboard the most up-          I 1:00–3:00 p.m.                                          clearance. Adaptive red clearance is a special              revised to recognize and address installation, test-
  scale vessel in the Puget Sound area,         FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DETECTOR SPACING                     detector input that monitors for vehicles still in the      ing and maintenance requirements for these sys-
  The Royal Argosy!                             Merton Bunker, P.E., CFEI                              intersection after the all red clearance time has ex-       tems. This session will provide an overview of the
  Cruise in the lap of luxury, free to ex-   Automatic fire detection is the heart of every fire       pired.                                                      structure of the code along with the most signifi-
  plore the second level deck and the        alarm system. The proper selection, layout and            I 3:30–5:00 p.m.                                            cant changes and additions including new con-
  sky lounge, each with its own built-in     spacing of detectors will insure that the detectors                                                                   cepts and requirements for circuit wiring, new
                                                                                                           PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR TRAFFIC AND
  bar. Guests feast upon northwest cui-      and the system will perform its mission when called                                                                   definitions and terminology, mass notification sys-
                                                                                                           TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  sine, prepared fresh onboard in the        upon to do so. Proper application and selection of                                                                    tems and a preview of what the future may have
                                                                                                           Leo Martin, Jr., Director, Martin Electrical
  ship’s galley.                             detectors is also an important factor in reducing                                                                     in store for fire alarm and life safety systems.
                                                                                                           Consulting
                                             costly and sometimes dangerous unwanted/nui-
  The sky lounge on the upper deck           sance alarms. This session will provide a thorough        This session will provide critical knowledge of solar
  and the various outer decks offer          understanding of the operation, application, se-          energy and electrical systems applicable to pho-
  spectacular views of Seattle’s fa-         lection and spacing of automatic fire detectors           tovoltaic installations for the traffic industry. Discus-
  mous skyline! On a clear day, guests       based on the requirements of the 2010 edition of          sion will include essential knowledge and skills
  have the opportunity to take in the        NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling            necessary to install both DC and AC wiring and
  panoramic views of the Olympic and         Code.                                                     equipment. A thorough understanding of how the
  Cascade Mountain ranges, with Mt.                                                                    National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Article
  Baker to the north and Mt. Rainier to      I 2:00–3:00 p.m.                                          690, applies to the installation is vital to any
  the south! The Royal Argosy will cruise        SMARTER HIGHWAYS THROUGH ACTIVE TRAFFIC               successful installation. Attendees will gain an un-
  along Seattle’s waterfront while               MANAGEMENT                                            derstanding of the requirements of proper photo-
  guests enjoy an evening on the                 Morgan Balogh, Traffic Engineer, Washington           voltaic installations.
  water. While cruising through Elliott          State DOT
                                                                                                       I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
  Bay and the Puget Sound, guests            Washington State’s highways are getting smarter.              FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS: FEDERAL WAY’S
                         can relax, sip      High-tech overhead signs are displaying variable              IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE
                         on a drink and      speed limits, lane status and real-time traffic infor-        Richard Perez, City Traffic Engineer, City of
                         be dazzled by       mation so drivers know what’s happening ahead.                Federal Way, WA and Mark Parrett, Signal
                         the sunset and      This smarter highway technology is increasing road-           Technician Lead, King County, WA
                         the city turning    way efficiency and helping drivers travel safer and
                         on its lights for   smarter. This technology is currently operating on        This session will review the experience of Federal
                         the night.          northbound I-5 and SR 520 between Seattle and             Way and it’s implementation of flashing yellow



6                                                                        IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
                                                                  SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.


                                                              Thursday, July 14, 2011
Schools & Seminars                      Organized                                                                    Technical Sessions
I 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  SCHOOLS
                                        Activities                     I 8:00–9:00 a.m.                                                  I 9:00–10:00 a.m.
                                        I 8 a.m.                            BEYOND BASICS I: UNDERSTANDING SIGNAL COORDINATION                BEYOND BASICS II: ACTUATED SIGNAL OPERATION AND THE
    • Electronics in Traffic Signal                                         AND TIMING                                                        CONCEPT VOLUME DENSITY
                                          REGISTRATION
      Controls                                                              Dave Rinehart, Technical Sales, McCain, Inc.                      Dave Rinehart, Technical Sales, McCain, Inc.
                                        I 10 a.m.
    • Microprocessors in Traffic                                       This presentation is geared to solidify the technician’s under-   The presentation will discuss signal timing in both NEMA and
      Signals                             EXHIBITS OPEN                standing of basic signal coordination and timing including:       170 controller types. Topics will include the concept of volume
  CERTIFICATION SEMINARS                I 12 Noon                      cycle length, force-offs/splits, purpose and understanding of     density timing and gap reduction parameters, dynamic
    • Traffic Signal Bench Techni-        STUDENT LUNCHEON             offsets, phase sequence (lead/lag operations), other coordi-      max/gap, conditional service, added initial, type 3 detection,
      cian Level II                     I 6 p.m.                       nation parameters and coordination transitions. The speaker       advance/delay walk, red/yellow lock, phase sequence and
                                                                       will also cover the benefits of coordinated signal timing and     splits in FREE operation. The presentation will end with an in-
    • Traffic Signal Construction         IMSA RECEPTION               tips to consider when re-coordinating an intersection. The
      Technician Level II                                                                                                                troduction to coordinated operations. Attendees will learn
                                        I 7:00 p.m.                    presentation will end with a discussion regarding regional        the fundamental terms and concepts of signal timing, an un-
    • Taffic Signal Design/Engi-          CLOSING BANQUET              considerations in ITS applications and an introduction to         derstanding of volume density timing and how basic timing
      neering Technician Level II                                      adaptive coordination.                                            parameters are utilized in coordination.
                                          Ron Stubbs — The
    • Traffic Signal Field Technician     Amazing Hypnotist            I 8:00–10:00 a.m.                                                 I 10:30–12:00 Noon
      Level II                                                             EXPLORING SAFETY APPLICATIONS WITH VIDEO DETECTION
                                          After a great dinner,                                                                              VIDEO CONTINUES TO IMPROVE IT’S “IMAGE”
    • Signs and Markings Level II         you will enjoy an                Dave Candey, Technical Support Manager, Econolite                 Lewis Roberts, Senior Product Applications Engineer, Iteris,
    • Fire Alarm Municipal Level II       evening of high en-              Group, Inc.                                                       Inc.
    • Fire Alarm Interior Level II        ergy, high quality hi-       Safety applications of video detection integrate into ITS pro-    The speaker will provide a brief history of video in general and
                                          jinks and non-stop           grams and detection objectives, including traffic monitoring,     continue with an outline of video in ITS as it is currently em-
    • Roadway Lighting Level II
                                          laughter with one of         alarms, incident detection and incident prevention. The pres-     ployed in surveillance, detection, enforcement and data
    • Fiber Optics for ITS Level II       the world's best per-        entation will survey design, installation and maintenance is-     gathering. The session will cover video improvements and
    • Fire Alarm Monitoring               forming master hypno-        sues in a variety of applications, including exit ramp backups,   how they impact the traffic engineering community, hard-
    • Traffic Signal Inspection           tists. From "high school     truck rollover warning, railroad crossing, runaway truck, tun-    ware, software and analytics. Future enhancements will be
                                          mild to Las Vegas            nels and bridges. Attendees will take away a broader under-       reviewed with an emphasis on both analog and digital video
                                          WILD," not only is Ron       standing of video detection applications, installations and       and the conversion from one to the other. Attendees will re-
                                          Stubbs a professionally      troubleshooting that they can apply in their own installations.   ceive a copy of the presentation and white papers on various
                                          trained and certified         I 8:00–10:00 a.m.                                                 video topics.
                                          Advanced Clinical                 INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE ALARM
                                          Hypnotherapist, the                                                                            I 10:30–12:00 Noon
                                                                            SYSTEMS                                                          CONTROL THE FUTURE OF LED STREET AND AREA LIGHTING,
                                          highest designation               Merton Bunker, P.E., CFEI
                                          available in the field,                                                                             DIMMABILITY AND COMMUNICATION
                                          he is also a Certified In-    Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire alarm sys-          Michael DeCarlo, SS/PR
                                          structor of Hypnosis         tems is an often overlooked aspect of fire protection and
                                                                                                                                         LED technology has been hailed as the future of lighting our
                                                                       building maintenance. Today the integration of fire alarm sys-
                                          and Hypnotherapy,                                                                              roads. As LEDs are semi-conductors, there is a long list of fur-
                                                                       tems with building control and communication systems is a
                                          teaching at Everett                                                                            ther enhancements the technology can bring to the market,
                                                                       vital part of building life safety and emergency control func-
                                          Community College                                                                              other than long life and energy savings. The presentation will
                                                                       tions that require testing and maintenance. This session will
                                          and Skagit Valley Col-                                                                         explore next generation monitoring, dimmability and com-
                                                                       provide the methods and frequency of inspections and tests
                                          lege. He brings a                                                                              munications, Attendees will learn about the on-board tech-
                                                                       of fire alarm systems and their components from the initial
                                          wealth of understand-                                                                          nology behind the next generation of LED street lights, how
                                                                       commissioning to the required periodic inspections. Atten-
                                          ing, compassion and                                                                            to further reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions,
                                                                       dees will discover, through a combination of lecture and ac-
                                          ethics to his shows.                                                                           how to improve response time to a failed lamp and best
                                                                       tivities, the requirements found in Chapter 14 of NFPA 72,
                                                                       National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.                           practices going forward.




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                Schedule at a Glance — continued
                                                                              SEE SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS ON PAGES 9–11.

                                                   Thursday, July 14, 2011 — continued
                                                                                            Technical Sessions
I 10:30–12:00 Noon                                      formance criteria for IRWLS, site selection consid-       tions require long cycle lengths. Additional areas     tics, licensing and integration cost, deployment
    IMSA WIRE AND CABLE SPECIFICATIONS — WHY,           erations and installation techniques. The presen-         covered will include freeway off ramp operations       efforts and maintenance demands. Additionally,
    WHAT, HOW — WHAT NOW?                               tation will be supported by photos of all steps           for periodic long queues, locations where queu-        corridor improvement alternatives to adaptive
    Jeff Knight, Chair, IMSA Wired Technologies &       required to install these systems.                        ing occasionally backs into upstream signalized        signal control will be discussed, such as priority
    IMSA Wire & Cable Specifications Committee,         I 1:00–3:00 p.m.                                          intersections or roundabouts. The presentation         phasing, minimal impact preemption, signal
    City of Newton, MA and Leo Martin Jr.,                                                                        will also show how specialized detection can be        timing surveys, routine maintenance, proper allo-
                                                            NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
    Secretary, IMSA Wire and Cable Specifications                                                                 utilized through custom operation of traffic signal    cation of funding for traffic operations manage-
                                                            Jeff Knight, Superintendent of Fire Alarm &
    Committee, Martin Electrical Consulting                                                                       controllers to deal with queuing issues caused by      ment and other unique, non-standard timing
                                                            Communications, City of Newton (MA) Fire
IMSA Wire and Cable Specifications have existed                                                                   private development parking lots with inade-           practices.
                                                            Department and Leo Martin Jr., Director, Martin
for over 100 years. They are used internationally in                                                              quate driveway throats affecting traffic signals.
                                                            Electrical Consulting                                                                                        I 3:30–5:00 p.m.
a wide variety of public safety systems. This ses-                                                                The session will include examples of various traffic
                                                        Fire alarm systems and the National Electrical                                                                       WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2011 NEC FOR TRAFFIC
sion will provide a comprehensive review of the                                                                   signal controllers that have been modified to op-
                                                        Code requirements have grown more complex                                                                            SIGNAL AND ROADWAY LIGHTING
IMSA Wire and Cable Specification System for                                                                      erate with modified ring and barrier structures to
                                                        in the last few years. This session will explore the                                                                 Tom Baker, Master Electrician/Electronics
outside plant wire and cable applications in the                                                                  allow the signals to operate more efficiently.
                                                        requirements of the National Fire Alarm and Sig-                                                                     Technician, City of Bremerton, WA
transportation, fire alarm, communication and           naling Code and the National Electrical Code.             I 3:30–5:00 p.m.                                       This session will highlight the significant changes
public safety field. Attendees will learn about the     Attendees will be provided with a comprehen-                   THE BASICS OF NETWORKED VIDEO                     in the 2011 National Electrical Code as related to
purpose, application and benefits of the IMSA           sive overview of how the two codes work to-                    Mike Girton, Senior Solutions Engineer, TKH       traffic signals and roadway lighting. Handouts will
Wire and Cable Specifications, new policy re-           gether along with the most significant changes                 Security Solutions Inc.–USA                       be provided summarizing the presentation.
quirements for manufacturers of wire and cables         and additions to the latest editions.                     This program will provide a basic familiarization of
and verification procedures that can be used
when purchasing wire and cable.                         I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
                                                             2009 MUTCD MODIFICATIONS THAT MAY AFFECT
                                                                                                                  the methods and techniques used to transport
                                                                                                                  full motion video on Ethernet networks. Topics will             Friday,
                                                                                                                  include IP cameras, encoders, decoders and
I 1:00–2:00 p.m.
    THE WORLD GOES WIRELESS — WIRELESS SENSOR
                                                             THE TIMING PARAMETERS OF SIGNALS
                                                             Saeed Nowkhasteh, Signal Operations                  data transmission. It will also include basic Ether-
                                                                                                                  net network information that is required when
                                                                                                                                                                               July 15, 2011
    NETWORKS TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION                     Supervisor, Seattle DOT
    Mike Volling, Director of Product Development,                                                                planning an IP video network. Attendees will
                                                        This session will cover, in detail, the major changes
    Sensys Networks, Inc.
                                                        that affect current signal timing and the ex-
                                                                                                                  learn the network requirements for IP video,
                                                                                                                  methods used to put video onto an Ethernet net-
                                                                                                                                                                               Schools & Seminars
This presentation will illustrate how wireless sensor
networks can be utilized to enable adaptive con-
                                                        pected compliance dates. The speaker will ex-
                                                        plain how the City of Seattle is addressing these
                                                                                                                  work and techniques used to view video trans-
                                                                                                                  mitted on an Ethernet network.
                                                                                                                                                                                Challenge Exams
trol systems. Historically, the growth of adaptive      changes. Traffic signal design, operations and                                                                    I 8 a.m.
control systems has been slowed due to the re-          maintenance personnel will learn what the major           I 3:30–5:00 p.m.                                          ALL LEVELS
quired investment in an extensive network of ve-        changes are in 2009 MUTCD as compared to the                  ADAPTIVE SIGNAL CONTROL: SYSTEMATIC
hicle detectors. The detection networks have            previous version and how the compliance dates                 APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING MOBILITY
been expensive to install and maintain. In addi-        will affect work load and budgets.                            Mike Taylor, ATMS Manager, Western Systems,
tion, any detector failures have a significant im-                                                                    Inc.
pact on the operational performance of the              I 2:00–3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                  Signal control strategies for coordination have
adaptive control system. Wireless vehicle sensor             THINKING INSIDE THE BOX — ADVANCED
                                                                                                                  not significantly changed in the past 75 years.
networks enable the deployment of extremely                  TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROLLER OPERATIONS
                                                                                                                  While technological advances have been
accurate vehicle detectors precisely where                   Rob Klug, Traffic Signal Engineer, Clark County
                                                                                                                  made, the basic practice of adjusting dials, splits
needed — rapidly and in a cost effective man-                Public Works, Clark County, WA
                                                                                                                  and offsets have remained the only widespread
ner.                                                    This presentation will discuss how modern NTCIP           method for achieving coordination along a sig-
I 1:00–2:00 p.m.                                        based traffic signal controllers can be operated          nalized corridor. Adaptive signal control was de-
    EVALUATION AND INSTALLATION OF IN-                  utilizing a modified ring and barrier structure,          vised to relieve constantly fluctuating traffic
    ROADWAY WARNING LIGHT SYSTEMS                       extra phases, overlaps and pedestrian phases              volumes on saturated roadways and networks,
    Ted Vaeches, Design Interface Engineer, Traffic     within a standard traffic signal controller cabinet.      while balancing this in budget constrained agen-
    Safety Corp.                                        Topics will include how to utilize the ring and bar-      cies. This presentation reviews each of the major
                                                        rier structure in the traffic signal controller to deal   adaptive signal control systems available in North
This session will provide an overview of the basic      with coordinated and free signal operations at
components of an In Roadway Warning Light                                                                         America. An outline of each system will be pre-
                                                        minor intersections where nearby major intersec-          sented identifying their operational characteris-
System (IRWLS). The speaker will discuss per-


8                                                                              IMSA 116TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE / 34TH ANNUAL SCHOOL — 2011
1A, 1B, and 1C
descriptions appear
on page 12.                                       Seminar Descriptions
 The seminars listed below include all materials, exam fees, lunches,
 and refreshment breaks for the days they are scheduled. Admittance
                                                                                          7      Traffic Signal Technician
                                                                                                 Level I
                                                                                                  July 11–12
                                                                                                                                       Keeping, Paper Logs, Audio Recorders
                                                                                                                                       and Time Standards; and Practice Call
                                                                                                                                       Taking. Prerequisite: None. This packet
                                                                                                                                                                                  nity. This two-day seminar will better
                                                                                                                                                                                  prepare you to lower the risks of acci-
                                                                                                                                                                                  dents and injuries; further the develop-
 to the Exhibit Area during Wednesday and Thursday exhibit hours is also                  Traffic Signal Level I Certification indi-   includes the Exhibit Opening Recep-        ment and professionalism in the
 included. See individual programs for additional conference extras. All                  cates that the holder is familiar with the   tion.                                      industry; promote the need for Public
 traffic-related seminars based on MUTCD.                                                  concepts and terminology associated                                                     Safety; and be better prepared to face
                                                                                          with signalized traffic control devices
                                                                                                                                       9      Signs and Markings Level I
                                                                                                                                               July 11–12
                                                                                                                                                                                  the next level in the IMSA Fire Alarm
                                                                                                                                                                                  Certification Program. You will review
2      Electronics in Traffic               roadway. This two-day seminar estab-          and systems. The content is designed
                                                                                          for the entry-level technician that has      Most of this two–day review material       Basic Electricity and the Volt Ohm
       Signals                              lishes principles to be observed in the
                                                                                                                                       has been derived from the MUTCD. The       Meter; the Fundamentals of Fire Alarm
        July 11–14                          design, installation, and maintenance         had some prior training or experience
                                            of traffic control devices, and identifies    in electrical technology. Worksite safety    Level I Specialist will master the basic   Wiring, Wiring Practices, and Line Con-
This four-day seminar will cover the fol-                                                 is a primary skill area, having been cov-    principles behind signing and pave-        struction; Understanding Fire Alarm Cir-
lowing basic principles: DC Electrical      standards where applicable. The gen-
                                            eral principles outlined are applicable       ered in Work Zone Traffic Control Safety     ment markings. You will review: General    cuit Wiring and Fire Alarm Boxes;
Fundamentals which includes Voltage,                                                      and also in this seminar work. Principals    Principles; Regulatory Signs; Warning      Fundamentals of Work Area Safety and
Current, Circuits, Source Resistance,       to both rural and urban situations. You
                                                                                          of operation and the primary electrical      Signs; Guide Signs; Pavement Markings;     Liability; and Flagging. Prerequisite:
Power, Capacitance and Inductance;          will review Traffic Control Devices; Hand     details of cabinet wiring and compo-
                                            Signaling Devices; Guidelines for Using                                                    Object Markers; School Zones; Railroad     None. This packet includes the Exhibit
AC Circuit Principles which includes Fre-                                                 nents have been introduced. Equip-           Crossings; and Bicycle Routes. Prereq-     Opening Reception.
quency, Capacitors, Reactance and           Traffic Control Devices; Typical Situa-       ment, methods, and materials of signal       uisite: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                  12 Fire Alarm Interior Level I
Simple Filters, Inductance, Impedance,      tions for Construction; Traffic Terminol-     system construction have been re-
                                            ogy; Work Zone Traffic Control & Safety                                                    and One year Traffic Operation Experi-
Resonance and Transformers; Semicon-                                                      viewed. The basics of traffic signal de-     ence. This packet includes the Exhibit             July 11–12
ductor Electronics; Semiconductor De-       Review Notes; State and/or Local De-          sign, maintenance, and legal issues
                                            sign Standards. This seminar on Work                                                       Opening Reception.                         This two-day Associate Interior Fire
vices; and Semiconductor Circuits. This                                                   have been explained and discussed.                                                      Alarm Technician Level I seminar will re-
                                                                                                                                       10 Roadway Lighting Level I
seminar requires proficiency in algebra,    Zone Traffic Control and Safety was           This certification holder is prepared to
                                            specifically developed by the princi-                                                                                                 view the basics that are really required
trigonometry, complex numbers, and                                                        make a contribution on any traffic sig-              July 11–12                         in your job for that personal and pro-
conversions between real and imagi-         ples and procedures which experience          nal crew, whether involved in con-           This two-day Level I Roadway Lighting      fessional growth you desire. Through
nary number systems. A calculator that      has shown to enhance the safety of            struction, maintenance, or design            Certification seminar for qualified per-   this program, you will be better pre-
can perform those functions is re-          motorists and the workers in the vicinity     preparation with proper supervision          sonnel is designed to aid individuals in   pared to lower the risks of accidents
quired. Includes the Exhibit Opening        of work areas. Prerequisite: None.            and guidance. This certification also        understanding fundamental aspects of       and injuries; further the development
                                                                                          provides the required background in-
                                            5
Reception and Annual Breakfast Ses-                Educational Methodology                                                             Roadway Lighting. The review material      and professionalism in the industry; pro-
sion. *Refresher seminar for Traffic Sig-                                                 formation that will allow the technician
                                                    July 7–8                              to learn the material taught in the four     will address Electrical Safety and         mote the need for Public Safety; and
nal Electronic Level III exam.                                                                                                         Codes; Basic Electricity and Laws; and     be better prepared to face the next
                                            This two-day seminar is designed to as-       Level II certification seminars. Prerequi-
                                                                                                                                       Basic Construction and Maintenance.        level in the IMSA Fire Alarm Certification
3      Microprocessor
        July 11–14
                                            sist IMSA Moderators with their seminar
                                            presentations. Individuals will review:
                                            The Adult Learner; Lesson Plans; The Ef-
                                                                                          site: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety.
                                                                                          This packet includes the Exhibit Open-
                                                                                          ing Reception.
                                                                                                                                       The principal objectives of the seminar
                                                                                                                                       are to: Develop a good working knowl-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Program. You will review: Fire Detection
                                                                                                                                                                                  Systems Design; Understanding Blue-
This four-day school will begin by giving                                                                                              edge of electrical safety and safe         prints and Specifications; Fire Alarm
                                            fective Instructor; The Classroom Envi-
                                                                                          8
you the history of the microprocessor.                                                           Public Safety                         equipment operation; electric laws         Wiring and Methods; and Testing Tech-
The seminar will cover the Number Sys-      ronment; Media; Educational Activities;
                                            and Participant Evaluation. Prerequi-                Telecommunicator Level I              and electrical codes; introduce basic      niques. Prerequisite: 1 year of relevant
tems and Computer Arithmetic; Review                                                              July 11–12                           maintenance and construction con-          work experience. This packet includes
of Boolean Algebra and Logic; Review        site: None.
                                                                                          This new, two day Telecommunicator           cepts for roadway lighting, including      the Exhibit Opening Reception.

                                            6
of Integrated Circuits; Architecture of            Flagging and Basic Traffic             — Basic seminar is a certification pro-      basic roadway lighting components;
Microprocessors; Memory; Basics of Op-
eration; Input and Output; Program-
ming; and Troubleshooting. Required
                                                   Control
                                                     July 12
                                                                                          gram designed for dispatchers and
                                                                                          call takers who are involved in fire,
                                                                                                                                       and provide an introduction to road-
                                                                                                                                       way lighting and the necessary bases       13 Fiber Optics for ITS Level I
                                                                                                                                                                                            July 11–12
                                            The most important responsibility of a        emergency medical, law enforce-              to help the participant’s readiness for    This seminar developed by The Light
for Electronic (Bench) Level III Traffic                                                   ment, public safety answering points,        the examination which follows. Prereq-     Brigade is tailored for those who design,
Signal Certification. Includes the Ex-       flagger is the safety of their fellow work-
                                            ers, the motorist, and him/herself. The       and other public safety operations.          uisite: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety.   install, and/or maintain Intelligent Trans-
hibit Opening Reception and Annual                                                        This seminar will review the job of the      This packet includes the Exhibit Open-     portation Systems (ITS) for city, county,
Breakfast Session.                          Level I Flagging manual is designed to
                                            enhance the knowledge of the flagger          Telecommunicator, History, Expecta-          ing Reception.                             and state transportation departments.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The seminar provides a practical under-
4                                                                                                                                      11 Fire Alarm Municipal
       Work Zone Traffic                    to promote safety in the work zone. A         tions, Liability, Call Center Structure,
                                                                                          Customer Service and Dispatcher                                                         standing of how fiber optics and fiber-
       Control Safety                       skilled flagger helps reduce problems in                                                      Level I                                 optic technology is integrated for ITS.
        July 7–8                            a potentially hazardous situation. The        Wellness; Understanding Human Com-                   July 11–12
                                            benefits of proper flagging methods           munication, Under Normal Circum-                                                        The seminar includes twenty-one chap-
This seminar is a prerequisite for:                                                                                                    The Associate Municipal Fire Alarm         ters from theory to systems of which four
                                            are: less confusion for the motoring          stances and in an Emergency; Re-
I Level I and II Roadway Lighting                                                         ceiving the Call, Citizen-Based Voice/       Technician Level I program consists of     chapters focus on video transmission,
                                            public, fewer accidents, less injury to
I Level I and II Traffic Signal                                                            Data Systems, Central Station-Based          a series of five seminars, each followed   real-time video, traffic control systems,
                                            workers and the public, and reduced
I Level I and II Signs and Markings                                                       Signal Systems and Public Signaling          by a short, multiple-choice unit exami-    and next generation systems that are
                                            claims from accidents. In addition to
                                                                                          Systems (Fire, Police, Medical, Serv-        nation. This two-day seminar is de-        key to the evolution from analog to dig-
Problems of traffic control occur when      flagging procedures, learn about
                                                                                          ice); Processing the Call, Routine ver-      signed to assist you in furthering your    ital ITS applications. This includes optical
traffic must be moved through or            channelization, signs, and special con-
                                                                                          sus Emergency Calls, Initial Call Tak-       personal and professional growth, as       multiplexing (WDM, CWDM), bi-direc-
around road or street construction,         ditions. Prerequisite: None. This packet
                                                                                          ing, Manual Systems and Automated            well as contributing to your organiza-     tional transmission, and bandwidth con-
maintenance operations, utility work,       includes the Exhibit Opening Recep-
                                                                                          Systems; Documentation and Record            tional needs and that of your commu-
and incidents on or adjacent to the         tion.
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siderations for those using or considering mul-
timode fibers. A 100-question IMSA Certifica-
tion exam will be given at the end of the
                                                  Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual
                                                  Breakfast Session.                                19 Traffic SignalLevel II
                                                                                                       Technician
                                                                                                       July 13–14
                                                                                                                       Design/Engineering
                                                                                                                                                        Challenge Exams will be given on:
second seminar day. This packet includes
the Exhibit Opening Reception.                    17     Traffic Signal Bench Technician
                                                         Level II
                                                          July 13–14
                                                                                                    The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-
                                                                                                    cates the holder has a well-rounded back-
                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, July 9 — 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                               and
14                                                                                                                                                              Friday, July 15 — 8 a.m.
       Fire Alarm Interior Level II                                                                 ground in traffic signal technology from
                                                  The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-   seminar work and experience. The Level II
         July 13–14                               cates the holder has a well-rounded back-         Design/Engineering certification indicates
The objectives of the Interior Fire Alarm Cer-    ground in traffic signal technology from          the technician has additional training on
tification Program are to assist the govern-      seminar work and experience. The Level II         traffic signal control system planning,
mental agencies and private companies in          Bench certification indicates the technician      design, theory of operation, and legal/reg-
lowering the likelihood of unwarranted legal      has additional training on traffic signal con-    ulatory issues. Areas of training include         Some IMSA review seminars require a certain num-
actions; to reduce the incidence of unnec-        trol cabinet equipment. This training in-         industry standards, liability and regulatory
essary and false alarms that are presently        cludes the programming, application, and
                                                                                                                                                      ber of years in your profession before a certificate
                                                                                                    considerations, traffic data collection, site     may be issued. Please submit a letter from your
plaguing them; and to increase the quality        maintenance of controllers, conflict moni-        inspections (prior to signal design), detec-
of fire alarm maintenance and code en-            tors, vehicle and pedestrian detection sys-       tion design, intersection phasing and timing      supervisor on company letterhead confirming your
forcement personnel. You will review: Fire        tems, and the communication and power             plans, volume density and coordination            time in the profession where your years in the pro-
Detection Systems Design II; Understanding        wiring of the cabinet. The technician is also     timing, equipment selection, and project
Computers and Computer-Aided Design;              trained in electronic circuit operation and                                                         fession are a prerequisite.
                                                                                                    management. The certification holder is
Sprinkler Standpipe Design and Connec-            fault diagnosis, and the use of test equip-       prepared to make a substantial contribu-
tions; The Americans With Disabilities Act;       ment for diagnosis and certification of con-      tion in the design of signalized intersections,
and Understanding Notification Appliances.        trol cabinet equipment. The certification         whether employed by a private firm or a
Prerequisite: IMSA Fire Alarm Interior Level I    holder is prepared to make a substantial
Certification and 2 years relevant work ex-        contribution in the signal maintenance op-
                                                                                                    public agency, where new or replacement
                                                                                                    traffic signal planning and design is the                         PLEASE NOTE:
perience. This packet includes the Exhibit        eration of either a private firm or a public      focus. Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Con-       To obtain Traffic Signal Level III Electronic (Bench)
Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast            agency by preparing signal cabinets for de-       trol Safety IMSA Level I Traffic Signal Tech.      Certification, you must take and pass the basic
Session.                                          ployment and/or troubleshooting and re-           Two Years Exp. in the Traffic Signal Field. This   IMSA Traffic Signal Electronic Bench Level III exam,
                                                  pairing cabinet components that are
15 Fire Alarm Municipal
                                                                                                    packet includes the Exhibit Opening               the IMSA Microprocessors In Traffic Signals exam
                                                  brought in from the field. Prerequisites: Work    Reception and Annual Breakfast Session.
   Level II                                       Zone Traffic Control Safety, IMSA Level I Traf-                                                     and have 5 years experience in the field as well as

                                                                                                    20 TrafficIISignal Field Technician
        July 13–14                                fic Signal Tech., Two Years Exp. in the Traffic                                                     hold an IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Bench Certificate.
This two-day seminar will review the basics       Signal Field. This packet includes the Exhibit       Level                                          Currently there is only a 100 question exam for the
that are required in your job for the personal    Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast               July 13–14                                     Traffic Signal Level III Field Exam. Five years of expe-
and professional growth you desire. The           Session.                                          The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-
seminar will review the Fundamentals of Re-                                                                                                           rience in the field and a Traffic Signal Level II Field

                                                  18     Traffic Signal Construction                cates the holder has a well-rounded back-         Certificate are required.
porting Systems; Fire Alarm Cabling; and                                                            ground in traffic signal technology from
Municipal Fire Alarm System (100 ma). Pre-               Technician Level II
                                                         July 13–14                                 seminar work and experience. The Level II
requisite: IMSA Fire Alarm Municipal Level I                                                        Field certification indicates the technician
Certification and two years experience             The Traffic Signal Level II Certification indi-   has additional training on traffic signal con-
within the fire alarm field. This packet in-        cates the holder has a well-rounded back-         trol system troubleshooting, on-site repairs,
cludes the Exhibit Opening Reception and
Annual Breakfast Session.
                                                  ground in traffic signal technology from
                                                  seminar work and experience. The Level II
                                                                                                    and maintenance methods and equip-                 IMSA CERTIFICATION RENEWAL
                                                                                                    ment. Areas of training include worksite
                                                  Construction certification indicates the                                                            Are your IMSA certifications current? The IMSA An-
16 Signs and Markings Level II
                                                                                                    safety, maintenance of traffic, traffic signal
                                                  technician has additional training on traffic     system equipment standards and opera-             nual Conference and School provides a great op-
        July 13–14                                signal control system construction, safety,                                                         portunity to renew your IMSA certifications.
                                                                                                    tion, installation inspection, troubleshooting,
The primary objective of the Level II Signs       materials, methods, and equipment. Activi-        equipment repair, replacement and pro-
and Markings certification process is to rec-     ties covered include: safe operation of con-                                                        Higher Certification Level — Achieving the next cer-
                                                                                                    gramming, test equipment, signal phasing          tification level, by challenging an exam or com-
ognize those individuals whose understand-        struction equipment (from concrete saws to        and timing, detection, system communica-
ing of standard signing and marking               cranes), planning activities, documentation,                                                        pleting a seminar. For example: An individual with
                                                                                                    tions, preventive maintenance, and docu-
principles is thorough enough to enable           and installation of conduits, poles, mast         mentation. The certification holder is
                                                                                                                                                      current Level I Certification attends a Level II Certi-
them to apply these principles to on-the-job      arms, signal heads, cabinets, and inductive       prepared to make a substantial contribution       fication seminar and passes the exam; or,
situations. The two-day Level II preparation      loops. Setup and testing of a new signal in-      in the maintenance and repair of signalized
seminar has been designed to emphasize            stallation is also reviewed. The certification                                                      Re-take a Seminar or Challenge an Examination —
                                                                                                    intersections, whether employed by a pri-         By attending a current certification seminar or by
practical applications of standard princi-        holder is prepared to make a substantial          vate firm or a public agency. Prerequisites:
ples. The following topics and their signifi-     contribution in the traffic signal construction                                                     challenging and passing the current exam you will
                                                                                                    Work Zone Traffic Control Safety IMSA Level        qualify for certification renewal.
cance to day-to-day field work will be            group of a private firm or a public agency        I Traffic Signal Tech. Two Years Exp. in the
covered: Level I Review; Tort Liability; Regu-    where new or replacement traffic signal           Traffic Signal Field. This packet includes the     For IMSA Members Only — Attend technical ses-
latory Sign Warrants; Warning Sign Place-         construction is the focus. Prerequisites: Work
ment; Guide Signs, Route Markers and
                                                                                                    Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual              sions and earn TARP points. TARP points may be ap-
                                                  Zone Traffic Control Safety IMSA Level I Traf-     Breakfast Session.
Trailblazers; Pavement Marking Materials;         fic Signal Tech. Two Years Exp. in the Traffic
                                                                                                                                                      plied toward the total educational units required for
                                                                                                                                                      certification renewal.
and Reflectorization/Illumination. Prerequi-
site: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety; Signs
and Markings Level I; two years traffic oper-
                                                  Signal Field. This packet includes the Exhibit
                                                  Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast
                                                  Session.
                                                                                                    21 Roadway Lighting Level II
                                                                                                            July 13–14                                If you are interested in attending the current certifi-
                                                                                                                                                      cation seminar for your IMSA renewal, please con-
                                                                                                    In this two-day seminar you will review:
ations experience. This packet includes the                                                         Safety and Qualifications; Lamp and Lu-           tact Amanda Santell at ais@IMSAsafety.org.
                                                                                                                       continued on next page

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   Seminar Descriptions — continued
minaire Components; Electrical, Poles and High mast
Components; Basic lighting design fundamentals;                 25 Traffic Signal Level III Field
                                                                        July 10                                                          Travel
                                                                                                                                      Information
lighting applications; maintenance of lighting sys-             The 100-question exam associated with the certification
tems; and testing, investigation and troubleshooting            has been prepared to test the candidate on a wide
lighting systems. Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic; Control      range of topics relating to field expertise and general
Safety; Roadway Lighting Level I; Two years experience          knowledge of the applied traffic signal technologies in
in the roadway lighting field. This packet includes the Ex-      the field. The following lists some of the reference mate-
hibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast Session.           rials that the potential IMSA Traffic Signals Level III Field    For complete travel information, go to the IMSA
22
                                                                Technician must be familiar with: NEMA Standards (TS1 &
       Fire Alarm Monitoring
        July 13–14                                              TS2); 170/2070 Standards; Various Traffic Detection Meth-               web site: www.IMSAsafety.org
                                                                ods Setup and Configuration Manuals; Video Detection
This two-day seminar is designed to give an overview of         Manufacturers Setup Manuals; Lightning Protection De-
alarm receiving equipment for remote supervising sta-
tions, central stations, and public fire alarm reporting sys-
                                                                vices; FHWA and ITE Vehicle Detection Manuals; Data                 Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport is the gateway to the
                                                                Communications Methods; MUTCD; Signal Head Types
tems. Individuals will review: General Supervising Station      specifications and installation methods; IMSA Wire and            Pacific Northwest, one of the most beautiful and
and Public Fire Alarm Monitoring System Requirements;
Supervising Station Fire Alarm Systems; Communication
                                                                Cable Specifications; ITE-Traffic Engineering Manual; ITE-
                                                                Traffic Control Devices Handbook; Traffic Signal Pre-
                                                                                                                                livable regions in the country. Surrounded by lakes,
Methods and Requirements; and Public Fire Alarm Re-
porting Systems. Prerequisite: None. This packet includes
                                                                emption Devices; Understanding of Basic Electronics               rivers, mountains and the Puget Sound, it’s simply
                                                                and Electrical; U.S. National Electrical Code and/or
the Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast              Canadian Electrical Code. The candidate must hold a              a recreation enthusiast’s dream. Twenty-three air-
Session.                                                        valid IMSA Traffic Signals Level II Field Technician Certifi-         lines provide service to Sea-Tac. For more
23 Traffic Signal Inspection
                                                                cation, and be currently active in the industry. Prereq-
         July 13–14                                             uisites: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety; IMSA Level II                        information, please go to
                                                                Traffic Signal Field Technician; five years experience
The IMSA Traffic Signal Inspection certification program is     in the traffic signal field.                                                   www.portseattle.org/seatac/
designed to ensure public safety by helping individuals
to understand fundamental concepts associated with
the inspection for construction of traffic signal installa-     26 Traffic Signal Level III Bench
                                                                        July 10
tions. Traffic signals are a key element in our transporta-
tion system and the proper operation of traffic signals is
of paramount importance in maintaining reasonable
levels of mobility. Knowledgeable traffic signal inspec-
                                                                This refresher/review program and recently rewritten
                                                                Bench Technician Exam is designed for the experi-
                                                                enced Traffic Signal Bench Technician. Topics cov-
                                                                ered include; the role of today’s bench technician,
                                                                                                                                 Shuttle Express
tion is required to ensure that proper/specified con-
struction practices are followed during signal installation,
                                                                test equipment, NEMA TS1, NEMA TS2, 170, 2070 and
                                                                ATC/ITS controllers and cabinets as well as standard
                                                                                                                                   The Shuttle Express offers 24 hour service to and
resulting in signals that operate as intended. Knowl-
edgeable inspection is also a key element in limiting the
                                                                and optional equipment and components. The elec-                from the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Fare is $19 per
                                                                tronics requirement for this certification is included in
liability exposure of governmental agencies associated          the 100-question exam. This refresher/review seminar            person each way, on the Scheduled Hotel service.
with malfunctioning traffic signals. Topics covered in the
Traffic Signal Inspection Certification Seminar include: In-
                                                                does not cover any of the fundamental or applied
                                                                electronics portions of the Bench Technician Level III
                                                                                                                                   After claiming baggage, following the signs for
troduction to Traffic Signal Inspection; Inspection of Un-
derground Facilities; Inspection of Traffic Signal Supports;
                                                                requirement or any part of the Microprocessor re-                  Ground Transportation, cross sky bridge 3 or 4 to
                                                                quirement. Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control
Inspection of Overhead Equipment; Inspection of the             Safety, Traffic Signal Level II Bench Technician Certifica-         the airport parking garage, then go down to the
Vehicular and Pedestrian Detection Systems; Inspection
of the Controller Assembly; Safety Requirements; and
                                                                tion, Microprocessors in Traffic Signals Certification and
                                                                a minimum of five years of experience as a traffic signal
                                                                                                                                  3rd floor. Shuttle Express curb check-in is located
Final Acceptance and Turn-On. Prerequisite: None. This
packet includes the Exhibit Opening Reception and An-
                                                                technician.                                                         near the purple elevator banks. Activate your
                                                                                                                                  open reservation by checking in at our self-serve
nual Breakfast Session.
                                                                27 Signs and Markings Level III
                                                                         July 10
                                                                                                                                  kiosk or with our airport coordinators. Our coordi-
24     Fiber Optics for ITS Level II
        July 13–14                                              The intent of this four (4) hour refresher seminar is to give
                                                                a brief review of the required technical knowledge and           nators, wearing red jackets or vests, are available
This seminar developed by the Light Brigade covers two          understanding of the traffic signs and markings techni-
days of hands on instruction for those who design, install,     cian. It will cover past concepts of the industry standards                           to assist you.
and/or maintain Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
for city, county and state transportation departments.
                                                                in an overview format. It is hoped that this will promote             Go to the IMSA web site for a direct link to
                                                                a group discussion and the sharing of ideas in the signs
Workstations are set up on the following topics: Splicing,
Cable Preparation, OTDR Operation, Optical Loss Testing
                                                                and markings field. This seminar will not necessarily cover                   Shuttle Express reservations.
                                                                all the content of the final exam and is not limited to the
and Systems. A 100-question IMSA Certification exam will        content or questions of the exam. It is to refresh your              www.IMSAsafety.org/2011conf/shuttle.html
be given at the end of the second seminar day. Prereq-          memory on subjects you may not have used for a while.
uisites: Fiber Optics for ITS Level I. This packet includes     Prerequisites: Work Zone Traffic Control Safety; Signs and
the Exhibit Opening Reception and Annual Breakfast              Markings Level I & II; five years experience in the field.
Session.



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      Hotel and Registration Information
            Hyatt Regency Bellevue                                                        Information and Fees:
                          900 Bellevue Way NE                                            All prices include admittance to
                      Bellevue, Washington 98004
                                                                                       Exhibit Area and Technical Sessions!
Room Rates: Single $139.00. Double $139.00. Taxes 14.4%                       2011 Conference Registration Policies
(subject to change)
All reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit.               All seminar fees are to be paid at time of registration to reserve your
Guests may cancel their reservation 24 hours prior to their day           space in the IMSA Certification Review Seminars and IMSA Schools. All
of arrival. Guaranteed reservations not cancelled will be billed          seminarss and schools are tentatively scheduled providing the required
to the guest as appropriate. Early departure fee of one night             number of registrations are received. IMSA is not responsible for your
room rate. Make sure you mention the 2011 IMSA Conference                 travel expenses. IMSA Certification Review Seminars and IMSA Schools’
rate to get this special rate. There are a limited number of avail-       fees are subject to change without notice.
able rooms so call early to ensure your reservation. The reser-           Government Purchase Orders: Copy of Purchase Order is required at
vation cut-off date for our block of rooms is Friday, June 13,            the time of registration. Please note: either Purchase Order or payment
2011. Historically, our room block has been sold out prior to the         is required for participation in all IMSA Annual Conference events and
cut-off date.                                                             seminars.
For room reservations call: 888-421-1442 or (direct) 402-592-             Cancellation and Refunds: If you can’t attend, please notify us in writ-
6464 or visit the link on the IMSA web site.                              ing by June 13, 2011. Refunds will be processed less a $75 administra-
Parking: Self parking is $5 per day.                                      tion fee. No refunds will be made after June 13, 2011 or for no shows.
                                                                          Cancellations may be submitted via email to mce@IMSAsafety.org, via
New Federal law requires that travelers entering or re-entering the       fax to 315-331-8205 or via mail to Melissa Kinslow, IMSA, PO Box 539,
United States on or after January 8, 2007, from any international coun-
try (now including the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and             Newark, NY 14513.
Canada) must present a government-issued passport to clear U.S.           Registrations: Pre-Registration will close on June 29, 2011. Registrations
Customs.                                                                  must be postmarked by June 22, 2011. Purchase Orders, VISA, Master-
                                                                          Card, American Express and Discovery are accepted.
                                                                          1A. General Registration and Technical Sessions: The purchase of this
                                                                              packet includes tickets to all IMSA activities and the Technical Ses-
                                                                              sions. IMSA networking activities include: Exhibit Opening, Annual
                                                                              Breakfast Session, IMSA Theme Night and IMSA Banquet.
                                                                          1B. Companion Registration: The purchase of this packet includes tick-
                                                                              ets to all IMSA evening activities and the Companion Opening
                                                                              Breakfast.
                                                                          1C. Child Registration: When accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
                                                                              registered for the Conference, this packet includes the same tick-
                                                                              ets as the Companion Registration.
                                                                          NOTE: Room reservations are NOT included.




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                                                  2011 Exhibitors
Booth   Exhibitor                         Booth   Exhibitor                           Booth   Exhibitor                         2011 Platinum Sponsors
714     3M Company                        200     Global Traffic Technologies, LLC    101     RTC Manufacturing, Inc.
307     Advanced Digital Cable Inc.       415     Image Sensing Systems, Inc.         805     RU2 Systems, Inc.
608     Advanced Traffic Products         939     IMSA                                512     Rugged Com
610     Advanced Traffic Products         937     IMSA Florida Section                213     Sensata Technologies
509     AFL                               406     Intelight, Inc.                     215     Sensata Technologies
926     Aldis, Inc.                       408     Intelight, Inc.                     310     Sensys Networks
405     Alpha Technologies Ltd.           817     Intelligent Traffic Equipment       312     Sensys Networks
407     Alpha Technologies Ltd.                   Marketing Ltd. (ITEM)               506     SICE, Inc.
940     Amateur Radio Display             936     Interlogix — A UTC Fire &           301     Siemens ITS
411     American Polywater                        Security Company                    400     Siemens ITS
        Corporation                       609     Intuicom Inc.                       212     Simrex Corporation
612     APX Enclosures Inc.               309     Iteris Inc.                         313     Sky Bracket div. of Olson
801     Athens Technical Specialists,     311     Iteris Inc.                                 Aluminum Castings
        Inc. (ATSI)                       412     ITS Sales & Service, Inc.           315     Sky Bracket div. of Olson
803     Athens Technical Specialists,     409     JSF Technologies                            Aluminum Castings
        Inc. (ATSI)                       508     KBC Networks                        306     SmarTek Systems
206     BAND-IT-IDEX, Inc.                607     Kyland-USA                          924     Southern Manufacturing                2011 Silver Sponsors
931     Bryce Fastener                    614     LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.           928     Strategic Telemetry, Inc.
510     Byers Engineering                 209     LeddarTech                          708     Struthers-Dunn
912     C.S. Engineered Castings, Inc.    202     Leotek Electronics USA              308     Temple, Inc.
914     C.S. Engineered Castings, Inc.            Corporation                         915     Tesco Controls, Inc.
105     Campbell Company, Inc.            204     Leotek Electronics USA              702     Thomas and Betts
504     Carmanah Technologies                     Corporation                         704     Thomas and Betts
107     Citilog, Inc.                     507     Light Brigade, Inc. (The)           825     TKH Security Solutions Inc.-USA
819     Clary Corporation                 413     Maxcell                                     (formerly Optelecom-NKF)
821     Clary Corporation                 100     McCain, Inc.                        104     TOMAR Electronics
109     Coleman Cable Inc.                102     McCain, Inc.                        314     Traffic & Parking Control           2011 Bronze Sponsors
211     ComNet Communication              712     MDI Traffic Control Products                Company, Inc. (TAPCO)
        Networks                          103     Motorola North American             917     Traficon-USA
515     Component Products, Inc.                  Group                               932     Transportation Control Systems
604     Comtrol Corporation               502     MS Sedco                            934     Transportation Control Systems
916     Control Technologies of Central   410     Multilink                           831     Trans-Tech
        Florida, Inc.                     505     Myers Power Products                603     TraStar, Inc.
918     Control Technologies of Central   110     Naztec, Inc.                        605     TraStar, Inc.
        Florida, Inc.                     112     Naztec, Inc.                        111     Utility Equipment Leasing
615     Cost Cast, Inc.                   114     Naztec, Inc.                                Corporation
706     Diablo Controls, Inc.             210     Northstar Controls, LLC             602     Versalift
403     Dialight Corporation              710     Northwest Signal                    606     Wavetronix
811     Eberle Design, Inc.               214     NOVAX Industries Corporation        203     Wells Signs Manufacturing &
813     Eberle Design, Inc.               115     NW Technology Group                         Distributing, Inc.
401     Econolite Group, Inc.             910     O.M.J.C. Signal, Inc.               611     Western Systems                   This list is current as of May 12, 2011. Check the
                                                                                                                                   IMSA Web Site for the most up-to-date list.
500     Econolite Group, Inc.             911     O.M.J.C. Signal, Inc.               613     Western Systems
302     Eltec, Electrotechnics            113     Optical Cable Corporation
        Corporation                       208     Pacific Signal Supply
304     Eltec, Electrotechnics            201     Peek Traffic Corporation                             Please support our
        Corporation                       300     Peek Traffic Corporation
414     Emerson Network Power             501     Pelco Products, Inc.                               Sustaining Companies.
514     ENCOM Wireless Data Solutions     503     Pelco Products, Inc.
511     Excellence Opto Inc.              600     Pelco Products, Inc.                                     Exhibit Hours:
513     Excellence Opto Inc.              815     Polara Engineering, Inc.
827     FLIR Commercial Systems Inc.      601     Power & Tel
                                                                                                Tuesday, July 12, 2011 • 5–7 p.m.
920     G & G Technology                  700     Power & Tel                        Wednesday, July 13, 2011 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m. / 2:30–5:30 p.m.
303     GE Lighting Solutions             402     Reno A & E                                Thursday, July 14, 2011 • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
305     GE Lighting Solutions             404     Reno A & E


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                                                                                                                                                                    hours.          Exp. Date _________ CID Number __________
     #1A           General Registration                                           $495.00                         $570.00            $                                                           (Verification code on back of card)
      #1B         *Companion Registration                                         $400.00                         $475.00            $                       PRE-REGISTRATION
                                                                                                                                                                   PRICING          Card Holder’s Name
     #1C          *Child Registration 2–18 Years Old                              $375.00                         $450.00            $                   Registration forms must
      #2           Electronics in Traffic Signals                                  $800.00                         $875.00            $                  be postmarked no later      __________________________________________
      #3           Microprocessors in Traffic Signals                              $800.00                         $875.00            $                   than Wednesday, June
                                                                                                                                                         22 and received at the     CARD HOLDER’S MAILING ADDRESS
      #4           Work Zone Traffic Control Safety                                $515.00                         $590.00            $                    International Office no    (Must be same as credit card statement mailing
               If you have an equivalent to the IMSA Work Zone Certification and plan to take a seminar in which Work Zone is a prerequisite,             later than Wednesday,      address)
                                              please submit proof of your equivalent with your registration form.                                          June 29 to qualify for
                                                                                                                                                        Pre-Registration pricing.   Street
      #5           Educational Methodology                                        $390.00                         $465.00            $                     After June 29 you will    ______________________________________________
      #6           Flagging and Basic Traffic Control                              $400.00                         $475.00            $                  need to register on-site.
                                                                                                                                                            On-site pricing will    City/State (Province)
      #7           Traffic Signal Technician Level I                               $475.00                         $550.00            $                  increase by $100.00 per      ______________________________________________
      #8           Public Safety Telecommunicator Level I                         $475.00                         $550.00            $                            package.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Zip (Postal Code) _____________________________
      #9           Signs and Markings I                                           $475.00                         $550.00            $                   All seminar registration
      #10          Roadway Lighting Level I                                       $475.00                         $550.00            $                       packages include       CARD HOLDER’S SIGNATURE
                                                                                                                                                             seminar materials,
      #11          Fire Alarm Municipal Level I                                   $475.00                         $550.00            $                  exam fees, lunches and      ______________________________________________
      #12          Fire Alarm Interior Level I                                    $475.00                         $550.00            $                   refreshment breaks for
      #13          Fiber Optics for ITS Level I                                   $660.00                         $735.00            $                    the days the seminars     J GOVERNMENT PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER
                                                                                                                                                               are scheduled.       PLEASE SUBMIT COPY OF PURCHASE ORDER
      #14          Fire Alarm Interior Level II                             $575.00                     $650.00            $
                                                                                                                                                   Continuing Education             AT TIME OF REGISTRATION
      #15          Fire Alarm Municipal Level II                            $575.00                     $650.00            $                                                        Purchase Order No.
                                                                                                                                                       Units (CEUs)
      #16          Signs and Markings Level II                              $575.00                     $650.00            $                          The University of Ten-         ______________________________________________
      #17          Traffic Signal Bench Technician Level II                  $575.00                     $650.00            $                         nessee, Division of Out-
                                                                                                                                                       reach & Continuing
      #18          Traffic Signal Const. Tech. Level II                      $575.00                     $650.00            $                         Education, will award 1              May be accepted by FAX:
      #19          Traffic Signal Design/Eng. Tech. Level II                 $575.00                     $650.00            $                       CEU for every 10 contact
                                                                                                                                                   hours to each participant
      #20          Traffic Signal Field Tech. Level II                       $575.00                     $650.00            $                         who successfully com-                     315.331.8205
                                                                                                                                                  pletes their IMSA certifica-
      #21          Roadway Lighting Level II                                $575.00                     $650.00            $                        tion seminar in Bellevue,                      Questions:
      #22          Fire Alarm Monitoring                                    $575.00                     $650.00            $                        WA. The CEU is a nation-                PHONE: 800.723.4672 or
                                                                                                                                                     ally recognized unit de-             EMAIL: mce@IMSAsafety.org
      #23          Traffic Signal Inspection                                 $575.00                     $650.00            $                           signed to provide a
      #24          Fiber Optics for ITS Level II                            $875.00                     $950.00            $                        record of an individual’s                Or Register On-Line:
                                                                                                                                                  continuing education ac-
      #25          Traffic Signal Level III Field                            $375.00                     $450.00            $                       complishments. There will                 www.IMSAsafety.org
      #26          Traffic Signal Level III Bench                            $375.00                     $450.00            $                        be a onetime charge of
                                                                                                                                                   $10 per seminar, payable
      #27          Signs and Markings Level III                             $375.00                     $450.00            $                        on site. Upon written re-
                                                                                                                                                    quest, a transcript of this
                                                                                                                                                  record will be made avail-                  TOTAL PAYMENT
 Challenge Exams. Member: $75.00 Each. Non-Member: $100.00 Each — List Exam Title(s). (For individuals who would                                  able as designated by the
 like to take the exam without participating in the seminar.)                                                              $                                participant.
                                                                                                                                                                                         $____________________
*Children, spouses, “significant others,” and retired members are eligible to participate in the Companion Program. The Companion Program activities are
 not available to General Registration Applicants and Students.
                                                      SIX REASONS TO ATTEND!
                         1. Technical Sessions                          for TARP points and credit for certification
                                                                        renewal.
                                                                                                                         section leaders can serve the membership
                                                                                                                         they represent and everyone can ad-
                         Expert speakers are selected to present                                                         vance in their profession while advancing
                                                                        Attendance and/or presentation earns 4
                         public safety subjects that are educational                                                     the professions IMSA represents. How do
                                                                        TARP points per hour. Check with the IMSA
                         in scope and motivational to everyone in                                                        we do this? By having fun, of course:
                                                                        office if the applicability to your renewal is
                         attendance. Presenters provide timely and
                                                                        in question.                                     I Breakfast Meeting — learn and be en-
                         relevant information on the latest technol-
                                                                                                                           tertained by the conference’s prime
                         ogy. Attendees have ample opportunity to
                         ask questions and discuss the technology
                                                                        4. Annual School                                   speaker. And celebrate the contribu-
                                                                        IMSA certification review programs will be         tions of our members and member sec-
                         and implementation with peers.
                                                                        offered at the conference in the areas of          tions with our awards ceremony.
     2011 IMSA           2. Exhibition                                  fire alarm, roadway lighting, signs and
                                                                        markings, telecommunications, traffic sig-
                                                                                                                         I Theme Night — This year, come aboard
                                                                                                                           for a dinner cruise of the Puget Sound on
                         Manufacturers exhibit the latest product in-
ANNUAL CONFERENCE        novations at the conference exhibition. Ex-
                         perienced engineers and technicians are
                                                                        nals and work zone safety. This school is
                                                                        open to both members and non-members.
                                                                                                                           The Royal Argosy! Take in the Seattle wa-
                                                                                                                           terfront and, on clear days, the Olympic

         AND             on hand to demonstrate equipment and
                         to give personalized attention to the indi-
                                                                        5. Certification Forum                             and Cascade mountain ranges.
                                                                                                                         I Reception — at the IMSA reception, at-
                                                                        Find out what’s new for IMSA educational
                         vidual needs of attendees.                                                                        tendees and their families can meet,
      SCHOOLS            3. Technical
                                                                        programs in the future. The panel will talk
                                                                        about new programs that are planned or
                                                                                                                           making connections that can last a life-
                                                                                                                           time and benefit everyone profession-
   July 7–15, 2011       Advancement
                                                                        are in development. They will discuss which
                                                                        programs are being revised and updated.
                                                                                                                           ally and personally.
                                                                                                                         I Banquet — IMSA has a rich and storied
Hyatt Regency Bellevue   Recognition Program
                                                                        Have your questions answered by the
                                                                        members of the Educational Advisory                heritage. Come celebrate the past year
 Bellevue, Washington    (TARP) for IMSA                                Council, the Specialty Chairs or IMSA staff        at our banquet by experiencing our tra-
                                                                                                                           ditions, savoring a fine meal, witnessing
                                                                        members.
                                                                                                                           the installation of this year’s International
                         Certification Renewal 6. Networking                                                               officers and enjoying this year’s enter-
                         (IMSA Members Only) All technical pre-         Last but not least, IMSA may have the only         tainment: Ron Stubbs—The Amazing
                         sentations, seminars, panel discussions,       international conference where attendees           Hypnotist!
                         demonstrations and review seminar tech-        can meet to share the mission they serve;
                         nical content meets IMSA’s requirements




                                              This is a tentative program and subject to change prior to the Conference.


                          IMSA                                                                                                                         PRESORTED
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                          P.O. Box 539                                                                                                                U.S. Postage
                          165 East Union Street                                                                                                           PAID
                                                                                                                                                    Seneca Falls, NY
                          Newark, NY 14513                                                                                                           Permit No. 14

				
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