Training to Get Started

CT Academies

Transportation Planning Academy week-long courses

US DOT Training

The US Department of Transportation offers a variety of resources for transportation professionals. The Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) provides in-person and web-based courses and webinars on a range of ITS topics including ICM. Many of their seminars and courses are archived in addition to publishing research and guidance on ITS advances. Visit the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program for more information.

The Federal Highway Administration also provides guidance, case studies, and training on TSMO. Several of their web-based informational sessions may be of interest to transportation professionals and can be accessed from the link above.


The Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) is a unique organization of university and industry partners focused on providing comprehensive advanced transportation training and education. CITE develops interactive online courses for current professionals and college students. Training courses for continuing education units (CEU’s) are available directly through CITE. The consortium offers independent online courses in areas of information technology, traffic engineering, project management, systems engineering, and ITS technology. They also offer certificate programs, blended courses (some conference calls with instructor) and full semester-long courses. More information about current courses can be found on CITE’s website.

Tech Transfer Program

The Technology Transfer Program is a division of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The Tech Transfer Program provides training, workshops, conferences, technical assistance and information resources in the transportation-related areas of planning and policy, traffic engineering, project development, infrastructure design and maintenance, safety, environmental issues, complete streets, multimodal transportation, railroad and aviation. Trainings and workshops are held throughout the state and online. Visit their course catalog and current calendar.

PATH also maintains a Connected Corridors website with additional information on the program and related news and newsletters. However, the information considered relevant for transportation planners and engineers has been added to this website for use by Caltrans and other interested transportation agencies.