Training to Get Started

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.

Consortium for ITS Training and Education

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 (for a fee and free) in areas of information technology, traffic engineering, project management, systems engineering, ITS technology and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO). They also offer certificate programs, blended courses (online and conference calls with instructor) and full semester-long courses. More information about current instructional opportunities can be found on CITE’s website.

Technology Transfer Program

The Technology Transfer (TechTransfer) Program is a division of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The TechTransfer 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 and many currently available through Caltrans. Visit their course catalog and current calendar.