KSEA SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED THE GLOBAL LEADERS TRAINING PROGRAM ON TRAFFIC SIGNAL OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

To further promote fostering international cooperation especially between the US and Korea, KSEA has initiated the Global Leaders Training Program that will provide agencies in Korea with advanced knowledge and hands-on training in science and engineering disciplines. KSEA agreed to develop the first Global Leaders Training Program on Traffic Signal Operations and management to fellow traffic engineers from the Korea Road Traffic Authority (KoROAD). The program consisted for four days of lectures with hands-on training, and site visits of Federal and State agencies and two University research facilities.

 

The program was organized by Dr. Byungkyu “Brian” Park, Vice President of KSEA, with the support from Dr. Joyoung Lee, Dr. In-Kyu Lim, Dr. Young-Jun Kweon, Dr. Kyoungho Ahn, and Mr. Jaehyun “Jason” So. Trainees from Korea included Mr. Jungmoo Na, Mr. Taekcheon Kim and Mr. Kyongho Kim, all from the Korea Road Traffic Authority.

 

In addition to the lectures and hands-on training, the program included the following agency visits.

• Federal Highway Administration Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center

• Virginia Department of Transportation Northern Region Operations Traffic Management Center

• Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Smart Road (Instrumented Signalized Intersection)

• University of Virginia Traffic Operations Laboratory