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Newsletter, June 2015

Next Meeting:

Date: June 17th
Time: 9:30am
Location: Santa Clara County yard 1505 Schallenberger Rd., San Jose, CA 95131

Refreshments will be provided.

Our TSA Officers are: Janae Scott President, Stewart Wilkerson VP, Kelly Escobar Treasurer, and Dave Mooso Secretary.


Our June 2015 newsletter as a PDF file.
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Minutes for February 18, 2015 meeting:

9:50am The TSA Meeting started by President Janae Scott. We did introductions, Dave Mooso read the minutes of the last meeting. Kelly Escobar gave the treasures report.
9:55am The speaker Mari Hunter from the City of San Francisco spoke about the work that the City of San Francisco is doing to make it safer for citizens to walk around the City through there Vision Zero project. Visit for more information.
10:30am President Janae Scott asked for ideas for future meetings. Members asked to hear about LED street lighting studies, anything new, getting IMSA tarp points for attending meetings, giving out prizes, signal cabinet training, have a speaker talk about LED street lights.
10:40am David from the City of South San Francisco asked for volunteers for the oral board that they will be having soon.
10:50am Meeting finished.

Job Posting, City Of Walnut Creek


DESCRIPTION: The City of Walnut Creek is seeking one Traffic Control Supervisor to join its Maintenance Services Division in the Public Works Department. Annual salary is $89,145.68 – $107,540.16 plus benefits.

The Traffic Control Supervisor assigns, supervises and coordinates the work of 9 employees in the Traffic Maintenance Division and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the City’s traffic signals, streetlights, parking meters, pavement markings, street signs, parking meters, and emergency call-outs related to the traffic infrastructure. For additional details regarding this position, go to


FOR CONSIDERATION. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015.

February Newsletter

Next Meeting:

Date: February 18th
Time: 9:30am
Location: South San Francisco, 550 North Canal Street

Refreshments will be provided.

Our Speakers will be Mari Hunter & Tom Maguire.

Vision Zero presentation will reflect San Francisco’s commitment to prioritizing street safety through engineering, enforcement, education, evaluation and policy to eliminate traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024.

Our TSA Officers are: Janae Scott President, Stewart Wilkerson VP, Kelly Escobar Treasurer, and Dave Mooso Secretary.


• The Lodi Show is March 19th. Come see what is new in our industry

Job Announcement:

Maintenance Electrician

  • City of South Gate, 8650 California Ave, South Gate, CA 90280. (323) 357-5835
  • Open Recruitment
  • $3,998-$4,859 per month

Our February newsletter as a PDF file.
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Meeting Notice, October 22nd, 2014

Date: Oct. 22nd

Time: 9:30am

Location: Cupertino, City Corp. Yard, 10555 Mary Avenue

First Speaker will be from All Traffic Solutions manufactures radar speed displays on portable boards and trailers. There traffic safety products also include variable message signs.  The signs can be mounted on portable posts, trailer hitches, or permanent installed.

They offer 100% integrated cloud-based technology into their entire line of traffic calming signs and solutions that allow users to remotely manage their equipment from anywhere there is an internet connection.

The second speaker is Tim Sullivan from Advanced Traffic His topic is LED signal modules and the differences in the specs, MUTCD vs Caltrans. What spec should we use?

He also will talk a bit about latest Dialight 15 year module series.


Here is the October newsletter in PDF form: TSA Newsletter 20141022

Meeting Notice, July 23rd, 09:30

Date: July 23rd
Time: 9:30am
Location: Santa Clara County Yard- 1505 Schallenberger Road, San Jose, CA 95131

Refreshments will be provided

Two of our Speakers will be Tom Rivard and Stewart Wilkerson of Western Systems who will jointly be presenting the new, patent-pending P-Plus traffic signal cabinet designed and manufactured by Western Systems. This cabinet incorporates an integral Clary model SPLXN 1250 UPS system with batteries. The P-Plus traffic signal cabinet has the same footprint and physical size as a standard P-44 cabinet, yet it has a separate, isolated compartment for the batteries and also has a door-mounted port for connection to a generator. Additionally, Mr. Craig Bolden of Clary Corporation will be discussing power conditioning and UPS systems for traffic signals and central systems.

Here is a copy of the July newsletter.


Meeting Notice

Date: April 16th
Time: 10:30am
Location: Casa Lupe 2169 Winchester Blvd. Campbell, CA
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan on attending:

Speaker, Jeff Pearson, will be presenting the new McCain signal ATC cabinet concept. “McCain Inc.’s ATC cabinet is designed from the best of existing standards and the latest technology, the cabinet’s built-in safety features and internal diagnostics increase overall operational efficiencies. This revolutionary design combines the best of existing standards with the latest technology. Compact, high density components as well as serial based I/O’s provide enhanced operations and extra space for equipment or storage. The cabinet architecture supports 120 VAC while also providing a migration path to 48 VDC.” It offers such benefits as Detects a dark approach through load current monitoring, Manages up to 120 detector inputs and 32-channel outputs, Offers increased functionality through compact high-density components, Safeguards against accidental contact per NEC, Enables migration to 48 VDC or ultra-low power LEDs, Provides continuous monitoring of FTR and flasher status, and Allows for hot swappable output assembly.


January TSA newsletter

Here is the January newsletter downloadable as a PDF document.

Next TSA meeting:

January 15ht, 09:30, 550 North Canal St, South San Francisco, CA. Refreshments will be provided.

Our speaker will be: Jerry S. Lin CEO of ON-Q Technology Group “Making IOT a Reality”
Mr. Lin has over 15 Years of experience in Management of Large Scale Enterprise, Industrial and Military Infrastructure. Mr. Lin specializes in IP enabled management of “Things” starting with server and network equipment to elevators, pipelines, and now Smart City and Smart Building technologies. ON-Q Smart City and Smart Buildings enables ubiquitous monitoring and complete control utilizing simple to use, and simple to install wireless connectivity and controllers. Both local touch-panel controllers and cloud based management enable city engineers and building managers to have total control and gather meaningful data from their infrastructure. ON-Q is currently focused on simple management of large sensory networks utilizing wireless IP networks to control lighting, ITS, CCTV, HVAC and Access Controls.
It’s simple… ON-Q = Smart Technologies.

April 2013 Newsletter

Next TSA Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, May 23rd

  • Place: Jose Higuera Adobe Park at 1830 N Park Victoria Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035

  • Cross Streets: Near the intersection of N Park Victoria Dr. and Wessex Pl.

  • Time: 9:30am

 The speaker will be Chad Spaltro with Iteris. He will be discussing “Bicycle & Motor Vehicle differentiation during detection.”

In our presentation we will demonstrate how SmartCycle from Iteris will enable you to detect cars and bikes with astounding accuracy

Chad Spaltro with Iteris will be discussing at the upcoming TSA. The CA-MUTCD requires that all new traffic signals and any modified by 50% or more shall have bicycle detection installed at each approach and in each lane. Type D loops, Video Detection, and Radar are mentioned as ways to accomplish this task. These technologies vary in dependability of detecting bikes AND they all detect cars very well. The CA-MUTCD also requires that bikes get longer clearance or min. green time than the cars. What? How does the controller know when it’s a bike placing the call? In our presentation we will demonstrate how SmartCycle from Iteris will enable you to detect cars and bikes with astounding accuracy as well as differentiate between the two while placing bike calls to one channel and vehicle calls to another channel for more efficient use of cycle time on both coordinated and free running signals.

TSA September Minutes

  • 9:50 Started meeting:

  • Reading of the minute

  • Introductions were made

  • Financial report was submitted

  • Announcements of events were discussed

  • 10:00 Bill Marshall with ELTEC spoke to us about The Topic: The ABC’s of solar power for traffic systems and the importance of proper design of solar your system Solar power is used in traffic signal design from a simple flashing beacon to a traffic signal for a fire house in the wilderness. He also discussed new laws on the subject. Not worry too much if you missed his presentation. If you have a solar project that you want help with, he said “Contact me and I will help you solar size your project for free”. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a bit of an education in how important it is to size your project correctly. Thank You Mr. Marshall

  • 10:45 We all said good-by to Frank McCauley of South San Francisco. He has retired

  • 11:40 Meeting adjourned.


What happens when you type “I love traffic” into a Google search?

Boredom and curiosity caused me to ask myself, what happens when you type “I love traffic” into a Google search? The answer is a simple but challenging traffic games came up.

This game apparently can be downloaded onto your smartphone. I personally have not tried it due to not having a smartphone. I got to level #15 see how you can do. See if you have better traffic signal abilities. Good Luck

Posted for Dave Mooso by Don Wood