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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Award of Excellence in Service



The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has developed a comprehensive program in the areas of signal operation and maintenance to upgrade the skills of local traffic engineers and signal maintenance personnel.

To date, the Metro has invested in Traffic System Management (TSM) programs throughout the region using Call-For-Projects Funding.  The training is supported by the Signal Support Group, and is considered by Metro an important element in:

  • Continuing The TSM Project
  • Achieving Congestion Relief Objectives
  • Maintaining The Skills Of Personnel


Fred Minagar, president of MINAGAR & ASSOCIATES, INC.. is a recognized national authority in the areas of ITS and traffic engineering.  Fred has over 22 years of real world practice and teaching experience.  Since 1998, Mr. Minagar has been conducting training workshops for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Countywide Traffic Signal Operation & Maintenance Training Program.  The training workshops have included Traffic & Signal Timing, CCTV and Video Detection, Systems Communication, Bus Priority QuicNet 4.0 and CtNet systems among others.  He has engineered, managed and administered over 100 ITS and 200 traffic engineering projects in 15 states across the United States.  He has served as City Traffic Engineer in 4 cities in Southern California.  His most recent project, Traffic Signal Synchronization of 121 City, County and Caltrans locations has won the PTI's 2003 Award of the Best Transportation Solutions in United States as well as the CAATS' 2002 Award of Excellence for Best California Return on Investment Project.  Fred has conducted numerous ITS and traffic engineering workshops for FHWA, ITE National, Caltrans, METRO, various DOT's, cities and governments of China & South Korea.  He has been re-elected Chairman, Traffic & Transportation Commission for the City of Laguna Niguel.  Mr. Minagar has been awarded the United States Congressional Order of Merit, 2003 as well as the 2002 National Leadership Award.

Last Updated February 2005
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