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Highway Capacity Analysis based on HCM/HCS

This ITE and McTrans Center Course has several open class dates to choose from. Each class is three days in length. See below for the class dates.

Course Schedule:
September 3-5 2024 | 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m. ET | Register Here for this Course

Registration closes at 12 pm ET, on the Friday before the course begins, or once we reach course capacity.

Course Description:

This course is designed for engineering and planning professionals who wish to understand the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methods and their applications, with a focus on the Highway Capacity Software (HCS). It is also designed to provide a solid foundation for those studying for the PE exam.

Experienced instructors will provide an overview of the methodology steps, highlighting key concepts, best practices, common mistakes and limitations of the methods. The instructor will also highlight major methodological changes in the 7th Edition of the HCM (2022). Several example problems will be discussed in class and students will have the opportunity to practice the use of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) to perform HCM-based capacity analyses.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) applications
  • Use HCS to perform HCM analyses
  • Understand and prepare analyses inputs
  • Understand and interpret analyses results

Program Schedule Details:
Highway Capacity Analysis Schedule (All Times are Eastern Time)
Topic Content Covered
Day 01 (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
HCM and HCS Overview
Day 01 (2:00 – 5:00 pm)
Freeway Segments (Basic, Weaving, Merge & Diverge, Managed Lanes, Work Zone) Freeway Facilities (Travel Time Reliability, ATDM)
Day 02 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
Highway Segments (Multilane Highways, Two-Lane Highways)
Unsignalized Intersections
Day 02 (2:30 – 4:00 pm)
Unsignalized Intersections (TWSC, AWSC, Roundabouts, and Roundabout Segments)
Signalized Arterials
Day 02 (4:00 – 5:00pm)
Day 03 (1:00 – 5:00 pm)
Signalized Intersections (NEMA, Phase Duration, Multiple-Period Analysis) Urban Streets (Flow Profile, Access Points, Travel Time Reliability, ATDM) Ramp Terminals and Alternative Intersections (DDI, DLT, RCUT, MUT)
This course combines the best features of classroom instruction and online learning.
  • Live web conferences with an experienced instructor. Attendees must meet minimum technology requirements, such as having a computer with a steady internet connection and access to basic applications such as Zoom and a PDF reader.
PDHs: 12

Behzad Aghdashi, PhD, PMP | Director at McTrans Center
Dr. Aghdashi Bio: Dr. Behzad Aghdashi has over 10 years of professional experience focusing on research in transportation engineering and traffic operations training. his areas of expertise include traffic operations on freeways and surface streets, simulation analysis, software development, and mathematical optimization. Through several research projects, he developed methods for the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) to evaluate the operational conditions of freeway facilities. He has delivered numerous training and workshops related to the HCM/HCS material for academia as well as the professional society. Presently, Dr. Aghdashi serves as a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service that oversees the content of HCM. He is currently serving as the director of McTrans Center.

Fabio Sasahara, PhD, PMP | Outreach and Training Team Lead at McTrans Center
Dr. Sasahara Bio: Dr. Fabio Sasahara is the Outreach and Training Lead at McTrans Center at University of Florida, having taught several training sessions on HCM and HCS courses. He has extensive experience on applying and developing new HCM methods. At McTrans Center, he has held several training sessions on Highway Capacity Analysis and workshops on the use of HCS. He is also actively involved with the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee at TRB, where he currently serves as the User Liaison Lead.

ITE Member: $440.00
Non-Member: $550.00

To register for this course, please choose from the dates above.

  • All content including web conferences, workshops, and distribution of PDHs will be delivered by McTrans Center and their system setup, therefore this will not appear in your ITE Learning Hub account.
  • Please allow 7 business days following your purchase to receive course information from McTrans Center directly. ITE provides McTrans Center staff a roster of new registrants on a weekly basis.
  • This offering is not eligible for free registration for ITE student members.

Policies: This program is non-refundable within 5 days of the program start date.