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What's New in the HCM6 and What it Means for You

The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 6th Edition incorporates the results of millions of dollars of national, peer-reviewed research that has occurred since the publication of the HCM 2010. This edition of the HCM introduces a number of new capabilities, including travel time reliability forecasting, alternative intersections analysis, managed lane analysis, and work zone analysis. It also updates a number of existing methodologies, including those for freeway facilities and roundabouts. Recognizing that most users of the HCM implement its methods through software, this edition of the HCM highlights information that users need to know when applying the manual through software, such as input data needs and potential sources for specific performance measures, recommended default values, information on the sensitivity of results to specific inputs, and guidance on interpreting analysis results. Finally, the HCM’s expanded name, Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis is intended to highlight the HCM’s ability to analyze the operation of non-auto modes, and to highlight the range of roadway performance measures the HCM provides beyond traditional level of service.

This webinar recording will provide a high-level overview of the key changes to the HCM, including new and updated analysis capabilities, an expanded set of online resources accompanying the HCM, and changes in how information is presented, all to better support the way today’s users apply the manual. This webinar will also highlight information that will be explored in depth in subsequent webinars in the series.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the need for a new HCM edition;
  • Understand why the HCM is still relevant to planning and engineering practitioners;
  • Learn, at a high level, about the major changes and additions to the HCM; and
  • Learn about the resources that help support the HCM 6th Edition
Instructors Names, Bios and PDF Presentations can be found by clicking the recording link below. Once you click the recording below, click the "resources" tab to locate the PDF (after purchasing).