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Advancing the State of the Practice: FHWA Traffic Analysis Tools and Guidance

The Federal Highway Administration is developing new traffic analysis tools and guidance documents. Focus areas include simulation, calibration, reliability, and intersection design. This panel session provides an overview of these emerging products. The session summarizes key technical concepts and includes a user perspective on their potential value to practitioners.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify practical methods for improving traffic analysis tool calibration and performance measurement
  • Define new methods for improving robustness of the input and output data for traffic analysis tools
  • Describe pros and cons of commonly-used traffic analysis tools, emerging analysis methods, limitations in applying or reviewing traffic analysis techniques, and FHWA’s role in developing future tools
David Petrucci, Senior Safety Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD
James Colyar, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Olympia, WA
David Hale, Senior Transportation Project Manager, Leidos, Washington, DC
User Perspective
Sanhita Lahiri, System Analysis Program Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA