- HCS 2010TM (Release 6.50) implements the procedures defined in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2010 published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
- This release includes the new Streets module that combines the Signalized Intersections with the Urban Streets Segments and Interchange Ramp Terminals procedures.
- Streets also models the effects of access points on travel speed and platoon integrity, including a dynamic time-space diagram and a segment flow profile diagram.
- Streets offers an optional Visual Mode to provide a graphical user input option with background maps, scalable grids, general results and tabular data entry screens.
- Quick Optimization (one-touch export to TRANSYT-7FTM) and Full Optimization (HCM-based internal genetic algorithm) optimize user-defined signal timing parameters.
- Streets modifies the modeling of permitted left turns, when opposed by two
or more lanes including a shared left-thru lane to implement the approved HCM 2010 change.
- Facilities now includes Quick Animation, Streets introduces a formatted report for access points and Roundabouts incorporates some lane configuration updates.
Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2010 is now available.
Click to order HCM 2010
Upcoming Version: McTransTM is now soliciting assistance with the beta-testing of three new CORSIM features.
These three features are automated 'self-calibration' (patent pending), sensitivity analysis and the vehicle trajectory dashboard. E-mail McTransTM to apply.
TSIS-CORSIMTM version 6.3 plus TRANSYT-7FTM
is now available for purchase, and has been mailed at no cost to all registered
users with a current support subscription. Version 6.3 offers a variety of new
features including the Streets Editor, Freeways Editor, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, advanced toll plazas,
interactive lane alignment in TSIS NextTM, adaptive cruise control, and various minor improvements.
Read about these features.
There are multiple training opportunities through the McTransTM Center including a variety of courses for the transportation professional, including Highway Capacity Analysis, CORSIM for Beginners, Traffic Engineering Fundamentals, Site Impact Analysis, Access Management, Signal Warrants, Intersection Safety and more. Click here to read more about our curriculum, register for a course or ask about bringing a course to your area.
Newsletter and Catalog with
The October 2013 Issue of the McTransTM Newsletter is now available.
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Here are some
links to current news items of interest which are not located on the TransTM
Traffic Signal Operations Committee: The
Intelligent Traffic Signal Operations (ITSO) Committee was established
under the Management and Operations/ITS Council of the Institute of
Transportation Engineers (ITE) in October 2005. Motivated by the
findings of the National Traffic Signal Report Card, the committee?s
goal is to save practitioners? time and effort in researching
strategies to resolve problems related to traffic signal systems.
Submit your questions today.
FHWA Traffic Analysis Tools This
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) presents
the most current traffic and transportation engineering analysis tools
to use for evaluating and improving congested roadway facilities.
The methodologies discussed here include
sketch-planning, travel demand modeling, traffic signal optimization,
and traffic simulation, in an effort to develop new,
improved tools and to facilitate the deployment and use of existing
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