About Us

Founded in 1986, the McTrans Center develops and supports traffic engineering software.

UF Campus with Albert and Alberta
Reflecting the Spirit of Collaboration and
Unrelentless Work Ethic

We are Part of the University of Florida

Located on the campus of the University of Florida, the McTrans Center provides a progressive and organic atmosphere for all employees to connect with the cutting edge advances in transportation technology. This enables us to make sure our products are future-ready given the fast pace of technology change in transportation. McTrans Center is part of University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI).

Serving Thousands of Users for Over 3 Decades

The McTrans Center is well known for the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) tool for the past three decades. It is one of the widely used macroscopic traffic simulation tools that is based on the United States Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). Currently, this tool has around 15000 users worldwide. Users are using this tool to make sure that they are using the HCM methods for their analysis. McTrans Center works with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) to monitor any updates and changes to the HCM so that it releases a new version of HCS. Users are always assured if using the most recent methodologies in the HCM by using the latest version of HCS.

Our Values


High priority for customers’ confidence in compliance with manuals and standards

Customer Satisfaction
Quick and quality support for end users worldwide
Utilize cross functional teams to fully meet users’ diverse needs

Fostering a Collaborative and Empowering Work Culture

The McTrans Center has a professional staff of engineers, developers, technical support and administrative personnel who offer users support and a variety of services. We are happy to benefit from University of Florida students who join our team as interns or research assistants.

Recent Accomplishments

Development of HSS

Recently, McTrans Center developed a new software for Highway Safety Analysis called Highway Safety Software (HSS). HSS is based on American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Highway Safety Manual (HSM). The McTrans Center offers state of the art customer support though near-instant and prompt responses to user questions. Besides user support, McTrans Center offers a comprehensive set of training courses and webinars for traffic analysis and use of software.

Development of New Two-Lane Highways

In Spring of 2019, a new Two-Lane Highways module was released by the McTrans Center. It is a redesigned module with modern architecture and implements the new two-lane highways committee-approved Chapter 15 of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 6.1. The new operational performance measures and capacity analysis methods are developed in NCHRP Project 17-65. Appendix G of the final report replaces the previous Chapter 15 of the HCM.

Metric Unit Support

Since the release of HCS version 7.8, support for the metric unit system was included in the uninterrupted-flow modules. This includes Freeways, Freeways Reliability, Multilane, TwoLane, and Service Volumes. The metric mode in these modules expand the usage of the methodologies of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) and provides a user-friendly experience to international customers. For the upcoming release, the McTrans Center plans to add metric unit system support for all other modules within HCS.