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Training Opportunities

The McTrans Center is pleased to offer multiple training opportunities, including a variety of courses for transportation professionals as described below. Scheduling a course for your area is simple and risk-free. We will happily arrange nearly everything, requiring your help only for the venue and local promotion. The McTrans Center can also provide the instruction and course materials for your meeting or conference — we are here to help and are very flexible!

HCM6 and HCS7 Overview

This sixty-minute video provides an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition (HCM6) focusing on the changes chapter by chapter including modifications since its publication.  Demonstrations of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS7) to show the latest modules and architecture including the integration of TransModeler SE.  You can access the video here: https://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/videos/HCM6HCS7Overview.mp4

Follow these links for more details about a full training course https://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/mct/index.php/training/highway-capacity-analysis/ or webinar series https://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/mct/index.php/training/webinars/  Please contact McTrans with any questions at 1-800-226-1013 or mctrans@ce.ufl.edu.

Highway Capacity Analysis

(two or three days)
This course has been developed for transportation professionals interested in the latest updates and software applications to the HCM. In addition to a general overview of the HCM highlighting the changes, each procedure will be presented to provide step-by-step instruction on the new HCM methodologies followed by workshops using examples and demonstrating the HCS application. (The three-day course is hands on.) 12/18 PDH

Intersection Capacity Analysis

(one or two days)
This course has been developed for transportation professionals interested in the latest updates and software applications to the HCM for signalized, stop-controlled and roundabout intersections, as well as urban streets and interchange ramp terminals. Each procedure will be presented to provide step-by-step instruction on the new HCM methodologies followed by workshops using examples and demonstrating the HCS application. (The hands on course is a day and a half.) 6/9 PDH

Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

(two or three days)
This course is aimed at non-traffic engineers or technicians, but engineering and planning professionals who regularly interface with traffic engineering or are new to the discipline. The workshop is intended to introduce several traffic engineering topics with some practical application for each. The workshop is designed to offer both lecture and computer demonstrations for an introduction to various topics. Videos and slide presentations are used to provide background information. 12/18 PDH

Access Management

(two days)
This course covers the latest access management design principles, techniques, retrofit programs, legal implications, and design guidelines. Included in the materials will be examples of State Highway Codes and procedures for estimating the potential benefits from an access management program. Impacts on the business community will also be discussed. The course covers median design, driveway spacing, corner clearances, interchange spacing, intersection functional areas, and driveway design. A series of short workshops are included in the course material. 12 PDH

Site Impact Analysis

(two days)
This course covers the latest techniques for estimating the impacts of both small and large developments. Included in the materials are the ITE Trip Generation Report and the ITE steps for conducting a traffic impact analysis study. The course includes developing study boundaries, forecasting years, background traffic estimates, trip generation, trip distribution, mode trip analysis, assignment, levels of service analysis, site circulation, and potential mitigation measures. The workshops will be conducted manually but site impact software will be demonstrated. 12 PDH

Designing for Vulnerable Road Users

(two days)
Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. 12 PDH