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Intersection Capacity Analysis

This course has been developed for transportation professionals interested in the latest updates and software applications to the HCM 6th Edition 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 6th Edition methodologies followed by workshops using examples and demonstrating the HCS7 application. A comprehensive workbook is provided and a general agenda for the one-day version (a day and a half if hands on) follows:

Welcome and Introductions Roster sign-in, workbook distribution, agenda, schedule, informal discussion.
Principles and Concepts Review of peak-hour factor, flow rate, delay, headway, queue, and level of service.
Stop-Controlled Intersections Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapters 20 & 21 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
Roundabouts Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 22 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
Signalized Intersections Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 19 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
– Including Saturation Flow, NEMA Phasing, Phase Duration, IQA Model, Oversaturated Conditions and Multiple-Period Analysis.
Urban Streets Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapters 16 & 18 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.
– Including Flow Profile, Platoon Dispersion Access Points, Coordination, Optimization, Animation and Visual Mode
Interchange Ramp Terminals Step-by-step instruction on the HCM Chapter 23 procedures and HCS7 demonstration.


William M. Sampson, P.E. is a faculty member of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Civil Engineering with nearly 40 years of experience. He is the Director of the McTrans Center and also is responsible for technical assistance and ongoing development of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS). He teaches two graduate courses (Traffic Engineering and Highway Capacity Analysis) at UF. He is a former member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee, and still serves on several subcommittees.

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