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Highway Capacity Analysis (HCM6/HCS7)

​A Three Half-Day TOMNET Online Workshop

All workshop proceeds go to support students and their activities (e.g., travel to conferences).
Please support the next generation of transportation professionals through your participation.

Workshop Schedule

Dates: May 19, May 20, and May 21
Times: 8:30 AM to 1 PM (US Arizona, MST) on each day
Location: Online Only

This workshop is offered only ONLINE to facilitate virtual participation. Please see below for details.

If you are not ready to register yet, please scroll to the bottom of this page and pre-register to reserve your spot and help us with workshop planning. Thank you for your consideration.

Registration Fees (Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2020)

Registration for the workshop is handled online via credit card payment. If you or your organization need an invoice to make the payment, please contact Megan Pratt at meg.pratt@asu.edu. Alternative payment methods may be accommodated by special request. Workshop EARLY BIRD registration fees are as follows (valid through May 15, 2020):

  • Online Participation: $595 per person ($495 for government, public agency, and university attendees)
  • Online Participation: $2195 for unlimited online attendees belonging to a single organization ($1795 for government, public agencies, or universities)

Rates will increase by $200 per person, or $600 per organization after May 15.

Workshop Sponsorship opportunities are available too.
For workshop sponsorship information and benefits, please contact Megan Pratt at meg.pratt@asu.edu.

In the interest of public health and safety, we request that workshop attendees participate from the privacy of individual offices/homes and computers. Even if the Corona​virus may have abated by the time this virtual online workshop is held, we believe it is important to continue to exercise caution, follow social distancing guidelines, and avoid gatherings of any size.

Rules and Regulations for Online Participation

  • All online participants must have their camera (video) enabled and turned on at all times when the course is in session. In this way, the organizers can ensure proper attendance and prevent participation by individuals who have not paid the appropriate registration fee. The course instructor strongly discourages any type of multi-tasking during the workshop.
  • If an organization pays the site fee, unlimited number of individuals may attend online as long as all individuals belong to the same organization. The organization will be required to provide a complete roster of participants together with full contact information.
  • If an organization or agency would like to serve as a remote host site for the course, please contact Megan Pratt to make special arrangements. In this format, a professional organization chapter (say, an Institute of Transportation Engineers Chapter/Section) may serve as the vehicle for individuals from multiple employers, firms, and agencies to participate in the workshop remotely (virtually). The responsible “host” organization will be required to furnish a complete roster of participants together with full contact information (for each day of the workshop).
  • We strongly discourage multiple people gathering in person to participate in the workshop.
  • Registrants or organizations will receive special instructions and a passcode to access the online platform. Only individuals appearing in the pre-approved roster will be allowed entry.
  • The registrant/organization is responsible to ensure that all systems are functional and tested. No refunds will be provided for instances where the registrant was unable to connect or participate due to technical difficulties. Refunds will be provided only in instances where the technical failures are clearly attributable to the workshop organizers at ASU.

Workshop Description

This three half-day online training workshop presents lectures, software demonstrations and application examples on the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures – including updates in the HCM 6th Edition. Step-by-step instruction of the HCM methodologies will be provided for each analytical chapter. The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) implements and automates the HCM procedures. Each lecture will be followed by example problems and software demonstrations using HCS7. Attendees will receive access to all slides. The Workshop covers the following topics:

  • HCM and HCS Overview, Major Changes, Principles, Concepts
  • Freeway Segments (Basic, Weaving, Merge & Diverge)
  • Freeway Facilities (Travel Time Reliability, ATDM)
  • Highway Segments (Multilane Highways, Two-Lane Highways)
  • Unsignalized Intersections (TWSC, AWSC, Roundabouts, Corridors)
  • Signalized Intersections (NEMA, Phase Duration, Multiple-Period Analysis)
  • Urban Streets (Flow Profile, Access Points, Travel Time Reliability, ATDM)
  • Ramp Terminals and Alternative Intersections (DDI, DLT, RCUT, MUT)

Instructor

Mr. William M. Sampson

Mr. William M. Sampson

The primary instructor of the workshop is Mr. William M. Sampson, an internationally renowned expert and authority in highway capacity analysis, highway capacity manual procedures, and traffic operations and engineering. William M. Sampson, PE, is a faculty member in the University of Florida (UF) Department of Civil Engineering with over 40 years of experience. He is the Director of the McTrans and T2 Centers and 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 the University of Florida. He is a former member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee, and continues to serve on several subcommittees.

Workshop Agenda

The workshop offers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art/practice coverage of all aspects related to highway capacity analysis and highway capacity manual procedures. The workshop content is as follows:

 

Highway Facilities Intersections and Junctions

HCM and HCS Overview, Major Changes, Principles, Concepts

Freeway Segments (Basic, Weaving, Merge & Diverge)

Freeway Facilities (Travel Time Reliability, ATDM)

Highways: Highway Segments (Multilane Highways, Two-Lane Highways)

Unsignalized Intersections (TWSC, AWSC, Roundabouts, Corridors)

Signalized Intersections (NEMA, Phase Duration, Multiple-Period Analysis)

Urban Streets (Flow Profile, Access Points, Travel Time Reliability, ATDM)

Ramp Terminals and Alternative Intersections (DDI, DLT, RCUT, MUT)

Workshop Logistics

The workshop will be held ONLINE using ZOOM video-conference technology. All registrants will receive detailed instructions to connect to the Zoom sessions and participate in the workshop. On each day of the workshop (May 19, May 20, and May 21), instruction will occur from 8:30 AM to 1 PM MST (US Arizona). Two breaks will be given, during 9:45-10:00 AM and 11:15-11:30 AM, on each day.

Contact

​​For information and assistance, please contact any of the following:

Sara Khoeini
Assistant Director, TOMNET
Ph: 480-965-5047
Email: skhoeini@asu.edu
Meg Pratt
Administrative Coordinator, TOMNET
Ph: 480-965-5166
Email: meg.pratt@asu.edu
Ram M. Pendyala
Director, TOMNET
Ph: 480-727-4587
Email: pendyala@asu.edu

 

Workshop (Pre)Registration

We are requesting pre-registration so that we have an estimate of number of attendees and can plan/prepare accordingly. Please provide the information requested in the form as accurately as possible. All workshop registrants will receive access to course materials. Please register for the workshop as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Payment is required before attendees can participate in and attend the workshop. Attendees participating in the professional development workshop will receive a certificate of attendance (but will NOT receive official university credit or a course grade). Complete attendance for the entire two-day period is required to receive the TOMNET certificate of participation.