- HCS 2010TM (Release 6.41) 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, Facilities and Multimodal 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.
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TSIS-CORSIMTM version 6.3 plus TRANSYT-7FTM
is now available for purchase, and is being 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.
McTransTM has developed and is presenting training courses on the
2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) using the Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2010TM). There is a one-day workshop that details the changes in the HCM 2010 and
previews the HCS 2010TM application, a two-day training course that provides
step-by-step instruction on the new HCM 2010 procedures with HCS 2010TM demonstrations, and a three-day hands-on training course that also includes
working problems manually and applying them using the HCS 2010TM. Signal Timing Analysis courses using Release 11 of TRANSYT-7FTM and CORSIMTM Simulation for Beginners seminars using TSISTM 6 are also available. Please contact us if you would like to help arrange a course in your area.
Training for more
details and registration information.
Newsletter and Catalog with
The January 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.
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to use for evaluating and improving congested roadway facilities.
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