KAI's Transportation Education Series provides interactive presentation sessions intended to promote professional development and advancements in transportation engineering and planning.
This discussion will focus on the forthcoming update to the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), including the multi-modal elements incorporated into the manual. The 2010 HCM has been reorganized into four volumes that present concepts, methodologies, and supplemental details at the different levels required by the many HCM audiences (e.g., junior analysts, experienced professionals, decision-makers, researchers, and software developers). A significant enhancement to the HCM is a multimodal approach throughout the manual: rather than separate stand-alone chapters for pedestrians, bicycles, and transit, information relevant to those modes is presented side-by-side with material for the automobile mode wherever feasible.
Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is under contract with the National Highway Cooperative Research Program (funded through AASHTO) to produce the 2010 HCM, which is expected to be released in 2010.