Highway Capacity Manual Planning & Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide Workshop

Attention Transportation Planners! We need your help in developing a Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide for the Highway Capacity Manual.

Do you need better methods for estimating delay, capacity, speed, and reliability for:

Have you tried using or considered using the Highway Capacity Manual but have not found it practical or convenient to use for planning? Would you like a guide to help you more accurately estimate delay, speed, and reliability, and in the process help you use the HCM more efficiently and effectively for your planning analysis?

The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies has listened to planners, who have said they want a planning applications guide to assist them in using the HCM. Through National Cooperative Highway Research Program Project 7-22, this guide is being developed. As an early step, we need your help in identifying those issues most important to transportation planners and the impact the use of the HCM. In this ½-day workshop, we will:

There is no cost for this workshop – all we need is your commitment and participation. We will provide refreshments and lunch.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Location: Kittelson & Associates
610 SW Alder Street, Suite 700
Portland, Oregon

About the Presenters

Tom Creasey, PE, PhD,Transportation Planning Manager, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Lexington, KY

Tom leads Stantec’s transportation planning efforts in Kentucky and West Virginia. As a practitioner, he has applied Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methods for long-range transportation plans, area-wide and corridor studies, access management studies, and travel demand models. Currently he serves as Secretary of the TRB Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee, which oversees the HCM. As part of the NCHRP 7-22 research team, Tom leads the stakeholder workshop process.

Susan Wright, P.E., Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

Susan has managed and participated in a wide variety of transportation planning and traffic operations projects with experience ranging from TSPs and IAMPs to subarea plans, pedestrian and bicycle plans, transit plans, signal timing implementation, and downtown and university parking plans. Over the past several years, Susan has been focusing on the integration of Complete Streets concepts and HCM 2010 Multi-Modal performance measures into long-range plans. Susan coordinates KAI’s Portland Planning Group and is currently the Vice President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Portland Chapter. She has served on the board for the past eight years.