TRB Webinar: Simple Highway Capacity Manual Analysis Tools for Planning Applications

June 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 825: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide. This was developed in parallel with the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. It may also be used to cost-effectively and reliably support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions. The Guide may demonstrate how HCM methods can be adapted to the larger study areas and less-precise, less-available data typical of planning and preliminary engineering studies.

This webinar will explore the contents of the NCHRP report, using case studies to illustrate how back-of-the-envelope methods and simple spreadsheets may be applied to a variety of planning studies. The presenter will identify how its methods provide analyses whose results will be consistent with those of more-detailed HCM operational analyses occurring at a later stage of project development. This webinar will be the first in a six-part series about the updates to the Highway Capacity Manual.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Paul Ryus, Kittleson and Associates

Moderated by: Brian Dunn, Oregon Department of Transportation 

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of and need for NCHRP Research Report 825
  2. Scope and structure of Guide
  3. Summary of Part 1: Overview
  4. Summary of Part 2: Medium-level analysis
  5. Summary of Part 3: High-level analysis
  6. Case studies
  7. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what "planning" and "preliminary engineering" mean in an HCM context
  • Explain why the Guide was developed, its intended audience, and general structure
  • Identify planning tasks to which HCM methods may be applied
  • Describe case studies provided in the Guide and how they demonstrate the application of HCM planning methods to a variety of planning tasks

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

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This webinar was developed in March 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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