Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual

The objective of this research is to develop a guide on the use of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) for planning and preliminary engineering applications by identifying appropriate methods and applications, illustrating them with case studies. The guide should cover aspects such as, but not limited to: (a) appropriate use of HCM for a broad spectrum of planning and preliminary engineering applications (including different stages, different scales, and system performance monitoring); (b) the appropriate uses for different parts of the HCM (e.g., appropriate use of default values); (c) use of the HCM in scenario planning; (d) coordinated use of HCM with simulation models, travel demand forecasting models, mobile source emissions models, multimodal transportation analysis tools, and other tools; and (e) use of the HCM in evaluating oversaturated conditions in a planning context.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittelson and Associates

    1818 Library Street, Suite 500
    Reston, VA  United States  20190
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dowling, Richard

  • Start Date: 20130604
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150603
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37831

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01545068
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-22
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2014 1:01AM