Dear Transportation Friend,
We have a unique opportunity within the Kentucky transportation community this summer as the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee (HCQSC) of the Transportation Research Board will hold its mid-year meeting in Lexington. The conference will be held June 11 – 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
As most of you know, the HCQSC sponsors the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), the world’s leading transportation reference document. My introduction to the Committee was in College Station, Texas in 1988; my subsequent involvement with the Committee has had a significant impact on my career as a transportation engineer and planner.
This is an exciting time for the HCM. On the heels of the 2010 HCM publication, an update is underway to include recent research on topics like travel time reliability, MAP-21 performance measures, truck level of service, and a Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide. Our mid-year meeting will include important decisions by the Committee on how these topics should be incorporated into the HCM.
I hope you will be able to join us for this historical occasion in Kentucky. Even if you are unable to participate in the entire conference, please consider attending the luncheon on June 12th sponsored jointly by the HCQSC and the Kentucky Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. An electronic registration form for that event is below, along with an announcement for the conference.
Please feel free to forward this information to other transportation professional and contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in June.
Tom Creasey, PE, PhD
400 East Vine Street, Suite 300 Lexington KY 40507-1532