HCM Webinars

KYSITE is sponsoring webinars on the 2010 HCM in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky on October 9th and October 30th from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. The first webinar is on the New Urban Streets Methodology and the second is on Freeway Facility Method Applications. 1.5 PDH credits will be available for each webinar.

The cost of this training is $10. Lunch will not be provided at this event, so each individual is welcome to bring their own.

October 9, 2012: New Urban Streets Methodology – Auto Mode

Lexington:  Parsons Brinckerhoff / 1792 Alysheba Way / Suite 230 / Lexington, KY 40509 / Contact: Lindsay Walker

Louisville:  Gresham, Smith and Partners / 101 South Fifth Street / Suite 1400 / Louisville, KY 40202 / (PNC Tower, formerly NCT) / Parking can be validated if you park in the tower garage. / Contact: Stuart Sparks 

October 30, 2012: Freeway Facility Method Applications

Lexington: CDM Smith / 1648 McGrathiana Parkway / Suite 340 / Lexington, KY 40511 / Contact: Brad Johnson

Louisville: Stantec / 10509 Timberwood Circle / Louisville, KY 40223 / Contact: Brian Aldridge

RSVP: To make a reservation, just send a note to kysite@kysite.com and indicate which city you would like to attend in.

COURSES:

New Urban Streets Methodology – Auto Mode

Tuesday, October 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern 

Course Credit: 1.5 PDH

This web briefing will explore the application of the new multimodal urban streets method as it relates to the auto mode. Included in the new HCM2010 chapter are improved methods for estimating average travel speed based on the research results from NCHRP 3-79 Measuring and Predicting Arterial Travel Time research project, as well as incorporation of significant changes to the signalized method which are referenced by the Urban Streets chapter.

Instructor: Dennis Strong, P.E., PTOE, President, Strong Concepts, Northbrook, IL, USA

Freeway Facility Method Applications

Tuesday, October 30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern 

Course Credit: 1.5 PDH

The focus of this webinar is on applications of the freeway facility method to real-world applications, including recurring bottlenecks, work zone impacts, and even weather effects on freeway performance. The talk will further discuss ways to adapt the existing HCM method to allow the evaluation of Active Traffic and Demand Managements (ATDM) strategies, including ramp metering, hard-shoulder running, freeway service patrols, and demand management impacts of route diversion or peak spreading. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of calibration and validation approaches that can be applied to relatively quickly adapt the method to match field-observed performance.

Instructor: Dr. Bastian Schroeder, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, Raleigh, NC, USA

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