Abstract: The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at NC State University has developed methodologies for the analysis of freeway facilities for the upcoming 6th edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). This webinar will cover the freeway facility methodology in th e upcoming HCM as well as a new dynamic software tool for assessing the value of Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategies. This tool was developed jointly by ITRE and FIU with funding from the STRIDE Center.The underlying traffic model in the tool is FREEVAL, which is a faithful representation of the latest HCM. The FREEVAL version covered is called FREEVAL-DSS for Dynamic Strategy Selection. The software tool is coded in Java, and thus can run on any PC or Mac device.
FREE! However, there will be a $25 charge, if you are interested in receiving 1 PDH.
Nagui Rouphail, Ph.D., and Behzad Aghdashi, Ph.D., Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), North Carolina State University
Nagui Rouphail is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) and the former Director of the Institute for Transportation research and Education at NC State University.
Dr. Rouphail is a well-recognized researcher in the area of highway capacity and operations, traffic simulation and intelligent transport systems, and the interface of traffic flow and air quality. He has published over one-hundred and sixty refereed journal articles, including winning ten best paper awards. Rouphail served as a member of the TRB Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) and had leadership roles in both ITE and ASCE technical committees. He was a major contributor to several chapters in the 2000, 2010 and the recent HCM major update of the US Highway Capacity Manuals. Rouphail was the original developer of the FREEVAL model, dating back to the 2000 HCM, which first enabled the analysis of extended freeway facilities in the HCM.
Behzad Aghdashi is a Research Associate at ITRE at N. C. State University with a background in Operations Research. Dr. Aghdashi's areas of expertise include traffic operations on freeways and surface streets, simulation analysis, software development and mathematical optimization. Dr. Aghdashi has over five years of professional experience focusing on research in transportation engineering.