April 2016

This month the UFTI newsletter is celebrating Mc Trans' 30 th Anniversary
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Mc Trans Turns 30: A Graphical Timeline

It's hard to believe this all began in 1986 as a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to create the Mc Trans Center. With the introduction of personal computers and the proliferation of software for the traffic engineering and transportation planning profession, a mechanism was needed to connect research to practice - and Mc Trans is still filling that need 30 years later! To celebrate, we've put together a graphical timeline of their biggest milestones. You can check it out here.
Just Ask McTrans!

Letter From Director Bill Sampson

If you have ever had a question or needed some information about the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) or the Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2010), all you have to do is ask us.  McTrans has been involved with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee for about thirty years and has followed every detail of the HCM development to... [Read more]  
News on McTrans Products
Highway Capacity Analysis Webinar Series
The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) procedures will be presented to provide step-by-step instructions on the HCM 2010 and the new HCM 6th Edition methodologies, followed by workshops using examples and demonstrating the HCS 2010 and HCS7 application. Registrations will be limited to the first twenty five to... [Read more] 

HCM 6th Edition Webinar Video

The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 6th Edition is now being finalized and is expected to be completed this summer. This ninety-minute video provides an overview of the changes as compared with the current HCM 2010, including some methodological details and a preview of the implementation in the Highway Capacity Software (HCS7)... [Read more] 
McTrans Personnel Features
Staff Spotlight: Vishal Khanapure

Vishal Khanapure's title at the Mc Trans Center is "Computer Research Specialist" and it truly does fit him. The Mc Trans Center at the University of Florida Transportation Institute distributes and supports a variety of software programs for traffic engineering and transportation planning applications, with training courses also available. Passionate about his work, Khanapure assists in a variety of ways to ensure the maintenance and delivery of the center's flagship product: the Highway Capacity Software (HCS).... [Read more] 
Student Spotlight: Samantha Taningco 

Transportation is expansive, and there's a place for everyone. Though, Samantha Taningco didn't quite know her place when she came to the University of Florida in 2009. A Civil Engineering major, she was interested in structures but wasn't sure what path she wanted to take.
That was until she took Introduction to Transportation with Dr. Dimitra Michalaka... [Read more]
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