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Analysis Procedures Manual (APM)

About the APM

APM The Analysis Procedures Manual (APM) provides the current methodologies, practices and procedures for conducting long term analysis of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans and projects.

A major update of the manual is currently in progress. APM version 2 will incorporate methodologies from sources such as the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) and the Highway Safety Manual (HSM). As new chapters or sections of APM version 2 are completed, they will be published on this webpage, and APM version 1 will be modified to refer to the version 2 procedures.

The APM does not establish any accepted or preferred software. Any analysis software is acceptable as long as it is consistent with the current APM and HCM.

Please send your questions, comments, and feedback to APM@odot.state.or.us.


The APM has been updated. Please see the February 2017 Change Sheet (PDF) for what has changed.

APM User Group

The Analysis Procedures Manual User Group (APMUG) is open to all interested parties either internal or external to ODOT. For information on APMUG, see the Analysis Procedures Manual User Group (APMUG) Guidelines. If you are interested in joining the group, contact APM@odot.state.or.us.

APMUG meetings are generally held quarterly, on the second Wednesday of January, April, July and October. Next meeting of the APMUG:

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Location: Online Webinar
Start time: 9:00 am
End time: 12:00 noon (approximate)

Suggestions for agenda topics and presenters are requested. Please submit any suggestions to APM@odot.state.or.us.  

Highway Capacity Manual

2010 Highway Capacity Manual methods shall be followed on all new projects except where other procedures are specified in the APM. Projects that were started prior to the 2010 HCM should continue to use methods of the HCM 2000. The APM Version 2 update will be providing further guidance on use of the new HCM 2010 methods as chapters are developed.

APM Documents

APM Version 1

  APM Version 1 (PDF) - All chapters - 4MB

APM Version 2 (In Progress)

New chapters of APM V2 are posted here as they are completed.

  APM Version 2 (PDF) - All Chapters - 20MB

Individual Chapters

Preface (PDF)

Chapter 1 - ODOT Information (PDF) Chapter 2 - Scoping Projects (PDF) Chapter 3 - Transportation System Inventory (PDF) Chapter 4 - Safety (PDF)

Chapter 5 - Developing Existing Year Volumes (PDF)

Chapter 6 - Future Year Forecasting (PDF) Chapter 7- System Planning Analysis (PDF)

Chapter 8 - Mesoscopic Analysis (PDF) Chapter 9 - Performance Measures - Not yet complete

Chapter 10 - Analyzing Alternatives (PDF)

Chapter 11 - Segment Analysis - Not yet complete Chapter 12 - Unsignalized Intersection Analysis - Not yet complete Chapter 13 - Signalized Intersection Analysis - Not yet complete Chapter 14 - Multimodal Analysis (PDF)

Chapter 15 - Traffic Simulation Models - Not yet complete Chapter 16 - Environmental Traffic Data - Not yet complete Chapter 17 - Travel Demand Modeling - Not yet complete

Chapter 18 - Operational Analysis (PDF) Chapter 19 - Traffic Analysis Documentation - Not yet complete Glossary (PDF)

Abbreviations and Acronyms (PDF)

Change Sheets

2017 APM Change Sheets (PDF)

2016 APM Change Sheets (PDF)

2015 APM Change Sheets (PDF)

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability


Software and manuals are distributed "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of this program is with you. You are advised to test the program thoroughly before you rely on it. Should the program prove defective, you (and not the Oregon Department of Transportation or the State of Oregon) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.


In no event shall the Oregon Department of Transportation be liable for any claim, damages or other liability whether direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use, whether in an action in contract or tort, arising out of your use of the software or manuals.