Highway Economic Requirements System (HERS-ST)
HERS-ST is used to support needs analysis for the Congestion Management System (CMS), as well as numerous other studies such as the Oregon Highway Plan, local corridor studies and system plans.
Transportation Planning Online Database (TPOD)
The Trucksum Spreadsheet is used to process ODOT-counted 12-hour or greater counts. These counts are provided in electronic form in "Trucksum" format from the Transportation Systems Monitoring Unit. For information on how to use this spreadsheet, see Chapter 11 of the Analysis Procedures Manual (APM).
Preliminary Traffic Signal Warrants
UNSIG - UNSIGnalized Intersection Analysis Program (Windows self-extracting zip file) This is the latest version of UNSIG10 (18 October 1988). It is an un-signalized intersection capacity analysis program designed to essentially duplicate the procedures from the Transportation Research Board 1985 Highway Capacity Manual.
UNSIG10 is based on the older 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methodology, therefore, should only be used for ballpark estimations. Only software based on the current HCM shall be used for traffic analyses. UNSIG 10 User's Guide
Roundabout Calculator - ODOT roundabout capacity analysis will employ the NCHRP Report 572 method. To expedite analysis, spreadsheets have been developed. The roundabout calculator spreadsheet inputs: entry volume, truck percentage, truck equivalent, Peak Hour Factor, and heavy vehicle factor for each approach. With these inputs, the roundabout calculator spreadsheet produces conflict flow volumes, entry capacity, v/c ratio, control delay, Level Of Service, and the 95th percentile queue for each approach. The Analysis Procedures Manual describes ODOT’s adopted analysis of roundabouts and explains the roundabout spreadsheets with examples. There is a read page and four other spreadsheets. The spreadsheets are in the order of design progression: single lane roundabout, bypass lane (if there is a heavy right turn volume), multilane roundabout, and bypass lane for a multilane roundabout.
Signal Progression Calculator
Signal Progression Calculator - The Signal Progression Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet intended for use in project development as a preliminary estimate of bandwidth adequacy. The tool estimates the minimum required progression bandwidth for a signalized system based on volumes at the critical intersection. For information on how to use this spreadsheet, see Chapter 10 of the Analysis Procedures Manual (APM).
Synchro.SimTraffic.Templates.zip - The Synchro/SimTraffic Template Files were created as a tool to both save time and reduce errors when starting Synchro analysis. This is only a starting point, as there are numerous other changes that need to be made on a case by case basis. All parameters are set following ODOT’s Synchro/SimTraffic settings provided in the Analysis Procedures Manual (APM) Chapters 7 and 8. The parameters that were updated reflect only those that are global (apply to the network as a whole). For additional information on how to use the template files and the changes that were made, refer to the README document that is included in the zip file.
SIGCAP2 is a signalized intersection capacity analysis tool for planning purposes. It calculates intersection level-of-service (LOS) using the volume-to-capacity (v/c) ratio. SIGCAP and SIGCAP2 are based on the older 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methodology, therefore, should only be used for ballpark estimations. Only software based on the current HCM shall be used for traffic analyses.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Software and manuals are distributed "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. 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. Any liability of seller or manufacturer of this software will be limited exclusively to product replacement.
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