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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.


The APM has been updated. Please see the June 2015 Change Sheet 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 Doug Norval.

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

Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
Location: Online - contact Doug Norval for connection information.
Start time: 9:00 am (tentative)
End time: 11:00 am (tentative)

Suggestions for agenda topics and presenters are requested. Please submit any suggestions to Doug Norval.

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 - All chapters - 3.72MB

APM Version 2 (In Progress)

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

  APM Version 2 - All Chapters - 15.8MB

Individual Chapters


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

Chapter 5 - Developing Existing Year Volumes

Chapter 6 - Future Year Forecasting Chapter 7- System Planning Analysis

Chapter 8 - Mesoscopic Analysis Chapter 9 - Performance Measures

Chapter 10 - Analyzing Alternatives

Chapter 11 - Segment Analysis Chapter 12 - Unsignalized Intersection Analysis Chapter 13 - Signalized Intersection Analysis Chapter 14 - Multimodal Analysis

Chapter 15 - Traffic Simulation Models Chapter 16 - Environmental Traffic Data Chapter 17 - Travel Demand Modeling

Chapter 18 - Operational Analysis

Chapter 19 - Traffic Analysis Documentation Glossary

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Change Sheets