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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.


Upcoming Training - New Safety Analysis Tools for ODOT Planning and Project Development
ODOT's Transportation Planning Analysis Section and Traffic Engineering Services have scheduled regional classes on the use of new Safety Analysis tools. For more information about the event and to register, see Training at ODOT.

The APM has been updated. Please see the November 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, January 13th, 2016
Location: Online Webinar (tentative)
Start time: 9:00 am (tentative) 
End time: 12:00 noon (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 - 5.23MB

APM Version 2 (In Progress)

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

  APM Version 2 - All Chapters - 15.1MB

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

November 2015

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September 2015

August 2015

June 2015

May 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

June 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

December 2013

August 2013

December 2012

October 2012

January 2011

May 2010

July 2009

May 2009

February 2009

October 2008

July 2008

March 2008

December 2007

June 2007

March 2007

September 2006

June 2006

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.