Urban’s Órla H. Pease, PE, PTOE, was recently appointed as Co-Chair for the National SimCap Committee by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Traffic Engineering Council. SimCap (Simulation and Capacity Analysis User Group) is a volunteer group established to develop and share guidance and best practices regarding the application of traffic simulation and capacity analysis methodologies and tools. SimCap is intended as a resource for transportation professionals, both government agency and private consultants, to advance the state of the practice.
Using several communication tools, such as web-based forums, regional workshops and user group meetings, transportation professionals and software users can share experiences, provide lessons learned, ask questions and work together toward that common goal. SimCap will have its national kickoff meeting at the ITE Technical Conference in Orlando, FL on April 5th.