Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods & Performance Measures

Dates: May 17-26, 2022

Meets: Tu, W and Th from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Online

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.


This course grants 1.2 CEUs and 12.0 AICP CMs (CMs pending AICP approval)


This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains in performance to the transportation system (and/or subsystems) attributable to a project, policy, or program of interest. It also covers the data sources and data reliability, analytic (evaluation) methods and their strengths and limitations, and the overall reliability of the analytical results. Analytical methods for both uninterrupted flow facilities (including along freeways) and interrupted flow facilities (including along surface streets) based on the HCM 6.1 Edition are included.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • Understanding the scope, scale and focus of your program's needs and the evaluation process
    • What decision processes are driving the need for the performance evaluations?
    • What are the resulting performance measured being used for?
  • Selecting appropriate performance measures, and evaluation methods
  • Overview of the various analytical and empirical techniques for transportation system performance evaluations & monitoring programs
  • Potential data sources: inputs to the analysis process
  • Reliability of analytic methods, empirical methods, and the data we use as inputs
  • Combining empirical & analytical procedures for better results
  • How to choose data sources & evaluation methods for your particular project needs
  • Analytical and Simulation Software Tools - Tool types, criteria for selection, and performance measures (with examples)
  • Analysis techniques & data sources - how to choose best data & methods for your particular project needs

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about the various analytic methods that can be used to measure the performance of transportation systems and isolated system elements (like freeway segments and signalized intersections). Attendees will also learn which performance measures are best suited for different analysis purposes - why we choose the performance measures we do for a particular project. Upon completion of the course, they will be able to gauge the reliability of the performance estimation process, the underlying inputs and the resulting (calculated) performance measures. This course uses a combination of lectures, case-study examples, and classroom exercises to convey tools and logic for tackling traffic problems. It provides a sound technical foundation for additional specialized courses such as traffic signal operations, freeway operations, and roadway capacity analysis.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this course. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing, reviewing and/or approving transportation performance monitoring programs, corridor improvement plans, or transportation system performance evaluation efforts.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ
About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes. If you are worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you do not test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

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This class has six, two hour sessions on consecutive Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time
Thursday, May 19, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time
Thursday, May 26, 2022 :: 10am-12noon :: Pacific Time

This is a live online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific Time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook.
Please make sure we have your updated contact information and you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture. We recommend you discuss any possible problems or online security issues with your IT person before you register for any online classes.
If you're worried about connectivity issues, please contact the online training coordinator, Jay Johnson, the week before the class to schedule a time to test your system. If you don't test your system and you have technical issues during a live online class, we will not provide a refund.

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 240.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 480.00



Bill Cisco

PE, Manager Urban Planning Traffic Engineering / PTV

Bill Cisco has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. Bill's areas of expertise include traffic operations, transportation planning, transportation impact analysis, travel forecasting, congestion management, parking analysis, and training. At PTV, Bill's duties include managing traffic engineering and transportation planning software applications, including PTV Vistro. Previously, Bill worked at Traffic Technology Services as a director of product intelligence, and as a consultant for Dowling Associates, CCS Planning & Engineering, and Kaku Associates. Bill is registered as a professional engineer.

Vikash Gayah

PhD, Associate Professor, Larson Transportation Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Vikash V. Gayah is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Central Florida and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gayah's research focuses on urban mobility, traffic operations, traffic flow theory, traffic safety and public transportation. His research approach includes a combination of analytical models, micro-simulations and empirical analysis of transportation data. He has worked on research contracts sponsored by various State Departments of Transportation (including Pennsylvania, Washington State, Montana and South Dakota), US Department of Transportation (via the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, the Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center, and the Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems), Federal Highway Administration, National Cooperative Highway Research Program and National Science Foundation.

Date Day Time Location
05/17/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
05/18/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online
05/19/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online
05/24/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
05/25/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online
05/26/2022Thursday10 AM to 12 N Online


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