About Us

Founded in 1986, the McTrans Center develops and supports traffic engineering software.

UF Campus with Albert and Alberta

Reflecting the Spirit of Collaboration and
Unrelenting Work Ethic

We are Part of the University of Florida

Located on the University of Florida campus, the McTrans Center provides a progressive and organic atmosphere for all employees to connect with the cutting-edge advances in transportation technology. This enables us to make sure our products are future-ready given the fast pace of technology change in transportation. McTrans Center is part of the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI).

Serving Thousands of Users for Over 3 Decades

For the past three decades, the McTrans Center is well known for the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) tool. It is one of the widely used macroscopic traffic simulation tools that is based on the United States Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). Currently, this tool has around 15000 users worldwide. Users are using this tool to make sure that they are using the HCM methods for their analysis. McTrans Center works with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) to monitor any updates and changes to the HCM to release a new version of HCS. Users are always assured of using the most recent methodologies in the HCM by using the latest version of HCS.

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Mission Statement

Develop, distribute, and support cost-effective and widely accessible traffic analysis software to improve mobility infrastructure to result in a more efficient and safe transportation system.

Vision Statement

Develop, distribute, and support software to facilitate efficient and safe mobility and transportation.

Our Values


High priority for customers’ confidence in compliance with manuals and standards.

Customer Satisfaction

Quick and quality support for end-users worldwide.


Utilize cross-functional teams to meet users’ diverse needs fully.
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Fostering a Collaborative and Empowering Work Culture

The McTrans Center has a professional staff of engineers, developers, technical support, and administrative personnel who offer users support and various services. We are happy to benefit from University of Florida students who join our team as interns or research assistants.

Recent Accomplishments

CAV Methods Across HCS Modules

The 2022 release of HCS implemented methods to estimate how the proportion…

TRB Involvement:
Leading Changes to the HCM Draft

McTrans has been able to address HCS user…


TSIS-CORSIM returns with a 2022 version released by McTrans Center…

New Pedestrian Methods

McTrans has implemented research-backed tools for planning transportation facilities…

Development of HSS

Recently, McTrans Center developed new software for Highway Safety Analysis…

Metric Unit Support

Since the release of HCS version 7.8, support for the metric unit system was included…