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McTrans Center’s YouTube Page

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Highway Capacity Software 2022


HCS User Group

The HCS User Group is a professional group hosted on LinkedIn to directly connect the HCS users. The users are allowed to communicate directly with each other and share their questions and lessons learned while using the HCS tool. You can join this group by clicking here.

HCS LinkedIn User Group
HCS User Guide

HCS User Guide

The Highway Capacity Software (HCS) comes with a comprehensive user guide to provide a reliable reference. Details of inputs and outputs are discussed. Moreover, you can find where the parameters are located to adjust/calibrate the analysis. The User Guide is available inside every version of HCS by pressing CTRL+G buttons or accessing through the main menu.

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Highway Capacity Manual

The basis of HCS analysis is the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) which provides comprehensive detail on every methodology. If theoretical aspects of the capacity analyses are the subject of research and study, please do not forget to consult with this document.

Highway Capacity Manual HCM

Tips & Hints

Emissions Model for Urban Streets

Multilane Highways Merge/Diverge and Weaving Segments

Super 2 (2+1) Two-Lane Highways

Delays for the Main Street at TWSC Intersections

Modern Roundabout Methodology

Calculation Mode

Copy and Paste the HCS Formatted Report to Excel

Modeling Work Zones in Urban Streets

Modeling Work Zones in Freeways

Calibrating Queue Length Percentile

HCS Compliance to HCM Chapter 6

Lane Add and Lane Drop Segments

Information Box

Recall Mode for Actuated Signals

Modeling Option Lanes in Freeway Weaves



HCS End User License Agreement

HCM Reference Guide

7th Edition of HCM (2022)


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