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Over the years ... Begun in 1986 by a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant, the Mc Trans Center has been a selfsupporting service organization within the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida for most of that time, since 1988. This is a quite unique success story of a center that has continued to provide software distribution, development and support service without any funding from any source, except for user fees. Not only has Mc Trans distributed a wide variety of software products to the transportation engineering and planning profession, it has provided a mechanism for ongoing support of federally and commercially developed packages as well. Additionally, Mc Trans is the owner and developer of three of the most-widely used programs in our profession: the Highway Capacity SoftwareTM (HCSTM), TRANSYT-7FTM and TSIS-CORSIMTM. Some historical facts: Users: 2300 initially to over 25000 now Products: 23 initially to over 300 now Budget: $150K initially to over $1M now We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the continued support we have received from you our users, without whom we would not be here. —Thank you. Milestones ... 1986—McTrans Center was created by FHWA grant. 1987—Highway Capacity Software (HCS) from FHWA 1988—Became totally self-supporting after grant ended 1989—Selected to distribute HDM for the World Bank 1990—First HCS training course presented in Orlando 1991—McLink Electronic Bulletin Board System (BBS) 1992—Provided user toll-free access with 800-226-1013 1993—Began offering Agency Licenses at 40% discount 1994—Web site went online at mctrans.ce.ufl.edu 1995—HCS Release 2 implementing 1994 HCM Update 1996—Complete conversion of HCS to Windows began 1997—Traffic Software Integrated System (TSIS) out 1998—HCS Release 3 (1997 HCM Update) in Windows 1999—Windows interface for TRANSYT-7F (McT7F) 2000—Turbo Architecture and IDAS from FHWA 2001— HCS2000 released implementing HCM2000 2002—QuickZone from FHWA began distribution 2003—Online Catalog introduced for electronic orders 2004—DYNASMART-P from FHWA distributed 2005— HCS+ released with CORSIM animation link 2006—Subscription model replaced HCS upgrade fees 2007—TSIS development and maintenance at Mc Trans 2008— HCS+T7F released integrating TRANSYT-7F 2009—HCS object-oriented C# architecture designed 2010—CMS collaboration (CORSIM two-lane passing) 2011— HCS 2010TM released implementing HCM 2010 Mc Trans Center University of Florida Civil & Coastal Engineering PO Box 116585 Gainesville FL 32611-6585 Mc Trans is 25! Volume 45 July 2011 Newsletter Phone : 352-392-0378 Toll-Free: 1-800-226-1013 Fax : 352-392-6629 E-mail : mctrans@ce.ufl.edu Web: mctrans.ce.ufl.edu HCS 2010 Update HCS 2010 was sent automatically to current HCS+ subscribers in May following the HCM 2010 publication. This initial release included updated modules to implement the new procedures for Signa lized Intersections, Roundabouts, Basic Freeway Segments, Freeway Weaving Segments, Freeway Merge & Diverge Segm ents, Two-Lane Highways and Multilane Highways. Updates planned for this year include a ne w Streets program that combin es the Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets Segments, Urban Streets Facilities and Interchange Ramp Terminals proced ures. Updated modules for Two-Way Stop Control (to add sixlane major streets), All-Way Stop Control (to add three-lane approaches) and Freeway Facilities (to implement oversaturated con ditions) are also in the works. These and future updates are automatically prov ided free of charge to current subscribers CORSIM Workshop August 11, 2011—Orlando, FL mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/training/

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Update Watch Package Version Status Target Distribution HCS 2010 6.2 In Testing Fall Sent to Registered Users TRANSYT-7F 11.32 Complete Available Included with HCS 2010 TSIS+T7F 6.2 (Build 512) Complete Available TSIS+T7F Patch Download IDAS 2.3 Complete Availabl e Sent to Registered Users QuickZone 2.0 Complete Available Sent to Registered Users TNM 2.5 Complete Available Sent to Registered Users Online Catalog http://mctrans. ce.ufl.edu/catalog/ (Searching and ordering software) Order Form http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/orderform/ (For purchase orders and checks) Training http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/training/ (HCS+ TRANSYT-7F & CORSIM) Calendar Training Highway Capacity Analysis September 28-29, 2011 Chicago, IL 2010 HCM Workshop October 12, 2011 Cincinnati, OH Conferences ITE Annual Meeting August 13-16, 2011 St. Louis, MO TRB Annual Meeting January 22-26, 2012 Washington, DC Mc Trans Center Civil & Coastal Engineering PO Box 116585 Gainesville FL 32611-6585 Presorted Standard US Postage PAID Permit No. 94 Gainesville, FL


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McTrans is 25!


Over the years ...

Begun in 1986 by a Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) grant, the McTrans Center has been a self-
supporting service organization within the Department of
Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Flori-
da for most of that time, since 1988. This is a quite
unique success story of a center that has continued to
provide software distribution, development and support
service without any funding from any source, except for
user fees. Not only has McTrans distributed a wide vari-
ety of software products to the transportation engineering
and planning profession, it has provided a mechanism for
ongoing support of federally and commercially devel-
oped packages as well. Additionally, McTrans is the
owner and developer of three of the most-widely used
programs in our profession: the Highway Capacity Soft-
ware" (HCS ), TRANSYT-7F1 and TSIS-CORSIM-.

Some historical facts:


Users:
Products:
Budget:


2300 initially to over 25000 now
23 initially to over 300 now
$150K initially to over $1M now


We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the contin-
ued support we have received from you our users, with-
out whom we would not be here. -Thank you.


Milestones ...


1986-
1987-
1988-
1989-
1990-
1991-
1992-
1993-
1994-
1995-
1996-
1997-
1998-
1999-
2000-
2001-
2002-
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2005-
2006-
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2008-
2009-
2010-
2011-


-McTrans Center was created by FHWA grant.
-Highway Capacity Software (HCS) from FHWA
-Became totally self-supporting after grant ended
-Selected to distribute HDM for the World Bank
-First HCS training course presented in Orlando
-McLink Electronic Bulletin Board System (BBS)
-Provided user toll-free access with 800-226-1013
-Began offering Agency Licenses at 40% discount
-Web site went online at mctrans.ce.ufl.edu
-HCS Release 2 implementing 1994 HCM Update
-Complete conversion of HCS to Windows began
-Traffic Software Integrated System (TSIS) out
-HCS Release 3 (1997 HCM Update) in Windows
-Windows interface for TRANSYT-7F (McT7F)
-Turbo Architecture and IDAS from FHWA
-HCS2000 released implementing HCM2000
-QuickZone from FHWA began distribution
-Online Catalog introduced for electronic orders
-DYNASMART-P from FHWA distributed
-HCS+ released with CORSIM animation link
-Subscription model replaced HCS upgrade fees
-TSIS development and maintenance at McTrans
-HCS+T7F released integrating TRANSYT-7F
-HCS object-oriented C# architecture designed
-CMS collaboration (CORSIM two-lane passing)
-HCS 2010- released implementing HCM 2010


HCS 2010 Update

HCS 2010 was sent automatically to current HCS+ subscribers in May following the HCM 2010 publication. This initial release
included updated modules to implement the new procedures for Signalized Intersections, Roundabouts, Basic Freeway Segments,
Freeway Weaving Segments, Freeway Merge & Diverge Segments, Two-Lane Highways and Multilane Highways.

Updates planned for this year include a new Streets program that combines the Signalized Intersections, Urban Streets Segments,
Urban Streets Facilities and Interchange Ramp Terminals procedures. Updated modules for Two-Way Stop Control (to add six-
lane major streets), All-Way Stop Control (to add three-lane approaches) and Freeway Facilities (to implement oversaturated condi-
tions) are also in the works. These and future updates are automatically provided free of charge to current subscribers.


Mc Trans Center
University of Florida
Civil & Coastal Engineering
PO Box 116585
Gainesville FL 32611-6585


CORSIM Workshop
August 11,2011-Orlando, FL
mctrans.ce.ufl.edu/training/


SF UNIVERSITV of

UT FLORIDA


Phone: 352-392-0378
Toll-Free: 1-800-226-1013
Fax: 352-392-6629
E-mail: mctrans@ce.ufl.edu
Web: mctrans.ce.ufl.edu






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Mc Trans Center
Civil & Coastal Engineering
PO Box 116585
Gainesville FL 32611-6585


Presorted
Standard
US Postage
PAID
Permit No. 94
Gainesville, FL


Update Watch
Package
HCS 2010
TRANSYT-7F
TSIS+T7F
IDAS
QuickZone
TNM


Version
6.2
11.32
6.2 (Build 512)
2.3
2.0
2.5


Status
In Testing
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete
Complete


Target
Fall
Available
Available
Available
Available
Available


Distribution
Sent to Registered Users
Included with HCS 2010
TSIS+T7F Patch Download
Sent to Registered Users
Sent to Registered Users
Sent to Registered Users


Calendar

Training


Highway Capacity Analysis
2010 HCM Workshop


September 28-29, 2011 Chicago, IL


October 12, 2011


Cincinnati, OH


Conferences


ITE Annual Meeting
TRB Annual Meeting


August 13-16, 2011


St. Louis, MO


January 22-26, 2012 Washington, DC


Online Catalog


http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edulcatalog/


(Searching and ordering software)


Order Form


http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edulorderforml (For purchase orders and checks)


http://mctrans.ce.ufl.edultraining/


(HCS+, TRANSYT-7F & CORSIM)


Training




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