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It is our pleasure to announce that, recently, PTV Group globally released the latest edition of their Vistro Traffic Analysis Software, Vistro 6, which now includes the methodology of the Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections (CCG) as a new analysis option. The official Canadian launch date is anticipated to be in early 2018. Through the CITE Traffic Engineering Subcommittee — an arm of the CITE Technical Liaison Committee (TLC) — we have been assisting PTV over the past year in testing and refining the CCG analysis component of the software and we are very excited about this release, which will undoubtedly help in promoting and supporting the use of the CCG by providing a more modern and functional platform to implement the methodology. Here is why, as Canadian traffic engineering professionals, we think you should be excited too.

BACKGROUND: THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE GUIDE The CCG is one of the most comprehensive projects undertaken by CITE, and it has been endorsed by the Transportation Association of Canada as a national reference on traffic engineering. Its genesis dates back to over 30 years ago when a team led by Dr. Stan Teply of the University of Alberta produced the first edition in 1984. It was further enhanced in 1995 as a second edition and again in 2008 as a third edition. The latter can be downloaded for free from the CITE website at: cite7.org/canadian-capacity-guide.

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The Canadian Capacity Guide, Third Edition is available for free download from the CITE website at: cite7.org/ canadian-capacity-guide.

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Transportation Talk - Winter 2017-18  

From the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Canada's community of transportation professionals. Download PDF at www.cite7.org/t...

Transportation Talk - Winter 2017-18  

From the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, Canada's community of transportation professionals. Download PDF at www.cite7.org/t...

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