The ITE Simulation and Capacity Analysis Committee (SimCap) was created to improve the application and understanding of traffic simulation and capacity analysis – and is open to all persons with interest or experience in these and related practice areas.
SimCap was founded in June 2006 under NCSITE as a technical users group within their local traffic engineering council. Since then, several SimCap chapters have formed. Some chapters have waned and have become inactive, while others continue to meet and foster strong dialogues within their local areas of activity. Currently, there are nine (9) active SimCap chapters across the United States and Canada and a Discussion Forum on the ITE e-community.
SimCap is a volunteer network of professionals working across geographic and organizational boundaries to share information, experiences, and to disseminate, promote, and develop guidance and best practices in the application of traffic simulation and capacity analysis tools, methods, and related practice areas.
The main Goals of SimCap are to:
SimCap is a “grassroots” organization – in that the majority of activities are organized and conducted at the local chapter level. Currently, there are nine (9) active SimCap chapters (see map below). Each chapter is organized differently, tailored to best suit their local needs. However, the majority of chapters are associated with their local ITE section.
Get Involved! Contact your listed representative below to learn how to get involved in your local chapter. If you don’t have a local chapter, consider creating one! The attached kit provides helpful information on how to start a chapter. You may also contact Eric Tripi for further resources and assistance.
Erik Ruehr (VRPA Technologies)
Matthew Davis (City of Toronto)
Christopher Melson (LSU)
Michael Kondziolka (Alliant Engineering)
Kelsey Retherford (Bolton & Menk)
Zachary Bugg (Kittelson and Associates)
Soheil Sajjadi (Arcadis)
Randy Johnson (DKS Associates)
Sanhita Lahiri (VDOT)
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George Lu (HNTB)
Burak Cesme (Kittelson)
Rob Beuthling (HNTB)
The following calendar contains a comprehensive listing of upcoming SimCap-related events. It includes applicable: SimCap chapter meetings, research webinars/workshops, software training, and other informational, practitioner-led sessions.
SimCap Virtual Meeting, 1:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The agenda includes:
The detailed agenda is available HERE.
Traffic Simulation and Calibration: Three Practitioner-Focused Case Studies
ITE | (Available on demand)
Traffic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Cornucopia: Core Competencies, Incorporating New Data Sources, Analyzing Emerging Technology
ITE | (Available on demand)
Calendar of Events from SimCap Louisiana
If you would like an event included on the calendar, please contact Christopher Melson.
The following list of resources contain national and State DOT guidance documents, past and current SimCap-related research efforts, other technical resources, and a useful list of websites.
Please contact Eric Tripi if you have suggestions on materials to be added to this section.
Looking for advice? Consider joining the SimCap e-Community – where you can pose questions to fellow transportation professionals, gain insight through discussion, and access additional resources posted by members.
FHWA Traffic Analysis Toolbox
Other National Guidance
FHWA AMS Research Projects
Other National Research Projects
Consider contributing your time and talents to our profession by becoming involved in SimCap! If you want to get involved but are not sure how to do it, feel free to contact the chair, Eric Tripi. We have small but very important roles just waiting to be taken upon. The first step, if you haven’t already, is to join Simcap!
User Group membership is controlled entirely through ITE eCommunity. Subscribe to as many councils as you like and get involved.