Joint SSUG/SimCap Local Meeting

Join the Signal Systems and Simulation/Capacity Users Group in Wilmington for a half-day of professional development and technical presentations.


March 24, 2017
Halyburton Park, Event Center
4099 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28412


9:45 AM – 10:10 AM  

10:10 AM – 10:15 AM  
Welcome and Overview

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Introduction to NCHRP Report 812: Signal Timing Manual – 2nd Ed.

Speaker: Alison Tanaka, Kittelson and Associates
Description: This session will discuss the latest national guidance produced on signal timing and provide time to answer questions related to the guidebook.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
NCDOT Signal Timing Manual

Speaker: Jennifer Portanova, NCDOT Central Office System Timing (COST) Section
Description: Jennifer will discuss the latest version of the new NCDOT Signal Timing Manual for use by practitioners in both state, municipal, and private agencies.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
Lunch is included as part of the reservation fee. We will be catering “Middle of the Island”, with food choices including local seafood and sides.

1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Signal Analysis Made Easy – Bringing Back-of-the-Envelope Back
Speaker: Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson and Associates
Description: Bastian will present an overview of the new planning-level signal analysis method in the HCM 6th Edition, and the HCM Planning and Preliminary Engineering Application Guide. The method allows back-of-the-envelope signal capacity analysis, without software!

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
NCDOT Guidelines and Review Process – Present and Future
Speaker: Mike Reese, Jim Dunlop NCDOT; Gavin Teng, Accelerate Engineering
Description: The three speakers will discuss the latest NCDOT guidelines for Traffic Impact Analyses, discuss TIA guidelines and scoping and review process, and design guidelines.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Roundtable Discussion
Speaker: Chris Cunningham, ITRE, Moderator
Description: This session features open discussion and questions on any of the day’s topics. All speakers are invited to join as a panel for the roundtable.


  • Joint SSUG/SimCap Local Meeting
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wait List
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Venue Phone: (910) 341-0075

Venue Website:

4099 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28412, United States

Halyburton Memorial Park contains a 58-acre nature preserve, a 1.5-mile walking and biking trail, picnic shelters and playground equipment, and a unique environmental education and events center.