Site Impact Analysis

Course Description:

This course covers the principles and information contained in the ITE’s Trip Generation Report and the ITE Recommended Procedures for conducting Traffic Impact Studies.  The class will cover how to select trip generation rates and adjust trips for internal capture trips and passby trips.  Issues that will be discussed include what should be covered in methodology meetings and procedures for developing background traffic.  Also sessions in mode split, site distribution and site assignment, mitigation techniques, site circulation, and level of service analysis are part of the course.  The course will conclude with a class problem to analyze the impact of a proposed development.  A workbook is provided. 


Dane Ismart is with Louis Berger & Associates, retired from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) after 25 years of service in a variety of policy, planning and engineering positions. He was responsible for implementing the Intermodal Management Systems regulations. Mr. Ismart has authored manuals and taught NHI courses on Capacity Analysis, Access Management, Financial Management, Travel Demand Forecasting and Intermodal Planning, and is a member of the TRB Highway Capacity Subcommittee on Unsignalized Intersections. Mr. Ismart is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelors Degree and received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Course Length:

6 Hours

Credit Hours

6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

0.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)