Submissions deadline: To be announced

The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) is excited to announce the 2017 Undergraduate Student Competition based on the Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections (CCG) and the InterCalc software.  The competition is sponsored by MMM Group Limited ( and BA Group (

The Competition

The competition involves using the CCG and the supporting InterCalc software to analyze the operation of a signalized intersection and identify a cost effective improvement strategy. The exercise can be completed within a few hours, depending on user familiarity with signalized intersection analysis procedures.

All input material (including the software) is provided.

The Canadian Capacity Guide (CCG) has been developed by Canadian transportation professionals as a comprehensive guide to planning, designing and evaluating signalized intersections.  It is a rigorous methodology ideal for training young professionals, and provides transparent reporting for reviewing agencies.  The CCG is recognized as a national reference guide by the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and CITE.

InterCalc is the recommended software for implementation of the signalized analysis procedures in the Guide.  Other features include the following:

  • Unsignalized intersection analysis based on HCM 2000 methodology;
  • The Traffic Volume Calculator module which uses traffic layers to create multiple analysis scenarios;
  • Project-based Scenario Manager stores multiple analysis scenarios in one file; and
  • Synchro data files can be imported into InterCalc.

Why Enter this Student Competition

  • Cash prizes – $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third
  • Recognition in the industry – Transportation consulting firms and public sector agencies will recognize the added value of individuals that can demonstrate knowledge of traffic engineering and related software experience;
  • Support to travel to the CITE annual conference – The top entry will also receive free registration to the annual conference (for the year of award), reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $1000 if recipient resides outside of conference region, up to $100 if recipient resides within conference region), and recognition at the Annual Awards Luncheon.

How to Enter the Competition

Contact Sean Nix at to register – and include your name, institution, year of study, and your ITE student chapter advisor’s name and contact email. Sean will provide you with the data that you will need. If you are unsure who your ITE student chapter advisor is, send Sean an email and he will clarify for you.

Completed entries (maximum one per student) should be returned to Sean and your advisor before April 24th, 2017. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experienced CCG users.  The winning entries will be announced within sixty (60) days of the deadline.

Past Recipients:

2017 – Allister Aresta, McMaster University
2016 – Robert Pajecki
2015 – Gabriel Wolofsky
2014 – Chris Chahil
2013 – Ross Patrick
2012 – Alan Fournier