Would you define unfamiliar terminology noted in the TIA?

The TIA uses industry standard terminology commonly used by traffic engineers. Below are general definitions:

  • Highway Capacity Manual – This document defines how to calculate the capacity and operations of a roadway and its intersections. It is the nationwide standard used by traffic engineers to analyze existing and proposed traffic operations and assign a grade (A through F) based on the amount of delay motorists experience. 
  • Synchro Software – This is a widely used software enabling traffic engineers to build roadway and intersection models to be tested.  Engineers test models for traffic impacts due to growth and new construction, developments.  Engineers can also test various improvements including, but not limited to, new turn lanes or modified signal timing. 
  • VISSIM – This is traffic simulation software used to analyze the flow of traffic. Engineers use it to envision what type of congestion might arise and why.   VISSIM can create traffic animation, which depicts proposed traffic interactions involving roadways, intersections, onramps and offramps, as well as peak and non-peak traffic hours. 

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1. What was the radius used for the TIA?
2. Did it (TIA) look at combined traffic with a PGA event and soccer game? Will we be able to move people on the busiest possible day?
3. Would you define unfamiliar terminology noted in the TIA?
4. Does the TIA take into account traffic from new development that hasn’t been built yet?
5. Will all of the necessary roads be constructed before the theme park opens?
6. What Universal traffic will use the driveways shown on Panther Creek Parkway?
7. Will theme park traffic be allowed to park in the Cobb Hill neighborhood?
8. Will traffic cut through the Cobb Farm neighborhood to enter the Universal theme park?
9. How is '30 acres of theme park' actually defined?
10. Will the Universal development be allowed to expand beyond 30 acres of theme park area or beyond the total area of 97 acres?
11. Will there be a water park?
12. Does the City of Frisco anticipate needing more police officers?
13. What if the proposed theme park 'doesn't work' and Universal changes its concept or leaves?