All-in-one traffic engineering software
Ideal for traffic engineers and transportation planners, PTV Vistro delivers the best combination of traffic signal analyses and traffic impact studies meeting industry standards like the Highway Capacity Manual. Easily optimize and balance networks of signalized and unsignalized intersections and roundabouts. PTV Vistro smooth workflows, scenario management, and automated reporting features save you time and eliminate errors.
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Why you should consider Traffic Engineering with PTV Vistro
The best network editor to quickly build beautiful traffic models with high-quality graphics
Create your networks on satellite web maps with a real coordinate system and connect with PTV Vissim & Visum
Optimize your traffic signal network with our OSM & UTDF imports, file merge, and update features
With an intuitive user interface, smart workflows, powerful graphical results, and next-level analyses
PTV Vistro offers more industry methods (like HCM and ITE) than any other urban street design tool
We continuously pack PTV Vistro with key features to meet your needs and industry trends
What PTV Vistro offers you
Flexible traffic signals workflows
Easily set up and create fixed-time, semi- and fully actuated, and free running controllers in a coordinated and uncoordinated environment. Utilize the powerful default signalization feature to create new signalizations in one click and automatically calculate recommended cycle lengths, splits, and pedestrian crossing intervals. PTV Vistro’s flexible sequence editor and phase diagrams enable you to efficiently explore both standard and advanced signalizations needed for alternative intersection types. Also, PTV Vistro’s traffic signal controllers integrate with PTV Vissim and PTV Visum for out-of-the box simulations.
Leading pedestrian intervals and exclusive pedestrian phases
Strike a balance between pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic. PTV Vistro’s implementation of Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs), stands far above the competition, requiring no additional signal phases to fool the software. Thus, you model exact LPI operations for the traffic controller. Additionally, analyze exclusive pedestrian phases, midblock crosswalks, and bicycle lanes with PTV Vistro’s local and network optimization tools.
Intersection, network, and routing optimization
PTV Vistro delivers intelligent traffic signal optimization at individual intersections, for districts, or across your entire network. Quickly set up coordination groups, master controllers, offset references, and optimization strategies with our user-friendly graphical-user interface. Moreover, PTV Vistro uniquely provides enhanced route-based optimization to find the best solution and create customized time-space diagrams, resulting in painless green wave optimizations.
Traffic Impact Analysis made easy
Evaluating Traffic Impact Analyses (TIAs) is easy with PTV Vistro. Our integrated workflows quickly and intuitively generate, distribute, and assign new project trips from your proposed site to destinations across your network. On-screen graphics and mitigation tools allow you to discover, test, and alleviate traffic congestion. The workflow makes last-minute changes to the development with automatic updates.
Utilize PTV Vistro’s fair-share analysis tool to allocate improvement costs across various projects. PTV Vistro’s Scenario Management evaluates the impacts of your site’s project trips over time by exploring staged buildouts of your developments. PTV Vistro automatically integrates with ITE’s TripGen database for a seamless experience.
Automatic reporting and KPIs
PTV Vistro’s reporting tools provide you with a selectable mixture of customized summaries, traffic figures, and full-page details – all at the push of a button. PTV Vistro gives you the flexibility to enter your project details and company logo in your final analysis reports along with a linked-based table of contents.
Tailor the scope of your report by selecting the traffic tables and figure types that you need for your project, as well focus on critical intersections, corridors, and project site locations needed to explain your story. Time-saving result tables and figures are always up to date with project info, reducing errors and eliminating the need to post-process information.
Instant visual output
Colorful on-screen level-of-service, delays, capacities, and queue lengths give you visual feedback and KPIs make design decisions. Assess and mitigate every impact to find the right solution by comparing instant feedback to every geometry and signal timing modification. Additionally, easily visualize your route-based time-space diagrams (TSD) for traffic signal network coordination and optimization. Animate your model with the PTV Vissim preview or validate your scenario by importing it into Vissim for the world’s most powerful microsimulation analysis.
Selectable analysis methods
Making key design decisions demands industry-accepted and reliable results. PTV Vistro brings you more approved industry methods than any other traffic analysis tool to meet your agency requirements, including the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 7th Edition, 6th Edition, 2010, and 2000, Intersection Capacity Utilization (ICU), Canadian Capacity Guide 3rd Edition (CCG), ITE’s Trip Generation, Kimber Method, and Circular 212. Analysis methods are easily selectable and modifiable to compare results.
Scenario and Mitigation management system
PTV Vistro’s integrated and smart Scenario Management enables you to build time-of-day models, conceptual alternatives, and future-year forecasts all in one user-friendly file. Simply create your base scenario and create new dependencies. When adding new intersections or making small changes to volumes, signal timing, or geometry in the base scenario, PTV Vistro automatically updates unaltered elements across an unlimited number of scenarios.
Powerful scenario and mitigation management
PTV Vistro’s integrated and smart Scenario Management enables you to build unlimited time-of-day models, alternatives, and future-year forecasts - all in one user-friendly file. When adding new intersections or making changes to volumes, signal timing, or geometry in the base scenario, PTV Vistro automatically updates the other scenarios. Also, PTV Vistro enables you to create 99 easily comparable mitigations per intersection. This virtual sandbox empowers you to explore ideas and find that perfect solution!
Easy network creation
PTV Vistro’s unique node and leg structure allows you to quickly drag and drop intersections at the precise locations in the background. By simply snapping adjacent legs together, you can develop your street system or advanced interchange in no time at all. Create exact geometries with an array of poly points matching roadway curvature. Match your links, stop bars, and crosswalks to pavement markings with our powerful transparency mode to create a one-to-one twin ready for PTV Vissim’s precise microsimulation.
Traffic volumes and lane configurations
Adding traffic counts to your intersections is fast. Volumes can be imported and exported globally with our CSV format, types locally in tabular format, or graphically inserted in the network editor. Using our efficient TIA workflows, you can rapidly set up and overlay trip volumes with our automated trip assignment tools. Lane configurations can be easily inserted for each approach using our preset and custom intersection templates.
Copy and Paste
A unique Copy and Paste functionality smartly generates your system-wide web of intersections with minimal effort. This feature is a direct benefit over other software’s unoptimized process of inserting individual template files into the model.
Flexibility geometry and signalization
PTV Vistro is versatile to analyze traditional traffic signal operations, complete-streets, and access-management projects, but also is flexible enough to tackle the most advanced alternative intersection designs like RCUTs, SPUIs, Green-Ts, CFIs, and DDIs. In addition, the software adapts to many urban conditions like large signalized circular intersections. Our flexible signal controller enables you to build intricate sequences and easily share the same traffic controller at multiple intersections. Our resilient phase diagram increases readability and clearly illustrates which phases are in use at each connected intersection.
Create larger models faster with data imports
Build models in a flash with direct import from OpenStreetMaps data. Bring in the essential intersection nodes, geometry information, speeds, street names, and signalized intersections in the correct geolocation. Additionally, start or add onto a network with PTV Visum or from Synchro models.
PTV Vistro enables teamwork! Team members can work on model parts, and then quickly merge the pieces or overlay updates. Additionally, bridge the gap between your agency’s traffic operations and planning departments by creating and maintaining PTV Visum and PTV Vissim models with PTV Vistro.
PTV Vistro Set-Up
Download here the setup packages of PTV Vistro. A step by step tutorial for installing the software is provided in the document 'Installation Manual'.