PTV Vistro Knowledge Base

  • PTV Talks: Vistro Basics Series

    The PTV Talks PTV Vistro Basics series focus on more detailed modules to get you started.  These are live webinars that have been recorded with questions and answers.

Part 1: PTV Vistro Basic - Model Setup
Part 2: PTV Vistro Basics - Traffic Control Workflows and Scenario Manager
Part 3: PTV Vistro Basics - Traffic Signal Optimization
  • This PTV Talks webinar focuses on traffic signal optimization in PTV Vistro. It covers:

    1. Traffic Signal Setup and Geometry Refresher
    2. Global Settings for Optimization
    3. Traffic Control Workflow's Intersection Settings
    4. Local Signal Optimization
    5. Coordination Groups
    6. Network Signal Optimization
    7. Time-Space Diagrams

    To view the Q&A and sample files, please visit the PTV Talks page here: https://ptvtraffic.us/resources/ptv-talks-ptv-vistro-session-3-signal-optimization/.

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Part 4: PTV Vistro Basics - Multimodal
  • This PTV Talks webinar focuses on features in PTV Vistro.

    It covers:

    • Pedestrian Analysis using HCM
    • Bicycle Analysis using HCM
    • Transit Affects using HCM and CCG
    • Cycle Tracks Coding and Analysis
    • Delayed Vehicle Green/LPI
    • Exclusive Pedestrian Phase

    To view the Q&A and sample files, please visit the PTV Talks page here: https://ptvtraffic.us/resources/ptv-vistro-session-4-multimodal/.

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Part 5: PTV Vistro Basics - Traffic Impact Analyses and Studies
  • This PTV Talks webinar focuses on features in PTV Vistro.

    It covers:

    • Introduction to Transportation Impact Analysis Applications
    • Scenario Planning
    • Existing Conditions
    • Background Traffic Conditions
    • Development Trip Generation, Distribution, Assignment
    • Evaluation and Mitigation
    • Fair-Share Reporting
    • 11th Hour Changes
    • Other Extensions (Areawide, VMT, etc.)

    To view the Q&A and sample files, please visit the PTV Talks page here: ptvtraffic.us/resources/ptv-vistro-session-5-development-impact-analysis/.

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Part 6: PTV Vistro Basics - Alternative Intersections
Part 7: PTV Vistro Basics TBA
  • PTV Vistro Web Series

    This web series is organized into short produced videos to highlight PTV Vistro's functionality and key features.  Use this series to find out what PTV Vistro has to offer.

Episode 1: PTV Vistro Overview

  • New to Vistro? No problem. In this video, we will start at the beginning with an all-encompassing snapshot of PTV Vistro's capabilities and answer the following questions:

    • What is PTV Vistro?
    • What does PTV Vistro do?

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Episode 2: Part I – GUI: Menu and Status Bars and Main Toolbars

  • Have you experienced overwhelming and cluttered Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) that fill your whole monitor with confusing icons and endless ribbons? PTV Vistro gives you a sleek modern GUI with an intuitive workflow for optimal performance.

    We will take you for a tour of Vistro’s well organized GUI in this two-part episode. Part I, we’ll be describing the powerful features on the menu bar, status bar, and main toolbars.

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Episode 2: Part II – GUI: Workflow Panel, Data Windows, and Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Have you experienced overwhelming and cluttered Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) that fill your whole monitor with confusing icons and endless ribbons? PTV Vistro gives you a sleek modern GUI with an intuitive workflow for optimal performance.

    We will take you for a tour of Vistro’s well organized GUI in this two-part episode. Part I, we’ll be describing the powerful features on the menu bar, status bar, and main toolbars.

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Episode 3: Part I – Basic Network Setup: Global Parameters, Network Building, Intersection Setup

  • Time is money. PTV Vistro was developed specifically with this notion in mind. With Vistro you can effortlessly build a network of signalized and unsignalized intersections and roundabouts – and we’ll show you how.

    In this two-part episode, we will show you the global settings, how to rapidly drop nodes and build a network, and features in the intersection setup workflow, all in Part 1.

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Episode 3: Part II – Basic Network Setup: Volumes and Traffic Control

  • Continuing in Part II, we'll will explain how to enter your traffic volumes. We will also give you tips and tricks for creating your model's traffic controllers.

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