Canadian Institute of transportation engineers (CITE) in cooperation with the Canadian Capacity Guide (CCG) hold:

Signalized Intersections Student Competition 2020

Deadline for submission: 28th February

Abstract : 

Intersections within the urban highway network have a direct impact on traffic network activity and performance. Due to the ever-increasing demand for traffic, traffic congestion has continued to intensify at many intersections over the recent decades. Constrained by the limited resources, traffic engineers have to establish strategies at these intersections to reduce congestion and improve the level of service. For this reason, analyzing the intersection is one of the most essential tasks for mitigating the congestion within the urban networks. 


The Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) is excited to announce the 2020 Undergraduate Student Competition based on the Canadian Capacity Guide for Signalized Intersections (CCG).  This year’s competition will be completed using PTV Vistro 2020, which is PTV Group’s latest release of the software package. Thanks to Dr.Ciprian Alecsandru ( Associate Professor of Civil Engineering department), Concordia University is among the universities that have access to the software.

The competition involves using the CCG and the supporting PTV Vistro 2020 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.

Prize of the 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/QUAD 2020 Joint Annual Conference – The top entry will also receive free registration to the CITE/QUAD 2020 Joint Conference, 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 register : 

First of all, students who want to participate in this competition need to contact the Quebec ITE student chapter. Contact Professor Sean Nix (  to register – and include your name, year of study, and contact email. The chapter provides you with the material.

Completed entries (maximum one per student) should be returned to the chapter before  Friday, February 28th. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experienced CCG users.  The first-place winner will be invited to the CITE/QUAD 2020 Joint Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 24-27, 2020.  The second and third place winners will receive an honorable mention at the award ceremony at the conference.

For more information, you can visit : 

Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers :

PTV group website: