What are the new features?
The most significant change is the addition of separate reports for each warrant. The summary page is still the same but the second page with the very problematic graph is now gone (if you don't know what this means, consider yourself lucky). Now there are separate pages for each warrant so the tabular data and graphs are very easy to understand.
New in Version 2 are two new features:
Study Score: This is a completely new feature (not in Version 1) where you can give a ‘score’ to a study based on weighting factors you create and edit. You can then compare different intersections that meet warrants to help decide the priority of which intersections to invest the money and time to upgrade to full signal control.
Mapping: You can map the location of your studies on a map with an icon that shows whether the intersection meets the warrants or not and also show the Score of each study. Maps are free from the US Census bureau.
Another new ‘feature’ is the lack of complications running on Windows 7 or newer computers. You don't have to set any odd settings for the software to run the way you expect.
One reason to re-write the software was to make it easier to add new features (the software we used for version 1 was pretty cool in 2000 but awful compared to what we have now). We expect to add new features to version 2 as the opportunity arises. In general all ideas come from users so if you have any thoughts then please let us know.