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FSUTMSOnline, maintained by the FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office, is a central hub for Florida travel demand modelers. This web portal provides news and information to Florida modelers and is a source for downloading model data files and documentation. To search the entire website by keyword, click on any menu item above. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about Model Task Force meetings, upcoming training course schedules, software updates, and other news.

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Model Task Force Hotel Reservation Information New Article

As previously announced, the December 11-13 Model Task Force Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/Jamaican Court. Please register your attendance at least one week prior to the meeting at: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx. If you need a hotel room, please make your reservation on your own:

Booking Link: FMTF Room Reservation

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/Jamaican Court

Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Rate: $139

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Save the Date: 2018 Model Task Force Meeting

The Model Task Force will meet December 11-13, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Orlando - International Drive/Jamaican Court. In late summer or early fall, the FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will send information to the mailing list regarding the meeting agenda, hotel reservations, and registration. 

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Multi-Resolution Modeling Training Course Announcement

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will offer a training course in three locations:

Multi-Resolution Modeling

  • Feb 13-14, 2018 - Miami, Engineering Campus of the Florida International University.
    Feb 13: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and Feb 14: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • April 10-11, 2018 - Orlando, FDOT District 5 Orlando Urban Office.
    April 10: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and April 11: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • April 17-18, 2018 - Tampa, Embassy Suites  - Tampa USF.
    April 17: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and April 18: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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The workshops are free of charge, but seating is limited.  Please register your attendance at the link below:
REGISTRATION

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Model Task Force Meeting - October 17-19, 2017 - Orlando

The Model Task Force will hold its 2017 meeting October 17-19, 2017 in Orlando. Please register your attendance at the link below:
REGISTRATION

Meeting Agenda

The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Orlando - International Drive/Jamaican Court.

  • If you need a guest room, the cut-off date for the special $133 room rate is September 17.
  • To cancel your room reservation without penalty, you must cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

We encourage you to make your reservations now as the rooms fill up quickly.

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May/June 2017 Training Courses Offered

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will offer two one-day training courses in three locations:

Introduction to Modeling

  • May 23, 2017 - Miami, FDOT District 6 District Office, Auditorium Rear, 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • June 21, 2017 - Orlando, FDOT District 5 Orlando Urban Office, Lake Apopka A, 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • June 28, 2017 - Tallahassee, FDOT Training Center - Koger Office Park, 8:30AM-5:00PM

Introduction to R Programming

  • May 24, 2017 - Miami, FDOT District 6 District Office, Auditorium Rear, 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • June 22, 2017 - Orlando, FDOT District 5 Orlando Urban Office, Lake Apopka A, 8:30AM-5:00PM
  • June 29, 2017 - Tallahassee, FDOT Training Center - Koger Office Park, 8:30AM-5:00PM (Computers provided)

The workshops are free of charge, but seating is limited. To register to attend go to: FSUTMSOnline.net/modeling_training.aspx

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Guidebook for Florida STOPS Applications

The FDOT Transit Office recently released the Guidebook for Florida STOPS Applications. This Guidebook focuses on the data preparation and approach issues critical for the successful development of STOPS applications, and on interpreting and applying the STOPS outputs to fulfill the travel data requirements for New/Small Starts projects and other transit planning studies. The document is available at the link below.
Guidebook for Florida STOPS Applications

For additional information about the Guidebook, the STOPS FAQ List and the slides from the 2016 Guidebook for Florida STOPS Application Workshop are available below:

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Multi-Modal Freight Data Sources and Applications

The Florida Model Task Force Freight Committee recently released a compilation of sources and applications for multi-modal freight data. The document is available at the link below.
Multi-Modal Freight Data Sources and Applications

For more information about Freight Committee activities, please take a moment to view the committee's page:
MTF Freight Committee

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