Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Central Office FDOT has received numerous questions about the status of the new 2013 Cube license.
Central Office is currently working with Citilabs to provide public agencies with the 2013 license and the new Cube 6.1.0 software version. By the end of February, all public agencies will receive notification that the 2013 license and Cube 6.1.0 software is available for download. All public agencies should continue to use the current 2012 Cube license until the license download is made available. Until further notice, please ignore all warning messages you receive regarding license expiration.
Special Note: Cube 6.1.0 will replace Cube 5.1.2. As a result, Cube 6.1.0 will become the new official software version for all FSUTMS modeling activities.
Friday, December 28, 2012
FDOT Central Office we will be providing a FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop on January 7 -11, 2013 in Orlando, FL.
If you would like to attend this training please register at the following website: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/training_register.aspx?id=92
January 7-11, 2013 - FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop (Register)Begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday and ends at Noon on Friday Orlando, FLEmbassy Suites - International Drive/Jamaican Court8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819Reservations: 1-800-327-9797
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Census Bureau recently released EEO flows (based on ACS 2006-2010) down to the county and place level. The EEO flows can be accessed from American Factfinder:
Thanks Charles Barber from Baltimore MPO for bringing up Baltimore City and County workplace geocoding issues in EEO flows. Charles noticed that
"The BEA employment estimate for Baltimore City shows a decrease of (-59,800) jobs (-13%) between 2000 and 2010. Analysis of BLS and ES2020 also show decreases for Baltimore City employment between 2000 and 2010. The 2000 Census and 2010 ACS comparison show an increase in 7,500 (2%) workers reporting a primary work location within Baltimore City. BEA estimates for Baltimore County show an increase (59,800 jobs) compared with a small Census/ACS increase (3,500/7%)."
It seems to me that some of jobs in Baltimore county were mistakenly geocoded to Baltimore City. Baltimore City is an independent city and have the same street names with those of Baltimore county. We suspect this is the reason causing the grocoding issues. So if your areas have the similar county/independent city situation with the Baltimore county/city, we strongly encourage you to take a look at EEO flows and share your findings with us.
CTPP 2006-2010, which is scheduled to be out mid-2013, will be using the same workplace geocoding as those of EEO tabulations. That's why this issue is very important and if we can discover the problems early, we may have better chances to get them corrected in the CTPP 2006-2010.
- Liang Long, Cambridge Systematics
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Model Task Force Tri-Chairs are pleased to announce that the Florida Model Task Force will hold a statewide meeting in Orlando, FL on December 5 - 7, 2012. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for us to follow up on ideas and implementation strategies for future modeling efforts that were discussed at our last Full Model Task Force meeting.
To find out more details and register for the meeting, please visit the following link: MTF Registration.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Transit Model Update Project was implemented with the purpose of designing and implementing, within FSUTMS and associated support systems, the changes necessary to improve the preparation of transit demand forecasts to a point consistent with federal expectations, and simultaneously to incorporate state of the practice techniques and tools. New model features bring the FSUTMS standard up to "best practices" for urban modeling in a 4-step model. To see more information please visit the following link: FSUTMS Standards
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The 2012 license upgrade for FSUTMS/Cube Suite is now available for public agency use, only as per the license agreement between FDOT and Citilabs. The file contains the license for Cube Base, Voyager, Cluster, Avenue and Reports, that is usable until December 31, 2012. To download the file please click HERE.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Decisions about spending public funds for transportation improvements often are informed by estimates and forecasts developed through mathematical models. The more closely these models represent reality and include important influencing factors, the more confidence we can have in spending decisions. Models that can provide a better basis for predicting how highway improvements affect congestion, for example, or that reflect the differences in forecasting freight demand and passenger transportation will provide a more reliable picture of future needs. The project brief describes five projects from the SHRP 2 Capacity and Reliability focus areas that are working to improve existing planning models, operations models, and activity-based models.