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CTPP Town Hall Meeting:  Elimination of Tables in Special Tabulation

AASHTO needs your input for the elimination of tables in the CTPP. They have employed a methodology to suggest tables for elimination, however, a key feature of the methodology (google analytics for number of times a data table is accessed at any geography) does not take into account any users who have accessed the data by any means other than through the software. All "power users" who have downloaded data by FTP take note. Your use is not captured, and your input is necessary!

CTPP is hosting a series of "town hall" meetings to present findings and get your input and feedback.

Please consider attending one:

  • Monday, November 9 at 10:00 am EST
  • Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00 pm EST, or
  • Thursday, November 12 at Noon EST
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Florida Model Task Force Meeting - December 8-10, 2015 - Orlando

Registration is now open for the Florida Model Task Force Meeting. The Florida Model Task Force will meet December 8-10, 2015 in Orlando. Click the link below to register:

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

  • The cut-off date for being assured of getting the special $129 room rate is November 8.
  • To cancel your reservation without a penalty, you must cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
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FSUTMS Webinar Series

The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding six webinars designed for Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) users who want to learn or review basic transportation modeling concepts, functions and skills. Previous travel demand model experience is recommended.

Webinar Dates:

  1. Data Resources: Data Resources for Validating and Calibrating TDMs in Florida - 8/13
  2. Land Use Models: The Latest Land Use Models Available in Florida and Best Practices - 8/27
  3. Friction Factors, BPR Curves, Speed, and Trip Length - 9/3
  4. Destination Choice Modeling Primer - 9/10
  5. Origin and Destination Skim and Matrix Information - 9/17
  6. Model Reporting: Understanding the Performance Measures Reported from a TDM - 9/24

Times will be 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm for all webinars.

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Florida Statewide Model Workshop - June 15-16, 2015

The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a two-day training course designed for Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) users who want training with FDOT's Florida Statewide Model (FLSWM). Participants will gain an understanding of each of the model components, how the model forecasts travel demand for passenger cars and freight, and how to setup and run the FLSWM. Also, a preview of upcoming FLSWM enhancements occurring in Phase 2 of the FLSWM update will be presented (Navteq migration, parcel data incorporation, etc.). Previous travel demand model experience is recommended.

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FSUTMS Cube Avenue (DTA) Workshop - June 10-11, 2015

The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding a two day course teaching how to use Cube Avenue to dynamically simulate traffic flow in a corridor or region. Cube Avenue is a dynamic traffic assignment extension for Cube Voyager. It models traffic at greater levels of detail than macroscopic models, like Cube Voyager’s Highway program, and at lesser levels of detail than microscopic models, like Cube Dynasim. Participants are recommended to have attended the FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop or have extensive modeling experience.

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Workshop Cancellation:  Express Lanes Time-of-Day (ELToD) Modeling Workshops

The Express Lanes Time-of-Day Modeling workshops for the locations and dates listed below have been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for the short notice and for any inconvenience to your schedules.

Locations and Dates:
Orlando - Turnpike Office, Auditorium A
Wednesday June 3, 2015 - Thursday June 4, 2015

Jacksonville - District 2 Training Building
Monday June 15, 2015 - Tuesday June 16, 2015

Please sign up for the Florida Transportation Modeling Newsletter in the Mailing List Signup on the left side of this page to receive updates on the future training schedule and other modeling information.

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Submit Your Ideas for the Model Task Force Agenda - Call for Proposals

The Florida Department of Transportation has scheduled the Model Task Force Meetings for May 5-7 in Orlando, FL. In preparation for the meeting, the FDOT Central Office Modeling Section is requesting proposals for presentations from the Florida modeling community. The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to provide a short, 3-page maximum, proposal that outlines your innovative modeling approach, unique data application, cutting-edge innovations, or other topics that the modeling community would find interesting and useful. From these proposals, some will be selected to round out the Model Task Force meeting agenda.

Thank you for your active participation in helping enhance travel demand modeling knowledge in the state of Florida,

Please email your proposals to Gabrielle Matthews by Friday, April 10, 2015:
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