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June 18, 2014FDOT D4 2014 District Roadway AtlasFlorida Turnpike Model NetworksSarasota/Manatee MPO/Charlotte MPO Model NetworksTampa Bay Regional Planning Model (TBRPM) NetworksSoutheast Florida Regional Planning Model (SERPM) NetworksCentral Florida Regional Planning Model (CFRPM) NetworksNortheast Regional Planning Model (NERPM) NetworksMetroPlan Orlando MPO NetworksLee County MPO/Collier County MPO Model NetworksGainesville MPO Loaded NetworkNorthwest Florida Regional Planning Model (NWFRPM) NetworksCapital Region TPA Model (Tallahassee) NetworksUsing Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and PlanningIntroduction - Loaded NetworksDistrict 4 Survey DataSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2014FSUTMS Modeling Training Schedule - Now PostedActivity Based Modeling Applications Workshop - April 17 & 18, 2014March 2014 Model Task Force Meeting MaterialsSERPM 6.5.4Florida Model Task Force MeetingFDOT 2009 Recommended LOS E Capacity TableSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - March 2014Miami-Dade MPO - Job Announcement - Two Transportation Systems Analyst Positions

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

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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Disclaimer

All materials posted on the FUSTMSOnline website are provided "as is", with no guarantee or representation about their accuracy, currency, suitability, performance, merchantability, reliability, or fitness for any particular purpose. Neither the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), nor the agencies or companies making available the materials, or the Florida International University, make any representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the use of the materials provided.
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Contact Information

FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office, Tallahassee
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Loaded Networks Introduction

This page provides a gateway to pages devoted specifically to individual loaded FSUTMS networks. In each page you may find useful information regarding the loaded network and downloadable data sets. To add a new loaded network or make any changes to this page, please contact:

Terry Corkery
FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office
605 Suwannee Street, MS 27
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 414-4903
Terrence.Corkery@dot.state.fl.us
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FAQs

What is the FSUTMS?

FSUTMS, the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure, is a computerized transportation planning model package developed by the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Model Task Force. It provides a standardized framework for the development, use and sharing of models and encourages efficiency and collaboration amongst model practitioners within the state.

How do I run FSUTMS?

To run an FSUTMS model, it is necessary to obtain the model data files for your region along with the model application software. The model application software takes the data files and applies mathematical equations and processes to produce outputs. Florida public-sector agencies are part of a statewide licensing agreement via the Florida Department of Transportation for the model application software. You may contact Terrence Corkery at Terrence.Corkery@dot.state.fl.us if you need to download the license and software. An online Executive Summary workshop provides a high level overview of FSUTMS assumptions, methodologies and general Travel Demand Modeling within Florida. It may be accessed at the following link at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/online_training/index.html.

I’ve downloaded the model, now how do I get it to run?

Each model folder should contain a catalog file. This catalog file compiles all of the model information into one place, making model application convenient. In order to run the model, open the catalog file within your modeling software. All FSUTMS models are currently built to run in Cube Voyager. Once the catalog is open and you have set any necessary parameters for the model run, click run for the appropriate scenario.

My model has crashed, what steps can I take to fix it?

One of the first items to look at is the point in the execution order at which the model crashed and examine the run report. There could be a missing file or an error within a model file. Another common item that can cause a model to crash is where the file is placed on your computer. Many models allow for the files to be re-pathed to a different location on the computer, but there may still be some hard-coded file pathing within the model scripting. Models should typically be kept in C:\FSUTMS, in the appropriate folder for the FDOT District in which you are working/modeling. If the problem persists, submit a technical support request at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/tech_support.aspx.

I’ve made changes to my network, but now the model crashes during the transit module. What could be the problem?

In editing the highway network, it’s possible that the transit network was not turned on during the edits, causing a break or disconnect between the highway network and the transit network. For example, if you created a new node in the highway network and did not make the same change in the transit network, the two cannot successfully run together. In order to fix this problem, it’s recommended to start over with the highway edits, and ensure the transit network receives the same changes as the highway network where appropriate.

I’ve created a new scenario, but the scenario crashes when it runs. What steps can I take to fix it?

Ensure that the scenario folder exists and check that all the folder dependencies are adhered to. The recommended directory for scenarios is C:\FSUTMS. If the directory check succeeds, ensure that when the model is imported, all the file dependencies are transferred appropriately. Also, ensure that all name changes to the scenario are consistent throughout the model files. Failure to do so can cause the model to crash.

What is the difference between Four-Step and Activity-Based models?

A 4-Step model uses the traditional four steps of Trip Generation, Distribution, Mode Split and Traffic Assignment to determine loaded trips on a network. It is trip based with the basic unit of analysis being trip ends from a specified traffic analysis zone. An Activity Based Model differs in that it attempts to model each individual’s activity and associated trips. Every individual in a region is synthesized and then their actions modeled as a series of Probabilistic models for: Activities being participated in, who else participates from the household, time of those activities, method of travelling to those activities, and route taken to get to those activities.

Do I need any extra software, in addition to the current travel modeling software to run Activity-Based models?

Typically, current Activity-Based Models utilize specialized, separate software applications for implementation, in addition to travel modeling software used for travel time skimming and assignment for example. Examples of such specialized software include CT-RAMP, DAYSIM, and TOURCAST, along with Population Synthesizers. Typically, these software are provided along with the main model data files but there may be a requirement to install additional software such as database applications like SQL Server; and languages like Java, Python and R if such applications are not already installed. With the exception of SQL Server, these software are freely available for download to be installed as required. If assistance is needed to guide you through this process, submit a technical support request at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/tech_support.aspx.

Can I use the model to determine intersection movements and driveway volumes?

No. Travel Demand models are not detailed enough to offer turning movement and local driveway volumes owing to the coarse network nature and the fact that the assignment techniques are typically static and high level. Traffic engineering techniques are required for more detailed analysis.

Can I use the model to understand traffic operations along roadway segments?

No. Travel Demand models are not detailed enough to give traffic operations results such as queueing behavior, weaving, traffic signal analysis, ramp behavior etc. owing to the coarse network nature and the fact that the assignment techniques are typically static and high level. As with logical termini and turning movements described earlier, traffic engineering techniques are required for more detailed analysis.

Should I use the statewide model or the regional model for my area to analyze a segment of interest?

If your project geography is covered by the regional model, use the regional model, as it typically will offer a more detailed zone structure and network. The rule of thumb is always use the most detailed available data at your disposal unless special circumstances and requirements dictate otherwise. However, if you are interested in an intercity or statewide corridor that spans multiple regional model geographies, or there is no regional model to cover the geography of interest, the statewide model will need to be used.

Can I get truck trips by commodity type in the model?

It depends on the model you are using. The statewide model can report truck trips with commodity information and some of the regional models have this functionality. Most regional models however, report only trucks generically.
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SE FL FSUTMS User Group Meeting- June 16, 2017

You are cordially invited to join us for the Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting to be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the FDOT D4 Auditorium (3400 West Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309).

This meeting will feature presentations on Model applications. This meeting includes the following three presentations:

  1. Guidelines for adding new Traffic Analysis Zones/Micro Analysis Zones (TAZ/MAZ) in SERPM7 Activity Based Model - A Case-Study of a Regional Traffic Impact Analysis - by Raghu Sidharthan, PhD., WSP.
  2. Mesoscopic Applications of Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models – Four case-studies - by Ana Elias, PhD and Leigh Ann White, PE, PTOE., Jacobs.
  3. ELTOD Applications in Planning Studies- A Case-Study of a PD&E Project Application in South Florida - by Cesar A. Segovia, AICP., and Andrew Velasquez, PE., AECOM/Turnpike

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, and the presentations start at 9:20 AM.

Please click FSUTMS_Users_Group_Agenda-16-June-2017.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model Version 2.1

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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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FDOT D4 LOS Assessment Report (2015) Volume I & II

The FDOT D4 LOS Assessment Report documents the existing and future projected daily LOS along major roadways in the five counties within D4: Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River. The 2014 existing and 2040 future LOS are derived for:

  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) corridors: Florida's high priority network of transportation facilities important to the state's economy,
  • State Highway System (SHS) corridors: roads under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Transportation, state-chartered expressway authorities, and other state agencies,
  • Other major county and city roadways.

In addition to LOS, this report provides estimated annual average daily traffic (AADT) and number of lanes information of 2014 existing and 2040 future projected conditions along SIS, SHS, and major non-SHS facilities. Estimated year of LOS F is also provided along SHS and SIS facilities.

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.071 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 03/31/2017)

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CFRPM 6.1 Documentation

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting- March 10, 2017

FDOT D4 will provide 2.5 hour training on the region's STOPS planning model implemented for transit corridor studies. The model covers three counties in Southeast Florida: Miam-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. It has been made available to the region's public agencies and consultants for generating transit ridership forecasts on the upcoming fixed guideway projects in the region, including Bus Rapid Transit, LRT, HRT, commuter rail and streetcar projects.

The training will focus on the following topics:

  • Provide brief overview of the model's interface and set up
  • Provide detailed information on the assembly and development of model input data
  • Provide overview of regional calibration results
  • Identify additional tasks/updates users need to perform to apply the model for a specific corridor
  • Discussion on model application for two corridors

Southeast Florida User Group - STOPS Planning Model Overview

The training will be held at FDOT D4 HQ Auditorium (3400 Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309) on March 10, 2017. Although not required for the training, attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop containing model files from a previously run regional STOPS model. The model and documentation can be downloaded using the link below:

http://www.fsutmsonline.net/index.php?/user_groups/comments/sefl_stops_planning_model/

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Panhandle User’s Group Meeting 2/23/17

FDOT District Three Office from 1:30pm to 3:30pm CST in the Design Conference Room

You won't want to miss this meeting as we have several important presentations.

Topics:

  • FDOT Central Office Modeling Update
    Thomas Hill, State Modeling Manager
    FDOT Central Office
  • NWFRPM Status
    Dan Beaty
    HNTB Corporation
  • NWFRPM V3.0 Update
    Chris Simons
    ATKINS, NA.

Hope to see you there!

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Panhandle Users Group Meeting - February 23, 2017

It's our pleasure to invite you to the Panhandle Users Group Meeting.

Agenda

Date & Time
February 23, 2017, 1:30-3:30 PM CDT

Location
FDOT District 3 Office Design Conference Room
1074 US Hwy 90
Chipley, Florida 32428

For additional information please contact: Linda Little, (850) 330-1217, linda.little@dot.state.fl.us.

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CFTPG Meeting Thursday, February 2, 2017

Automated & Connected Vehicles
Hear about test projects in Florida, a view into the policy making side of AV, and information about the new SunTrax facility.
 

February 2, 2017 • 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet—11:30 AM • Presentations—12:00 Noon


FDOT—District 5 Urban Office Lake Apopka Conference Room, 133 South Semoran Boulevard • Orlando, FL 32807 • (407) 482-7800 • Brown Bag Lunch • No RSVP required

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CFTPG - 2017 Meeting Dates

The Central Florida Transportation Planning Group (formerly the Central Florida Traffic Data Users Group) meets quarterly to provide presentations on travel demand modeling, transportation planning, growth management and other transportation planning topics. The meetings are brown bag and all are welcome. The meetings are held at:

Florida Department of Transportation, District 5 Urban Office
Lake Apopka Conference Room
133 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32807
from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For more information, you may contact Jason Learned by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2017 Meeting Dates

  • February 2, 2017
  • May 25, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
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December 2016 Model Task Force Meeting Materials

December 6 - 8, 2016, Model Task Force Meeting, Orlando, FL
Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • Model Advancement Committee
  • Freight Committee
  • Transit & Rail Committee
  • Data/GIS Committee

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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SERPM 8.0

Welcome to the SERPM 8.0 Model Update Page.

Refer to this site for

  • documents and presentations
  • data sets
  • status meeting summaries
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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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Upcoming CFRPM Training on December 14th!

The Central Florida Regional Planning Model (CFRPM) will have an upcoming training and workshop on December 14th, 2016 at Florida's Turnpike Headquarters.

Please see the attached flyer for more details, and go to the following link to register!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-florida-regional-planning-model-cfrpm-training-tickets-29861794431

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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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SEFL STOPS Planning Model

Southeast Florida (SEFL) STOPS Planning Model is a STOPS model for the tri-county region. The model covers West Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. As part of this effort, an user interface has been developed to automate the preparation of certain STOPS input files for any fixed-guideway transit project in the tri-county region. In addition, the user interface also helps in extracting tables from the STOPS output report file for post-processing in Microsoft Excel.

SEFL STOPS Planning Model can be downloaded:

Documentations:

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Instruction to Make SERPM 7 Compatible with Cube 6.4

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - November 2016

You are cordially invited to join us for the Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting to be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the FDOT Broward Operations Center, 5548 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309. This meeting will feature presentations on model development, application, and assessment of the accuracy of travel demand forecasts.

This meeting includes the following three presentations:

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:10 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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Florida Model Task Force Meeting - December 6-8, 2016 - Orlando

Registration is now open for the Florida Model Task Force Meeting. The Florida Model Task Force will meet December 6-8, 2016 in Orlando. Click the link below to register:
REGISTRATION

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 5.
  • To cancel your reservation without a 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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FDOT D4 LOS Assessment Volume I (Broward and Palm Beach Counties)

The FDOT D4 LOS Assessment Report documents the existing and future projected daily LOS along major roadways in the five counties within D4: Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River. The 2014 existing and 2040 future LOS are derived for:

  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) corridors: Florida's high priority network of transportation facilities important to the state's economy,
  • State Highway System (SHS) corridors: roads under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Transportation, state-chartered expressway authorities, and other state agencies,
  • Other major county and city roadways.

In addition to LOS, this report provides estimated annual average daily traffic (AADT) and number of lanes information of 2014 existing and 2040 future projected conditions along SIS, SHS, and major non-SHS facilities. Estimated year of LOS F is also provided along SHS and SIS facilities.

***** Updated 4/19/2017 *****
Both Volume I and Volume II of the report have been updated. Please redirect to the new page through the link below:
http://131.94.122.218/index.php?/user_groups/comments/fdot_d4_los_assessment_report_2015/

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - September 2016

You are cordially invited to join us for the Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting to be held on Friday, September 9, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the FDOT District 4 Auditorium. This meeting will feature presentations on newly released Florida Statewide Model with its passenger and freight component, and multimodal planning studies using regional and project level models. This meeting includes the following three presentations:

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:15 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.062 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 06/30/2016)

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Updated Florida Statewide Model (FLSWM) Version 6.0 (Passenger & Freight) (Updated October 14, 2016)

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the nex The meeting agenda is attached.

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Survey conducted in February 2016 showed an overwhelming interest from our members in data development and data analytics. This meeting is our attempt to share the work that has been done recently in this respect. This meeting will feature the following three presentations:

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:15 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The STOPS model and documentation can be downloaded from here.

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CFRPM Version 6.1

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.0 (Activity-Based Model)

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Northeast Regional Planning Model - Activity Based1v3 (NERPM-AB)

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Updated Gainesville MPO/Alachua County Model- 12/2015

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement -March 2016

You are invited to attend the next Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting to be held on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the FDOT District 4 Auditorium located at 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-3421.

Please join us for this important event. Over the past few months, there have been a number of enhancements made to the SERPM 7.0 model. New guidelines have been developed to help the users conduct site impact studies. This meeting will feature presentations on the model enhancements and show by example how to conduct a site impact study with SERPM 7.0 ABM. In addition, the Southeast Florida Users Group is conducting a survey to get feedback from the model users with regard to the travel demand models developed in South Florida and suggestions on model training and how to improve the Users Group meetings (If you have not received email invite to participate in the survey, the survey can be accessed from Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Survey). The survey results will be presented during the meeting.

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:15 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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FSUTMS Scripting I Workshop - March 15-17, 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation will be holding training course designed for Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) users who want training for scripting in the Cube environment. The FSUTMS Scripting I Workshop focuses on basic scripting techniques for the beginning to intermediate user. It will introduce the basic CUBE script functionality and allow the user to build effective and efficient scripts to solve a variety of computational tasks. The course will be interactive and allow the participants to write and execute their own scripts.

Location and Dates:
Orlando - District 5 Urban Office, Lake George Conference Room
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meeting Registration:
We have a maximum of 20 seats available for the workshop, so please register soon to guarantee your place. The registration link for the workshop can be found on the Training and Meeting Registration page of FSUTMSOnline: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/training_register.aspx?id=132.

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.061 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 02/01/2016)

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FDOT D4 2015 District Roadway Atlas

FDOT District Four, Office of Planning & Environmental Management is proud to announce the release of the 2015 Roadway Atlas! The 2015 version contains the following series of location maps that provide useful information regarding the State Highway System and the other transportation facilities within D4's jurisdiction:

  • Access Management
  • Bicycle Lanes
  • Federal Aid Eligibility
  • Federal Functional Classification
  • Level of Service
  • Long Range Transportation Plan - GTCRPM
  • Long Range Transportation Plan - SERPM
  • Road Status
  • Roadway Jurisdiction
  • Roadway Sections
  • Sidewalk Barrier
  • State Highway System (SHS)
  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)
  • FHWA Urban Boundary

Two popular format options of D4 Roadway Atlas are available: PDF and KMZ. Select the type of map format of your choice then select the respective series you would like to view. You can then select a particular county, or view the series for the entire district.

The newest feature of the D4 Roadway Atlas is the interactive ArcGIS Online map. This mapping application is fully accessible outside of the District 4 network and hosted fully on the ESRI ArcGIS Online cloud. Here is the link to access the map application:

http://www.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=6bff486fdf0a494b828130be51386ec0

Point of Contact: Samantha Powers, 954-777-4664, Samantha.Powers@dot.state.fl.us.

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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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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - November 2015

You are invited to attend the next Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting to be held on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the FDOT District 6 Auditorium located at 1000 NW 111 Ave, Miami, FL 33172. Please join us for this exciting event to discuss the issues, challenges, opportunities, and recent developments in freight planning, innovative freight data collection methodologies, and advanced freight modeling techniques in South Florida and around the country. After the presentations, we will have a panel discussion and Q/A session. We have invited representatives from FHWA, FDOT, MPOs, consulting, and academia to offer their perspectives on these issues and you will have an opportunity to join the discussion with the panel members.

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:15 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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December 2015 Model Task Force Meeting Materials

December 8 - 10, 2015, Model Task Force Meeting, Orlando, FL

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Model Reporting: Understanding the Performance Measures Reported from a TDM

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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:
REGISTRATION

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: Origin and Destination Skims and Matrix Information

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FSUTMS Webinar Series: Destination Choice - A Modeling Primer

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Panhandle Transportation Applications and FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - September 23, 2015

It's our pleasure to invite you to the Panhandle Transportation Applications and FSUTMS Users Group Meeting.

Agenda

Date & Time
September 23, 2015, 1:30-3:30 PM CDT

Location
FDOT District 3 Emergency Operations Room
1074 US Hwy 90
Chipley, Florida 32428

For additional information please contact: Linda Little, (850) 330-1217, linda.little@dot.state.fl.us.

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FSUTMS Webinar Series:  Friction Factors, BPR Curves, Speed, and Trip Length

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - September 2015

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 18, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. This meeting focuses on data driven methodologies for multimodal analysis using existing data, survey data, and SERPM 7 model output. The meeting features the following three presentations:

The Broward APA Section is co-sponsoring the event. All meeting participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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FSUTMS Webinar Series: The Latest Land Use Models Available in Florida and Best Practices

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FSUTMS Webinar Series: Data Resources for Validating and Calibrating TDMs in Florida

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Updated Olympus Model with TMU Procedures

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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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Use of Dynamic Traffic Assignment in FSUTMS in Support of Transportation Planning in Florida

In Florida, transportation planning often uses the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) to provide a consistency of data and approach. Currently, demand forecasting in FSUTMS uses static traffic assignment, in which properties of transportation networks, such as travel times and flow rates, are constant over time and drivers are described homogeneously. Dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) could greatly advance FSUTMS by allowing scenarios in which transportation measures vary with time and drivers are treated as individuals, permitting new levels of detail and precision, thus supporting better demand and performance forecasting.

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Florida Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation Tool (FITSEVAL)

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Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)

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Model Advancement Committee

Mission Statement

To evaluate and improve the Florida standard model by:

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and supporting research and development of enhancements to the current FSUTMS processes.
  • Reviewing alternative modeling methodologies and providing feedback on their relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Recommending enhancements to the current FSUTMS process.

Model Advancement Committee Chairperson:

Hui Zhao, M.S., P.E.
District 4 FDOT
Email: hui.zhao@dot.state.fl.us
Phone: (954) 777-4635

Model Advancement Committee Members and Friends:

Activities

Committee Meetings

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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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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2015

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 12, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. This meeting continues our efforts to help model users better understand the activity-based model and share experiences and knowledge in the application of the ABM model for planning purposes. The meeting includes three presentations:

The Broward APA Section has kindly agreed to co-sponsor the event. All training participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 2.0 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive at least two (2) PDH credits.

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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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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2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.051 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 05/04/2015)

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May 2015 Model Task Force Meeting Materials

May 5 - 7, 2015, Model Task Force Meeting, Orlando, FL

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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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:
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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2015 Florida Model Task Force Meeting

The Florida Model Task Force will meet May 5-7, 2015, in Orlando. Please note that the Embassy Suites Jamaican Court location now has stricter reservation policies.

  • The cut-off date for being assured of getting the special $129 room rate is April 13.
  • To cancel your reservation without a penalty, you must cancel at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

We therefore encourage you to make your reservation now, but mark your calendar with the cancellation deadline in case you later find that you are unable to attend.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - March 2015

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 9:00am to 4:30pm at the FDOT District 4 Auditorium. The meeting will feature a hands-on training on the newly completed activity-based Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model, V4.0 (TCRPM 4.0). The training will cover model design, system requirements and installation, scenario setup, model input and output, and reporting and visualization tools. Please click here to see the detailed agenda.

Also, we have exciting news for the training. The Broward APA Section has kindly agreed to co-sponsor the event. All training participants with AICP will be eligible to receive 5.5 AICP CM Credits. Participants with PE will receive at least two (2) PDH credits.

Participants are still encouraged to bring their own computers. However, Citilabs will provide training computers for those who do not have computers with required specifications.

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn the new model and meet with your fellow modelers and planners to share your experience. Space is limited, RSVP now for our FSUTMS Users Group Meeting at the following address:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-13-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-15731431134

To help you prepare the workshop, please download the TCRPM 4.0 User Guide and Workshop Training PPT Slides from the following links:

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7 (Activity-Based Model Released on 02/06/2015)

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - December 2014

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. The agenda includes the following items:

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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FDOT District 5 - Job Announcement - ISD Transportation Specialist VII

FDOT District 5 currently has a vacant position for an ISD Transportation Specialist VII located in the Environmental Management Office. Please visit the following link to view the position description on People First: Vacant Position. Applicants must apply online by Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Investigating the Value of Time and Value of Reliability for Managed Lanes

The I-95 managed lanes program and the associated field data provide a good opportunity to study the VOT and VOR distributions within the ML context. In light of the on-going efforts in enhancing the FSUTMS in handling ML strategies, the proposed study presents a much needed addition to existing projects. As the procedures and modeling structures are currently being tested to model MLs, the detailed behavioral aspects and pricing sensitivities are borrowed from other states or are represented with rough assumptions. This study will supplement existing projects by refining the value of time distribution and value of reliability curve, and also by bringing in local datasets into the equation. The objectives of this project are:
  • 1. Quantify VOT and VOR indicators that contribute to the willingness to pay, and explore the dataset needed to understand the behavior changes in responding to MLs;
  • 2. Examine how the impacts of MLs differ among users and under various circumstances, how to represent user heterogeneity; and
  • 3. Recommend approaches to derive the VOT and VOR for incorporation into the FSUTMS framework.
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Download Webinar - FSUTMS Training: Introduction to Cube Cloud

The presentation slides and the session recording of the FSUTMS Webinar: Introduction to Cube Cloud given on October 15, 2014 are now available online.

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FSUTMS Training: Introduction to Cube Cloud

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Southeast Florida Road and Transit User Cost

Localized values for travel time and vehicle operating costs for the traveling public in Southeast Florida are critical to understanding and communicating the value of transportation improvements. These two components - travel time values (TTV) and vehicle operating costs (VOC) - together make up the majority of road and transit user costs (RTUC). The Southeast Florida Road and Transit User Cost (SEFRTUC) Study researched national sources and methodologies for TTV and VOC, and localized the values to best represent conditions in Southeast Florida. The study area included Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties.

This study developed travel time values that can be applied to various travel market segments, and vehicle operating costs of various vehicle types for evaluation of benefits related to proposed transportation system improvements.

Study report, appendix, and the calculator tool are provided below:

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Peng Zhu at 954-331-6115 or pzhu@camsys.com.

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FSUTMS Webinar Series: Introduction to Cube Cloud

Join us for a FSUTMS Training webinar on October 15, 2014, on Cube Cloud. Topics will include:

  • Guidelines for preparing models to be uploaded to the Cloud
  • Exporting and uploading your model to the Cloud using Cube
  • Performing model runs using the Cube Cloud website
  • Data analyzing on Cube Cloud
  • Sharing your model using web-based administration functions

Introduction to Cube Cloud
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/913743434

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - September 2014

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. The agenda includes the following items:

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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Transit & Rail Committee Meeting - January 31, 2014

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Transit & Rail Committee Meeting - June 18, 2014

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FDOT D4 2014 District Roadway Atlas

FDOT District Four, Office of Planning & Environmental Management is proud to announce the release of the 2014 Roadway Atlas! The 2014 version contains the following series of location maps that provide useful information regarding the State Highway System and the other transportation facilities within D4's jurisdiction:

  • Access Management
  • Federal Aid Eligibility
  • Federal Functional Classification
  • Long Range Transportation Plan - GTCRPM
  • Long Range Transportation Plan - SERPM
  • Roadway Jurisdiction
  • Roadway Sections
  • State Highway System (SHS)
  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS)

Two popular format options of D4 Roadway Atlas are available: PDF and KMZ. Select the type of map format of your choice then select the respective series you would like to view. You can then select a particular county, or view the series for the entire district.

Point of Contact: Samantha Powers, 954-777-4664, Samantha.Powers@dot.state.fl.us

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Florida Turnpike Model Networks

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Sarasota/Manatee MPO/Charlotte MPO Model Networks

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Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model (TBRPM) Networks

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Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model (SERPM) Networks

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Central Florida Regional Planning Model (CFRPM) Networks

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Northeast Regional Planning Model (NERPM) Networks

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MetroPlan Orlando MPO Networks

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Lee County MPO/Collier County MPO Model Networks

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Gainesville MPO Loaded Network

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Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model (NWFRPM) Networks

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Capital Region TPA Model (Tallahassee) Networks

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Using Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and Planning

An accelerated growth in the volume of freight shipped on American highways has led to a significant increase in truck traffic, influencing traffic operations, safety, and the state of repair of highway infrastructure. Traffic congestion in turn has impeded the speed and reliability of freight movement on the highway system. As freight movement continues to grow within and between urban areas, appropriate planning and decision making processes are necessary to mitigate the above-mentioned impacts. However, a main challenge in establishing these processes is the lack of adequate data on freight movements such as detailed origin-destination (OD) data, truck travel times, freight tonnage distribution by OD pairs, transported commodity by OD pairs, and details about truck trip stops and paths. As traditional data sources on freight movement are either inadequate or no longer available, new sources of data must be investigated.

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Introduction - Loaded Networks

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District 4 Survey Data

Welcome to the webpage for the District 4 Survey Data. In order to provide transportation systems information, we have inventoried travel characteristics data collected in the recent past and made them readily useable for future analyses. The survey data and its associated metadata including transit on-board surveys and origin-destination (OD) surveys are listed below in alphabetical order. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at FDOT District 4 for additional information.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2014

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. The agenda includes the following items:

Coffee and networking start at 9:00 AM, meeting starts at 9:30 AM.

Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

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FSUTMS Modeling Training Schedule - Now Posted

The new FSUTMS Modeling Training Schedule is now posted online. The following courses are currently being offered:
 

  1. FSUTMS Transit Modeling Workshop - June 16 - 19, 2014 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  2. FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop - June 23 - 27, 2014 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  3. FSUTMS Cube Avenue (DTA) Workshop - July 1 - July 2 - Tampa, FL
  4. FSUTMS Model Calibration - July 14 - 17 - Orlando, FL

Detailed information about each workshop is provided on the Training & Meeting Registration webpage.

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Activity Based Modeling Applications Workshop - April 17 & 18, 2014

The meeting is a SERPM 7 Activity Based Modeling Applications Workshop. The agenda includes the following items:

  • Model Installation & System Setup
  • Application 1 - Population Sampling
  • Application 2 - Population Synthesis
  • Application 3 - Highway Project
  • Application 4 - Mobility Project
  • Application 5 - Land Use Project
  • Application 6 - Transit Project

Presenters: Rosella Picado, Ken Kaltenbach and Chuck Hart

Please click here to download the presentation.

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March 2014 Model Task Force Meeting Materials

March 25-27, 2014, Model Task Force Meeting, Orlando, FL

Meeting Agenda
MTF Resolution: Household Survey & Data Collection Effort

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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SERPM 6.5.4

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Florida Model Task Force Meeting

The Florida Model Task Force Meeting will take place on March 25 - 27, 2014 in Orlando, FL. 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.
MTF Registration

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FDOT 2009 Recommended LOS E Capacity Table

Model capacities have been derived form the FDOT 2009 Level of Service Handbook. Please download the 2009 recommended LOS E Capacity Table. For additional information, please contact Cesar Segovia at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - March 2014

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group will hold its quarterly meeting on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the FDOT D4 Auditorium. The meeting is a SERPM 7 Activity Based Modeling Methodology Workshop. The agenda includes the following items:

  • Model Design Review and System Setup
  • Population Synthesizer
  • Cube: Skimming and Networks
  • Cube: MAZ and TAP Impedances
  • CT-RAMP ABM Demand Model

Presenters: Rosella Picado and Ken Kaltenbach

Please click here to download the presentation.

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Miami-Dade MPO - Job Announcement - Two Transportation Systems Analyst Positions

MIAMI-DADE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) is currently recruiting for the following positions:

MPO Transportation Systems Analyst (Modeling/Transit)
Job Opening No. 20870

MPO Transportation Systems Analyst (LRTP/TIP/Freight)
Job Opening No. 20871

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