District 1 Regional Planning Model NetworksModel Task Force 2019 Meeting AnnouncedForecasting and Trends Offers Weeklong Modeling TrainingUROAD Factors in Florida ModelsUse of the Florida Statewide ModelFDOT Forecasting and Trends Office Completes Study of UROAD FactorsSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 15, 2019Freight Economic Impact Modeling TrainingSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-November 16, 2018SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-September 14, 2018MTF 2018 Postponed until further notice2010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.1 (Activity-Based Model)CFTPG 2018 Meeting #3, Thursday, November 1, 2018December 2018 Meeting MaterialsModel Task Force Hotel Reservation InformationFlorida Statewide Model V6.0 Loaded NetworkCFTPG 2018 Meeting #2, Thursday, August 2, 20182016 FDOT D4 Level of Service ReportSoutheast Florida Household Travel Survey (2016-2017)TCRPM4 Enhanced DocumentationFreight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in FloridaSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-June 15, 2018Activity-Based Modeling Workshop - May 11, 2018 - FDOT D4 AuditoriumSave the Date: 2018 Model Task Force Meeting CFTPG 2018 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 29, 2018SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 16, 2018Heartland Regional TPOEconomic Analysis Framework for Freight Transportation Based on Florida Statewide Multi-Modal Freight ModelEstimation of System Performance and Technology Impacts to Support Future Year PlanningFramework for Multi-Resolution Analyses of Advanced Traffic Management StrategiesApplication of Dynamic Traffic Assignment to Advanced Managed Lane ModelingMulti-Resolution Modeling Training Course AnnouncementFuture Mobility Experiments with SERPM7 - reports and presentationsOctober 2017 Model Task Force Meeting MaterialsSE FL FSUTMS User Group Meeting Rescheduled to October 6, 2017Model Task Force Meeting - October 17-19, 2017 - OrlandoDisclaimerContact InformationLoaded Networks IntroductionFAQsSE FL FSUTMS User Group Meeting- June 16, 2017Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model Version 2.1May/June 2017 Training Courses OfferedFDOT D4 LOS Assessment Report (2015) Volume I & II2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.071 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 03/31/2017)CFRPM 6.1 DocumentationSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting- March 10, 2017Panhandle User’s Group Meeting 2/23/17Panhandle Users Group Meeting - February 23, 2017December 2016 Model Task Force Meeting MaterialsSERPM 8.0Guidebook for Florida STOPS ApplicationsMulti-Modal Freight Data Sources and ApplicationsSEFL STOPS Planning ModelInstruction to Make SERPM 7 Compatible with Cube 6.4SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - November 2016Florida Model Task Force Meeting - December 6-8, 2016 - OrlandoFDOT D4 LOS Assessment Volume I (Broward and Palm Beach Counties)SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - September 20162010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.062 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 06/30/2016)Florida Statewide Model (FLSWM) Version 6.0 (Passenger & Freight) (Updated October 14, 2016)SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2016CFRPM Version 6.12010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.0 (Activity-Based Model)Northeast Regional Planning Model - Activity Based1v3 (NERPM-AB)Updated Gainesville MPO/Alachua County Model- 12/2015SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement -March 2016FSUTMS Scripting I Workshop - March 15-17, 20162010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.061 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 02/01/2016)FDOT D4 2015 District Roadway AtlasCTPP Town Hall Meeting:  Elimination of Tables in Special TabulationSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - November 2015December 2015 Model Task Force Meeting MaterialsModel Reporting: Understanding the Performance Measures Reported from a TDMFlorida Model Task Force Meeting - December 8-10, 2015 - OrlandoFSUTMS Webinar Series: Origin and Destination Skims and Matrix InformationFSUTMS Webinar Series: Destination Choice - A Modeling PrimerPanhandle Transportation Applications and FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - September 23, 2015FSUTMS Webinar Series:  Friction Factors, BPR Curves, Speed, and Trip LengthSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - September 2015FSUTMS Webinar Series: The Latest Land Use Models Available in Florida and Best PracticesFSUTMS Webinar Series: Data Resources for Validating and Calibrating TDMs in FloridaUpdated Olympus Model with TMU ProceduresFSUTMS Webinar SeriesUse of Dynamic Traffic Assignment in FSUTMS in Support of Transportation Planning in FloridaFlorida Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation Tool (FITSEVAL)Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)Model Advancement CommitteeFlorida Statewide Model Workshop - June 15-16, 2015FSUTMS Cube Avenue (DTA) Workshop - June 10-11, 2015SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - June 2015Workshop Cancellation:  Express Lanes Time-of-Day (ELToD) Modeling Workshops2010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7.051 (Activity-Based Model Updated on 05/04/2015)May 2015 Model Task Force Meeting MaterialsSubmit Your Ideas for the Model Task Force Agenda - Call for Proposals2015 Florida Model Task Force MeetingSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - March 20152010/2040 Cost Feasible SERPM 7 (Activity-Based Model Released on 02/06/2015)SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Announcement - December 2014FDOT District 5 - Job Announcement - ISD Transportation Specialist VII

Home /

District 1 Regional Planning Model Networks

Back

Model Task Force 2019 Meeting Announced

The Model Task Force 2019 Meeting will be held July 30 through August 1, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/360 on Jamaican Court. The meeting begins Tuesday at 1:30 PM and ends Thursday at noon. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance before July 20 at: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/360
Booking Link: MTF Room Reservation (!! - NOTE: This link defaults to a Monday arrival, the day before the meeting; please change as appropriate before reserving.)
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Special Group Rate: $133/night if reserved by July 8
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

Back

Forecasting and Trends Offers Weeklong Modeling Training

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will host two offerings of the FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop in May and June. 

  • May 13-17 - Orlando, Embassy Suites International Drive/Jamaican Court
  • June 17-21 - Fort Lauderdale, Embassy Suites 17th Street

Seating is limited; FDOT Districts and MPOs will be given seating preference. Click the link below to place your name on the seat-request list: 
          http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx

Back

UROAD Factors in Florida Models

The Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) specifies that models use an attribute referred to as UROAD, which is the ratio of the practical to absolute capacity of a model link. This memo demonstrates the role that UROAD plays in the Florida modeling context by examining the impact of different UROAD parameters on total assigned trips, congested trip times, and congested speeds. The UROAD factors currently used in Florida models are listed, along with other associated variable factors, like the alpha and beta parameters and the peak-to-daily capacity ratio attribute.

UROAD_Application_in_FL_Models_Final_022619.pdf

Back

Use of the Florida Statewide Model

This document describes the Florida Statewide Model's design and organization, and provides guidance on proper model application methods. It specifies the types of projects for which this model is appropriate, and the recommended steps for performing analysis within a subarea of the state. Finally, the report discusses the emerging modeling topic of risk analysis, quantifying the uncertainties inherent in travel demand forecasting.

Use_of_the_Florida_Statewide_Model_070518.pdf

Back

FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office Completes Study of UROAD Factors

The Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) specifies that models use an attribute referred to as UROAD, which is the ratio of the practical to absolute capacity of a model link. This memo demonstrates the role that UROAD plays in the Florida modeling context by examining the impact of different UROAD parameters on total assigned trips, congested trip times, and congested speeds. The UROAD factors currently used in Florida models are listed, along with other associated variable factors, like the alpha and beta parameters and the peak-to-daily capacity ratio attribute.

UROAD_Application_in_FL_Models_Final_022619.pdf

Back

SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 15, 2019

The last SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting was held on Friday March 15, 2019, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

The event page can be access throught the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-tickets-57550693674

Please click Agenda to see the meeting details.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis - Kimon Proussaloglou
  2. Traffic Forecasting Tool for Indiana Department of Transportation - Akbar Bakhshi Zanjani
  3. A Systematic Traffic Count Balance Method in Network Levels - Hongbo Chi
  4. From Manual to Automation – TMC Visualization and Balancing Tool - Ashutosh Kumar
Back

Freight Economic Impact Modeling Training

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office recently developed a new add-on tool for the Florida Statewide Model called the Freight Transportation Economic Impact Kit. This FreightTEIK tool combines the statewide model’s Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM) with a multi-sectoral input-output model.  The economic impacts of efficiencies gained through freight transportation improvements are conveyed in terms of changes in vehicle hours traveled (VHT), vehicle miles traveled (VMT), gross domestic product (GDP), employment, and monetized impacts.
 
To support this new FreightTEIK tool, we will be conducting an eight-hour training course in two locations in South and Central Florida. The course will be offered free of charge in Fort Lauderdale February 27-28 and in the Orlando area March 20-21, 2019. Both trainings will be held on a Wednesday afternoon (1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.), continuing the following morning (Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon).
 
In this class you will learn how economic benefits stemming from freight transportation are an accumulation of a multitude of business and transportation activities. The process illustrates how transportation network changes ripple through different levels of the economy to yield total cumulative economic effects. Economic impacts, in turn, might be the driving force to stimulate a business to grow, which may result in increasing employment or income. These impacts are captured by a variety of economic indicators such as gross domestic product.
 
This hands-on training will be taught by the research team that created FreightTEIK, Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng and PhD candidate Haitao Yu. Prior modeling exposure is encouraged, but not required. Due to limited seating, please register in advance for this class at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

Back

SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-November 16, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday November 16, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-51592835560?ref=estw

Please click November162018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Traffic Forecasting Tools - Ken Kaltenbach
  2. Understanding the SE FL Travel Behavior - Rosella Picado
  3. Palm Beach County STOPS Model Development & Visualization of Forecasts - Ayberk Kocatepe & Sujith Rapolu

Thanks to 2017-2018 Users Group Steering Committee Chair & Secretary: Srin Varanasi & Yingfei Huang!

Congratulations to 2019-2020 Users Group Steering Committee Chair & Secretary: Yingfei Huang & Hongbo Chi!

Back

SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-September 14, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday September 14, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-49756777862

Please click September142018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Airsage OD Data, GPS Update and Travel Time Validation - Bill King
  2. Census Products for Transportation Modeling and Planning - Yongqiang Wu
  3. How ARC is using the Activity-Based Model for Regional Transportation - Guy Rousseau
Back

MTF 2018 Postponed until further notice

This is notice that the December 11-13 meeting of the Florida Model Task Force is postponed until a later date yet to be determined.  Internal discussions with management at first provided hope that the annual meeting could continue; however, we were informed last night that the meeting will require rescheduling due to the state travel restriction.  As reference, on October 16, 2018, the Florida Department of Management Services issued a directive following Hurricane Michael suspending all non-essential travel for state employees, as well as consultants and vendors doing business for the state, for an indefinite period of time. 

The Forecasting and Trends Office will reschedule this meeting at the earliest possible date after the travel suspension is rescinded.  No date has been provided when the suspension on non-essential travel will be lifted for FDOT staff or FDOT consultants and vendors.  The Forecasting and Trends Office will keep you apprised of any further developments.

If you have already made room reservations, please confirm your cancellation – (800) 871-5831.  Hotel policy is to allow cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Thomas Hill

State Modeling Manager

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, MS 19

Tallahassee, FL  32399

(850) 414 - 4924

Back

2010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.1 (Activity-Based Model)

Back

CFTPG 2018 Meeting #3, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Complete Streets – How FDOT is Moving Towards Mobility for All

The session will provide an overview of FDOT’s complete streets initiatives and how the concept of mobility for all is illustrated not just through infrastructure improvements but also through services. The session will have three presentations – first focusing on the context-sensitive complete streets approach, second focusing on infrastructure examples, and third focusing on services. Join us to hear from the following speakers:

  • Alison Stettner, AICP, Planning and Environmental Management Administrator, FDOT District Five
  • Patty Hurd, P.E., AICP, Associate Planner, Kittelson and Associates
  • Stephen Benson, AICP, Metropolitan Planning Administrator, FDOT District Seven
  • Courtney Reynolds, Program Manager, reThink Your Commute

Click here for the meeting flyer.

Meet and Greet—11:30 AM • Presentations—12:00 Noon

Back

December 2018 Meeting Materials

December 11-13, 2018, MTF Meeting, Orlando FL

Meeting Agenda

Back

Model Task Force Hotel Reservation Information

As previously announced, the December 11-13 Model Task Force Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/Jamaican Court. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance by December 1 at: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/Jamaican Court
Booking Link: FMTF Room Reservation
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Special Group Rate: $139/night
Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 12, 2018
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

Back

Florida Statewide Model V6.0 Loaded Network

Back

CFTPG 2018 Meeting #2, Thursday, August 2, 2018

Growth Management – Legislative Updates and Innovations

This session focused on the State of Florida’s Growth Management legislation, a brief history, the changes in the last decade and how it has impacted local government transportation and land use planning. Speakers included - Clif Tate, P.E., Sr. Vice President with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc; Jon Weiss, P.E., Director, Orange County Community, Environmental, and Development Services Department; Kerry Godwin, AICP, Director of Planning and Design, Osceola County; and Anoch Whitfield, AICP, Planning Manager, City of Oviedo.

The presentations from the August 2nd meeting can be found at this link: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/CFTPG/CFTPG_08-02-2018.zip.

Back

2016 FDOT D4 Level of Service Report

The purpose of this report is to document the existing 2016 daily LOS along major roadways in the five counties within Florida Department of Transportation District Four (FDOT D4): Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River.  The 2016 existing 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, 
  • Florida’s Turnpike System - obtained from the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), and
  • Other major county and city roadways. 

This report presents usage of LOS information and summarizes data, methodology, and references utilized to develop LOS and LOS maps of the five counties. 

In addition to LOS, this report provides estimated annual average daily traffic (AADT) and number of lanes information of 2016 existing conditions along SIS, SHS, and major non-SHS facilities. 

Back

Southeast Florida Household Travel Survey (2016-2017)

Back

TCRPM4 Enhanced Documentation

Back

Freight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in Florida

A major hurdle in freight demand modeling has always been a lack of adequate data on freight movements for different industry sectors for planning applications. Several data sources are available for freight planning purposes in the United States. Of these, the most commonly adopted sources include Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), Transearch (TS), American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) truck GPS data, and Department of Transportation (DOT) weigh-in-motion (WIM) data. Of these, the two most commonly adopted commodity flow data sources are FAF and TS. We developed a fused database from FAF and TS to realize transportation network flows at a fine spatial resolution while accommodating the production and consumption behavioral trends (provided by TS). Towards this end, we formulated and estimated a joint econometric model framework embedded within a network flow approach and grounded in maximum likelihood technique to estimate county level commodity flows. Subsequently, we developed additional algorithms to disaggregate county levels flows to the statewide traffic analysis zone resolution. The second part of the project was focused on generating truck OD flows by different weight categories, including empty truck flows. The estimated empty flows (where truck load is less than a threshold) were disaggregated into finer granularity to get better understanding about the patterns associated with empty flows.

Back

SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-June 15, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday June 15, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-46443052420

Please click June152018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. A Framework for Putting Big Data to Work for Travel Demand Modeling

  2. https://prezi.com/view/OzYWAxKfQUhIADKOzbMD (Please use Chrome to open)

  3. Habitual_Behavior_SERPM_User_Group_06152018.pdf

Back

Activity-Based Modeling Workshop - May 11, 2018 - FDOT D4 Auditorium

This one-day workshop will offer a hands-on tutorial on two recent enhancements to SERPM7 and TCRPM4:

  • A procedure to apply the model to perform site impact studies
  • A tool to check and validate the input data to the PopSyn3 (Population Synthesizer). 

Please use the following link to register to this workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activity-based-model-workshop-tickets-45307169965

Please click Agenda to see the workshop agenda. The attendees need to have the following materials on the laptop for the workshop.

  • Base material:
  1. SERPM7.071 (\serpm7) - http://www.fsutmsonline.net/DownloadLogin.aspx?module=26&entryid=934
  2. Seed skim for 2010 (\serpm7\Input\seed_net_skm\2010) - http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/md_lctr_2006/seed_skims_2010_7.071.zip
  3. R folder (\serpm7\RSetup\R-3.2.3) - http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/md_lctr_2006/R-3.2_.3_.zip
  • Workshop specific material:
  1. PopSyn Input Tool - PopSyn Input Tool
  2. PopSyn3 -  serpm popsyn3
  3. Updates to serpm7.071: puma shapefile (\serpm7\Input\Shape) - Shape.zip & maximum #maz fix (\serpm7\ctramp\application) - Scripts.zip
  4. Files for Site Impact analysis - SiteImpactExercise.zip

Workshop presentation: ABMWorkshop_11May2018.pdf

Back

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. 

Back

CFTPG 2018 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 29, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles – The Adolescence Years

This session focused on AV trial projects – the LYNX LYMMO Bus Rapid Transit, the University of Central Florida Campus AV Circulator, and the Gainesville Autonomous Transit Shuttle. The following speakers discussed what transit agencies in Florida are doing to get prepared for the AV revolution – Tomika Monterville, Director of Planning and Development at the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX); Jeremy Dilmore, P.E., FDOT District 5 TSM&O Engineer-Freeways; and Jesus Gomez, Transit Director, City of Gainesville.

Meeting materials can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/CFTPG/AV-Adolescence-Yrs_Combined-PPT.pptx

Back

SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 16, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday March 16, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-43908578741


Please click March162018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be downloaded using the following Links

1. Presentation 1 : TransFuture

2. Presentation 2 : Shared Automated Vehicles

3. Presentation 3 : Making Activity Based Models Easier to Use 

Back

Heartland Regional TPO

Back

Economic Analysis Framework for Freight Transportation Based on Florida Statewide Multi-Modal Freight Model

Freight plays a vital role in the national, state, and local economy. But its specific contribution is difficult to quantify, and the mechanism of impact of freight transportation investments on economic production is not clear. Traditional cost-benefit analysis focuses on the cost and benefits of building specific facilities at the project level. This is insufficient and underestimates the true benefits of freight as it does not take into account the multiplier effects that freight brings to the economy as a whole.

Florida Freight Transportation Economic Impact Kit (FTEIK)

The Florida Freight Transportation Economic Impact Kit (FTEIK) was developed based on the research study titled  “Economic Analysis Framework for Freight Transportation Based on Florida Statewide Multi-Modal Freight Model”. Users of this kit are encouraged to review the final report before proceeding to use this kit.

FTEIK is an economic analysis kit based on regional economic input-output model and Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM). The core of FTEIK lies in the combination of a freight demand model with a multi-sectoral economic model. Outputs from FreightSIM are converted into money values which are the inputs for the regional IO model to derive sectoral impacts for the studied economy. The kit also allows users to customize values for converting transportation outputs at the project level. The output from FreightSIM is vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and vehicle hours traveled (VHT). It is assumed that freight transportation investment (e.g. new highway investment) would in the long run lead to more efficient freight traffic with less vehicle hours of travel on the highway links in the study area.

FTEIK Download

Back

Estimation of System Performance and Technology Impacts to Support Future Year Planning

Agencies is increasingly interested in measuring system performance and the impact of advanced technologies and strategies for existing and future year conditions. This interest increased with the MAP-21 federal legislation emphasis on establishing performance goals focusing on seven areas: safety, infrastructure conditions, congestion reduction, system reliability, freight, environmental sustainability, and project delivery time.   The federal legislations require states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to identify performance measures and associated targets and including these targets in the state and MPO plans.   For existing conditions, this estimation can be done based on data collected from multiple sources such as statistics office detectors, traffic management system detectors, incident and crash databases, weather agencies, and other sources of data.  For future conditions, there is a need to identify models and methods that can be used to support the estimation of system performance.  These models will have to be supported by data from multiple sources. 

Back

Framework for Multi-Resolution Analyses of Advanced Traffic Management Strategies

Demand forecasting models and simulation models have been developed, calibrated, and used in isolation of each other. However, the advancement of transportation system technologies and strategies, the increase in the availability of data, and the uncertainty of traveler behavioral responses to new strategies have increased consideration of integrating different modeling tools. This project investigated the ability of combinations of tools to assess congestion impacts and advanced strategies that address such impacts. As a result, the project has developed a multi-resolution modeling framework for use in support of agency analyses and modeling of congestion impacts and advanced strategies. As examples, this project applies the multi-resolution modeling framework to (1) managed lanes with consideration of travel time reliability and heterogeneous traveler attitudes towards paying tolls, (2) work zones and associated diversion, and (3) active traffic management on arterial streets. The project investigated associated activities, including estimating origin-destination demand matrices using data from multiple sources such as automatic vehicle identification data and turning movement counts and assessing link-level variation of connected vehicle market penetration.

Back

Application of Dynamic Traffic Assignment to Advanced Managed Lane Modeling

In this study, Florida International University researchers developed a demand estimation framework to assess managed lanes (ML) strategies by utilizing dynamic traffic assignment (DTA) instead of the traditional static traffic assignment (STA). Effective planning for ML strategies requires the accurate assessments of traffic flow conditions provided by advanced models, such as DTA coupled with mesoscopic or microscopic modeling. The researchers found that existing ML modeling frameworks varied greatly in level of detail and complication. This offered them a selection of approaches, for example, in choosing the right procedures for supply and demand calibration or convergence.  This project demonstrated successful integration of high-quality, high-volume data with advanced modeling software. It showed the advantages of dynamic over static modeling in understanding ML performance and management. Better simulations mean better planning and management, and ultimately more efficient and cost-effective transportation in the crowded corridors where ML plays a key role.

Back

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

Recommended Reading Material

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

Back

Future Mobility Experiments with SERPM7 - reports and presentations

Emerging technologies, changing demographics, and shifting travel behavior: experiment results using the Southeast Florida regional activity-based model framework

Back

October 2017 Model Task Force Meeting Materials

October 17-19, 2017, MTF Meeting, Orlando, FL
Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Model Advancement:

Freight:

Transit:

Data/GIS:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Back

SE FL FSUTMS User Group Meeting Rescheduled to October 6, 2017

Please note that our September user group meeting has been rescheduled to October 6, 2017. Please find the agenda and the following registration link. Very interesting freight modeling and employment data related presentations will be featured.

Please register to the meeting if you plan to attend and it will allow us with a headcount to better organize the meeting facilities, refreshments etc.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-38039645604

Back

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.

Back

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.
Back

Contact Information

FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office, Tallahassee
Back

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
Back

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.
Back

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.

Back

Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model Version 2.1

Back

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

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

CFRPM 6.1 Documentation

Back

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/

Back

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!

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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
You can also access the online users guide here: https://sites.google.com/site/serpm8reference/
Back

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:

Back

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

Back

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:

Back

Instruction to Make SERPM 7 Compatible with Cube 6.4

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

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/

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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

Back

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.

Back

CFRPM Version 6.1

Back

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

Back

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

Back

Updated Gainesville MPO/Alachua County Model- 12/2015

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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.

Back

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
Back

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.

Back

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

Back

Model Reporting: Understanding the Performance Measures Reported from a TDM

Back

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.
Back

FSUTMS Webinar Series: Origin and Destination Skims and Matrix Information

Back

FSUTMS Webinar Series: Destination Choice - A Modeling Primer

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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

Back

Updated Olympus Model with TMU Procedures

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

Florida Intelligent Transportation Systems Evaluation Tool (FITSEVAL)

Back

Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)

Back

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:

Vacant

Email: Thomas.Hill@dot.state.fl.us
Phone: 

Model Advancement Committee Members and Friends:

Activities

Committee Meetings

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

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.

Back

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

Back

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

Back

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)

Back

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.

Back

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:

Back

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

Back

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.

Back

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

Back
Mailing List Signup
// var _gaq = _gaq || []; // _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-17007970-1']); // _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); // (function() { // var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; // ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; // var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); // })();
FSUTMS Online
Model Task Force Logo