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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

Course Descriptions
1. Introduction to Modeling
This one-day course will introduce participants to an overview of travel demand modeling with an emphasis on typical practices in Florida. An overview of the four steps will be given, along with an introduction to advanced concepts such as tour-based/activity-based models. The Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) will be described and a brief historical context given for its development. Examples of how regional models are used for policy studies will be presented, along with comparisons of Florida's regional models. Supporting FDOT planning staff will be introduced to assist those with further questions and needs. This class will be delivered in lecture format without hands-on computer exercises, making it ideal for managers and other non-modelers.

2. Introduction to R Programming
This one-day course will introduce participants to concepts of R, a programming language used in the travel demand modeling community for statistical data analysis. The course will provide initial guidance to setting up an environment in R, reading and writing files, and accessing, manipulating, analyzing, and presenting data. The course will present popular packages that are used in the context of FreightSIM, the Florida Statewide Freight Model. At the end of this course participants can expect to know how to work in R, set up a project, import and export data, create graphs, and be able to get started with reading the FreightSIM R code. Participants will also be given additional resources that can be used as material for self-learning. Prior to the R programming class, students will be sent software to load onto their own laptops, which they will bring to the class.

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.




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/

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!

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, .

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

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: .

2017 Meeting Dates

February 2, 2017
May 25, 2017
October 5, 2017


Welcome to the SERPM 8.0 Model Update Page.

Refer to this site for
  • documents and presentations
  • data sets
  • status meeting summaries



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:
STOPS FAQ List
Guidebook for Florida STOPS Application Workshop


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


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

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:

Model Files


Documentations:

SEFL STOPS Planning Model - User Guide (11-22-2016)

SEFL STOPS Planning Model - Calibration Memo (11-22-2016)

SEFL STOPS Planning Model Training PPT (11-16-2016)



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:

  • Transit Forecasting Uncertainty & Accuracy, by Mr. Dave Schmitt, AICP, Connetics Transportation Group (CTG)


  • Development of Standardized Models in Kentucky Using AirSage Data, by Mr. Johnny Han, Ph.D., The Corradino Group


  • Storm Surge, Sea Level Rise, and Transportation Network Disruption in Southeast Florida, by Ms. Yingfei Huang, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.


  • 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.

    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.

    Meeting Details
    Florida Model Task Force Meeting -- December 6-8, 2016
    Begins 1:00 PM Tuesday; ends noon Thursday

    Embassy Suites -- International Drive/Jamaican Court
    8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819
    Reservation Number: 1-800-871-5831
    Special Hotel Rate: $129 if reserved by November 5, 2016
    Group Code: FDO
    Reservation Cancellation Deadline: 72 hours prior to arrival

    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://www.fsutmsonline.net/index.php?/user_groups/comments/fdot_d4_los_assessment_report_2015/



    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:

  • Introduction to Florida Statewide Model, Version 6.0 (FLSWM V6.0), by Mr. Thomas Hill, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Transportation Data & Analysis Office


  • A Tour of FTA's STOPS Applications to Large, Medium and Small MPOs, by Mr. Amar Sarvepalli, Parsons Brinckerhoff


  • Estimating Trip Internalization at Mixed Use Developments: A Novel Approach (download spreadsheet application from here ), by Mr. Chang-Jen Lan, Ph.D., P.E, City of Jupiter.


  • 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.



    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:

  • Utilization of Data from Multiple Sources to Support Modeling, Performance Measurements, and Before-After Analysis, by Prof. Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., P.E., Florida International University

  • Introduction to the Southeast Florida Regional STOPS Model, by Ashutosh Kumar, Connetics Transportation Group, and Sujith Rapolu/Hongbo Chi, AECOM

  • Development of 2045 ABM Zonal Data Projections for the SIS Unfunded Needs Study, by Mike Brown, Transportation Planning Services, Inc.


  • 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.





    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.

  • Summary of Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Survey Results, Yongqiang Wu, Chair, Gannett Fleming


  • Enhancements to SERPM7.0 ABM, Aditya Katragadda, The Corradino Group


  • Site Impact Studies Using SERPM 7.0 - Methodology and Application, Raghu Sidharthan, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff


  • 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 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.


    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.

    2015_KMZ.zip
    2015_PDF.zip

    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,
    .

    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

    By logging into: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/ctpp_town_hall/ and dialing: 1-888-585-9008 passcode/room: 433-083-926

    The same information will be presented at all three meetings, so you need only attend one. Registration is not required, but space is limited. If you would like the materials and methodology to review ahead, please email Penelope Weinberger at .

    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.

  • Local Freight Data Collection: Port Everglades Petroleum Commodity Flow Pilot Study, by Peter Haliburton, Cambridge Systematics, Inc

  • Freight Data and Modeling: FHWA Perspective, by Vidya Mysore and Birat Pandey, FHWA Resource Center

  • Panel Discussion and Question/Answer Session, Representatives from FHWA, FDOT, MPOs, consulting, and academia


  • 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.

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

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015
    Transit & Rail Committee

    Freight Committee

    Model Advancement Committee

    Data Committee

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Thursday, December 10, 2015



    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.

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

    Meeting Details
    Florida Model Task Force Meeting -- December 8-10, 2015
    Begins 1:00 PM Tuesday; ends noon Thursday

    Embassy Suites -- International Drive/Jamaican Court
    8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819
    Reservation Number: 1-800-871-5831
    Special Hotel Rate: $129 if reserved by November 8, 2015
    Group Code: FDT
    Reservation Cancellation Deadline: 72 hours prior to arrival




    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, .


    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:

  • Broward County Transit (BCT) Scenario Planning Applications, by Ashutosh Kumar, AECOM

  • Stated Preference Approach to Examining the Value of Travel Time and Reliability for Freight Transportation in Florida, by Xia Jin, Ph.D., Florida International University

  • Projected 2040 Mobility Performance Measures for Broward and Palm Beach Counties, by Zachary Clark, Kittelson & Associates


  • 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.







    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.

    Webinar Registration:

    Webinar registration links will be emailed to the FSUTMSOnline mailing list as soon as the webinar content is finalized. If you are not already on the mailing list, please sign up by submitting your name and email address on the FSUTMSOnline home page in the Mailing List Signup on the left side of the page.

    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.



    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:
    Phone: (954) 777-4635

    Model Advancement Committee Members and Friends:




    Activities


    Committee Meetings












    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.

    Location and Dates:

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

    Meeting Registration:


    We have a maximum of 30 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/modeling_training.aspx. Please click the word "Register" next to the workshop listing to be taken to the registration form.

    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.

    Location and Dates:

    Orlando - Turnpike Office, Auditorium B
    Wednesday June 10, 2015 - Thursday June 11, 2015

    Meeting Registration:

    We have a maximum of 30 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/modeling_training.aspx. Please click the word "Register" next to the workshop listing to be taken to the registration form.

    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:

  • Region-wide Level of Service (LOS) Determination using an Innovative Analytical Travel Forecasting Approach - an Application of ABM Models in FDOT D4 Region. by Srinivas Varanasi, The Corradino Group

  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment with SERPM7.0, by Ana Elias, Jacobs Engineering

  • Visualizing Disaggregate Urban Travel Patterns - The SERPM7.0 ABMVIZ Tool, by Rosella Picado, Parsons Brinckerhoff


  • 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.

    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.


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

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    Transit & Rail Committee
    Freight Committee

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Thursday, May 7, 2015


    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:


    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.

    Meeting Details
    Florida Model Task Force Meeting -- May 5-7, 2015
    Begins 1:00 PM Tuesday; ends noon Thursday

    Embassy Suites -- International Drive/Jamaican Court
    8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819
    Reservation Number: 1-800-EMBASSY
    Special Hotel Rate: $129 if reserved by April 13, 2015
    Group Code: DOT
    Reservation Cancellation Deadline: 72 hours prior to arrival

    To help us set up the meeting accommodations, please let us know if you intend to participate by submitting your registration. Click the link below; scroll down to the MTF meeting; then click the word "Register" in orange.
    http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx

    Meeting Agenda

    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:


    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:

  • Southeast Florida Road and Transit User Cost Study, by Peng Zhu

  • South Florida Beach Trip Generation Study, by Dalila Fernandez and James Spinks

  • Progress Update on TCRPM version 4 (Model Demonstration), by Ken Kaltenbach

  • Explore Travelers' Characteristics on Selected Links from Activity-Based SERPM 7, by Hui Zhao

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

    Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

    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

    POSITION DESCRIPTION:
    • Prepares Transportation Systems and Design traffic projections, design factors project traffic demand and Equivalent Loading Accumulations for pavements design, roadway and bridge design, Project Development & Environmental Studies and traffic operations and safety studies. Develops and maintains a variety of methodologies and techniques for preparing traffic projects for a variety of needs and situations; prepare traffic projection; develop and apply quality control checks and measures for traffic projections; Review the reasonableness and accuracy of traffic projects from other sources.
    • Provides technical support for Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) resources for the statewide Model Task Force (MTF), modeling users groups, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) district office and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) agencies.
    • Provides MPO'S and other local planning agencies technical training assistance for highway, transit and freight statewide, regional and urban transportation models.

    • Develops and coordinates transportation modeling, land use (growth management) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integration methodologies to provide technical support for MPO and district transportation plans update.

    • Performs duties related to strategic planning, resource allocation, staff modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods.
    • Provides consultation and expert advice to Department of Transportation (DOT) staff, municipal, county and other governmental agencies on technical, systems-related, or process related topics to the development of land use studies, capacity analysis, trip generation, conceptual and geometric design.

    • Monitors modeling programs, approves funding, tasks, scopes, and confirms the disposition of awards, and other agreements. Reviews Level of Service Analyses, Right-of Way and other transportation facility needs assessments. Develops and refines urban area models used in travel forecasting. Reviews and analyzes the output of computer models as necessary for other responsibilities
    • Manages contracts, including scope development, contract negotiations, product review, invoices approval, and consultant evaluation. Processes procurement services invoices. Researches and recommends purchases to management related to modeling.
      Serves as liaison to consultant engineer, planners, City, County and other State Agencies on planning-related issues such as the development of Long Range Transportation Plans invoices.

    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.

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


    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:

    SEFRTUC 2014 Update Report.pdf
    SEFRTUC 2014 Update Appendix.pdf
    SEFRTUC 2014 Update Calculator Tool.zip

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

    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


    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:

  • Data Collection Efforts - Impacts of I-595 Reversible Lanes on Truck Movements: Before and After Study, by Larry Foutz

  • Innovative Methods to Include Small Budget Transportation Projects in the LRTP Process, by Vinod Sandanasamy

  • TCRPM 2040 Preliminary Land Use Allocation, by Mike Brown

  • TCRPM Model Development Updates, by Ken Kaltenbach

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

    Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.



    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.

    KMZ.zip
    PDF.zip

    Point of Contact: Samantha Powers, 954-777-4664,












    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.


    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 at FDOT District 4 for additional information.

    Transit On-Board Surveys

    1. BCT System-wide On-Board Survey 2010
  • OD survey on 41 fixed bus routes in spring 2010
  • Self-administered on-board survey (with mail-back option)
  • Over 7,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to BCT On-Board Study 2010 data (zip 9.98 mb)

  • 2. Broward US-1 BCT Route 1 and US-1 Breeze OD Survey 2013
  • OD survey on BCT Route 1 and US-1 Breeze along US-1 in fall and winter 2013
  • Interview survey conducted on-board
  • Over 2,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Broward US-1 OD Survey 2013 data (zip 2.01 mb)

  • 3. Hollywood-Pines Boulevard BCT Route 7 OD Survey 2013
  • OD survey on BCT Route 7 along Hollywood/Pines Boulevard in winter 2013
  • Interview survey conducted on-board
  • Over 1,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Hollywood-Pines Boulevard OD Study 2013 data (zip 863 kb)

  • 4. I-95 Express Bus 2010
  • OD survey on Route I-95 (Dade-Broward) Express, Route 95 Express, and Pines-Hollywood (BCT Route 107) Express in May 2010
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 1,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-95 Express Bus 2010 data (zip 727 kb)

  • 5. I-95 Express Bus 2011
  • OD survey on MDT Routes 95 and 195 Express, and BCT Routes 107 and 108 Express in September and October 2011
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 4,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-95 Express Bus 2011 data (zip 2.74 mb)

  • 6. Miami-Dade Broward Cross-County Ridership Patterns Survey 2005
  • Survey of BCT Routes 1, 2, 9, 18, and 441 to evaluate the cross-county travel patterns in Spring 2005
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 700 data samples were collected
  • Link to Miami-Dade Broward Cross-County Ridership Patterns Survey 2005 data (zip 549 kb)

  • 7. Miami-Dade County MetroBus Riders 2004
  • OD, satisfaction, and socio-demographic survey on all 286 MDT Metrobus routes and on Metrorail at all stations in spring and fall 2004
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 11,000 and 2,000 data samples were collected on Metrobus and Metrorail respectively
  • Link to Miami-Dade County MetroBus Riders 2004 data (zip 2.69 mb)

  • 8. Miami-Dade Metrorail Transit Survey 2009
  • OD survey on Metrorail at all 22 Metrorail stations in April 2009
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 17,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Miami-Dade Metrorail Transit Survey 2009 data (zip 25.3 mb)

  • 9. Miami-Dade MPO (NE Division Garage) OD Survey 2012
  • OD survey on 22 MDT bus routes serving Northeast Division Garage (Routes 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 22, 27, 29, 75, 77, 93, 97, 99, 105, 107, 108, 119, 135, 183 and 277) in April 2012
  • Questionnaire interview conducted on-board
  • Over 9,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Miami-Dade MPO (NE Division Garage) OD Survey 2012 data (zip 7.80 mb)

  • 10. Oakland Park Boulevard BCT Route 72 Survey 2012
  • OD survey on BCT Route 72 on Oakland Park Boulevard from Sawgrass Mills to A1A in April 2012
  • Questionnaire interview conducted on-board
  • Over 5,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Oakland Park Boulevard 2012 data (zip 2.76 mb)

  • 11. Palm Tran System-wide On-Board Survey 2010
  • OD survey on all 34 Palm Tran buses in Spring 2010
  • Questionnaire interview and or self-administered surveys conducted on-board
  • Over 3,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Palm Trans 2010 data (zip 1.24 mb)

  • 12. Palm Tran Route 43 and Route 62 Survey 2013
  • Boarding-to-Alighting (B2A) survey on Route 43 from Mall at Willington Green to Intermodal Transit Center and Route 62 from Mall at Wellington Green to Lake Worth Beach in spring 2013
  • Scannable barcode cards distributed and collected at boarding and alighting stops
  • Over 2,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Palm Trans 2013 data (zip 192 kb)

  • 13. SFECC Transit Analysis Study 2006
  • OD survey on Palm Tran, BCT, and MDT bus routes parallel to South Florida East Coast Corridor in January and February 2006
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Approximately 2,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to SFECC Transit Analysis Study 2006 data (zip 1.72 mb)

  • 14. SR-7 BCT Route 18 and 441 Breeze On-Board Survey 2012
  • OD survey on BCT Route 18 and the 441 Breeze along SR-7 in November and December of 2012
  • Questionnaire interview conducted on-board
  • Over 4,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to SR-7 On-Board Survey 2012 data (zip 2.12 mb)

  • 15. Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2007
  • OD and ridership characteristics survey at all Tri-Rail stations in March 2007
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 6,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2007 data (zip 7.94 mb)

  • 16. Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2008
  • OD and ridership characteristics survey at all Tri-Rail stations in November and December 2008
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 6,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2008 data (zip 11.4 mb)

  • 17. Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2013
  • OD and ridership characteristics survey at all Tri-Rail stations in February 2013
  • Questionnaire distributed and collected on-board
  • Over 5,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to Tri-Rail On-Board Survey 2013 data (zip 2.92 mb)

  • 18. University Drive BCT Route 1 and University Breeze On-Board Survey 2012
  • OD survey on BCT Route 2 and the University Breeze along University Drive in January and February 2013
  • Questionnaire interview conducted on-board
  • Over 2,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to University Drive On-Board Survey 2012 data (zip 1.23 mb)


  • Origin-Destination Surveys

    1. 95 Express Phase 1A Survey 2009
  • Survey of commuters using 95 Express Lanes between Downtown Miami and Golden Glades Interchange in May 2009
  • Online questionnaire
  • Over 9,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to 95 Express Phase 1A Survey 2009 data (zip 2.95 mb)

  • 2. 95 Express Phases 3 & 4 Bluetooth O-D Survey 2013
  • OD survey of I-95 users between Golden Glades Interchange and West Indiantown Road (SR-706) in May 2013
  • Bluetooth data collection
  • Approximately 260,000 hits were collected
  • Link to 95 Express Phases 3 & 4 Bluetooth O-D Survey 2013 data (zip 252 kb)

  • 3. FEC OD Survey for Major Activity Centers 2007
  • Survey of users including employees and students of major activity centers in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties near Tri-Rail in 2007
  • Paper surveys distributed and collected
  • Link to FEC OD Survey for Major Activity Centers 2007 data (zip 259 kb)

  • 4. I-75 and Palmetto Expressway OD 2012
  • OD survey of I-75 users from I-75/I-595/Sawgrass Expressway to I-75/SR-826; SR-826 users from SR-874/Don Shula Expressway to Golden Glades interchange; the Golden Glades Interchange; and HEFT users from I-75 to HEFT's SR-823/Red Road interchange in October 2011
  • Bluetooth data collection
  • Approximately 400,000 hits were collected
  • Link to I-75 and Palmetto Expressway OD 2012 data (zip 171 kb)

  • 5. I-75 OD Survey 2009
  • OD survey of I-75 users from SR-826 to I-595 in February 2009
  • Paper and online questionnaire survey
  • Approximately 4,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-75 OD Survey 2009 data (zip 2.63 mb)

  • 6. I-95 OD Survey (Broward & Palm Beach) 2008
  • OD survey identifying trips using I-95 from Hallandale Beach Boulevard (SR 858) in Broward County to Indiantown Road (SR 706) in Palm Beach County in July 2008
  • Mail-back paper and online questionnaire survey
  • Over 12,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-95 OD Survey (Broward & Palm Beach) 2008 data (zip 10.4 mb)

  • 7. I-95 OD Survey (Treasure Coast) 2010
  • OD survey identifying trips using I-95 from Indiantown Road (SR 706) in Palm Beach County to Wickham Road (CR 509) in Brevard County in spring 2010
  • Mail-back paper and online questionnaire survey
  • Over 4,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-95 OD Survey (Treasure Coast) 2010 data (zip 3.26 mb)

  • 8. I-595 Trip Length Study 2006
  • Used data from the I-595 OD survey collected in 2006 to extract freeway trip length on I-595 in Broward County
  • Data from a previous study were used
  • Approximately 7,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-595 Trip Length Study 2006 data (zip 1.30 mb)

  • 9. I-595 Vehicle Trip Length Study 2003
  • Vehicle trip length study of I-595 between Davie Road and University Drive in March 2003
  • Mail-back paper and online questionnaire survey
  • Approximately 8,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to I-595 Vehicle Trip Length Study 2003 data (zip 1.15 mb)

  • 10. SFECC Travel Characteristic Survey 2006
  • OD survey of parallel facilities along Tri-rail: I-95 from Central Boulevard/Hood Road to SR 112; Dixie Hwy from Donald Ross Road to NE 203rd Street (SR 854); and US-1 from Woolbright Road to NE 36th Street in spring 2006
  • License plate/mail-back paper survey
  • Over 8,000 data samples were collected
  • Link to SFECC Travel Characteristic Survey 2006 data (zip 4.56 mb)


  • 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:

  • Introduction to STOPS, by Ashu Kumar and Sujith Rapolu

  • Model Applications for Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Corridor Study, by Vikas Jain

  • Introduction to South Florida Residence Job Linkage Tools, by Yongqiang Wu

  • Introduction to Transportation Data Management and Analysis, by Manish Jain

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

    Please click here to see the detailed meeting agenda.

    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.

    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.

    March 25-27, 2014, Model Task Force Meeting, Orlando, FL
    Meeting Agenda
    MTF Resolution: Household Survey & Data Collection Effort


    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Transit & Rail Committee

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Thursday, March 27, 2014



    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


    Meeting Details:

    March 25-27, 2014 - Florida Model Task Force Meeting
    Begins at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and ends at Noon on Thursday

    Meeting Location / Hotel Information
    Embassy Suites - Int'l Drive/Jamaican Court
    8250 Jamaican Court, Orlando, FL 32819
    Reservation Number: 1-800-327-9797
    Hotel Rate: $123.00; Special Rate Deadline: March 15, 2014
    Group Code: DOT or Model Task Force Meeting
    Online Hotel Reservation Link



    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 .

    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.

    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

    The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized Area guides the transportation planning process in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Federal Statutes mandate the establishment of MPO's as a precondition for the flow of federal transportation funds to urban areas. The Miami-Dade MPO was established in 1977 under Chapter 163 of the Florida Statutes. One of its major roles is to ensure conformance with federal and state laws and regulations. The MPO approves all federally required transportation plans for the deployment of highways, mass transit, and other surface transportation facilities and services in the metropolitan area. The MPO works closely with other transportation entities serving the area and with the various municipalities in the County.

    This is professional level transportation planning and administrative work. Employees in this class perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to managing of transportation planning studies, providing technical support, analysis and conducting long and short range planning tasks, and performing administrative functions related to the citizen's committees. Employees are expected to assist the senior manager's level in the development of the MPO technical program, as well as maintaining an ongoing liaison with county, state and federal departments and the general public.

    Applicants must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Urban, Regional or Transportation Planning and a minimum of four years of professional experience in transportation planning and/or related field is required. Master's Degree may substitute for two years of the required experience. Applicants must apply online by Saturday, March 8, 2014 at http://www.miamidade.gov/jobs.


    Ways to Apply:
    Go to the following website and type in "MPO" under Quick Search to access these positions:
    Miami Dade Careers

    Go to http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp to access the main Human Resources site.

    MPO Job Announcement-Transportation Systems Analysts


    Agenda

    • Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Model - Status Update by Daniel Beaty

    • Rural I-10 Master Plan Update - Status Update by Virgie Bowen

    • Access Management and Site Impact Analysis Handbooks - Status Update by Gary Sokolow

    • Origin and Destination Study Presentation by Bill King of Airsage

    • Discussion or other issues related to the Panhandle Users Group


    Date & Time
    March 6, 2014, 1:30-3:30 PM CDT

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


    For additional information please contact: Linda Little, (850) 330-1217,
    .

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

    Agenda

    • Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Model - Status Update by Daniel Beaty

    • Rural I-10 Master Plan Update - Status Update by Virgie Bowen

    • Access Management and Site Impact Analysis Handbooks - Status Update by Gary Sokolow

    • Origin and Destination Study Presentation by Bill King of Airsage

    • Discussion or other issues related to the Panhandle Users Group


    Date & Time
    March 6, 2014, 1:30-3:30 PM CDT

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


    For additional information please contact: Linda Little, (850) 330-1217,
    .


    The Model Task Force Tri-Chairs are pleased to announce that the Florida Model Task Force will hold a statewide meeting in Orlando, FL on March 25-27, 2014. This meeting will serve as a great opportunity for us to follow up on ideas and implementation strategies for future modeling efforts that were discussed at our last Full Model Task Force meeting.

    To find out more details and register for the meeting, please visit the following link:
    MTF Registration.

    The SERPM and GTCRPM documentations include technical reports for model data, calibration and validation, and model application guidelines. The TAZ shapefiles contain the base year and future year TAZ layers in a GIS shapefile format.