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These modeling newsletter archives were published by the FDOT Systems Planning Office during the time of transition from the old Tranplan-based FSUTMS modeling software until 2011. Each issue provided information on modeling techniques and news about training courses, user group meetings, and Model Task Force activities. News is now disseminated by sending an email alert to the mailing list whenever an important story is posted on the website. Sign up to receive these alerts in the box to the left.

Volume 45: November 2011

In this Issue...

  • Florida Model Task Force Committees Update
  • MTF Research Projects
  • Time of Day Enhancements to the CFRPM
  • Release of Cube 6
  • 13th TRB Transportation Applications Conference Update
  • Online FSUTMS Training Courses
  • FSUTMS Users' Groups
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Volume 44: March 2011

In this Issue...

  • Florida Model Task Force Update
  • Florida Statewide Model Enhancements and Applications
  • Next TRB Transportation Planning Applications
  • Evaluating and Communicating Model Results
  • New Features in SERPM
  • NERPM Port Truck Enhancements
  • Validation and Sensitivity Considerations for Statewide Models
  • FSUTMS Training Courses
  • FSUTMS Users' Groups News
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Volume 43: October 2010

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force Meeting November 30-December 2, 2010
  • Modeling Training Schedule Announced
  • Miami-Dade Transit Data Collection Using Electronic Fare Cards
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model Version 7.0 Released
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
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Volume 42: April 2010

In this Issue...

  • National Household Travel Survey Data Now Available
  • Q&A on New Air Quality Emissions Standards
  • Jim Baxter: The Passing of a Friend
  • American Community Survey Statistical Analyzer Tool
  • SHRP2 C10A Advanced Model for North Florida TPO
  • Model Task Force Meeting May 25-27, 2010
  • Modeling Training and Users' Groups
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Volume 41: October 2009

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force Membership Priorities Survey Results
  • National Household Travel Survey Data Available Soon!
  • New Ozone Standards Possible
  • November 9-10 Model Task Force Meeting Agenda
  • TBEST Application for Small Starts Projects
  • Mobility Fees and Reducing Miles Traveled
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Volume 40: June 2009

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force News
  • FSUTMS Training Program Reorganization
  • National Household Travel Survey Update
  • Air Quality Modeling Returns to Florida
  • New FSUTMS REPORTS Application Available
  • Cube Version of Statewide Model Nearly Complete
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Volume 39: November 2008

In this Issue...

  • ITS Evaluation Tools
  • American Community Survey Handbook
  • Florida NHTS Add-on Program Update
  • InfoUSA Employment Data
  • FSUTMS Users' Group Meeting Dates
  • Revised 2008-2009 Modeling Workshop Schedule
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Volume 38: August 2008

In this Issue...

  • FSUTMS/Cube version 5 Released
  • 2008-2009 FSUTMS Workshop Schedule Announced
  • FDOT Express Bus Survey Conducted
  • Introducing the new District 5 Users' Group
  • TRB Transportation Planning Applications Conference Details
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Volume 37: February 2008

In this Issue...

  • Florida NHTS Add-on Program
  • Clarification on Using FSUTMS for Internal Capture Analysis
  • Florida Model Task Force Update
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
  • FSUTMS Transit to Highway Speed Relationship Study
  • FSUTMS Cube Workshop Schedule
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Volume 36: August 2007

In this Issue...

  • New Model Task Force Committees
  • Transit Framework FAQs
  • Predicting Non-motorized Trips at the Corridor Level
  • 2007-2008 Training Schedule
  • Users' Groups Information
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Volume 35: April 2007

In this Issue...

  • American Community & National Household Travel Surveys
  • Applications Conference Reduced-Fee Deadline: April 14
  • Calculation of Internal Capture Percentages
  • Training Workshop Schedule
  • Users' Group Information
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Volume 34: January 2007

In this Issue...

  • MTF Meeting Notes - December 2006
  • Errors? What Errirs?
  • Workshop Schedule
  • Users' Group Information
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Volume 33: September 2006

In this Issue...

  • FSUTMSOnline Hits the Streets!
  • In-depth Focus on the New Modeling Support Web Portal
  • Full 2006-07 Model Training Workshop Schedule
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 32: May 2006

In this Issue...

  • FSUTMS Launcher
  • West Central Florida Regional Planning Model
  • 2006 Workshops & Schedule
  • Central Florida Regional Planning Model Workshop
  • Transit Speed Study Completed
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 31: February 2006

In this Issue...

  • MPOAC Approves National Travel Survey Add-ons for Florida
  • MTF Committee Reports and Florida MTF Meeting Notes
  • Don't Worry, be Data Happy! FloridaTravelSurveys.Org is Here
  • Integrating GIS within Cube
  • 2007 TRB Conference Information
  • 2006 TRB Meeting Summary
  • 2006 Workshops & Schedule
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 30: September 2005

In this Issue...

  • 2005 Growth Management Legislation: Modeling Implications
  • Predicting Travel Patterns in MPO Areas
  • FSUTMS Training Schedule
  • Cube Version 4.0 to be Released
  • MPOAC Coordinates on Data
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 29: June 2005

In this Issue...

  • Modeling Bus Dwell Time and Transit Link Travel Time
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
  • Major Transit Survey Completed for Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model
  • 10th TRB Conference on the Application of Transportation Planning Methods
  • Cube 4 News from Citilabs
  • Data Committee Meets in Tampa
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Volume 28: April 2005

In this Issue...

  • Topic Highlights of the February 2005 Model Task Force Meeting
  • Full MTF Meeting Summary
  • MTF Transit Committee Highlights
  • FSUTMS Cube Workshop Schedule
  • Freight Training Course Schedule
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 27: January 2005

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force Adopts Cube as New FSUTMS Engine
  • A Comparison of DMV Vehicle Tags to Census Reported Auto Ownership
  • T-BEST: Nothing but the Best for All Your Transit Planning and Ridership Forecasting Needs
  • Users' Group Meeting Dates
  • FSUTMS Cube Workshop Schedule
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Volume 26: July 2004

In this Issue...

  • Special Issue: Model Task Force Meeting and White Paper Coverage
  • Distrib Committee Investigates Implementation of Income in Gravity Model
  • Transit Committee Suggests Changes to MPO Model Development Process
  • FDOT Revamps Modeling Training Program
  • FSUTMS-TransCAD Sample File Names
  • Candidate Field Names
  • Summary Group Discussions May 4 - 5
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
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Volume 25: April 2004

In this Issue...

  • FTA's Jim Ryan Addresses New Federal Requirements for "New Starts" Transit Projects
  • Model Task Force Set to Tackle FSUTMS-TransCAD Standards
  • MTF Meeting Invitation
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
  • Workshop Schedule
  • FSUTMS/Tranplan Basic Workshop now Available Online!
  • Personnel Note
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Volume 24: October 2003

In this Issue...

  • Mapping the Future - The Florida Model Task Force Chooses TransCAD as the New FSUTMS Platform
  • Mapping the Future
  • FSUTMS: How did we get Here?
  • MTF Meeting Information
  • Southeast Florida Users Group Members Survey
  • New Features in the Florida Traffic Information 2002 CD
  • Workshop Schedule
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
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Volume 23: March 2003

In this Issue...

  • MTF Meeting Information
  • FSUTMS Workshop Schedule
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
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Volume 22: February 2003

In this Issue...

  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
  • Comparison of HBW Trips from Lifestyle Models by Permanent Households in Three Urban Areas
  • FSUTMS Workshop and MTF Meeting Dates
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Volume 21: November 2002

In this Issue...

  • The Future of Transportation Modeling in Florida....
  • ITS Deployment Analysis System
  • Research Projects on a Roll
  • University of Florida Land Use Modeling and Transportation Research Programs
  • Investigation of Transportation and Land Use Interactions with Spatiotemporal GIS
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
  • FSUTMS Workshop and MTF Meeting Date
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Volume 20: June 2002

In this Issue...

  • MTF discusses Blue-Ribbon Panel findings
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
  • Florida MTF Subcommittees Activity Report
  • Census 2000: Four new Urbanized Areas in Florida
  • New Urbanized Area Designations: What do they mean?
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Volume 19: April 2002

In this Issue...

  • MTF convenes Blue-Ribbon Panel to evaluate FSUTMS
  • Calibration of a Florida nested-logit mode-choice models
  • Statewide Freight Model Completed!
  • Modeling Workshops
  • Metroplan Orlando completes monumental task
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
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Volume 18: October 2001

In this Issue...

  • MTF : Charting the Future
  • GIS-TM and Basic FSUTMS Modeling Workshops
  • Land Use Subcommittee adopts mission statement
  • Latest News from the Trip Distribution Subcommittee
  • Trip Distribution for the Mobility Impaired
  • FSUTMS Users' Group News
  • User Benefit Calculations Required for New Start Transit Projects
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Volume 17: July 2001

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force praises FDOT ... and requests continued support
  • Model Task Force examines new directions for the future
  • Trip Generation subcommittee reviews lifestyle models
  • Freight Model to follow the traditional four-step process
  • Ask Harry....
  • Would you Like the Time of Day?
  • FSUTMS Users' Group Meeting Dates
  • 8th TRB Conference on Tranportation Planning Applications held in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Volume 16: March 2001

In this Issue...

  • Modeling at the Crossroads
  • Ask Harry....
  • FDOT releases new improved GIS-TM package
  • GIS-TM training workshop offered
  • FDOT District 3 Developing Regional Planning Model for Northwest Florida
  • Planning Applications in the 2000 Highway Capacity Manual
  • Evaluating Alternative Land Use Concepts at the Regional Level
  • FSUTMS Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 15: August 2000

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force Holds Marathon Session
  • Tri-Chair Joey Gordon Steps Down After 6 Years of Service
  • Susan Fraser & Danny Lamb Receive Award for Best Presentation
  • Shi-Chiang Li Nominated as MTF Tri-Chairman
  • Ask Harry....
  • Model Task Force Forms Distribution Subcommittee
  • Tentative Schedule for the Year 2000/2001 Modeling Workshops
  • Decisions & Recommendations by MTF
  • Applications Conference Discusses New Modeling Research
  • Conclusions & Recommendations by MTF Subcommittees
  • FSUTMS Users' Group Meeting Dates
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Volume 14: April 2000

In this Issue...

  • FDOT District One rivals for largest model in the state
  • Turnpike District seeks to improve toll forecasting procedures
  • Ask Harry....
  • New statewide freight model to focus on intermodal connectivity
  • Feds outline TRANSIMS schedule at TRB meeting
  • Transit Level of Service software available
  • Updated schedule for year 2000 modeling workshops
  • Florida's Traffic Monitoring Program meets future needs and challenges
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Volume 13: December 1999

In this Issue...

  • Central Office planning staff relocated
  • Ask Harry....
  • Improving the accuracy of demand forecast models
  • HNET study recommends procedural enhancements
  • Integrated Transit Demand and Supply Model (ITSUP 1.0) available
  • Introduction to urban transportation planning course to be offered in March
  • Report comparing model validation statistics to be released
  • FSUTMS Training Workshop Schedule 2000
  • Newsletter mailing list currently undergoing update
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Volume 12: October 1999

In this Issue...

  • New statewide freight model to focus on intermodal connectivity
  • Comparison of commercial employment data sources
  • Ask Harry....
  • Census Transportation Planning Package under development
  • FDOT Systems Planning Office on the move
  • Northeast Florida starts its own FSUTMS users' group
  • American Institute of Certified Planners Year 2000 registration and exam deadlines
  • FSUTMS Training Workshop Schedule 1999
  • Update on FSUTMS users' group meetings
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Volume 11: July 1999

In this Issue...

  • Special Update Workshop discusses future of FSUTMS
  • TMIP moving from research to reality
  • TRB holds national conference on transportation planning methods
  • FDOT ULAM98 license agreement nearly finalized
  • FSUTMS Training Workshop Schedule 1999
  • FDOT land use modeling training courses now available
  • Update on FSUTMS users' group meetings
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Volume 10: April 1999

In this Issue...

  • Fernandez retires from chair
  • Preparing FSUTMS for the 21st Century
  • Florida Model Task Force adopts subcommittees' recommendations
  • MTF approves formation of Land Use Subcommittee
  • FDOT research projects underway
  • Awards - Words of thanks ...
  • MTF Presentations
  • MTF subcommittee presentations
  • FSUTMS 1999 Training Workshops
  • Update on FSUTMS users' group meetings
  • ArcView based percent walk routine for southeast Florida nested logit models
  • TMIP new publications summary
  • GIS subcommittee nears completion of GIS-TM version 2.0
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Volume 9: December 1998

In this Issue...

  • Florida Model Task Force sets meeting date of February 23 & 24, 1999
  • The Oregon Symposium on Integrating Land Use and Transport Models
  • Florida's Transportation and Land Use Study Committee is currently meeting
  • Central Office releases FSUTMS Version 5.3
  • FSUTMS Interactive documentation available
  • United States Census 2000
  • FSUTMS 1999 Training Workshops
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Volume 8: August 1998

In this Issue...

  • Viewer program available for Two-digit SPEED-CAPACITY tables
  • TPAS makes life easier for District 3
  • 1997 Florida traffic information on CD-Rom
  • TEA-21 continues support for TMIP program
  • The Future is here-Almost: The MPOs' 2020 plans take shape
  • Next round of FSUTMS Users Group Meetings
  • TMIP announces new publications
  • FDOT Site Impact Workshops
  • FSUTMS modeling training workshops
  • What's happening in the District planning offices
  • Two new FSUTMS Users Groups formed
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Volume 7: June 1998

In this Issue...

  • FSUTMS Interactive documentation available
  • Jacksonville urbanized network gets a GIS-TM facelift
  • A Simple Travel Market Analysis Tool Using FSUTMS and GIS
  • GEN model enhancements studied
  • GIS Committee approves new network display options
  • Freight Committee studies truck model
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Volume 6: February 1998

In this Issue...

  • The Statewide Model Task Force... Building a flight simulator
  • 1998 Training Workshops
  • Model Task Force hears subcommittee recommendations
  • MTF approved actions summary
  • Southwest Florida FSUTMS Users Group established
  • Tampa Bay Users Group news
  • SE Florida Users Group meetings
  • Trip distribution research project awarded funding
  • OUATS Model training
  • GIS-TM software released
  • Predicting travel demand volumes without a model
  • The ULAM model
  • Florida Administrative Weekly Changes
  • District 4 Job Openings
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Volume 5: September 1997

In this Issue...

  • FDOT Site Impact Handbook 2
  • Census Tabulations Update 2
  • Tampa Bay Users Group
  • Feds Applaud FDOT's Activity-Based Modeling Research
  • Federal TMIP Prepares for next Phase of TRANSIMS
  • New Highway Network Procedures Approved By Model Task Force
  • FSUTMS ZDATA2 Development Process Study Update
  • FDOT Presents Freight Modeling Workshop
  • Southeast Users Group
  • Enhanced FSUTMS Trip Generation Model
  • New version of FSUTMS promises greater convenience
  • FDOT District 6 automated LOS Application
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Volume 4: April 1997

In this Issue...

  • Model Task Force Meeting Announcement
  • Transims demonstrated at TRB
  • TMIP to consider beta-testing in Miami
  • Activity surveys planned in two Florida urban areas
  • GIS-T and GIS-TM News
  • Highway capacity techniques are changing
  • HNET Study examines roadway capacity issues
  • BPR Curve definition
  • District 4 ZDATA2 Study
  • Metro-Dade transportation management systems
  • Airport DRI analysis combines GIS with FSUTMS
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Volume 3: November 1996

In this Issue...

  • TMIP: Miami is possible TRANSIMS test site
  • GIS for Transportation
  • Activity-based travel data collection underway
  • South Sarasota County Hurricane Evacuation Study
  • HNET Study
  • ZDATA2 Development
  • Southwest Dade Trip Distribution Model
  • Lifestyle Model
  • Converting FSUTMS Highway Networks to Arc/Info
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Volume 2: July 1996

In this Issue...

  • X32 is Coming Soon!
  • Two-Digit Area Type & Facility Type Implementation
  • Travel Model Improvement Program News
  • Statewide Travel Forecasting
  • SERPM4 Validation Complete
  • Mobile Source Emissions Conformity
  • Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Analysis
  • MTF March Meeting Recap
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Volume 1: March 1996

In this Issue...

  • International Experts Offer Seminars in Florida
  • ZDATA2 Study
  • Time-Saving Techniques for Sub-Area Assignments
  • East-West Multimodal Corridor Study
  • I-95/I-595 Multimodal Master Plan
  • Miami-Dade County Integrated Management System
  • October Model Task Force Meeting Notes
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