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Full MTF Meeting Information Update

MTF Meeting registration, agenda, and hotel information

A preliminary agenda for the upcoming Model Task Force Meeting is now available (Link to Agenda). We request that all attendees register their intention of attending by clicking the Register link below. Pre-registration helps us to plan our meeting accommodations, as well as print nametags and meeting materials . You will receive a confirmation email after you submit your registration. Hotel reservation information is also listed below. Please note the hotel reservation deadline of October 23!

November 9-10, 2009 - FDOT Model Task Force Meeting

Committees: Mon. 8:30-12; Full MTF: Mon. 1-5 & Tues 8:30-5
Embassy Suites--Int'l Drive/Jamaican Court
8250 Jamaican Court
Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Phone: 1-800-327-9797
Room Rate: $99 (Block Group Code: "MTF")
Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 23, 2009

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Model Task Force Meeting Announced

The Model Task Force tri-chairs are pleased to announce that the Florida Model Task Force will meet in Orlando November 9-10, 2009. This meeting--the first in two years for the full task force--will be an important opportunity for us to discuss many vital decisions about the future of modeling in Florida. We urge you to make a special effort to attend this meeting and lend your voice to the discussions.

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New FSUTMS Online Training Site

The FDOT Systems Planning Office is pleased to announce the release of our new FSUTMS Online Training site. Online web-based training is now available for the FSUTMS Executive Summary Seminar, and the FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop. These online workshops will provide modelers, planners, and engineers the modeling training they need when they cannot attend in-person training events.

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[CTPP] Urban Area Boundaries

On June 12 FHWA and Census Staff hosted a webinar on the Census Bureau's plans for defining Urbanized Area Boundaries. At the webinar more questions were asked than there was time answer. Consequently all the questions were collected and Q/A developed. It can be downloaded from the CTPP webinar room by going to http://fhwa.acrobat.com/ctpp1, entering as a guest and saving the "Census Q and A v8.pdf" file to your computer.

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June 2009 Newsletter Issue posted

A new issue of the Florida Transportation Modeling Newsletter has been published and posted on the newsletter page. This issue discusses the Model Task Forces's near-term priorities, FDOT's plans to reorganize the model training program, new air quality modeling requirements, and the new FSUTMS REPORTS application. The issue also provides updates on the Cube-version statewide model and the National Household Travel Survey.

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New Community Capture Forum

A new discussion forum has been posted about the use of FSUTMS in predicting external travel in new town type communities. This forum was created to encourage a free and open discussion on the use of FSUTMS in projecting external trips in self standing communities such as new towns. Please feel free to view and participate in this forum by clicking the following link: New Forum Post.

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Rescheduled ITS Evaluation Tools Modeling Workshop

The ITS Evaluation Tools Modeling Workshop that was previously scheduled to be held May 4-7th has now been rescheduled to June 22nd-25th, 2009. It will be held in Orlando, FL at Embassy Suites Hotel. For more information and to register go to the following link: Modeling Training & Registration Page

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