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ITS Sketch Planning Tool Webinar Presentation

An ITS Sketch Planning Tool Webinar was presented on January 8, 2009 by Dr. Mohammed Hadi, through FDOT CO-Systems Planning Office. The webinar provided an overview of the new ITS sketch planning evaluation software and procedures developed by FDOT. To view the full story and download the presentation please refer to the following link.

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FAF-2 Data Disaggregation Research Report

The FAF-2 Data Disaggregation Final Research Report is available for review along with the FAF disaggregate database (Access format).

Please download and share your thoughts.

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New Population Estimates from BEBR

The April 1, 2008 estimates of population for the State of Florida, all 67 counties and corresponding municipalities, were released by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) on November 3, 2008. The attached spreadsheet includes the data for all georgraphies. BEBR Population Spreadsheet

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Census Bureau CTPP Web Training - December 2 and 5, 2008

The Census Bureau is offering a training session that will review different ways to access ACS data from the Census Bureau webpage. On December 9, the Census Bureau will release the first 3-year tabulation (2005 through 2007) from the American Community Survey. Data for areas reaching a population threshold of 20,000 will be released. Previous ACS results were limited to areas that reached a population threshold of 65,000, so many more counties and cities will be included in this release. The geographic units in which you are likely to be most interested in are: County, Place (cities and Census-designated Places), and PUMA. Approximately 60% of counties in the U.S. will be included. Please read Full Story for more information.

Training dates:

  • December 2- 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • December 5- 1:00-2:30 p.m.
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Census TAZ Update News

Earlier this week the AASHTO CTPP Oversight Board met and reached an agreement on traffic analysis zones (TAZs) for the American Community Suvey (ACS). MPOs and states wishing to create TAZs will be able to do so during the summer of 2011. This is a change from the previous schedule (spring of 2009) and now gives everyone more time along with the benefit of knowing what the block level 2010 population counts will be when making TAZs. Stay tuned for more details.

In other news from the Census Bureau...

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Updated Cube Voyager Transit Model Application

To help FDOT districts and MPOs implement the FSUTMS transit modeling framework, an updated version of the Cube Voyager Transit Model Application has been developed to provide users a more generic application structure and easier to "insert" Transit Model Application into their models to form the transit component of the model. Please see the Update FSUTMS Transit Modeling Framework for more details.

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