Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Census Bureau has just released the first of a series of "handbooks" aimed at helping data users negotiate their way through ACS data. This first handbook, "What General Data Users Need to Know" will help general audiences understand the basics of the ACS, its opportunities and challenges, and how to access and use the ACS data on the Census Bureau's Web site.
The handbook can be found at
The handbook itself is part of a much broader suite of e-learning ACS materials that can found at
In addition, NCHRP Report 588 "A Guidebook for Using the American Community Survey Data for Transportation Planning" is a MUST HAVE for the transportation planner. It can be found on-line at
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
To help FDOT districts and MPOs implement the FSUTMS transit modeling framework, a new Cube Voyager Transit Model Application has been developed to allow users to "insert" the Transit Model Application into their models to form the transit component of the model. Please see the Transit Modeling Framework for more details.
Monday, July 21, 2008
The public version of FSUTMS/Cube Verson 5.0.1 was mailed out to all public agencies on Thursday, July 17, 2008.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This update replaces the FORTRAN programs currently used in the transit modeling framework for REWALK (REWALK.exe) and TAReport (TAReport.exe) with Cube Voyager applications (ReWalkApp and TAReportApp). The Cube Voyager applications serve the same purpose as the FORTRAN programs. The accompanying documentation describes the application logic, catalog keys, input and output files, and procedures to import the applications into a model.
Please visit the Transit Modeling Framework page for more information and download the files.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A new version of AUTOCON and TAREPORT has been posted on the Transit Modeling Framework page. A new functionality has been added to AUTOCON that would allow users to build kiss-ride connectors that are distinct from park-ride locations. The included documentation describes the new values of TSTYPE needed to access the features. In TAREPORT, the array dimensions have been increased to accommodate large number of links usually present in large models. There are no major or structural changes.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The FDOT Systems Planning Office is working with TeachAmerica to develop online training courses for FSUTMS-Cube models. These trainig courses will be largely based on the training workshops we currently offer with some modifications for interative exercises. The purpose of the online courses is to provide an opportunity for those who cannot attend the workshops due to schedule conflict to learn the modeling themselves, and for those who attended the workshops to review what they learned from the class.