District 1 Regional Planning Model NetworksFSUTMS NextGen Working GroupNWFRPMModeling Training Courses Open for Registration2015/2045 SERPM 8.521 (Activity-Based Model) *CURRENT ADOPTED MODEL*Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - April 15, 2022FLSWM v7.3FDOT District 1 Seeks Modeling Coordinator ApplicantsFebruary 2022 Meeting MaterialsMTF 2022 Discussion Document2015/2045 SERPM 8.513 (Activity-Based Model)Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - November 5, 2021Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model (TCRPM) V5.0 NetworksTreasure Coast Regional Planning Model Version 5.0 (TCRPM5)February 2022 Model Task Force returns to I-DriveSoutheast Florida FSUTMS Users Group meeting September 17 2021FSUTMS models to be converted to new platformSoutheast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - June 20212015/2045 SERPM 8.512 (Activity-Based Model)New Training Course: Data Mining for Transportation ModelingBack by Popular Demand: Introductory-level Python TrainingSoutheast Florida FSUTMS Users Group meeting April 16 20212015/2045 SERPM 8.511 (Activity-Based Model)PTV Visum Training Coming SoonCaliper TransCAD Training OpportunitiesFDOT Central Office Announces Modeling Training CoursesCFRPM Version 7.0FDOT District 5 announces CFRPM Version 7 trainingNERPMABv2.1.1 Model UpdateFreight Transportation Life Cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis: FreighTEC 2.0District One Regional Planning Model (D1RPM version 2.0)Gainesville/Alachua County 2015 Base Year ModelSERPM 8 Model TrainingFDOT Hurricane Evacuation SurveyDistrict One Regional Planning ModelCFTPG 2020 Meeting #3, Tuesday, December 15, 2020FLSWM v7.2SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - Nov 13, 20202015/2045 SERPM 8.504 (Activity-Based Model)Life Cycle Cost and Benefit Analysis of Freight Transportation, FreighTEC 2.0NERPMABv2.1 Model UpdateFLSWM v7.1New Statewide Model Version ReleasedCFTPG 2020 Meeting #2, Thursday, October 29, 2020Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model V2.1Florida Statewide Model (FLSWM) v7.0 Loaded NetworksSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - Sep 11, 2020Modeling Legend Jeffrey Bruggeman Passes Away2015/2045 SERPM 8.503 (Activity-Based Model)Central Florida Regional Planning Model (CFRPM) Loaded NetworksSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - June 19, 2020Northeast Regional Planning Model - Activity Based (NERPMABv2.0)2015/2045 SERPM 8.502 (Activity-Based Model)Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model SERPM 8 Online WorkshopCFTPG 2020 Meeting #1, Monday, August 17, 2020Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model SERPM 8 WorkshopSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - November 15, 2019February 2020 Meeting MaterialsModel Task Force/TDA Agenda - Kissimmee, February 26-28, 2020FDOT Rebuilds Florida Statewide ModelFLSWM Version 7.0: New 2045 Horizon-Year Model incorporates extensive structural improvements2015/2045 SERPM 8.501 (Activity-Based Model)Model Task Force to conduct joint meeting with FDOT Transportation Data and Analytics WorkshopToward a More Efficient Network Structure for Travel Demand ModelingCFTPG 2019 Meeting #4, Tuesday, December 3, 2019CFTPG 2019 Meeting #3, Tuesday, October 29, 2019SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - September 20, 20192018 FDOT D4 Level of Service ReportPublic Use 2016 TC Florida Household Survey DatasetCapital Regional Transportation Planning Agency (Tallahassee) 2040 ModelCFTPG 2019 Meeting #2, Wednesday, July 31, 2019July 2019 Model Task Force AgendaModel Task Force 2019 Meeting AnnouncedForecasting and Trends Offers Weeklong Modeling TrainingUROAD Factors in Florida ModelsUse of the Florida Statewide ModelFDOT Forecasting and Trends Office Completes Study of UROAD FactorsCFTPG 2019 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 21, 2019SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 15, 2019Freight Economic Impact Modeling TrainingSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-November 16, 2018SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-September 14, 2018MTF 2018 Postponed until further notice2010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.1 (Activity-Based Model)July/August 2019 Meeting MaterialsModel Task Force Hotel Reservation InformationNorthwest Florida Regional Planning Model (NWFRPM) NetworksFlorida Statewide Model V6.0 Loaded Network2016 FDOT D4 Level of Service ReportPublic Use 2015 SE Florida Household Survey Dataset (Updated 8-25-2019)TCRPM4 Enhanced DocumentationFreight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in FloridaSE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-June 15, 2018Activity-Based Modeling Workshop - May 11, 2018 - FDOT D4 Auditorium

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District 1 Regional Planning Model Networks

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FSUTMS NextGen Working Group

The February 2022 Model Task Force (MTF) meeting introduced a progressive and extensive update to the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling Structure. As part of this effort, a working group made up of a broad spectrum of MTF members is proposed to provide direction, research, and review of existing and new modeling guidelines. We  request that all of those wishing to participate in the FSUTMS Next Gen Working Group complete and submit a form indicating their interest. Working group members will be selected from among those who have submitted this form. Even if you have previously expressed interest in participating, we ask that you submit the form, located at https://www.fsutmsonline.net/NextGenWorkingGroup.aspx

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NWFRPM

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Modeling Training Courses Open for Registration

In-Person Modeling Training Courses Open for Registration

FSUTMS Executive Summary Modeling Seminar - Tuesday, May 31
FSUTMS Modeling Disruptive Technologies Seminar - Wednesday, June 1

Data Mining for Travel Model Development - Monday, June 20

Online/Virtual Training Course Open for Registration:  
Python Programming for Transportation Modeling - June 6-17, 2022, 9:00-10:30 AM EDT every weekday morning for two weeks on Microsoft Teams.


In-Person Training Schedule:
Tuesday after Memorial Day, May 31, 2022, Florida's Turnpike HQ, Ocoee, FL
The FSUTMS Executive Summary Modeling Seminar provides an overview of the transportation planning process, travel demand forecasting methodologies, and FSUTMS modules. Participants learn the underlying theories of modeling and see how to produce presentation graphics for reports and meetings. This single-day workshop is designed for managers and other non-modelers who review model outputs.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Florida's Turnpike HQ, Ocoee, FL
The FSUTMS Modeling Disruptive Technologies Seminar provides an understanding of various factors related to “disruptive technologies” that are transforming how people and goods travel and need to be considered in planning.  These include connected/autonomous vehicles, Transportation Network Companies, shared micro-mobility, working from home (including hybrid approaches), and e-commerce. Participants will learn how these issues can be considered in FSUTMS travel models and provide an understanding of the assumptions made about disruptive technologies when modeling them and the impacts of these assumptions.

Monday, June 20, 2022, FDOT District 7 HQ, Tampa, FL
The Data Mining for Travel Model Development course will serve as an introductory course to the various public data sets used for travel demand modeling. These include data for both passenger and freight modeling. Data sets that will be covered will be from sources such as the Census Bureau, FHWA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as Florida specific data sources that are useful for model estimation, calibration, and validation.
 

Online/Virtual Training
In addition to the in-person courses above, we will be offering a live instructor-led online/virtual workshop June 6-17, 9:00 to 10:30 every weekday morning for two weeks:

Python for Transportation Modeling
This course provides a basic introduction on the use of Python for transportation planning and modeling. It includes a brief introduction to the fundamentals of writing code in Python, as well as modules on tabular data analysis, visualizations, geographic analysis, and discrete choice modeling. The course assumes that students are already somewhat familiar with the methodologies and mathematical tools of transportation modeling in general, and focuses exclusively on the how these tools and models are constructed and used within Python. 


All workshops are free of charge. Registration required.

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.521 (Activity-Based Model) *CURRENT ADOPTED MODEL*

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Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - April 15, 2022

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group held an online meeting on Friday April 15, 2022, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

The Recorded Video: Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting (April 15, 2022)

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email Dr. Hongbo Chi or Jiangchuan Hu

The next meeting will be in June 2022

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FLSWM v7.3

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FDOT District 1 Seeks Modeling Coordinator Applicants

Modeling Coordinator Position in FDOT District 1

Salary:  $54,567.11 - $70,732.73 

Posting Closing Date: 03/22/2022 

FDOT is seeking experienced professional in traffic modeling to oversee the District One Regional Planning Model (D1RMP). Experience in traffic modeling softwares PTV Visum, TransCAD, or CUBE Voyager is preferred. This Modeling Coordinator position reports to the Systems Planning Administrator and includes the following duties:

Oversees development, updates, and maintenance of the D1RPM.

Coordination with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transportation planning organizations (TPOs), county governments, and local governments to keep them informed on the status of the D1RPM as well as any updates that will be included in future version of the D1RPM. This position will also assist these entities with running the D1RPM and how to work with the D1RPM.

Oversee development of separate mesoscopic and microscopic models based on the D1RPM to be used in project traffic reports.

Review and approve Equivalent Single Axle Loading (ESAL) reports.

Review developer traffic impact analysis reports and coordinate with counties on new developments for inclusion in the D1RPM.

Coordinate various traffic modeling tasks for FDOT District One.

Represent FDOT District One at the annual Florida Model Task Force meeting.

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February 2022 Meeting Materials

Full MTF Meeting Agenda

FSUTMS-Next White Paper

Tuesday, February 22

Model Advancement Committee Meeting Presentations

Agenda

Freight Committee Presentations

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Data/GIS Committee Presentations

Agenda

Transit Committee Presentations

Wednesday, February 23

Thursday, February 24

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MTF 2022 Discussion Document

At the 2022 Model Task Force meeting (Feb 22-24, Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando, International Drive/360/Jamaican Court), one of the key topics will be the future direction of Florida's model, FSUTMS. Please review the document below and be prepared to discuss its ideas about the next evolution of the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure. Thank you.

FSUTMS-Next

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.513 (Activity-Based Model)

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Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - November 5, 2021

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group held an online meeting on Friday November 5, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

The recorded video: Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting (November 5, 2021)

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email Dr. Hongbo Chi or Jiangchuan Hu

The next meeting will be in March 2022

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Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model (TCRPM) V5.0 Networks

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Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model Version 5.0 (TCRPM5)

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February 2022 Model Task Force returns to I-Drive

The Model Task Force 2022 Meeting will be held February 22 through 24, 2022, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/360 on Jamaican Court. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance before February 8 at: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

Draft agenda

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/360
Booking Link: MTF Room Reservation (Note: You may change default Tuesday arrival before reserving if needed.)
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASKFORCE
Special Group Rate: $145/night if reserved by Jan 22
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

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Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group meeting September 17 2021

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group held an online meeting on Friday September 17, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

The recorded video: Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting (September 17, 2021)

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email Dr. Hongbo Chi or Jiangchuan Hu

The next meeting will be in November 2021

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FSUTMS models to be converted to new platform

The Florida regional and statewide travel models will be transitioning to new modeling platforms with the anticipated model conversion completion date of July 2023. The two software platforms available for this transition are PTV Visum and TransCAD. 

FDOT Districts and their metropolitan planning organization partners will work collaboratively to choose a software platform and develop a schedule for model conversions. This schedule is expected to follow the long-range transportation plan update schedule shown below.

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Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - June 2021

Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group meeting June 18 2021

The Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group held an online meeting on Friday June18, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

The recorded video: Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting (June 18 2021)

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email Dr. Hongbo Chi or Jiangchuan Hu

The next meeting will be in September 2021

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.512 (Activity-Based Model)

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New Training Course: Data Mining for Transportation Modeling

This online training is an introductory course on the various public data sets used for travel demand modeling, including data for both passenger and freight modeling. Data sets to be covered will be from sources such as the Census Bureau, FHWA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as Florida-specific data sources that are useful for model estimation, calibration, and validation. The full training course contains six 1.5-hour increments to be held online on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings during two consecutive weeks in June. To register, email your name, organization and contact information to Heath Lupton: heath.lupton@dot.state.fl.us

Schedule:

  • June 15, 16, 17 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • June 22, 23, 24 – 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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Back by Popular Demand: Introductory-level Python Training

This course provides a basic introduction on the use of Python for transportation planning and modeling. It includes a brief introduction to the fundamentals of writing code in Python, as well as modules on tabular data analysis, visualizations, geographic analysis, and discrete choice modeling. The course assumes that students are already somewhat familiar with the methodologies and mathematical tools of transportation modeling in general, and focuses exclusively on the how these tools and models are constructed and used within Python.

The training will be held online Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9AM to 10:30AM eastern time, starting May 4th, running 6 weeks, skipping the Thursday before and the Tuesday after Memorial Day, and ending on June 10th. To register, email Terry Corkery: terrence.corkery@dot.state.fl.us

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Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group meeting April 16 2021

The SE FL FSUTMS User Group held an online meeting on Friday April 16, 2021, 9:30 AM-12 PM.

The recorded video: Southeast Florida FSUTMS Users Group Meeting Invitation (April 16 2021) .mp4

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email:hchi@hntb.com.

The next meeting will be in June 2021

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.511 (Activity-Based Model)

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PTV Visum Training Coming Soon

PTV America is offering a series of free one-hour webinars to the Florida transportation modeling community, providing an opportunity to become familiar with PTV Visum software.

The ten episodes of “Getting to Know PTV Visum” web-training series will consist of presentations and step-by-step demonstrations covering a wide range of topics. Webinars are scheduled every Wednesday 9:00 to 10:00 AM Eastern Time (except not on March 24). Instructors Betsy LaRue and Chetan Joshi, PE, will follow the agenda below:

----- Agenda -----

Ep. 1)      March 17, 2021     |        PTV Visum in Florida - Overview

Ep. 2)      March 31, 2021     |        Introduction to PTV Visum User Interface

Ep. 3)      April 7, 2021          |        Data Management (General) – Import / Export

Ep. 4)      April 14, 2021        |        Network Management

Ep. 5)      April 21, 2021        |        Data Management (Demand)

Ep. 6)      April 28, 2021        |        Model Calculations – Procedures

Ep. 7)      May 5, 2021           |        Scripting

Ep. 8)      May 12, 2021         |        Analyzing Output Data

Ep. 9)      May 19, 2021         |        Traffic Engineering Applications / Multi-Resolution Modeling

Ep. 10)    May 26, 2021         |        Dynamic Assignment (Mesoscopic Modeling)

If you would like to attend, please register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/918872176483312144

This schedule is subject to change. Recordings of the webinars will be posted on a PTV web page link to be provided later. If you have any questions on this training, please contact:

Terry Corkery (Terrence.Corkery@dot.state.fl.us) or

Jongsun Won, PE (jongsun.won@ptvgroup.com).

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Caliper TransCAD Training Opportunities

UPDATE 2:  Due to overwhelming response of interest, we have now scheduled a second round of Florida-specific training including six, four-hour sessions to be held:

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET on May 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27

As before, these are not videos or lectures, but hands-on, training, and it may be difficult to follow along in some later sessions if you have not attended earlier ones, so we strongly encourage participants to block these times so they attend all sessions.  On demand training videos are also being developed and will be available at a later date. 

Due to the hands-on nature of the course and our attempt to provide tutors and breakout rooms for folks needing more attention, class sizes are limited, and this training is already full.  However, we will be taking names on a waiting list to determine interest in a third round of training.  If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list for further training sessions, please email Vince Bernardin (vince@caliper.com).

UPDATE:  Due to overwhelming response of interest, we have decided to organize Florida-specific training sessions beginning in late April and continuing in May.  These sessions will hopefully be of even more value for the Florida community by using FSUTMS examples.   The training will also include an introduction to multiresolution modeling with TransCAD and TransModeler.  The training will be in six, four-hour sessions to be held:

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET on April 27, 28, 29 & May 4, 5, 6

These are not videos or lectures, but hands-on, training, and it may be difficult to follow along in some later sessions if you have not attended earlier ones, so we strongly encourage participants to block these times so they attend all sessions.  Due to the hands-on nature of the course and our attempt to provide tutors and breakout rooms for folks needing more attention, class sizes are limited, and priority will be given to public sector modelers.  If demand exceeds capacity for this additional training, another additional set of sessions will be offered at a later date.  To register for this or other TransCAD training opportunities, please email Vince Bernardin (vince@caliper.com).

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Caliper Corporation is offering free training opportunities to the Florida transportation modeling community, providing an opportunity to become familiar with the TransCAD software. 

The first free TransCAD training opportunity will be the virtual version of our traditional “Introduction to Travel Demand Modeling with TransCAD” course being offered nationally, online in April.  The course will comprise six 4-hour sessions from Noon to 4:00 pm ET on April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15, and will cover topics including:

  • Creating maps
  • Spatial analysis and geocoding
  • Managing geographic files
  • Creating and using networks, route systems, and matrices
  • Data preparation for planning and forecasting
  • Trip generation
  • Trip distribution
  • Mode choice
  • Production-attraction to origin-destination and time-of-day transformation
  • Traffic assignment
  • Transit networks and shortest paths
  • Transit assignment
  • Origin-destination matrix estimation
  • Planning utilities
  • Batch tools
  • Introduction to GISDK scripting
  • Using TransCAD with Python and R

This training is an interactive, hands-on training.  Two monitors are recommended so you can watch the trainer on one while you try test exercises on the other.  An additional logon can also be provided if you need to use another device for a second screen.  Prior to the training, if you have not received an FDOT TransCAD license yet, we will provide an evaluation copy so you can fully participate in the training. 

Due to the hands-on nature of the course and our attempt to provide tutors and breakout rooms for folks needing more attention, class sizes are limited.  Depending on demand, a Florida-specific version of the course may also be offered at a later date. 

Registration is required.  To register for this or other TransCAD training opportunities, please email Vince Bernardin (vince@caliper.com).  

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FDOT Central Office Announces Modeling Training Courses

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will offer two online modeling training webinar series in upcoming weeks. To sign up, please email Terry Corkery at terrence.corkery@dot.state.fl.us
 

  • Executive Summary Modeling Webinar - March 29 and 30, 2021
         Monday, March 29, 2021, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern, and Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 8:30 AM to noon Eastern

    This seven-hour beginning-level course is designed for managers and other non-modelers who review model outputs. The workshop provides an overview of the transportation planning process, travel demand forecasting methodologies, and FSUTMS modules. Participants learn the underlying theories of modeling and see the benefits of the models' abilities to produce presentation graphics for reports and meetings. (see workshop agenda)
     
  • Advanced Python Programming: Choice Modeling - March 29 to April 9, 2021
         Lunch and learn: Noon to 1:30 PM every weekday for two weeks 

    This ten-part webinar series provides a basic introduction on the use of Python for the estimation and application of discrete choice models. It includes a brief review of the fundamentals of discrete choice theory, but focuses mostly on the practical tools for working with these models in Python, including Numpy, Pandas, and Larch.  It includes modules on data preparation, non-linear optimization, and model estimation, analysis, and application for multinomial logit and nested logit models.  The course assumes that students are already somewhat familiar with the methodologies and mathematical tools of transportation modeling, and focuses on the how these models are constructed and used within Python.  Sections of the course offer a concrete, practical parallel to the freely available Self Instructing Course in Mode Choice Modeling: Multinomial and Nested Logit Models, which is recommended as companion reading for participants who are less familiar with discrete choice theory.

    Pre-requisites: 
    - Basic familiarity with Python, at least to the level covered in the “Python for Transportation Modeling” course
    - General familiarity with the theory of discrete choice models is suggested but not required

    Agenda
    - Discrete Choice Theory Review
    - Estimation of Choice Model Parameters
    - Statistical Evaluation of Models
    - Managing Data for Choice Models
    - Mode Choice Model Development
    - Nested Logit Models
    - Developing and Using Logsums
    - Destination Choice Models
    - Moving from Estimation to Application

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CFRPM Version 7.0

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FDOT District 5 announces CFRPM Version 7 training

The Central Florida Regional Planning Model version 7 includes an all-new roadway network and zonal structure, a GIS Editing Tool (GET), completely re-scripted Cube Voyager coding, updated trip generation and distribution, a Simplified Trips on Project Software (STOPS) transit model, a downtown Orlando parking sub-model, a new Orlando International Airport (OIA) sub-model, detailed documentation, and a Wiki website--among may other updates!
 
The multi-day training for the new model will be conducted virtually, over three (3) four-hour sessions on March 22nd, 24th, & 26th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. After each morning’s training sessions, the trainers will conduct virtual office hours from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  to answer specific questions or provide demonstrations of the model.

You may register for the training using the link below. Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3572652341301005839

** The model files will officially be available for download prior to the training. A formal announcement will be sent out soon.

AGENDA

Day 1 – March 22, 2021

  • CFRPM 7 Overview
  • CFRPM 7 Cube Application Tour
  • Geodatabase & GIS Editing Tool (GET) Overview
  • Trip Generation & Trip Distribution Updates
  • Model Feedback Procedures
  • Transit Model
  • OIA Sub-model
  • Downtown Orlando Parking Model

Day 2 – March 24, 2021

  • Automated, Connected, Electric & Shared-Use (ACES) Vehicles
  • Toll Modeling/Managed Lanes
  • Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS)
  • Subarea Modeling
  • Detailed Dive into CFRPM 7 Geodatabase
  • Using the GIS Editing Tool (GET)
  • Running CFRPM in Cube

Day 3 – March 26, 2021

  • Examples of Using CFRPM For Projects
  • Other Tools/Add-ons
  • Final Thoughts & Feedback

Note: this is a detailed training specific to CFRPM, geared toward model practitioners and users. For more general training related to the fundamentals or an overview of travel demand modeling, you may visit the FSUTMS Online website for trainings and workshops.

We look forward to seeing you!

The CFRPM Team

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NERPMABv2.1.1 Model Update

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Freight Transportation Life Cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis: FreighTEC 2.0

In this research, we developed and implemented a methodology to evaluate the life-cycle cost and benefit analysis of freight transportation projects based on our previously developed economic impact analysis tool, FreighTEC 1.0 (formerly known as FTEIK). A post-processing tool, FreighTEC 2.0, is developed to assist the project prioritization process for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) based on the freight forecast model -- Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM). FreighTEC 2.0 considers costs of the entire life cycle of freight investment projects, including planning, construction, operation, and maintenance, and estimates the direct benefits to the users and economic impacts to the impacted county (i.e. local impacts) and the state as a whole (i.e., state impacts).

Florida's Freight Transportation Economic-impact Calculator (FreighTEC)

FreighTEC 2.0 is a Life-cycle Cost and Benefit Analysis (LCCA) tool that uses a regional economic input-output model and the Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM). The core of FreighTEC 2.0 lies in the combination of a freight demand model with a multi-sectoral economic model. Outputs from FreightSIM are converted into monetary values that are the inputs for the regional IO model to derive sectoral impacts for the studied economy. The tool also allows users to customize values for converting transportation outputs at the project level. The outputs from FreightSIM are vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and vehicle hours traveled (VHT). It is assumed that freight transportation investment (e.g. new highway investment) would in the long run lead to more efficient freight traffic with lower vehicle hours of travel upon highway links in the study area.

FreighTEC2.0 Download

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District One Regional Planning Model (D1RPM version 2.0)

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Gainesville/Alachua County 2015 Base Year Model

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SERPM 8 Model Training

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FDOT Hurricane Evacuation Survey

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted the Florida Hurricane Evacuation Survey to better understand hurricane evacuation behavior of residents in Florida’s coastal counties. Specifically, the survey asked about residents’ responses to evacuation orders for Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Michael.

Understanding hurricane evacuation behavior is critically important to Florida and other coastal states to keep populations safe. Households without access to a vehicle or with limited means to pay for travel and accommodation have historically been the most vulnerable in evacuation situations and continue to be a focus in the development of state evacuation plans. Substantial technological and cultural shifts in recent years, including the ubiquity of smartphones, increased acceptance of sharing rides or homes with strangers, and increased market share of electric vehicles (which may be difficult to recharge in evacuation situations) are all shifting the options and changing the choices that residents may make when evacuation orders are made. This study was conducted to improve the understanding of decisions being made in this new context, to support development of the Florida Statewide Hurricane Evacuation Model, and to help Florida to be better prepared for future storms.

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District One Regional Planning Model

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CFTPG 2020 Meeting #3, Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Transportation Planning in 2020 – How Travel Modes and Behavior Have Changed

There has been profound changes to almost every aspect of transportation in the United States in 2020. This webinar will take a data-driven approach to evaluating impacts on various modes of transportation and showcase data management tools and resources to identify trends. The webinar will also highlight perspectives from agencies on how they have responded to these changes.

The first part of the event will feature presentations by representatives from the Transportation Research Board, Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. The second part of the event will include a moderated panel discussion by a transportation expert. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and to understand the short- and long-term travel trends. The presenters and moderator include:

  • Neil Pederson, Executive Director of Transportation Research Board, Speaker
  • Jessica Baas, Director of Performance Management, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Speaker
  • Casandra Borchers, AICP, Chief Development Officer, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Speaker
  • Mario Peloquin, Chief Operating Officer, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Speaker
  • Brenda Young, P.E., State Safety Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation, Moderator

Click here for meeting flyer.

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FLSWM v7.2

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - Nov 13, 2020

The SE FL FSUTMS User Group will held an online meeting on Friday November 13, 2020, 9:30 AM-12 PM.

The meeting featured three presentations. Please find the meeting materials below.

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email:yhuang@camsys.com.

The next meeting will be in March 2021.

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.504 (Activity-Based Model)

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Life Cycle Cost and Benefit Analysis of Freight Transportation, FreighTEC 2.0

In this research, we developed and implemented a methodology to evaluate the life-cycle cost and benefit analysis of freight transportation projects based on our previously developed economic impact analysis tool, FreighTEC 1.0. A post-processing tool, FreighTEC 2.0, is developed to assist the project prioritization process for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) based on the freight forecast model -- Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM). FreighTEC 2.0 considers costs of the entire life cycle of freight investment projects, including planning, construction, operation, and maintenance, and estimates the direct benefits to the users and economic impacts to the impacted county (i.e. local impacts) and the state as a whole (i.e., state impacts).

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NERPMABv2.1 Model Update

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FLSWM v7.1

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New Statewide Model Version Released

The Florida Statewide Model has undergone routine maintenance, and version 7.1 is now ready for downloading from FSUTMSONLINE. This release incorporates edits to streamline the designation of hourly input link capacities during network preparation steps. Also included are adjustments related to the model scenario interpolation capabilities. Please note the version change to 7.1.

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CFTPG 2020 Meeting #2, Thursday, October 29, 2020

All Things Brevard: Air Space and Sea – What’s Happening in Space Coast’s Airport, Seaport, and Spaceport Industries?

The Space Coast is a global leader in space commerce with its history of government missions and a thriving commercial space industry. It is also home to flourishing seaport and aviation industries which serve as an integral part of the state’s economy. This is your opportunity to learn about all the exciting happenings in the Space Coast of Florida and how the transportation system serves as the backbone for economic development.

The event will start with an introduction by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Freight and Logistics Office, highlighting partnerships in the region. This will be followed by presentations from Space Florida, Port Canaveral, and the Melbourne International Airport about their initiatives in commercial space operations, cargo and cruise activities, and commercial aviation. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by the Executive Director of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) focusing on how each of these industries are integral to and contributing to the intermodal system as well as the state’s economic development.

The presenters include:

  • Allison D. McCuddy, Freight and Logistics Manager, FDOT District Five
  • Georganna Gillette, Executive Director, Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization
  • Bill Crowe, Vice President of Engineering, Port Canaveral
  • Mark Bontrager, Vice President, Spaceport Operations
  • Cliff Graham, Director of Operations and Maintenance, Melbourne International Airport

Click here to register for the webinar. Click here for meeting flyer.

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Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model V2.1

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Florida Statewide Model (FLSWM) v7.0 Loaded Networks

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - Sep 11, 2020

The SE FL FSUTMS User Group had an online meeting on Friday, September 11, 2020, 9:30 AM-12 PM. The meeting featured three presentations. Please find the meeting materials below.

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email:yhuang@camsys.com.

The next meeting will be on Friday, November 13, 2020.

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Modeling Legend Jeffrey Bruggeman Passes Away

Letter from Dave Schmitt:

It is with a very, very sad heart that I tell you that Jeffrey Bruggeman passed away earlier this morning. Jeffrey was a highly respected travel forecaster in the industry, with over 40 years in the industry. He developed forecasts for major transit systems around the world and helped shape many of the procedures and tools that continue to be used today. Those of us lucky to work directly with Jeffrey will always remember his direct style, quick wit and hearty laugh. Everyone who knew him well can instantly recall at least one favorite “Jeffy story”. Jeffrey’s mentorship of junior staff is well-known: there are several of today’s forecasters who had Jeffrey as their first manager (including me!).

Jeffrey spent most of his career working for the company that would become KPMG Peat Marwick. He stayed with the closely-knit modeling group when it was purchased by AECOM, and retired from AECOM in July 2010 after 40 years. He moved from his longtime home in Springfield, Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring to spend more time with his family.
 
His devotion to his work and clients was extraordinary. I know of multiple instances where major modeling problems discovered on Friday afternoons were (magically) solved Monday morning because Jeffrey worked over the weekend to fix them. During work trips, he made it a point to “know the corridor”. He made it a habit to stay and dine in locations that would be directly impacted by the transit project he was working on, and to experience their rush-hour traffic each morning.
 
He will be missed!
 
Stay safe and well,
Dave Schmitt
 
P.S. The attached photos are from Jeffrey’s retirement lunch in July 2020.

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.503 (Activity-Based Model)

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Central Florida Regional Planning Model (CFRPM) Loaded Networks

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - June 19, 2020

The SE FL FSUTMS User Group had an online meeting on Friday June 19, 2020 9:30 AM-12 PM. The meeting featured three presentations. Please find the meeting materials below.

We are always looking for innovative ideas! If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email:yhuang@camsys.com.

The next meeting will be on Friday, September 11, 2020.

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Northeast Regional Planning Model - Activity Based (NERPMABv2.0)

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.502 (Activity-Based Model)

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Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model SERPM 8 Online Workshop

The FSUTMS Users Group hosted a SERPM 8 online workshop on March 25 and March 26 . The workshop will provide an overview of the recently adopted Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model Version 8 (SERPM 8). Please find the Agenda here and other workshop files in the link below. 

The next FSUTMS Users Group meeting will be on June 19, 2020.

If you would like to present your ideas, projects, or research work, please email: yhuang@camsys.com

Thanks!

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CFTPG 2020 Meeting #1, Monday, August 17, 2020

Accelerating the CAV Industry in Central Florida

Advanced connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies can be utilized to achieve precise vehicle trajectory control and render unprecedented opportunities to improve transportation system performance in safety, mobility and sustainability. However, CAV technologies also bring significant challenges to traffic operators and transportation planners in understanding, managing and planning for CAV traffic, particularly when mixed with human driven vehicles. This event will feature presentations on latest research on CAV modeling.

You will also learn about the latest in the CAV industry and what is being done to accelerate implementation of CAV industry in Central Florida. The first part of the event will feature presentations by the following experts. The second part of the event will include a moderated panel by a transportation expert, Dr. Robert Bertini, where you will have the opportunity to learn about what local, regional and national agencies are doing to coordinate and accelerate the growth of the CAV industry. The presenters include:

  • Dr. Robert L. Bertini, P.E., Executive Director – Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida
  • Dr. Xiaopeng Li, P.E., Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida
  • Dr. Amr A. Oloufa, P.E., Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Central Florida
  • Josh Pederson, P.E., Project Manager, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
  • Eric Hill, Transportation Systems Management and Operations Director, MetroPlan Orlando
  • Click here for meeting flyer.

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Southeast Florida Regional Planning Model SERPM 8 Workshop

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - November 15, 2019

The last SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting was held on Friday November 15, 2019, 9AM-12PM at FDOT D4 (DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309).

The event page can be access throught the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-80739342547

Please click Agenda to see the meeting details.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

The next meeting will be held on March 19, 2020. 

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February 2020 Meeting Materials

Joint Model Task Force/TDA Meeting Agenda

Presentations

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Model Task Force/TDA Agenda - Kissimmee, February 26-28, 2020

Joint Florida Model Task Force & Transportation Data and Analytics Workshop

Register (no registration fee): https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx

 Joint Meeting Agenda

     MTF Data/GIS Committee Agenda

     MTF Freight Committee Agenda

     MTF Model Advancement Committee Agenda

     MTF Transit Committee Agenda

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FDOT Rebuilds Florida Statewide Model

The Forecasting and Trends Office announces a major update to the Florida Statewide Model. This new base-year 2015 model, with a horizon year of 2045, replaces the 2010/2040 model last updated in 2016. Version 7.0 contains significant improvements including a destination choice model, long-distance mode choice/short-distance mode factoring, a firm-evolution component in FreightSIM, and a feedback loop in the model flow. In addition, we updated trip production rates, improved the tolling methodology, and streamlined trip assignment reporting.

The new Florida Statewide Model is available for download at the Florida transportation modeling website: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/index.php?/model_pages/modDS1/index/

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FLSWM Version 7.0: New 2045 Horizon-Year Model incorporates extensive structural improvements

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2015/2045 SERPM 8.501 (Activity-Based Model)

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Model Task Force to conduct joint meeting with FDOT Transportation Data and Analytics Workshop

To foster greater coordination and information sharing, the Model Task Force will meet jointly with the FDOT Transportation Data and Analytics Workshop this year. The combined meeting will be held the morning of February 26 till midday February 28, 2020, at a different location from previous meetings: Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista SOUTH, located at 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance at: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own. Please note the hotel reservation deadline of February 1:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista SOUTH, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50053023
By Phone: 407-597-4000
Group Code: TDW
Special Group Rate: $149/night, if reserved by February 1, 2020
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

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Toward a More Efficient Network Structure for Travel Demand Modeling

The travel demand models in Florida use different road networks even in geographically overlapping areas. Due to differences in network segmentation and details, currently, it is difficult to share information among models at different scales. Thus, this research examines the issues related to the network structure of travel demand models, with an emphasis on the Statewide model. It aims to identify a more efficient multi-scale network structure that will enable effective information sharing between the Statewide models and the district or local models, while preserving the detailed information provided by finer network segmentation. After considering previous research and practice in and out of Florida on this topic, this research proposes a framework for a planning network database to support efficient travel demand modeling for the state of Florida.

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CFTPG 2019 Meeting #4, Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Back to the Future - Florida Transportation Plan 2045 and How Did We Grow

The session format consisted of two presentations on two major regional and statewide initiatives currently underway – the Update to the Florida Transportation Plan 2045 by the FDOT and the How Did We Grow evaluation by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. The event speakers and panelists included Judy Pizzo, Planning Project Manager, FDOT District 5 Planning and Environmental Management Office; Karen Snyder, Project Development Manager, FDOT District 5 Planning and Environmental Management Office; and Tara McCue, Director of Planning and Community Development, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

Judy Pizzo and Karen Snyder presented the 2045 FTP Update process along with statewide statistics and trends, various elements of the FTP and new considerations in the update. Following the presentation, the speakers conducted an online poll via PollEverywhere to get input from attendees on transportation trends, preferences and values that will share the update. Tara McCue presented an overview of the previous How Shall We Grow Effort that was adopted by the Central Florida region in 2007. Tara presented summaries by County and the region comparing the actual trends to the projected trends in the 2007 plan.

Click here for meeting flyer.

The presentations from the December 3rd meeting can be found at this link: http://www.cfgis.org/FDOT-Resources/Meeting-Materials/Category-1-Example/Materials-from-12-03-2019.aspx.

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CFTPG 2019 Meeting #3, Tuesday, October 29, 2019

GOAA South Airport Complex & Multimodal Connections

The session consisted of presentations focusing on the GOAA South Airport Terminal Complex and the multimodal accommodations that have been made for SunRail, Virgin Trains, and LYNX to connect to the terminal. The event speakers and panelists are listed below - Davin Ruohomaki, Senior Director Planning, Engineering and Construction, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; Michelle DeLora, General Consulting Team, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; Michael Cegelis, Executive VP of Infrastructure Development, Virgin Trains; and Tiffany Homler Hawkins, Chief Administrative Officer at LYNX.

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Judy Pizzo, FDOT Project Manager. The event began with a welcome address by the CEO of GOAA, Stan Thornton, who provided a history of the master planning efforts undertaken at GOAA in the last 30 years and the growth projections for the next 50 years. Davin Ruohomaki explained the significance of the first phase of the South Airport complex as well as the masterplanning that has taken place for future modes of transportation to come together in one complex, on airport property and walkable to the airline terminal. Michelle DeLora explained the sustainability features that have been incorporated into the building design that has earned the facility the designation of the first LEED 4 building in the State of Florida. Mike Cegelis from Virgin Trains provided a history of the Brightline rail service that currently operates from West Palm Beach to Miami and the current construction work underway to connect to Orlando and Cocoa Beach and the future connection to Tampa.

Click here for meeting flyer.

The presentations from the October 29th meeting can be found at this link: http://www.cfgis.org/FDOT-Resources/Meeting-Materials/Category-1-Example/Materials-from-10-29-19-Meeting.aspx.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting - September 20, 2019

The last SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting was held on Friday September 20, 2019, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

The event page can be access throught the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-72535721295

Please click Agenda to see the meeting details.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Broward County Congestion Assessment - Peng Zhu, Cambridge Systematics
  2. Connected and Automated Vehicles – The Great Disrupter? - Brain Buckhard, Jacobs
  3. Exploring Public Perceptions and Attitudes toward Emerging Mobility Options - Xia Jin, Florida International University

The next meeting will be held on Novermbre 15, 2019. 

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2018 FDOT D4 Level of Service Report

The purpose of this report is to document the existing 2017 daily LOS along major roadways in the five counties within Florida Department of Transportation District Four (FDOT D4): Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River.  

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Public Use 2016 TC Florida Household Survey Dataset

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Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency (Tallahassee) 2040 Model

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CFTPG 2019 Meeting #2, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Planning for Visitors

Orlando had a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018, increasing 4.2 percent over 2017. What are the impacts of these visitors on our transportation system? How do we plan for them through our regional planning process?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to participate in this lively discussion focusing on the impacts of tourism on Central Florida’s transportation network and how their needs are accommodated by the public and private sectors. Bring your questions about how future planning efforts will address the millions of tourists that come to the region annually. Panelists include representatives from Universal Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering, Metroplan Orlando, LYNX, Orange County Convention Center, and Visit Orlando. The event will be moderated by Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando.

Click here for meeting flyer.

Meet and Greet—11:30 AM • Panel Discussion—12:00 Noon

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July 2019 Model Task Force Agenda

Full Model Task Force Meeting Agenda

Model Advancement Committee Agenda

Freight Committee Agenda

Data-GIS Committee Agenda

Transit Special Policy Discussion Flyer

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Model Task Force 2019 Meeting Announced

The Model Task Force 2019 Meeting will be held July 30 through August 1, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/360 on Jamaican Court. The meeting begins Tuesday at 1:30 PM and ends Thursday at noon. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance before July 20 at: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/360
Booking Link: MTF Room Reservation (!! - NOTE: This link defaults to a Monday arrival, the day before the meeting; please change as appropriate before reserving.)
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Special Group Rate: $133/night if reserved by July 8
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

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Forecasting and Trends Offers Weeklong Modeling Training

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will host two offerings of the FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop in May and June. 

  • May 13-17 - Orlando, Embassy Suites International Drive/Jamaican Court
  • June 17-21 - Fort Lauderdale, Embassy Suites 17th Street

Seating is limited; FDOT Districts and MPOs will be given seating preference. Click the link below to place your name on the seat-request list: 
          https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx

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UROAD Factors in Florida Models

The Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) specifies that models use an attribute referred to as UROAD, which is the ratio of the practical to absolute capacity of a model link. This memo demonstrates the role that UROAD plays in the Florida modeling context by examining the impact of different UROAD parameters on total assigned trips, congested trip times, and congested speeds. The UROAD factors currently used in Florida models are listed, along with other associated variable factors, like the alpha and beta parameters and the peak-to-daily capacity ratio attribute.

UROAD_Application_in_FL_Models_Final_022619.pdf

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Use of the Florida Statewide Model

This document describes the Florida Statewide Model's design and organization, and provides guidance on proper model application methods. It specifies the types of projects for which this model is appropriate, and the recommended steps for performing analysis within a subarea of the state. Finally, the report discusses the emerging modeling topic of risk analysis, quantifying the uncertainties inherent in travel demand forecasting.

Use_of_the_Florida_Statewide_Model_070518.pdf

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FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office Completes Study of UROAD Factors

The Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) specifies that models use an attribute referred to as UROAD, which is the ratio of the practical to absolute capacity of a model link. This memo demonstrates the role that UROAD plays in the Florida modeling context by examining the impact of different UROAD parameters on total assigned trips, congested trip times, and congested speeds. The UROAD factors currently used in Florida models are listed, along with other associated variable factors, like the alpha and beta parameters and the peak-to-daily capacity ratio attribute.

UROAD_Application_in_FL_Models_Final_022619.pdf

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CFTPG 2019 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 21, 2019

The session format was that of a panel discussion with Central Florida’s regional transportation agencies to hear from these leaders about the role of their agency in the future of transportation, transportation initiatives, legislative priorities and thoughts on transportation funding. The panelists included Hugh Harling, Executive Director of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Gary Huttman, Executive Director of Metroplan Orlando; Georganna Gillette, Executive Director of the Space Coast TPO; Lois Bollenback, Executive Director of the River to Sea TPO; Michael Woods, Executive Director of the Lake Sumter MPO; and Derrick Harris, Executive Director of Ocala Marion TPO.

The panel discussion was facilitated by Christine Kefauver, AICP, who provided a brief background and context for transportation in Central Florida, major transportation and economic trends, as well as major project initiatives. The discussion included policy priorities, SunRail transition, multimodal connectivity in the region, regional priorities, context-sensitive street standards, accommodating non-work trips in the transportation model, mobility as a service, funding, visitors, safety, and automated vehicles.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-March 15, 2019

The last SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting was held on Friday March 15, 2019, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

The event page can be access throught the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-tickets-57550693674

Please click Agenda to see the meeting details.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis - Kimon Proussaloglou
  2. Traffic Forecasting Tool for Indiana Department of Transportation - Akbar Bakhshi Zanjani
  3. A Systematic Traffic Count Balance Method in Network Levels - Hongbo Chi
  4. From Manual to Automation – TMC Visualization and Balancing Tool - Ashutosh Kumar
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Freight Economic Impact Modeling Training

The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office recently developed a new add-on tool for the Florida Statewide Model called the Freight Transportation Economic Impact Kit. This FreightTEIK tool combines the statewide model’s Freight Supply-chain Intermodal Model (FreightSIM) with a multi-sectoral input-output model.  The economic impacts of efficiencies gained through freight transportation improvements are conveyed in terms of changes in vehicle hours traveled (VHT), vehicle miles traveled (VMT), gross domestic product (GDP), employment, and monetized impacts.
 
To support this new FreightTEIK tool, we will be conducting an eight-hour training course in two locations in South and Central Florida. The course will be offered free of charge in Fort Lauderdale February 27-28 and in the Orlando area March 20-21, 2019. Both trainings will be held on a Wednesday afternoon (1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.), continuing the following morning (Thursday, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon).
 
In this class you will learn how economic benefits stemming from freight transportation are an accumulation of a multitude of business and transportation activities. The process illustrates how transportation network changes ripple through different levels of the economy to yield total cumulative economic effects. Economic impacts, in turn, might be the driving force to stimulate a business to grow, which may result in increasing employment or income. These impacts are captured by a variety of economic indicators such as gross domestic product.
 
This hands-on training will be taught by the research team that created FreightTEIK, Dr. Zhong-Ren Peng and PhD candidate Haitao Yu. Prior modeling exposure is encouraged, but not required. Due to limited seating, please register in advance for this class at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-November 16, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday November 16, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-51592835560?ref=estw

Please click November162018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Traffic Forecasting Tools - Ken Kaltenbach
  2. Understanding the SE FL Travel Behavior - Rosella Picado
  3. Palm Beach County STOPS Model Development & Visualization of Forecasts - Ayberk Kocatepe & Sujith Rapolu

Thanks to 2017-2018 Users Group Steering Committee Chair & Secretary: Srin Varanasi & Yingfei Huang!

Congratulations to 2019-2020 Users Group Steering Committee Chair & Secretary: Yingfei Huang & Hongbo Chi!

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-September 14, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday September 14, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-49756777862

Please click September142018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. Airsage OD Data, GPS Update and Travel Time Validation - Bill King
  2. Census Products for Transportation Modeling and Planning - Yongqiang Wu
  3. How ARC is using the Activity-Based Model for Regional Transportation - Guy Rousseau
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MTF 2018 Postponed until further notice

This is notice that the December 11-13 meeting of the Florida Model Task Force is postponed until a later date yet to be determined.  Internal discussions with management at first provided hope that the annual meeting could continue; however, we were informed last night that the meeting will require rescheduling due to the state travel restriction.  As reference, on October 16, 2018, the Florida Department of Management Services issued a directive following Hurricane Michael suspending all non-essential travel for state employees, as well as consultants and vendors doing business for the state, for an indefinite period of time. 

The Forecasting and Trends Office will reschedule this meeting at the earliest possible date after the travel suspension is rescinded.  No date has been provided when the suspension on non-essential travel will be lifted for FDOT staff or FDOT consultants and vendors.  The Forecasting and Trends Office will keep you apprised of any further developments.

If you have already made room reservations, please confirm your cancellation – (800) 871-5831.  Hotel policy is to allow cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the arrival date. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Thomas Hill

State Modeling Manager

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, MS 19

Tallahassee, FL  32399

(850) 414 - 4924

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2010/2040 Cost Feasible TCRPM 4.1 (Activity-Based Model)

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July/August 2019 Meeting Materials

July 30-August 1, 2019, MTF Meeting, Orlando FL

Full Model Task Force Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Model Advancement:

Model Advancement Committee Agenda

Freight:

Freight Committee Agenda

Data-GIS:

Data-GIS Committee Agenda

Transit:

Transit Special Policy Discussion Flyer

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Model Task Force Hotel Reservation Information

As previously announced, the December 11-13 Model Task Force Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/Jamaican Court. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance by December 1 at: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.

If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:

Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/Jamaican Court
Booking Link: FMTF Room Reservation
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Special Group Rate: $139/night
Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 12, 2018
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival

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Northwest Florida Regional Planning Model (NWFRPM) Networks

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Florida Statewide Model V6.0 Loaded Network

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2016 FDOT D4 Level of Service Report

The purpose of this report is to document the existing 2016 daily LOS along major roadways in the five counties within Florida Department of Transportation District Four (FDOT D4): Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River.  The 2016 existing 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, 
  • Florida’s Turnpike System - obtained from the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), and
  • Other major county and city roadways. 

This report presents usage of LOS information and summarizes data, methodology, and references utilized to develop LOS and LOS maps of the five counties. 

In addition to LOS, this report provides estimated annual average daily traffic (AADT) and number of lanes information of 2016 existing conditions along SIS, SHS, and major non-SHS facilities. 

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Public Use 2015 SE Florida Household Survey Dataset (Updated 8-25-2019)

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TCRPM4 Enhanced Documentation

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Freight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in Florida

A major hurdle in freight demand modeling has always been a lack of adequate data on freight movements for different industry sectors for planning applications. Several data sources are available for freight planning purposes in the United States. Of these, the most commonly adopted sources include Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), Transearch (TS), American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) truck GPS data, and Department of Transportation (DOT) weigh-in-motion (WIM) data. Of these, the two most commonly adopted commodity flow data sources are FAF and TS. We developed a fused database from FAF and TS to realize transportation network flows at a fine spatial resolution while accommodating the production and consumption behavioral trends (provided by TS). Towards this end, we formulated and estimated a joint econometric model framework embedded within a network flow approach and grounded in maximum likelihood technique to estimate county level commodity flows. Subsequently, we developed additional algorithms to disaggregate county levels flows to the statewide traffic analysis zone resolution. The second part of the project was focused on generating truck OD flows by different weight categories, including empty truck flows. The estimated empty flows (where truck load is less than a threshold) were disaggregated into finer granularity to get better understanding about the patterns associated with empty flows.

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SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting-June 15, 2018

The upcoming SE FL FSUTMS Users Group Meeting will be on Friday June 15, 2018, 9AM-12PM. The venue is FDOT D4-DO1, Auditorium, 3400 West Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.

Please register to this meeting using the following link. This will help us on the meeting headcount to plan for the morning refreshments.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-florida-fsutms-users-group-meeting-tickets-46443052420

Please click June152018Agenda.pdf to see the detailed meeting agenda.

The presentations can be accessed from the following links:

  1. A Framework for Putting Big Data to Work for Travel Demand Modeling

  2. https://prezi.com/view/OzYWAxKfQUhIADKOzbMD (Please use Chrome to open)

  3. Habitual_Behavior_SERPM_User_Group_06152018.pdf

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Activity-Based Modeling Workshop - May 11, 2018 - FDOT D4 Auditorium

This one-day workshop will offer a hands-on tutorial on two recent enhancements to SERPM7 and TCRPM4:

  • A procedure to apply the model to perform site impact studies
  • A tool to check and validate the input data to the PopSyn3 (Population Synthesizer). 

Please use the following link to register to this workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activity-based-model-workshop-tickets-45307169965

Please click Agenda to see the workshop agenda. The attendees need to have the following materials on the laptop for the workshop.

  • Base material:
  1. SERPM7.071 (\serpm7) - https://www.fsutmsonline.net/DownloadLogin.aspx?module=26&entryid=934
  2. Seed skim for 2010 (\serpm7\Input\seed_net_skm\2010) - https://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/md_lctr_2006/seed_skims_2010_7.071.zip
  3. R folder (\serpm7\RSetup\R-3.2.3) - https://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/md_lctr_2006/R-3.2_.3_.zip
  • Workshop specific material:
  1. PopSyn Input Tool - PopSyn Input Tool
  2. PopSyn3 -  serpm popsyn3
  3. Updates to serpm7.071: puma shapefile (\serpm7\Input\Shape) - Shape.zip & maximum #maz fix (\serpm7\ctramp\application) - Scripts.zip
  4. Files for Site Impact analysis - SiteImpactExercise.zip

Workshop presentation: ABMWorkshop_11May2018.pdf

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