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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).

Original Post:

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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