Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
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.
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.
Monday, February 21, 2022
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.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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.
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
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
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: email@example.com.