Hi - please see below for an upcoming CTPP training opportunity.
For more details, please contact Penelope, cc'd here.
Stacey Bricka, PhD
Free Training! Please forward liberally!
We will be in Denver at DRCOG on Tuesday and Wednesday June 27 - 28 to teach
the CTPP 1.5 day short course. Registration is available by sending me an
email. If you would like to reserve a slot, email pweinberger(a)aashto.org
Who is CTPP Training aimed at?
CTPP Training is chiefly aimed at data users at MPOs and
States. It is appropriate for consultants and students as well.
This training is designed for anyone who is required to work on
long range planning, congestion management, travel forecast,
air quality analysis.
CTPP training sessions are typically one and half days of
hands-on work in a computer based setting. Participants will
engage in discussion, practice analytical skills through exercises,
learn to navigate the CTPP software, and leave with a better
understanding of what transportation data are available and
what are the avoidable pitfalls to using them.
Understanding and Dealing with Data Issues
. In-depth, ongoing discussion optimally resulting in better,
smarter data users
Transportation Data and How to Get It
. CTPP, ACS, JTW-What do these acronyms mean? What
agencies collect and produce these data? How accurate,
current, reliable are they?
What Kind of Data Is Collected and Where Is It?
. Commutes, Tours, Modes. Websites, Search engines, Hard
Files-What's out there, how is it found, how is it acquired?
Census and CTPP Geography, Understanding It, Using It
. Custom geography for planning applications
CTPP Data Access Software
. A hands-on, follow-along, in depth, tutorial: Attendees will
create a profile of an area using many features of the CTPP
Data Access Software
Each class is customized for the locality and participants will
receive invaluable access to information and resources that
they will use again and again. The training is interesting,
informative, vital and entertaining.
CTPP Program Manager
Please note some important changes to the TRB Annual Meeting Submission
For more information, please visit:
Stacey Bricka, PhD
Chair, TRB Committee ABJ30
I want to give you advance notice about a few changes to paper submission
and review that will go into effect when the paper submission site opens
tomorrow in preparation for the 2018 Annual Meeting:
* The instructions for Authors, Reviewers, Review Coordinators, and
Event Planners has been reviewed and revised to clean up material that has
accrued over time, eliminate duplication, clarify policy, include volunteer
suggestions, and generally try to tighten up the language and make it more
* The Compendium of Papers will no longer be produced. As you know,
the Compendium is a subset of the material that is contained in Annual
Meeting On Line. AM On Line includes papers accepted for presentation as
well as powerpoints and poster materials. The Compendium contained only the
papers accepted for presentation but in a static downloadable file. This
duplication of material costs tens of thousands of dollars. The result of
this decision is that Annual Meeting registrants and TRB sponsors will
continue to have access to all the content they have previously had access
to, only not in the particular format of the Compendium.
* The review criterion related to the quality of writing has been
reworded to emphasize that a paper must be written well enough to be readily
understood and that poor English grammar is sufficient grounds for rejection
of the paper. This revision is the result of recommendations from the TRR
Review Advisory Board and concerns expressed by a number of reviewers about
the poor writing quality of many papers. In addition, Neil has been asking
us to be stricter about this issue because poorly written papers require an
inordinate amount of time from editors, which adds to the cost of the TRR
and the time it takes to get papers published.
* Authors who submit papers for presentation will no longer be able to
opt out of including their accepted papers in AM On Line. Approximately 20%
of the authors who submit for presentation do not allow us to include their
accepted paper in Annual Meeting On Line. We have received a number of
complaints from Annual Meeting registrants and from sponsors that they are
not finding papers from Annual Meeting sessions in AM OnLine, papers which
are promised as part of the benefit they receive from registration and/or
Ann M. Brach, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Technical Activities
Transportation Research Board
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
January 7-11, 2018