HURRAH! The Census Bureau is now back to getting CTPP Part 1 tables out the door!
From: Clawson, Dave
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 9:38 AM
Cc: Horsley, John; Oakley, Janet; Basso, Jack
Subject: Good news about the CTPP 2000
Late yesterday, we received word from Nancy Gordon of the Census Bureau that they are reversing their April decision to withhold 10 additional CTPP tables from release because of disclosure concerns. Over the past several weeks, Jack Basso and I at AASHTO along with staff from BTS and FHWA have been discussing with Census Bureau staff our concerns about the April decision and the major negative impact it would have on the 2000 CTPP package for the States and MPOs.
I spoke with Phil Salopek of the Census Bureau today regarding the revised schedule now that they have the green light to start releasing these materials (CTPP Part 1). Phil indicated that the first of the state CDs would go out in early June, with all of the states and MPOs having their respective CDs by the end of July. Phil said that they will do a limited production of CDs initially (two per MPO plus the quantity requested by the State DOT). Once a State and its MPOs have their CDs, they would have about a one month period to use it and let the Census Bureau know of any corrections needed. Once a state CD has been through that review process and any corrections have been made, then a larger quantity of CDs would be prepared for public distribution.