FYI--Besides the 2009 Tiger Files it looks like we will have the new
2010 Files before the 2010 Block population counts come out in around
March of 2011. This is good news. Just yesterday I was in a meeting
where the question came up.
The Census Bureau has released 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles today.
Available here: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/
This will be the last public release of TIGER data until early 2011.
This early 2011 release will include all of the updated 2010 tabulation
geography that serves as the geographic framework for 2010 Census data
tabulations (including the new 2010 Census tracts, block groups, blocks,
voting districts, and much more). Around the same time as this 2011
geospatial data release, Census will be releasing the tabular data
with 2010 Census population counts down to the Census block level. See
the attached document for more information, including changes under
consideration and a request for input.
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We are pound to announce that CTPP2006-2008 County-toCounty flows using
ACS are available for downloading now! The data file also contains
CTPP2000 County-to-county flow for users convenience. Two data formats
are available: SAS and CVS. A detailed note for dataset is also
Check it out now!
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Job Posting: Transportation Planner 1, Iowa Department of Transportation
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Systems Planning is seeking a Transportation Planner that will serve on the Traffic Forecasting, Modeling and Highway Planning Team. Responsibilities of this position will focus on assisting with the development of an Asset Management Plan for the department, working on various highway planning projects, supporting travel demand modeling and traffic forecasting work, utilizing Geographic Information System software as well as performing a variety of long-range transportation planning activities for the Department of Transportation.
This position will play a critical role in developing working partnerships among various offices within the Department with the goal to integrate asset management principles and techniques into the transportation planning process and to support programming decisions. This position will assist with various highway planning activities such as analyzing data to support the development of plans and studies.
In addition, this position will assist with work to strengthen and improve the department's urban traffic modeling/forecasting efforts and analytical capabilities using geographic information system software. Additional responsibilities include performing long-range planning activities for highways including capacity analyses, asset management system integration, sufficiency analyses, Census data analysis, etc. Other responsibilities include representing the department and making presentations to MPO and RPA technical committees and policy boards.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Shift: Days, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with flextime available. Travel: Overnight travel not regularly required.
In addition to applying to DAS-HRE, all candidates must submit a resume to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Office of Systems Planning
Attention: Phil Mescher
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Graduation from an accredited college or university course work with a major in civil/transportation engineering, community development planning, economics, environmental engineering, mathematics, regional planning, transportation planning or urban planning.
Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date (08/05/2010). To complete an electronic application form, click on "Apply for Job Vacancy(s)" button. You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970. http://das.hre.iowa.gov/state_jobs.html
Phillip J. Mescher, AICP
Office of Systems Planning
Iowa Department of Transportation
Dear Everyone -
We are awaiting the delivery of the first 3-year CTPP using 2006-2008
ACS records. This CTPP is restricted to large geography (county, places
with 20,000 population and over). Our goal was to have web-accessible
data in September 2010, but today we learned that the CB now has a delay
of 2 weeks, which MAY impact the delivery schedule from Beyond 2020 and
Citygate, the CTPP data access software vendors. We will keep you
In the meantime, you are probably putting together your annual workplans
and I want to remind everyone who plans to submit TAZ (and TADs) for the
5-year CTPP tabulation to include labor hours for Spring and Summer 2011
for this task.
For a copy of the TAZ delineation business rules:
Q. Do you have to define TAZs or TADs?
A. No, you can still get CTPP tabulations for Census tracts or
Census block groups if you do not want to delineate TAZs.
Q. What is a TAZ and what is a TAD?
A. A TAZ is a Transportation Analysis Zone and is the smallest
geographic unit for which the CTPP tabulations will be provided. A TAD
is a Transportation Analysis District, and will either be an
accumulation of TAZs, or accumulation of tracts, to total approximately
20,000 population. This will provide a geographic unit that is smaller
than a PUMA (100,000 population), and larger than a census tract (4,000
population). The TAD is larger geographic unit which has the potential
to be used in nation-wide tabulations for 3-year ACS tabulations in the
Q. What process will be used to submit TAZs?
A. some of you probably saw the Caliper announcement that they will be
developing the software for the Census Bureau's Geography Division for
this part of the CTPP. It will be a GIS-based application and will not
require you to purchase or license any additional software. It will be
a block-equivalency program. That is, you are restricted to existing
Census-defined blocks. This means that your agency's TAZ for your
forecasting model may not exactly match the TAZ submitted for the CTPP
FHWA Office of Planning
Hello Everyone -
The 12th National "Tools of the Trade" Conference is scheduled for
September 22-24, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder in Historic
Williamsburg. On Sept 22, the CTPP team is hosting a Federal Data
workshop where we will discuss 2010 Census, ACS, CTPP and NHTS, so I
hope to see you there. If you don't know what all those acronyms are,
you should definitely plan to attend! J
The preliminary program for the conference is posted on the TRB
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The following is a link to registration on the internet:
Please come to this conference to learn ready-to-use, economical and
practical techniques for transportation professionals in small (under
50,000) and medium-sized (50,000 - 250,000) communities. Advance
registration is only $200.00 and includes most meals and the group
outing in Colonial Williamsburg on Thursday night during the Conference.
For additional information, please contact Marsha Fiol, Virginia
Department of Transportation Phone 804 786-2985, E-mail: