I know that today (March 26) was a busy day for many of you because of the CB release of the urbanized area list. But, while you are thinking about the Census Bureau, don't forget to submit your comments regarding ACS through their website. A little bird told me that the Census Bureau expected more traffic on this site, and they didn't know if people were waiting until the deadline, or if no one cared. OF COURSE WE (the transportation data community) CARE!
There are 4 areas to which they are asking for comment:
1. data products
2. survey methodology
3.research and evaluation
AASHTO will be submitting a consolidated response via the CTPP Oversight Board, so you can give your feedback to Penelope Weinberger pweinberger(a)aashto.org<mailto:email@example.com> I have not seen a draft from AASHTO yet, so I can't tell if YOUR topic of interest will be included or not.
I am sure the CB will not be surprised about negative feedback about AFF. :)
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)
Does anyone have an estimated timeframe when additional demographic data will be available? Interested in household income and vehicles per household. Thanks.
Transportation Supervising Planner
Travel Demand/Air Quality Modeling Unit, Room 2330
Bureau of Policy & Planning
Connecticut Department of Transportation
2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Box 317546
Newington, Connecticut 06131-7546
I've tried to answer this question myself looking through listserv
messages and various web pages.
I'm trying to understand the process for FHWA's adjusted urban area
(FAUB/UAB). I looked through what Ed sent on Feb 10th - FHWA updated
page w/ guidance:
This page has a ton of useful info but I didn't see anything on adjusted
Urban Boundaries (FAUB/UAB/other). Does anyone know about this process,
who is involved (State DOT, Cities, MPOs), and what the possible
timelines are? I thought there was a move in FFC away from designating
Urban vs. Rural Functional Class, perhaps things have changed and FHWA
is no longer using adjusted boundaries this time around?
Any help is greatly appreciated! Kevin
Spokane Regional Transportation Council
221 W First Ave, Suite 310
Spokane, WA 99201
Just to make it official attached is a pdf and text version of today’s
Federal Register from the Census Bureau on designation of urbanized
areas and urban clusters.
Also, here is the link to the Census Bureau page with links to maps,
files and other related information that was distributed yesterday.
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Some of you have already found this page using the original materials sent by Mike Ratcliffe, but just in case this makes your life easier...
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the map showing the new Urbanized Areas. I have not reviewed each to look for adjacency to existing MPOs.
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)
Since Ed Christopher is on vacation, he asked me to pass this along to the Field Planners list.
From: Williams, Ben (FHWA)
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 12:52 PM
Subject: Census Urban Info
I was talking to Chris Henrie of the Census Geography Division today. On Monday, March 26 they are going to have press releases about the new urbanized area numbers. The Federal Register will be out on Tuesday March 27. The urban boundary files will be posted Monday on the urban page, http://www.census.gov/geo/www/ua/2010urbanruralclass.html , new TIGER shapefiles on the TIGER pages http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/release_schedule.html .
Federal Highway Administration
Planning Technical Service Team
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3104
Transportation Planner/Travel Modeler Job Announcement
General Job Description:
Responsible professional urban and regional transportation planning work supporting the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Madison Wisconsin urban area. A primary responsibility of the position is the operation and maintenance of a regional travel demand forecast model for generating traffic and transit use forecasts to support MPO planning work activities. Other general responsibilities include preparing socioeconomic data forecasts and assembling and analyzing other data for transportation planning and modeling purposes; providing assistance with the preparation of multi-modal transportation plans, reports and studies; providing assistance with the annual update to the Transportation Improvement Program; and providing staff support to the MPO policy board and MPO advisory committees.
For more information, see the job openings page on the City of Madison Human Resources Department website below:
Bill Schaefer, Transportation Planning Manager
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO
121 S. Pinckney St., #400
Madison, WI 53703
PH: (608) 266-9115
FAX: (608) 261-9967
I need to get a regional estimate and MOE composed of 6 counties. I know the
rule of thumb is that aggregating MOE's doesn't work well for more than 4
units. Does anyone know is using 6 would cause the MOE to be inaccurate?
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Offices at McHenry Row
1500 Whetstone Way
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-732-0500 ext. 1030
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