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)
Bruce Spear Cambridge Systematics will talk about using LODES (commonly known as LEHD data) for transportation planning. This talk features findings from a recently completed work of NCHRP 08-36 Task 98: Improving employment Data for Transportation Planning. Please read the email below for details.
"The U.S. Census Bureau and Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Steering Committee are pleased to invite you to attend the next of our monthly webinar series - Use of LODES Data in Transportation Planning: Some Comparative Findings. Our presenter will be Bruce Spear, Senior Associate at Cambridge Systematics, who will be following up on the presentation on this same topic that he gave at the 2012 LED Workshop in March. This webinar is recommended for users at all experience levels.
This presentation provides findings from the recently completed National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project that investigated alternative sources of employment data for use in transportation planning. The presentation discusses the current strengths and weaknesses of LODES (LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics) as a source of workplace location and home-to-work flow data, and compares LODES with the CTPP (Census Transportation Planning Products) data in terms of coverage, completeness and accuracy.
Learn more and register at http://lodes.eventbrite.com/"
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey, SE
Washington, DC 20590
tel 202 366 6971
fax 202 493 2198
Today we had a webinar on Urban Areas and their implication on MPOs,
TMAs, Transit and Functional class. It was recorded and can be watched
in its entirety at:
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443