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Meant to forward to folks in-house.
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From: Chuck Imbrogno
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 4:11 PM
Subject: RE: [CTPP] Census Bureau News -- Census Bureau Media Advisory
Commuting Products to be Embargoed
FYI - See bottom of this e-mail chain for the "Media Advisory" from the
Census Bureau regarding the Commuter Flow data that Tom Fontaine asked
about earlier today. Data was "embargoed" by the Census Bureau.
Available to the media at noon today, but not released publicly to
everyone else (including us) until midnight tonight.
Bob Schwartz should be downloading the file sometime in the morning.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Graham, Todd
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CTPP] Census Bureau News -- Census Bureau Media Advisory
Commuting Products to be Embargoed
Census Bureau wil be releasing data and reports on commuting patterns
If you have Census PIO embargo access, you'll be able to dig into it as
early as Monday afternoon.
This is a new product -- so I'm not sure how the data will be structured
-- anyone know?
Metropolitan Council Research
From: U.S. Census Bureau [census(a)subscriptions.census.gov]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 9:54 AM
Subject: Census Bureau News -- **Census Bureau Media Advisory**
Commuting Products to be Embargoed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Public Information Office
***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY***
Commuting Products to be Embargoed
The U.S. Census Bureau's Public Information Office will offer an embargo
period next week for members of the media to view a series of commuting
products. Statistics will be available for every county in the U.S.
showing the number of workers that commute in or out and which counties
those commuters travel to and from. Additional reports and tables, based
on statistics from the American Community Survey, examine U.S. residents
traveling across county and state lines to work. Specifically, the
products present U.S. workers who have commutes of 60 minutes or longer
and workers who have "mega commutes" of at least 90 minutes and 50
miles. Statistics will also be available for every county in the U.S.
that show the number of workers that commute into or out of the county
and which counties those commuters travel to and from.
The reports and tables will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo
site at noon EST Monday, March 4. The public release will be at 12:01
a.m. EST Tuesday, March 5. Wire and distribution services are prohibited
from distributing embargoed news releases and data files to subscribers
before the public release date and time.
If you are interested in scheduling a radio interview on Tuesday, March
5, please contact the U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office at
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I know you have all been watching this space and eagerly anticipating the first release of CTPP small area data from the American Community Survey. Well, despite heroic efforts, the data and software are not ready for an August release as earlier hoped.
The CTPP five year data product is coming, here is some information on it. Updates and info will be published here
A fully executed product is expected around October 2013. As of this writing (August 2013), the US Census Bureau has delivered data to the software vendor and the vendor is processing it. Beta testing of the data and software is in process having begun in early August. We have encountered several problems getting the data fully loaded into the software and so have delayed the release for about eight weeks. We would rather have a fully functioning product with robust beta testing, over one that does not work and gives us inaccurate results!
CTPP based on 5-year ACS - 2006 - 2010; residence based, workplace based, and flow data for geographies ranging from the Census TAZ or tract to the nation.
Tables include means of transportation univariate and crossed with travel time, household income, vehicle availability, age, time leaving home, and (new) presence of children, minority status, number of workers in household and median household income. A complete list of available tables can be found here: CTPP tables-5YR List public.xlsx<http://ctpp.transportation.org/Documents/CTPP%20tables-5YR%20List%20public.…>
There are plans for an API, and plans to make large files (entire states, for example) downloadable are under development.
A new data access software is being developed for the 5-year data, it will include the 3-year data, and eventually, we hope to include both older and future data sets, so they can be found in one easy place. The software will allow for table manipulation - so you can get a table looking the way you like before download, download formats will include tables, .shp files, .gml and .TAB files. The software has a robust mapping component.
A fully executed product is expected around October 2013. As of this writing (August 2013), the US Census Bureau has delivered data to the software vendor and the vendor is processing it. Beta testing of the data and software is in process having begun in early August. We have encountered several problems getting the data fully loaded into the software and so have delayed the release for about eight weeks.
Penelope Z. Weinberger
CTPP Program Manager
This "free" webinar might be of interest to some on this list. The statistical disclosure control processes being discussed are what has been done to safe guard our CTPP 5-year ACS data tabulations. The method applied to our data was developed by Tom Krenski who is presenting. Also, Clara R will be responding from our collective transportation perspective.
if the the flyer below does not come through out list serve software just go to the registration link which has a description. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/154222954
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> Webinar: Government Data and Confidentiality: Compatible Companions With the Help of Statistical Disclosure Control
> Confidentiality and government data go hand in hand. Get an in-depth glimpse of practical Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC) treatments that you, as a data producer, can use when working with government data to address confidentiality concerns, or you, as a data user, should be aware of. This webinar will provide practical insights to balance disclosure risk, data utility, and other issues relating to operational feasibility, budget, and timelines. The webinar will also set the stage with items to be aware of before, during, and even after data collection. Since data dissemination modes and types of access vary, discussants will also delve into the unique SDC treatments to use for various scenarios. The webinar will wrap up with additional topics from the data user perspective relating to this important issue, including communication that balances the highly technical and the somewhat less technical in terms of answering questions relating to data training and documentation.
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*Subject:* TRB Call for NHTS Posters****
*CALL FOR POSTERS*
*Travel Characteristics Past, Present, and Future –*
*Communicating Information Derived from the National Household Travel Survey
Task Force on *Understanding New Directions for the National Household
Travel Survey* (ABJ45T)****
The Task Force will host a poster session at the 2014 Annual Meeting
featuring tools and strategies used to communicate National Household
Travel Survey (NHTS) data to various user groups. Of particular interest to
the Task Force are innovative means of communicating information derived
from the NHTS that convey the utility and value of these data. Featured
posters will be highlighted in Task Force findings to FHWA as effective
examples of conveying the value derived from this long-running and
comprehensive data set. A special submittal deadline for this call has been
established. Abstracts are due no later than Wednesday, September 4th.
Following are details on this call and the associated submission process. **
Since 1969, the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) has surveyed
Americans on their travel behaviors and patterns, generating an
unparalleled compilation of longitudinal travel characteristics for the
nation. The legacy of this national data collection and dissemination
effort has resulted in a wide variety of applications for a diverse array
of users. NHTS users mine this data to inform decision makers, educate the
public, support research, and enhance model development. It serves as a
unique platform for analyzing past, present, and future travel trends and
provides essential input for many different processes.****
The Task Force on *Understanding New Directions for the National Household
Travel Survey *(ABJ45T) is charged with understanding ways in which the
data are used and can be improved, and evaluating impacts of potential
changes in survey methodology on different user groups. During its
investigations the Task Force realized the challenge of communicating the
value of NHTS data and ways in which it can be successfully used to support
a myriad of uses including transportation planning and analysis,
demographic research, public and policy maker education, trend analysis,
and public health policy, to name but a few.****
The Task Force decided to identify and showcase at the 2014 Annual Meeting
a select few examples that demonstrate creative ways of communicating the
value of this important data set. Recognizing the role of visual media in
today’s communications, the Task Force is soliciting posters or other
graphic means of visualization and communication that convey the utility
and value of the NHTS and the data it yields. In keeping with the theme of
the 2014 meeting – Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future – the
Task Force is interested in illustrating the diversity of uses and
applications supported by the NHTS and the longitudinal value of this
long-running survey in developing this poster session.****
*Poster Session Guidelines*
Those selected for this session will prepare a poster for presentation at
the 2014 Annual Meeting in January. *Participants are not required to
prepare a paper to be eligible*. Each presenter will be provided with a
table and a 4’ x 8’ vertical panel for displaying posters and other
materials. An electrical connection will be available at each station.
Telephone and internet connections will not be available. TRB's guidelines
for poster presenters are available at http://www.trb.org
. Presenters are expected to attend and participate in this session.
Presentation teams are welcome. The Task Force is working to create an
innovative poster / discussion format, details of which will be finalized
during the session planning process. It is anticipated that this will be a
dynamic and highly interactive session.****
A special deadline for abstract submittals has been established. Interested
candidates should submit an abstract explaining their project and poster
concept by 11:59 pm PDT on*Wednesday, September 4, 2013*. The abstract
should be no more than a single one-sided page in length (approximately 500
words) and include:****
**· **Contact information (name, agency/organization, phone number,
**· **Title of your proposed poster for use in the Annual Meeting
**· **Explanation of the project, research or process using NHTS data
and how the data were used;****
**· **Ways in which visualization or other graphic communication tools
were deployed and the role this played in the project, research or process;*
**· **Any innovative discoveries or lessons learned about
communicating NHTS data that can be useful to FHWA and other users; and****
**· **Preliminary description of the information to be conveyed in
You are welcome to include links to on-line materials that illustrate
visualization or graphic communication concepts described in your abstract
but this will not substitute for the information requested in the abstract.*
The Task Force will not consider sales presentations on products or
Abstracts should be in a PDF format and submitted to:****
Include the term “*NHTS Poster Abstract*” in the subject line.****
A session-development subcommittee will review all abstracts to identify
those that most effectively demonstrate innovative communication techniques
conveying the value of NHTS data and its use. The Task Force hopes to
identify posters representing a diverse array of uses and applications.
Abstracts that support the 2014 Annual Meeting spotlight theme,
“Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future” are encouraged.****
Applicants will be notified in mid-September of their selection.****
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Questions about the poster session or the abstract submittal process should
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