Apologies to all.
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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This might be of interest to some folks.
2014 Budget Enacted for Bureau of Labor Statistics
On Friday, January 17, 2014, President Obama signed into law the
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The Act provides $592.2 million in
funding to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the fiscal year (FY)
2014 that began October 1, 2013. This funding level is $21.6 million below
the FY 2014 President's Budget <http://www.bls.gov/bls/budget2014.htm>. In
order to achieve the necessary savings for this funding level and protect
core programs, the BLS is taking the steps listed below:
1. *Curtail the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).* The
QCEW program provides national, State, metropolitan statistical area, and
county data on monthly employment and quarterly total wages and the number
of establishments, by 6-digit North American Industry Classification System
(NAICS) code and by size of establishment. The BLS will achieve savings
largely by reducing the scope and frequency of collection for select units
in the QCEW survey that is used to validate and update the NAICS code of
business establishments. This will result in a small degradation in the
quality of QCEW data and make the QCEW slightly less accurate as a sampling
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The FHWA is now looking to "Advance Transportation Planning through Innovation and Research" through its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The objective of this BAA is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning among State, metropolitan, regional, local, and Tribal transportation planning governments in response to significant changes in the planning process and to identify new tools, techniques, and approaches that respond to national transportation planning priorities.
The FHWA's research program funds innovation such areas as planning capacity building, congestion management, safety planning, public involvement, travel modeling, environmental justice, visualization in planning, freight planning, planning and environmental linkages, and pedestrian and bicycle planning and design.
Examples of travel modeling related research may be methodological innovation in
* Processing and analyzing large passive data sets collected via various media;
* Using large passive data sets for analyzing current travel behavior and forecasting near future travel;
* Using large passive data sets to assist calibrating and validating travel modeling techniques;
* Providing strategies and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of travel forecasting techniques;
To apply, applicants should go to https://www.fbo.gov/ under the heading "Advancing Transportation Planning Through Innovation & Research" to submit your proposal. The Solicitation Number is DTFH6114R00019. Here is the direct link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=46b5c187590e07a4ee6a60… .
Please note: The point of contact is provided in the Solicitation.
I am out of the office until 01/25/2015.
Haining Du is no longer with Cambridge Systematics. If you have questions
please contact Feng Liu (fliu(a)camsys.com).
Note: This is an automated response to your message "[CTPP] TAZ Update -
TAZ Issue resolved" sent on 2/24/2014 4:58:24 PM.
This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away.
The issue discussed in the email below has been resolved. A new file with TAZ data for workplace TAZ with zero resident populations has been uploaded and incorporated into the CTPP Data Access Software. The data has been field checked and deemed reliable, in as much as small area data are reliable, please pay attention to the large Margins of Error associated with small estimates.
"Until approximately January 2014, the data set available does not include workplace data for TAZs with zero (0) populations. This means that any TAZ which consists solely of a special generator (i.e., an airport, a shopping mall, a business park, the pentagon, etc.) does not have its associated workplace data or flow to it available. This is being rectified and a new dataset will be released around January, 2014 that corrects that problem. Fortunately, the data is available at tract even for zero pop tracts, so you can get the data at smallish, just not smallest, level and you can do TAZ to Tract flows"
From: Weinberger Penelope
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:27 PM
Subject: CTPP 5-year data
The CTPP 5-year data, based on ACS 2006 - 2010 Census Data, will be released tomorrow Thursday, October 31, 2013, the URL to access the data will be published here.
The CTPP Data Access Software is a powerful tool to access the nearly 350 gigs of data provided by the Census Bureau. The Data set consists of nearly 200 residence based tables, 115 workplace based tables and 39 flow tables (Home to work) for over 200,000 geographies. The data are derived from two American Community Survey microdata record sets based on the 2006 - 2010 ACS. One set is the original microdata; all tables derived from this set are designated A, the other set is a disclosure proofed microdata set; all tables derived from this set are designated B. That is to say, the first letter in the table name indicates the set from which the table was derived. For more information on disclosure proofing, please access the CTPP e-Learning module "Disclosure Proofing" at: http://ctpp.training.transportation.org/
The software contains a robust map tool, for both selecting geography and rendering results. Results can also be presented as various style charts and tables that can be rearranged to suit your analysis and display needs. Data from the tool can be downloaded as comma or semi colon delimited .csv, .xml, .shp, .tab.
Some things to be aware of:
This is a new software release and it is possible you may find some errors and bugs as you use it. Please use the CTPP Feedback form available in the Help menu to report any problems encountered. (Version 1.1 release, already planned for the near future, reflects corrections to issues discovered after Beta testing.) Please consider this a Gamma version.
A PDF tutorial is available in the Help menu and covers much of the software functionality teaching a sample application. The context sensitive (on-line) help has some bugs that are currently being addressed. A series of short film tutorials is available on the CTPP YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/CTPPProgram. The YouTube tutorials include a software tour, how to register/logon, opening and rearranging a table/accessing basic data; Geography selection by list and map; Calculating percentages; and Display maps and thematic analyses. If, after you have exhausted all resources you are still having trouble please contact pweinberger(a)aashto.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> for a walk through, but please try to find your solution from available resources first. Training is rolling out both in person and online, we will keep you posted.
Downloads are limited to 100,000 cells. If you need to download large tables they will need to be split up and stitched back together in excel (or another program). We are developing a background downloader for large files. In the meantime, if you simply want all the data for your entire area, send a message to pweinberger(a)aashto.org<mailto:email@example.com> and a set with appropriate documentation will be made available for FTP download. Any very large data set is unsupported and for power users, comfortable manipulating large data sets in statistical software packages that they are already licensed to use.
Geographies can be aggregated and margins of error will be correctly re-calculated, but non-standard (user created) saved geographies cannot be mapped - we are working on this.
Until approximately January 2014, the data set available does not include workplace data for TAZs with zero (0) populations. This means that any TAZ which consists solely of a special generator (i.e., an airport, a shopping mall, a business park, the pentagon, etc.) does not have its associated workplace data or flow to it available. This is being rectified and a new dataset will be released around January, 2014 that corrects that problem. Fortunately, the data is available at tract even for zero pop tracts, so you can get the data at smallish, just not smallest, level and you can do TAZ to Tract flows
Penelope Z. Weinberger
CTPP Program Manager
We have developed this county flow file from CTPP 2006-2010. The file
includes flows by means of transportation from CTPP 2000, CTPP 2006-2008
and CTPP 2006-2010. Margin of Error is also included for CTPP 2006-2010
and CTPP 2006-2008. The readme file is also provided.
You can download the data in CSV format from the following link:
Please note the username and password are case sensitive.
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
4800 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel 301 347 0100
fax 301 347 0101
We here in Richmond MPO are developing the Socioeconomic data for our Long Range Transportation plan. One of the important components of the data is the total number of automobiles (CTPP Table B111103) by Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZs). We have in the past used both the CTPP data and the Virginia DMV registration data to calculate autos by TAZs.
Here are the problems we are facing this time around. The base year for our socioeconomic data is 2012. CTPP data is a rolling average from 2006-2010. How would one calculate the estimates for the year 2012 taking CTPP 2006-2008 as the base data? Assuming we do a straight line projection, how many years do we need to project the CTPP data to get the estimates for the year 2012? In other words, do we consider the CTPP data from year 2008 ( which is the mid-year) and project the data by 4 years to get the 2012 estimates or do we take the year 2010 ( which is the end year) and project the data by 2 years to get the 2012 estimates.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
9211 Forest Hill Avenue, Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804.323.2033 3 Fax: 804.323.2025
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