If you are a vendor who uses the CTPP data please email me at pweinberger(a)aashto.org<mailto:email@example.com> (I'm looking at you, Caliper, Citilabs, PTV, etc. etc.) We are in the process of developing the next data request and we would like your input on several things. Please send me your contact info by EOD 2/26. Thanks!
Penelope Z. Weinberger
CTPP Program Manager
The latest issue of the CTPP "Status Report" newsletter is now posted on
the TRB Census Subcommittee website. Featured in this issue are the
activities of the Subcommittee at the TRB Annual Meeting including a
writeup from two posters that were presented at a very successful poster
session. Other articles include an update from on the CTPP program, an
article discussing the application of CTPP data for the validation of a
regional travel forecasting model in the Phoenix area and another
article focusing on the use of ACS data to estimate the impact of state
employees on Austin congestion plus more. The newletter can found at
the Subcommittee's website at http://www.trbcensus.com/
The direct link to the newsletter is
The newsletter is also posted on the FHWA website at
You might want to check out the latest post from Terri Ann Lowenthal of The Census Project who nicely points out the importance of Census ACS data to transportation projects and the disconnects that exist when it comes to funding it, or the Census for that matter.
Houston-area residents have been wasting a lot of time in traffic. Fortunately, Federal Highway Administration funds have helped expand the US 290/Hempstead Corridor, the major artery bringing commuters to and from their jobs in and around the Lone Star State's largest city. I know this because Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) highlighted the $267 million in federal grant money for this project on his congressional website. Rep. Culberson is the new chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that decides how much money the U.S. Census Bureau should get every year.