What are peoples' thoughts and experiences with the definition of auto-access transit trips measured by ACS.
The ACS question asks "if this person usually used more than one method of transportation during the trip, mark (X) the box of the one most often."
Are there notable experiences with people referring to a fringe parking plus remote shuttle commute as "transit" instead of auto?
The Assn. of Public Data Users is helping organize a letter to members of congress asking that they support and fully fund federal statistical agencies, including the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Census Bureau, among others. Please consider signing on or asking your organization to sign on to this letter.
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Cambridge Community Development Department
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Apologies for the cross posting. Please find this job posting from
California DMV below.
*From:* Oakley, Karin A.@DMV [mailto:Karin.Oakley@dmv.ca.gov]
*Sent:* Monday, February 06, 2017 12:51 PM
*To:* Krishnan Viswanathan <KViswanathan(a)Camsys.com>
*Subject:* Research Manager II (Soc-Beh) Open Position
Dear Mr. Krishnan Viswanathan,
Attached please find an examination bulletin for a job posting at the
Research Manager II level at California DMV. We hope that you may be able
to circulate this information among persons associated with your TRB
Section, Task Force, or Standing Committee (etc.). If there are other
persons with whom we should be in contact about this matter, please advise.
The attached job posting contains information regarding job duties and
expected candidate qualifications, as well as information regarding how to
submit an application. Applications must be submitted by mail using a
standard Examination/Employment Application form (STD 678 – found here:
https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf). Applicants are also expected to
submit a statement of qualifications. For information on what the
statement of qualifications should contain, please see the attached
examination bulletin. Applications sent in hard copy should be mailed
directly to our Human Resources department, at the following address:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Attn: Alice Schneider
Position # 023-5738-001
Selection and Certification Unit
P.O. Box 932315, MS A208
Sacramento, CA 94232-3150
Under the general direction of the Research Manager III ((i.e., the Branch
Chief), the Research Manager II develops and directs research program
activities in the areas of driver competency assessment, driver education
and improvement, high-risk driver identification, and driver safety. We
use data drawn from California’s statewide driver record and crash
database, surveys/interviews, and pilot studies. Since its establishment
over 50 years ago at DMV Headquarters in Sacramento, we have earned a
reputation as one of the finest traffic safety research centers in the
nation. The results and recommendations from our work are utilized by
legislators and other decision makers in the creation or revision of
existing laws, policies, and programs in traffic safety. We are a diverse
multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers with backgrounds in
psychology, sociology, and other fields. We publish both departmental
reports and peer-reviewed articles. Examples of recent studies can be
found here: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/profile/rd/toc.
Any questions regarding the positions available, or the application
process, may be directed to the Branch Chief. Please see my contact info
Bayliss J. Camp, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Research & Development
California Department of Motor Vehicles
2570 24th St., MS H126
Sacramento CA 95818
In case anyone doesn't know me, I'm Penelope Weinberger, the CTPP program manager at AASHTO. This is a program update and an invitation to let me know of your comments, concerns, compliments about the CTPP.
A tab request has been approved at the Census Bureau, the next CTPP custom tabulation will be based on the 2012 - 2016 ACS and available in early 2019 (or if we are smiled upon, late 2018). The tab has been pared down (fewer tables). Information and a list of the upcoming tables can be found here: http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/5-Year-Info.aspx
CTPP together with TRB is hosting a conference in Kansas City, MO; November 14 - 16, 2017.
Applying Census Data for Transportation Conference will be issuing a call for papers in the next month or so (late March, early April timeframe) so get your thoughts ready to submit!
For more conference info, check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/759223240896968/ or http://www.cvent.com/events/applying-census-data-for-transportation-50-year…
If you have any questions or comments about this email, the program, or the upcoming data, please don't hesitate to let me know.
CTPP Program Manager
The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and the Transportation Research Board are jointly sponsoring the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, September 6-8, 2017, in Washington, DC.
Martin Catala, Director of the Advanced Geo-Spatial & Informatics Lab at the Center for Urban Transportation Research, encourages transit and GIS professionals to share their research, projects and ideas with this informed audience. "The 10th Transit GIS Conference serves as a vital opportunity for transit agencies of all levels to learn fundamentals of GIS as well as discover cutting edge applications. Do not miss this unique conference that helps improve how transit agencies address challenges and devise solutions."
This conference attracts experts from across North America to discuss how GIS is being used every day to improve transit systems. The conference will provide a breadth of GIS experiences to showcase how agencies of all sizes and budgets are managing GIS data and improving transit service, and ultimately customer service. Those who should attend are transit planners, managers, researchers and GIS industry experts who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations, and marketing to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
The conference program is developed from a peer review of abstract submissions, which are being accepted through March 1, 2017. Conference session topics may include, but are not limited to:
* Asset Management
* Service Planning
* Transit Performance Measures
* Real-time Analytics
* Route Design
* General Transit Feed Specification
* Open Data
* Transportation Spatial Database Design
* Analysis of Fare Data
* Marketing and Customer Service
* Network Modeling
* Data and Systems Management
* Software Route & Trip Planning
* Transit Map Making
* Enterprise Data Models
Abstract submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2017. For an online abstract submission form and additional information, visit http://www.urisa.org/transitgis.
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