It would be nice see a good showing from our CTPP data community at this
conference. I know besides CTPP provided data our community uses ACS as
a integral part of there work. For more information on the conference
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Subject: Call for Abstracts: 2019 ACS Data Users Conference
Date: 7 Nov 2018 22:22:13 +0000
From: American Community Survey Data Users Group - Automated Email
To: Ed Christopher <edc(a)berwyned.com>
[Population Reference Bureau] Update from American Community Survey
Data Users Group
*CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2019 ACS DATA USERS CONFERENCE*
*SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018*
The 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will
bring together ACS data users and staff from the U.S. Census Bureau to
increase understanding of the value and utility of ACS data and to
promote information sharing among data users about key ACS data issues
and applications. The conference will include:
* Contributed presentations by ACS data users
* Invited sessions
* Breakout sessions
* Informal meet-ups or roundtable discussions (topic-based)
* Lightning session (NEW!)
* Opportunities for networking
Registration for the conference will be *free* for all participants. We
are inviting abstracts on any topic relating to ACS data, but we are
especially interested in presentations focused on:
* Innovations in visualizing/ mapping ACS data
* Accuracy of ACS data: sampling and nonsampling issues
* ACS methods and survey design
* Combining ACS with other survey or administrative data
* Measuring change over time with ACS data users
* ACS estimates for small geographic and rural areas: challenges and
* Aggregating ACS data and creating effective user-defined geographic
* Presenting ACS data: practical guidelines for data
* Utility of the ACS for private-sector applications
To submit an abstract, visit *_www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACSConf19
<http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACSConf19>_*. For more information,
please contact Linda Jacobsen (_ljacobsen(a)prb.org
<mailto:email@example.com>)_ or Mark Mather (_mmather(a)prb.org
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>_) at PRB.
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Iowa DOT Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Systems Planning is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator/Transportation Planner to work on the Modeling, Forecasting and Telemetrics team. Successful candidates will have a high degree of interest and experience in all aspects of travel demand modeling. Candidates will also have a considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of urban and regional transportation planning.
This position is responsible for coordinating, developing and applying travel demand models in cooperation with Iowa's nine Metropolitan Planning Organizations to support long-range transportation planning and project development. Work will entail extensive hands-on application of travel models and interpretation of model results for decision making. This position will play a critical role in strengthening and improving Iowa's urban traffic modeling efforts by implementing the Iowa Standardized Model Structure (ISMS) in the MPO travel demand models using TransCAD, ArcGIS, GIS-DK programming language and Structured Query Language (SQL) database tools. This position will provide ongoing training and support to MPO travel model staff.
This position will provide technical training, development, maintenance and application of the Iowa Travel Analysis Model (iTRAM), the DOT's statewide travel demand model. This position will work closely with the team's Traffic Forecasting Coordinator for successful use of the iTRAM to support rural traffic forecasting, project analysis and corridor studies. This position will play a critical role to support an update to the iTRAM.
Position responsibilities include providing support and assistance to staff in performing long-range planning activities for highways including capacity analyses, roadway condition analyses, vehicles miles traveled, secondary road fund distribution factors, performing system mileage checks in the department's
Geographic Information Management System (GIMS) and Roadway Asset Management System (RAMS), Road Use Tax Fund analysis, and other system reporting measures using SQL.
This position will work with large data sets such as Census Data, household travel survey, Global Positioning System (GPS) and location-based origin/destination, traffic count database TRAffic DAta System (TRADAS) and in-house GIMS and RAMS data.
This position is responsible for learning and providing technical training and support to DOT team members for mesoscopic and microscopic simulation modeling using TransModeler.
Other responsibilities include duties as assigned, representing the department and making presentations to MPO and RPA technical committees and policy boards, Midwest Travel Model User Group, and conferences. This position will require excellent written and oral communications skills.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a planning or closely related degree is a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Overnight travel not regularly required.
Salary: Minimum $55,140.80 - Maximum $85,404.80
To Apply follow this link: https://iowadotallapplicants.ourcareerpages.com/job/382032?source=iowadotal…
Phillip J. Mescher AICP, CPM
Please Note the New Email Address!
Travel Modeling, Forecasting & Telemetrics Team Leader
Tel 515-239-1629 | Fax 515-233-7857 | Phil.Mescher(a)iowadot.us