A friendly reminder that the comment period for the federal register notice closes May 16th Please head on over to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/15 to review the proposed criteria and submit your comments. Comments can be emailed to geo.psap.list(a)census.gov<mailto:email@example.com>
The CTPP shall submit the following comments for "Block Groups for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria" (83 FR 6937) and "Census Tracts for the 2020 Census-Proposed Criteria" (83 FR 6941):
The Census Bureau should
* Determine minimum employment thresholds needed to have an equivalent level of sampling validity as population thresholds have for both the block group and census tract levels;
* If population sample size requirements are a reasonable sample size proxy for employment sample size needs, the minimum employment thresholds could be the same thresholds as population: block group - 600; census tract - 1,200;
* Have no maximum employment threshold;
* Add these employment thresholds as alternative criteria of the standard block group type or census tract type;
* Allow PSAP participants to use their own local employment data to justify delineating within these thresholds;
* Allow employment number to be reflective of 2010 to current year data, or projections for growth by approximately 2020.
To review the policy change announcement referenced in the email below, go to: http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/Policy-Change-on-Small-Geography.aspx
From: ctpp-news [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Weinberger Penelope
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:20 PM
Subject: [CTPP] CTPP Policy changes on small geography
The Census bureau has proposed criteria for geography for the 2020 census in the Federal Register. The criteria is open for comment until May 16, 2018. Click here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/15 and scroll to Census Bureau for the proposed criteria most relevant to you! (Census Block Groups, Census County Divisions and Equivalent Entities, Census Designated Places, and Census Tracts).
The CTPP oversight board strongly urges you to read the notices, respond as appropriate, and get involved in the Participant Statistical Areas Process (PSAP), as custom small geography in the CTPP tabulation will be discontinued after the next tab. Please see attached memo.
For info and updates visit: http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/Policy-Change-on-Small-Geography.aspx
Transportation Data Program Manager
Apologies for cross-posting.
FHWA released the 2017 NHTS data today. In order to stimulate immediate use
and analysis of the dataset to inform transportation planning, policy and
decision making, The Transportation Research Board, in collaboration with
the Federal Highway Administration, will host a workshop August 8-9, 2018
in Washington DC. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to submit
brief abstracts to be considered for a poster session or lectern
presentations. Abstracts are due *April 15, 2018*.
Details are here:
The 2017 NHTS data can be downloaded from here: http://nhts.ornl.gov/
Note: There will be a scheduled NHTS server outage from 7:00 am Eastern
this Saturday March 10 until midnight. The website will not be accessible
during this time.
*Look forward to your abstracts and participation.*
The webinar referenced below took place and can be accessed at the following URL: http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/Small-Geography-Data-Reporting-Webinar…
The presentations are also there for you to download.
Please plan to attend the CTPP Oversight Board Webinar on Small Geography Data Reporting
April 3, 2018, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM, Eastern Time
In January, 2018 the CTPP Oversight Board officially announced that data sets following the 2012-2016 data set expected in 2019 will not contain small geography at the Transportation Analysis Zone (TAZ) and Transportation Analysis District (TAD) levels. We are adopting the standard Census Block Group for future data tabulations. To support the creation of Block Groups that are useful for transportation planning the Board is recommending that the transportation community review and comment on the current Federal Register’s notice on criteria for 2020 Census geography (linked below), and to participate in the 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP).
To help the transportation community prepare for this change, CTPP will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The webinar will include overviews of the Board’s policy, the Census criteria and PSAP programs, and how one agency will be involved with PSAP and what that means to MPOs and states. The presentations will be followed with time for Q&A.
CTPP Oversight Policy on Small and Custom Geography in CTPP Tabulations
Tom Faella, La Crosse Area Planning Committee
Proposed Census Tract and Block Group Criteria and How to Get Involved in PSAP
Vince Osier and Joshua Coutts, Census Bureau Geography Division
Aligning 2020 Census geographies with TAZs: Who to Involve and How It Can Be Done
Benjamin Gruswitz and Kimberly Korejko, Delaware Regional Planning Commission
Questions and Answers, Participants’ Experience and Recommendations (30 minutes)
Policy Change Announcement on Small and custom Geography in CTPP<http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/Policy-Change-on-Small-Geography.aspx>
Federal Register Notice on Proposed Geography Criteria<https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/15>