Good afternoon CTPP news participants,
As a member of the CTPP Oversight Board, I'm sending you this update and invitation for you to contact one of your regional Census Bureau regional geographers if you would like to be invited to be a PSAP participant for your area:
PSA / TAZ Update (State DOTs, MPOs and RPCs)
In January the AASHTO CTPP Oversight Board implemented a policy change stating that Census Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZs) would no longer be part of any future special data tabulation data requests. Instead Census Block Groups would result in the smallest geographic level at which the data would be requested. To help MPOs and states align their planning zones with Census related geography those interested are strongly encouraged to participate in the Census program that allows users to work on the design of the small area geography in their area through the Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP).
The Census Bureau is currently compiling its list of PSAP participants. To get on the list to be invited to be a participant, state DOTs and MPOs should contact their Census Bureau regional geographer and let them know that you want to be invited to participate and get on the invitation list. The effort, in most states is being led by the state's Data Center and their affiliates so it is important for MPOs and state DOTs make sure they are included. To find out which Census Region you are in look here. https://www.census.gov/regions. At the end of this email is a list, by region of the Census geographers to contact.
A copy and explanation of the Oversight Board TAZ policy can be found here.
In May a webinar was held for the transportation planning community explaining the policy and introducing the PSAP program. The recording of the webinar can be seen here. http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/Small-Geography-Data-Reporting-Webinar…
Executive Director, La Crosse Area Planning Committee (LAPC)
La Crosse County Administrative Center
212 6th Street North, Room 1200
La Crosse, WI 54601
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The Regional Intergovernmental Council (RIC) is accepting resumes for the position of Senior Transportation Planner. Applicants should be committed to public service and have a strong interest in research, data management, and transportation finance and programming. This position works with a variety of federal, state and local partners. The primary responsibility of this position will be maintaining and updating the region's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the work program of federally funded and regionally significant multimodal transportation projects. The person in this position will also play a significant role in the development of performance measures, grants management, and data management. The successful applicant must have strong written and oral communication skills, computer skills, computerized mapping skills, be detail oriented, and excellent at managing multiple projects.
A Bachelor's Degree in planning, public service, geography, environmental sciences, or related field is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to Colt Sandoro, Executive Director at 315 D Street, South Charleston, WV 25303 or colt(a)wvregion3.org<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, no later than 4:00 p.m. May 25, 2018.
The Regional Intergovernmental Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, color, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Senior Planner/Planning Analyst Posting for travel forecasting/data, at Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities is seeking a Senior Planner/Planning Analyst position for travel behavior research and transportation forecasting. The application deadline is May 30. Please share in your networks.
About us: We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. http://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.aspx<http://about%20the%20metropolitan%20council/>
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
About the Position: The Metropolitan Council is accepting applications for a Senior Planner OR a Planning Analyst (depending on qualifications) who will support transportation planning in the Minneapolis and St. Paul region through production of quality travel demand forecasts, supporting the development and update of travel demand forecasting models and tools, and through analysis of a variety of transportation data sources. There may be occasional travel within the Twin Cities metro, or from one Council site to another for business purposes.
Full Salary Range for Senior Planner: $70,304 - $99,757
Full Salary Range for Planning Analyst: $76,024 - $107,848
Salary is based on the selected candidate's qualifications, our total compensation package, and internal pay structure.
About the Division: Metropolitan Transportation Services conducts planning for the regional transportation system that includes highways, transit, aviation, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian connections. The Transportation Planning and Finance Team performs transportation planning for the region under the Council's role as the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization in the region. This work unit develops and implements the region's Transportation Policy Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, and Unified Planning Work Program.
What you would do in this job:
* Develop and update regional travel forecast models.
* Prepare transportation forecasts as needed using regional model, other models, and available data to support comprehensive, regional, and corridor transportation planning.
* Coordinate subcommittees as needed to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive, and inclusive planning process.
* Analyze transportation data (including "big data") to support transportation planning and research.
* Develop scopes of work for various levels of projects and guidance documents and manage assigned projects.
* May oversee the work of planning staff, technicians, and student interns on project basis.
* Serve as a transportation forecast and data resource and liaison to planners at the Council and around the region.
PS: Metropolitan Council and MetroTransit also have a couple Data Scientist positions that are open now or soon will be. Check that same governmentjobs.com portal if interested.
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