The Census Data for Transportation Planning Subcommittee of the Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems Committee, ABJ30(1) invites you to submit posters for a session focusing on CTPP 2012-2016: New Data Analyses and Uses. Abstracts are due on September 5th. More information is below.
CTPP 2012-2016: New Data Analyses and Uses
Census Data for Transportation Planning Subcommittee of the Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems Committee, ABJ30(1)
The Census Data for Transportation Planning Subcommittee of the Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems Committee, ABJ30(1) invites you to submit posters for a session focusing on uses of the new CTPP 2012-2016 data. In keeping with the theme of our parent committee, topics focusing on transportation planning and urban data are requested. Posters will be displayed at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, January 2020. Authors of the most innovative posters may be invited to present at the subcommittee meeting or have their work displayed on the ABJ30 website.
New CTPP data was released in March 2019 for the years 2012 to 2016. The Subcommittee is interested in learning how users of the new data are utilizing the data for analysis and visualization. In the past, CTPP data has been used as inputs into travel demand models, for corridor level analysis, and for environmental justice analysis to name just a few uses.
Have you noticed an increase in data quality in the latest CTPP package since the Census Bureau increased the ACS sample in 2012? Have the geocoding results affected your ability to do your analysis? While you may still be peeling back the layers of the onion that is CTPP data, what have you found so far?
The Subcommittee is interested in learning about what you have discovered in your work with this package. The end product can be a map, graphic, or analytic finding aimed at conveying information to other people or within your organization. This is also an opportunity to share the challenges and lessons learned from digging into a large complex dataset and distilling it into a useful analytic product.
Posters must incorporate data from the 2012-2016 CTPP. Additional data sets may be used and include but are not limited to other Census data sets and non-Census data sets. Examples include older CTPP packages, the American Community Survey, NHTS, LEHD, and Decennial Census data and Economic Census data.
A broad range of abstracts relating to the topic are welcome. Preference will be given to posters which emphasize the following:
* Analysis to solve complex problems
* Creative ways to visualize CTPP data
* New approaches to analyzing CTPP data
* Posters that use demographic data to improve transportation planning
* Topics that address applications towards urban areas
A session-development panel will review all abstracts to identify those that most effectively demonstrate innovative analysis of CTPP data. The subcommittee hopes to identify posters representing a diverse array of uses and applications. Applicants will be notified in October of their selection.
Poster Session Guidelines
Those selected for this session will prepare a poster for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting in January. Participants are not required to prepare a paper. Each presenter will be provided with a table and a 4' x 8' vertical panel for displaying posters and other materials. An electrical connection will be available at each station. Telephone and internet connections will not be available. TRB's guidelines for poster presenters are not yet available, but it is expected that all guidelines once available should be followed. Presenters are expected to register for the TRB meeting and participate in this session. Presentation teams are welcome.
A special deadline for submittals has been established. Interested candidates should submit an abstract explaining their project and poster concept by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The abstract should be no more than a single one-sided page in length (approximately 500 words) and include:
* Contact information (name, agency/organization, phone number, email address)
* Title of your proposed poster for use in the Annual Meeting agenda
* Data sources that your poster will focus on
* Explanation of the project, research, or process sets
* Any innovative discoveries or lessons learned about the 2012-2016 CTPP data that would be useful to the transportation community
* Preliminary description of the information to be conveyed in your poster
You are welcome to include links to on-line materials that illustrate the analysis or results described in your abstract but this will not substitute for the information requested in the abstract.
The subcommittee will not consider sales presentations for products or services.
Abstracts should be in a PDF format and submitted to:
Include the term "ABJ30(1) Poster Abstract 2020" in the subject line.
For More Information
Questions about the poster session or the abstract submittal process should be directed to:
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