One of the benefits of APDU membership is Ken Hodges' meticulous notes
from the Census Advisory Committee.
Ken represents APDU in this CB
At the meeting, Susan Schechter gave an ACS status report, including
discussion of the March 2009 Fed Register notice regarding 5-year ACS
data products. Quoting from Ken's notes, "They (CB) received about 25
comments on these proposals, many from the transportation community
because the most severe restrictions on 5-year ACS data are applied to
the journey to work data. The Census Bureau is reviewing the comments
now, and working toward final specifications."
Some of the responses submitted to the FR notice are posted at the TRB
Census subcommittee page: http://www.trbcensus.com/notes.html
under the title "Census-related notes and articles"
Also very interesting is that the Joint Advisory Advertising Review
Panel (JAARP) issued a vote of "no confidence" in the company,
DraftFCB for their work on the 2010 Census. Ken's notes include much
more detail about this.
FHWA is a corporate member of APDU (which is a paperwork struggle, just
so you know). Ed Christopher, FHWA Resource Center Planning Team now is
on the APDU Board. For more information about APDU (Association of
Public Data Users, please visit their website: www.apdu.org
FHWA Office of Planning