This post has two purposes. First to welcome 20 folks to the list serve
from states where we have ctpp contacts who have email addresses. There
are about 20 states we still need to track down. To the new folks let
me formally say" welcome to the CTPP listserve". We created this
listserve as a mechanism to keep the flow of information relative to the
CTPP moving. If you ever want to get off the listserve or change your
address the best thing is to drop me an email. You can also do this
through an automatic procedure which I will not bore you with now.
The second and CTPP related reason for this post is to inquire about
statewide TAZs. Although the voice of one or two is not a
representative sample, the folks working on the CTPP are discussing the
issue of statewide TAZs and their construction, and could use some
input. One of the central questions that keeps coming up is, do we need
statewide TAZs? and, will they be useful for states?
one could argue that the CTPP is journey to work data and it represents
short trips, mostly intraurban travel, when one considers statewide
travel in some of the larger (spatially big) states. On the other hand,
there are smaller states where the opposite is true. The bottom line of
all this would be the type of planning underway and the zonal structure
behind it. Ultimately it may take a state-to-state poll to identify who
needs what. But for now we could use some thoughts on this. Anyone
care to comment on the issue of statewide TAZs and more importantly what
they should be?
To get things moving let me suggest that in non urban areas they should
be counties. in urban areas they would, of course, represent the TAZs
developed by the MPOs.
(although i welcome your replies, i would hope that we keep this
discussion on the listserve by making sure you reply to listserve
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