Thanks Phil. It will be nice to get our Part 2 data.
Kudos to Chuck Purvis from MTC for his work with Part 2. This is a website
worth checking out for regional agencies who have to get the data out to wide
and varied audience. Heck, it is worth checking out just because.
One thing that we will now be able to do is to start to looking in detail at
some of our commuting characteristics. Chuck's agency gives us an example with
Census Shows Significant Increase in Transit Commuting to Bay Area Downtown's
Newly released data from Census 2000 shows significant increases in the number
of workers commuting by public transportation to jobs in downtown San
Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Between 1990 and 2000, transit commuting to
jobs in downtown San Francisco increased by 18 percent, transit commuting to
downtown Oakland increased by 45 percent, and transit commuting to jobs in
downtown San Jose increased by 60 percent.
Distribution of Part 2 from CTPP 2000 (data by place
of work) has begun. As
we did for Part 1, we are distributing files only to the project sponsors,
the state Departments of Transportation and local Metropolitan Planning
Organizations, and asking them to review the data and software. After the
results of the review are in, we will begin production and distribution of
large volumes of the Part 2 CDs.
ASCII data sets for Part 2 were sent out during the preceding two weeks to
agencies who received ASCII files from us during the Part 1 distribution.
These shipments should have all been delivered by now, so if you are
expecting ASCII datasets but don't have them yet please let us know.
Shipments of the CDs with the browsing and retrieval software on them
(along with the data) began late this week. If you are a State DOT or an
MPO in any of the states listed below, we expect that you will receive your
CDs the week beginning Feb. 2. Since the Part 2 files are smaller than Part
1 we are bundling multiple states on most of the Part 2 discs. We shipped
six different CDs containing 15 states this week, bundled as follows:
CA/NV, NY/NJ, MI/IN, OH/KY, GA/SC/TN, ID/OR/UT/WA. We will continue sending
discs out next week and think there is a good chance we will have them all
in the mail by Feb. 6.
Distribution of the final version of the Part 1 data is expected to begin
in late February or early March. Additional details will be posted on this
listserve as they become available.
We do not have a firm delivery date yet for the Part 3 files
(place-of-residence by place-of-work commuter flow data) for initial
review. The flow data present significant challenges for the software
vendors to overcome. We anticipate that data will be available some time
Chief, Journey to Work and Migration Statistics Branch
Planning and data guy
19900 Governors Dr
Olympia Fields, IL 60461