Please provide your input on tables for the next CTPP, based on ACS records.
AASHTO has received payment from MOST states. Andrea Ryan from AASHTO has been following
up on payments of invoices. FHWA has six (or seven) states that are using the FHWA Pooled
Fund program to contribute their share. FHWA is currently revising the financial
administration process for the Pooled Fund program which has resulted in some confusion
during the transition.
AASHTO (Ron McCready) is putting together a CTPP Advisory Board for project and fiduciary
oversight. Currently, there is no contract in place with the Census Bureau for the CTPP
In the meantime, Jonette Kreideweis’ AASHTO SCOP Census Work Group convened a small group
to work on Table Definition for the first CTPP product. The first product will use data
from the first 3 years of the American Community Survey: 2005, 2006,and 2007. The
geographic level of reporting is limited to residential areas with more than 20,000
population . That is, the geographic units for this tabulation are:
State, County, Place, PUMA (of residence), MCD (in 12 northeastern States), and
Metropolitan Area-Principal City.
The Census Bureau is NOT releasing small geographic units (tracts, block groups, TAZ)
until 5 years of ACS data have been collected. We are currently planning to use ACS data
from 2006 thru 2010 for the first 5-year summary so that 2010 Census tracts can be used in
For the 3-year summary, MY hope is that we could have tabulations by approximately
February of 2009, as the ACS standard tabulations would likely be released between Oct-Dec
2008, but this assumes that there will be a contract in place between FHWA OR AASHTO and
the Census Bureau in the near future.
The highest priority is for the Home-to-Work Flows (aka Part 3) tables. Attached is a
list (RED are the high priority tables). We are still working through the DETAILED
variable classification lists for MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK and for HOUSEHOLD INCOME
This is a DRAFT of the document to be sent to the Census Bureau to get approval from the
Disclosure Review Board, and then to get a cost estimate for tabulation and data delivery.
IF YOU HAVE RECOMMENDATION FOR CHANGES OR ADDITIONS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP!
We are now reviewing the Part 2 (Place of Work) table list and I plan to have a draft to
share before Thanksgiving.
FHWA Office of Planning
On behalf of the AASHTO SCOP Census Work Group: Table definition subcommittee
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