For those going to the Transportation Research Board's Annual meetings
this January (http://www4.trb.org/trb/annual.nsf
) the subcommittee on
Census Data for Transportation Planning is holding a special Sunday
workshop entitled "Census Data, Beyond 2000".
The workshop will take place on Sunday January 13, 2002 in the Lincoln
West room of the Hilton Hotel from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
As you may know the Census Bureau is requesting funding to begin the
full implementation of the American Community Survey (ACS) in 2003.
Since the ACS is intended to take the place of the decennial census
long form, this workshop will serve as a forum to update the
transportation community on the status of the ACS program, the outlook
for implementation, and recent research efforts to begin the process of
replacing the long form data with continuous measurement in
transportation planning and research. At the same time, this workshop
is deigned to inform officials and policy makers of the needs and issues
as seen by the transportation community. Potential users of the ACS
will be provided an opportunity to voice concerns, raise questions, and
formulate a research agenda that will serve to ensure a smooth
transition from the long form to the ACS.
Midwest Resource Center
Federal Highway Administration
19900 Governors Drive
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461