LOOKING TOWARD THE 1980 CENSUS

Observations are made concerning responses from users of the 1970-census Urban Transportation Planning Package (UTPP). In summary, the experiences to date are as follows: (1) The actual application of the package has been quite limited; (2) the data were unfortunately slow in coming--about 1 year behind original estimates (in August 1973 fewer than half of the ordered packages had been delivered); (3) most users do not have time or ability to go through any adjustment process; and (4) only about half of the urbanized areas in the country ordered the data. These facts lead to the conclusion that, in 1980 and particularly in pretests, the following items should be considered: (1) there must be a rephrased journey-to-work question that will elicit a higher quality address; (2) the geographic coverage of the journey-to-work coding should be expanded to SMSAs and must cover multiareas in large urban regions; (3) the coding resources (guides, maps, business directories) must be significantly enhanced; and (4) the processing must be speeded up and possibly contracted out.

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  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 75-76
  • Monograph Title: CENSUS DATA AND URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00260860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM