Applying Census Data for Transportation: 50 Years of Transportation Planning Data Progress

Held in Kansas City, Missouri, November 14–16, 2017, the 2-day Census Conference—Applying Census Data for Transportation: 50 Years of Transportation Planning Data Progress—reflected on past accomplishments, current lessons learned, and the future of the Census and related data products. This circular summarizes the proceedings of the conference. The Transportation Research Board organized the event, with support from the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) program and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The conference provided a forum for participants to share experiences with the use of Census data, including new techniques for integrating different data sets for use in transportation planning and decision making. Participants also learned about recent and forthcoming Census products (e.g., updates in the CTPP software). The conference further provided an opportunity for participants to discuss opportunities, limitations, and challenges involved in using Census data, data available from the private sector, and data from global positioning systems and other technologies. Finally, participants were able to discuss research and training needs associated with applying Census data and data from other sources to transportation planning and decision making. Data sets covered during the conference included the Decennial Census; the American Community Survey; the Longitudinal Employer–Household Dynamics (LEHD); LEHD Origin– Destination Employment Statistics; Public Use Micro Samples (PUMS); and the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 203p
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  • Accession Number: 01672547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2018 11:48AM