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1 Wrapping up the CTPP Wrapping up the CTPP What you should know What you should know Ed J. Christopher FHWA Resource Center near Chicago Governors Drive Olympia Fields, IL April 26, 2005

2 Today Run Through CTPP Cover Some CTPP/Census Data Issues

3 What is the CTPP? The Census Transportation Planning Package is a set of special tabulations from the long form of the decennial census designed by transportation planners for transportation planners It summarizes the data At Residence At Workplace Flows between Home and Work

4 CTPP Main Products Tabulations at Residence Tabulations at Workplace Flows between Home and Work Part 1Part 2Part 3 Part 1Part 2 Part 3

5 The CAT CTPP Access Tool How is it packaged? ASCII Too

6 Part 1 -- Residence Data (Done) BTS has Final ASCII version on TranStats Final CAT Files distributed to MPOs / states Part 2Work Place Data (Done) Final ASCII on BTS TranStats Final BTS Bookstore Final BTS Bookstore Part 3 Flow Data Final ASCII (Done) Coming Soon!!!!! When was it released?

7 Where do I get the FREE CTPP ASCII Files?

8 Where do I get the FREE CTPP with Software? https://www.bts.gov/pdc/

9 Install New (Part 3) Viewer Software

10 Rounding and Thresholds Workplace Geocoding Worker Counts Top Coding CTPP Data Issues

11 Disclosure Review Board

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13 Mode to Work Circa 1990 For 2000 (ROUNDED) Total (not 355!) Drive Alone Carpool4645 Transit5960 Walk3335 Bike24 Example of Rounding True Total 354

14 Using the CTPP, = ? Pop Quiz! a) 30c) 35e) 40 b) 45d) 50f) Any of the Above Here's a real life example using the CTPP Part 2 data. Let's say my boss asks as simple question: "How many transit commuters are at work in the Bay Area?" Using the Part 2 data, I am able to provide my boss 15 different answers! Chuck Purvis, MTC

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22 1.Obtain your "regional control totals" from the most geographically aggregate summary levels 2.Avoid aggregating (summing together) your geographies 3.Avoid aggregating categories 4.Sum as few categories as possible 5.Adjust (de-round, un-round) as you see fit. SF3 or PUMS can provide control totals to adjust the CTPP Part 1 data. 6.Develop a sense of humor. Rounding Tips So is it "close enough for government work?"

23 Odd Modes Linn County, Cedar Rapids Iowa

24 Odd Modes Linn County, Cedar Rapids Iowa

25 Thresholds Thresholds

26 No record threshold Must have 3 unweighted records

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28 DRB Impact on Part 3 Special Thanks to Chuck Purvis, MTC For this Analysis

29 Workplace Geocoding

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33 Workplace Geocoding Issues Automatic Geocoding (75%) Standard Allocation (25%) Industry Improvements TIGER Improvements (TAZ Definition) TIGER Improvements (TAZ Definition) Work-up Clean-up Work-up Clean-up Extended allocation 10% (ala Lemoges) Extended allocation 10% (ala Lemoges)

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35 Workers at Work Counts vs. Other Employment Sources Total jobs are HIGHER than Census 2000 worker counts while CTPP Part 3 is Lower yet! (Rounding) CTPP uses NAICS, others may use SIC Multi-site businesses and job types not reported consistently Census 2000 employment estimates vs CPS Extended Allocation for CTPP small areas

36 Top Coding of Travel Time The top coding of travel time changed between 1990 and In 1990, the data field for travel time was limited to 2 digits thereby restricting travel time to a maximum of 99 minutes. In 2000, the field was 3 digits with a top coding of 200 minutes.

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40 When I get my CTPP data what should I do? Examine the data for your area as soon as possible Check its reasonableness Does it make sense? Are people working where they should be? Do the tables add up? Report all data issues to Nanda Srinivasan, FHWA, (Phone ,

41 Stay Connected Are You on the CTPP-News Listserve? Have You Seen our Newsletter (the Status Report)?

42 When Mining Your Census Data Keep us in Mind Let Us Know What You Have Done We Are Always Interested Want to… Want to… Show Off Your Work? Show Off Your Work? Gain National Exposure? Gain National Exposure? Meet Other Data Users? Meet Other Data Users? Tour Washington DC? Tour Washington DC? Sound Exciting? TRB Urban Data and Information Systems Committee Ed Christopher-Chair ( )

43 Now lets head off to the races with our latest CTPPs


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