Commuting to Downtown

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Published on October 30, 2007

Author: Connor


Commuting to Downtown:  Commuting to Downtown A project for the TRB Committee on Urban Transportation Data & Information Systems…. TRB Annual Meeting: January 14, 2004 Why Commuting to the CBD?:  Why Commuting to the CBD? Measuring success of transit investments in terms of transit share of commute market. Analyze trends in downtown employment & downtown as share of region. Characteristics of employment density and transit market share: help to identify where transit will work / not work. Extension to “Characteristics of Urban Transportation Demand” (CUTD) Databases:  Databases US Decennial Census Journey-to-Work 1970 UTP 1980 UTPP 1990 CTPP 2000 CTPP, Part 2 (Forthcoming) MPO/COG Estimates of Employment MPO/COG Geographic Info. Systems Auxiliary Information Cordon Surveys Chronology of Transit Investments, Buildings CBDs in Cities….:  CBDs in Cities…. Issues:  Issues Employment vs Workers-at-Work Ideally, CTPP workers-at-work is 90-93% of “jobs” due to multiple jobholding, weekly absenteeism, seasonal variation. Multiple Definitions of Downtowns “Core” versus “Greater” downtown. Desire to have geographic consistency. Difficulty in Finding & Using 1970 UTP, perhaps 1980 UTPP. Prototype Analysis: San Francisco Bay Area:  Prototype Analysis: San Francisco Bay Area Next Steps:  Next Steps Acquire CTPP 2000, Part 2 Data Volunteer Effort CBD Comparison Database Write & Edit Publish Transportation Research Circular Online Committee Report Other Organizations (ULI, AMPO, APTA) Contact: Chuck Purvis, MTC,

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