CTPP Oversight Board Webinar on Small Geography Data Reporting

In January 2018 the CTPP Oversight Board officially announced that following the 2012-2016 dataset in 2019, it will discontinue requesting small geography at the Transportation Analysis Zone (TAZ) and Transportation Analysis District (TAD) levels, adopting the standard Census Block Group for future data tabulations.  To support the creation of Block Groups that are useful for transportation planning the Board is recommending that the transportation community review and comment on the current Federal Register’s notice on criteria for 2020 Census geography, and to participate in the 2020 Census Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP).

To help the transportation community prepare for this change the Board hosted a webinar on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The webinar included overviews of the Board’s policy, the Census criteria and PSAP programs, and how one agency will be involved with PSAP and what that means to MPOs and states. The presentations will be followed with time for Q&A.

Presentation slides are available here.


CTPP Oversight Policy on Small and Custom Geography in CTPP Tabulations

Tom Faella, La Crosse Area Planning Committee

Proposed Census Tract and Block Group Criteria and How to Get Involved in PSAP

Vince Osier and Joshua Coutts, Census Bureau Geography Division

Aligning 2020 Census geographies with TAZs: Who to Involve and How It Can Be Done

Benjamin Gruswitz and Kimberly Korejko, Delaware Regional Planning Commission

Questions and Answers, Participants’ Experience and Recommendations (30 minutes)


Policy Change Announcement on Small and Custom Geography in CTPP

Federal Register Notice on Proposed Geography Criteria