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Data Evaluation and Enhancement A Guidebook for Using American Community Survey Data for Transportation Planning
Assessing the Accuracy of Agency Population Projections for Texas's Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Design Considerations to Mitigate Non-Response in Regional Household Travel Surveys
Development of Zonal Employment Data for Delaware Valley Region Based on Census 2000
Evaluation of Census Transportation Planning Package 2000 for the Delaware Valley Region
Household Travel Surveys with GPS: An Experiment
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics as a Source for Journey to Work Flow Data
Model-Based Synthesis of Household Travel Survey Data in Small and Midsize Metropolitan Areas
Retrospective Analysis of Population Projections - 25 Years Later
The ACS Statistical Analyzer
Transportation Planning Capacity Building Peer Exchange Using ACS Data in Transportation Planning Applications
Descriptive Analysis American Community Survey 2005: San Francisco Bay Area Data Summary
Computing Job Accessibility with Integrated GIS and DBMS
Emerging Commuting Trends: Evidence from the Chicago Area
Employment and Earnings in California's Trade-Dependent Industries
Employment and Earnings in Southern California Trade-Dependent Industries
Geographic and Demographic Profiles of Morning Peak-Hour Commuters on Highways in North Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia
GIS Models for Analyzing Intercity Commute Patterns: A Case Study of the Austin-San Antonio Corridor in Texas
Job accessibility and the modal mismatch in Detroit
New NCHRP-TCRP Report: Commuting in America III: The Third National Report on Commuting Patterns and Trends
Optimal Accessibility Landscapes? New Methodology for Simulating and Assessing Jobs-Housing Relationships in Urban Regions
Urban Form and Commuting Change in Small Metropolitan Areas: GIS-Based Analysis Using Census Transportation Planning Package (1990-2000)
Workers Who Drove Alone to Work: 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys. American Community Survey Reports
Energy/Air Quality Is Compact Growth Good for Air Quality?
Targeting High-Emitting Vehicles: A Multivariate Statistical Analysis with DMV and Census Data
Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 25
Environmental Justice Environmental Justice Concentration Zones for Assessing Transportation Project Impacts
Evaluating Pedestrian Risk in Environmental Justice Areas
Highway Expansion Effects on Urban Racial Redistribution in the Post-Civil Rights Period
Methodological Challenges of Environmental Justice Assessments for Transportation Projects
Safeguarding Minority Civil Rights and Environmental Justice in Service Delivery and Reductions: Case Study of New York City Transit Authority Title VI Program
Using GIS to Explore Environmental Justice Issues: The Case of U.S. Petroleum Refineries
Housing location Built Environment Predictors of Active Travel to School Among Rural Adolescents
Do physical neighborhood characteristics matter in predicting traffic stress and health outcomes?
Finding Exurbia: America's Fast-Growing Communities at the Metropolitan Fringe
Immigration, Residential Location, Car Ownership, and Commuting Behavior: A Multivariate Latent Class Analysis from California
Impact of Information on Housing Relocation using Analytical Hierarchy Process and Interactive GIS
Neighborhood Representation in Residential Location Choice Analysis
The Effectiveness of Job-housing Balance as a Congestion Relief Strategy
What Neighborhood Are You In? Empirical Findings of Relationships Between Household Travel and Neighborhood Characteristics
Work and home location: Possible role of social networks
Modeling and Forecasting Advances in Agent Population Synthesis and Application in an Integrated Land Use and Transportation Model
An area-level model of vehicle-pedestrian injury collisions with implications for land use and transportation planning
An Investigation in Household Mode Choice Variability across Metropolitan Statistical Areas for Urban Young Professionals
Applying the TRANSIM Model Paradigm to the Simulation and Analysis of Transportation and Traffic Control Systems
California Statewide Exploratory Analysis Correlating Land Use Density, Infrastructure Supply, and Travel Behavior
Development of a Florida Modeling Portal: Summary
Discrete-Continuous Microsimulation of Development Decisions in a Spatial Market Model
Exploring Causal Connections Among Job Accessibility, Employment, Income, and Automobile Ownership Using Structural Equations Modeling
Forecasting Pedestrian and Bicycle Demands Using Regional Travel Demand Models and Local Mode Share/Trip Distance Data
Improving Socioeconomic Forecasting for Medium-Sized Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Virginia
Investigating Contextual Variability in Mode Choice in Chicago Using a Hierarchical Mixed Logit Model
Investigating Network Access and Agglomeration Economy Using Spatial Autoregressive Models
Making Best Estimates of Spatial Distribution of Average Household Vehicle Miles Traveled: Assays in San Francisco Bay Area and Boston Metropolitan Region
Methodology to Match Distributions of Both Household and Person Attributes in Generation of Synthetic Populations
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Model Validation: Summary
Model-Based Approach to Synthesize Household Travel Characteristics across Neighborhood Types and Geographic Areas
Nonnormality of Data in Structural Equation Models
Population Updating System Structures and Models Embedded Within the Comprehensive Econometric Microsimulator for Urban Systems (CEMUS)
UPlan: Geographic Information System as Framework for Integrated Land Use Planning Model
Validation of Atlanta, Georgia, Regional Commission Population Synthesizer
Wisconsin Passenger and Freight Statewide Model: Case Study in Statewide Model Validation
Non-Motorized Travel Bridging the Gaps: How Quality and Quantity of a Connected Bikeway Network Correlates with Increasing Bicycle Use
Development of a Pedestrian Walkability Database of Northern Kentucky Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Estimating Nonmotorized Travel Demand
Longitudinal Analysis of Effect of Bicycle Facilities on Commute Mode Share
Master Plans for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation: Community Characteristics
Neighborhood Design and Walking Trips in Ten U.S. Metropolitan Areas
Non-Motorized Commuting in the US
Random-Parameter Model to Explain Effects of Built Environment Characteristics on Pedestrian Accident Frequency
Regional Bicycle Planning in Los Angeles County: An Analysis of Bike-Transit Integration in the Metro Bicycle Transportation Strategic Plan
The Applicability of Space Syntax to Bicycle Facility Planning
Walking the Walk: The Association Between Community Environmentalism and Green Travel Behavior
Other/Policy Application of Carsharing in Small Cities in the United States: Framework for Implementation and Analysis
Notable Practices for Incorporating Rapidly Urbanizing Rural Areas into the Metropolitan Planning Process
Other/Public Involvement Geography of Public Participation: Using Geographic Information Systems to Evaluate Public Outreach Program of Transportation Planning Studies
Other/Safety Community Design and Transportation Safety
Effect of Trauma Systems on Motor Vehicle Occupant Mortality: a Comparison Between States With and Without a Formal System
Influence of Land Use, Population, Employment, and Economic Activity on Accidents
Other/Vehicle ownership Unpacking Preference:How Previous Experience Affects Automobile Ownership
Using Census Aggregates to Proxy for Household Characteristics: An Application to Vehicle Ownership
Population Dynamics Access to Community Resources for the Elderly: Illustration Based on Transportation Network Analysis
Demographics Matter: Travel Demand, Options, and Characteristics Among Minority Populations
Does Proximity to Activity-Inducing Facilities Explain Lower Participation in Physical Activity by Low-Income and Minority Populations?
Evaluating The Environmental Justice Impacts of Transportation Improvement Projects in the US
Immigrants and Resource Sharing: The Case of Carpooling
Immigration, Residential Location, Car Ownership, and Commuting Behavior: Multivariate Latent Class Analysis from California
Is Shorter Still Better? Updated Analysis of Gender, Race, and Industrial Segregation in San Francisco Bay Area Commuting Patterns
Older Driver Safety: Attitudes and Beliefs
Planning for Demographic Diversity: The Case of Immigrants and Public Transit
Policy of Enforcement: Red Light Cameras and Racial Profiling
Spatial Decision Support System for Low-Income Families: Relocation Tool for the Chicago, Illinois, Region
Transportation Assimilation: Immigrants, Race and Ethnicity, and Mode Choice
Transportation Barriers and Travel Mode Preferences of Mexican Immigrants In California
Transportation Costs, Inequities, and Trade-Offs
Transportation Network Analysis to Access Community Resources by Older Populations
Travel Behavior of Immigrant Groups in California
Travel Behavior of Immigrants in California: Trends and Policy Implications
Travel In the 'Hood: Ethnic Neighborhoods and Mode Choice
Trends in Minority Commuting Behavior: What Does the American Community Survey Tell Us?
Understanding Carpool Use by Hispanics in Texas
Working Retirement: Travel Trends of the Aging Workforce
Transit Analysis of Transit Quality of Service and Employment Accessibility for the Greater Chicago, Illinois, Region
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women in Metropolitan Areas of the United States by County-level Commuting Time to Work and Use of Public Transportation, 2004 and 2006
Buzzards Bay Commuter Rail Extension Feasibility Study
Explaining Variation in Transit Ridership in U.S. Metropolitan Areas Between 1990 and 2000: Multivariate Analysis
Growing the Immigrant Transit Market: Public Transit Use and California Immigrants
Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Perceptions of Bus and Train Safety in Chicago, Illinois: Application of Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Relationship Between Transit's Usual and Actual Mode Shares
Sketch Model to Forecast Heavy-Rail Ridership
Sketch Transit Modeling Based on 2000 Census Data
Study: 4.7% of U.S. Commuters Use Public Transportation
Subregional Transit Ridership Models Based on Geographically Weighted Regression
Transit Ridership Model Based on Geographically Weighted Regression
Using Quantitative Methods in Equity and Demographic Analysis to Inform Transit Fare Restructuring Decisions
Where Transit Use Is Growing: Surprising Results
Who Gets a Train Station? Toward Understanding Racial Equity in FTA New Starts Program Using Buffer Analysis
Travel Behavior Commuting in America III: The Third National Report on Commuting Patterns and Trends
Comparison of Socioeconomic and Demographic Profiles of Extreme Commuters in Several U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
First Look at Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Travel Characteristics of Extreme Commuters: A Disaggregate Analysis of Journey-to-Work Travel in Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area
Men, Women, Job Sprawl, and Journey to Work in the Philadelphia Region
The Impact of Sprawl on Commuting in Alabama
The Quiet Success: Telecommuting Impact on Transportation and Beyond
Time to Work: Commuting Times and Modes of Transportation of California Workers
Travel Behavior of Immigrant Groups in California


This document summarizes the use and applications of census data in transportation planning and related activities from May 2005 to May 2011. Published papers, presentations, and monographs that cited the use of the Decennial Census or data from the American Community Survey were searched using the Transport Research International Documentation (TRID). TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.

The search terms used were "Census", "Transportation" OR "American Community Survey." A large number of results (above 500) were obtained. The resulting abstracts were examined to select papers/presentations that are most relevant to the conference. Each paper was grouped under the following 11 categories, in line with the sessions planned for the conference.

  1. Data Evaluation and Enhancement
  2. Descriptive Analysis
  3. Energy/Air Quality
  4. Environmental Justice
  5. Housing location
  6. Modeling and Forecasting
  7. Non-Motorized Travel
  8. Population Dynamics
  9. Transit
  10. Travel Behavior
  11. Other

A one-page description of each citation, including the title, authors, publication date, abstract, search and index terms, and availability are shown.


Search and documentation support was provided by Jessica Fomalont and Lisa Loyo (TRB). Nanda Srinivasan (TRB) and Elaine Murakami (FHWA) categorized and formatted the paper abstracts.

Publications (May 2005 - May 2011) Using Census/ACS Data for Transportation

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