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Northwest TTAP
216 Isle Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.6828
fax: 509.359.7485

Census and Population Data for Transportation Planning

This class consists of eight workshops, for a total of 13 hours on census and related data bases, and how data can be downloaded and applied to tribal transportation planning. Each workshop is generally 1.5 hours presented in a lecture or video/webinar format. Webinars will be recorded and access will be provided to students for reference. The class material is presented so students can go to on-line data access sites on their own computers and learn how to find, download, and create reports to apply data to tribal transportation and planning issues. Students will complete a "report" on the data for a tribe they select that includes its meaning for transportation planning. At the end of each workshop there is an evaluation of the workshop, a short quiz, and a reflective essay on the value of this material to be completed by each participant.

Module 1 - Workshop: Demographics for Transportation Planning. 1.5 hours, webinar format.
Student Learning Objectives
Students who complete this workshop will:
Understand the basic models of demographic analysis;
Be able to create and analyze a population pyramid
Be able to create population projections
Outcomes: Students will complete population pyramids and project population for their reservation in a written report that will describe the unique transportation issues and need of that population.

Module 2 - Workshop: Community Profile of Population, Social and Economic Census Data. 1.5 hrs.
Student learning objectives:
Students who complete this workshop will:
Understand the decennial census and American Community Survey census surveys, and which data sets best describe tribal populations;
Be able to find, download, and complete analysis of data in the form of a report with tables and graphs;
Be able to link a socio-economic data to transportation needs, issues, and planning.
Outcomes: Students will complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on all data sets.

Module 3 - Workshop: Community Profile Part I: Census Basics on the decennial and American Community Survey and the analysis of population, race and ethnicity. 1.5 hrs.
The Census Bureau-history and importance.
Census Geography and American Indian/Alaskan Native Data
The Decennial Survey
The American Community Survey
Population Data, Race and Ethnicity: Downloading Data, Creation of Tables, Graphs, and Written Reports to describe data.
Outcomes: Student complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on Population, Race and Ethnicity.

Module 4 - Workshop: Community Profile Part II: Census Basics and the analysis of Education, Labor Force and Income, and Employment. 1.5 hrs.
Education Tables, download and analysis;
Labor Force Tables, download and analysis;
Income Tables, download and analysis;
Employment by Industry and Occupation Tables, download and analysis
Outcomes: Students will complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on these data sets.

Module 5 - Workshop: Community Profile Part III: Census Basics: Transportation Tables. 1.5 hrs.
Review of data sources specific to transportation.
Auto ownership Tables.
Journey to Work including Mode of Transportation and commute time.
Related Tables
Outcomes: Students will complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on these data sets and how they relate to transportation needs, issues, and transportation planning on their selected reservation.

Module 6 - Workshop: Census and NAHASDA DATA for Transportation Need. Sources of population data for NTT and Transit Transportation Planning. 2.0 hrs.
Sources of data and data analysis requirements for transportation planning for Transportation Programs
Sources of data and data analysis requirements for transit planning
Identify, download, analysis and creation of tables, graphs, and a written report on population data for transportation and transit planning.
Outcomes: Students will complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on these data sets.

Module 7 - Workshop: Local Employment Dynamics (LED) and On The Map for Reservation Employment and Commuter Data (annual data for on-going analysis). 2.0 hrs.
Introduction to LED Data
Download Reservation Data and creation of standard reports, maps, and table.
Analysis of Journey to Work Travel Patterns (On the Map)
Outcomes: Students will complete and submit a written report on their selected reservation on these data sets.

Module 8 - Workshop: Putting it all together. Writing a Population, Socio and Economic Data Report as a resource for Tribal Transportation. Presentations of student research. Discussion, Questions and Applications. 1.5 hrs
Outcomes: Review and comparison of individual tribal reports.
Total Hours: 13


Cost for non-credit
$100 for all 8 Modules or $25 per module


Registration

Email: Michele at msiedenburg@ewu.edu with your Name, organization and contact information.

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