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Northwest TTAP
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 384
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
phone: 509.828.1411

Census and Population Data for Transportation Planning

Directed Self Paced Training

Instructor: Dr. Dick Winchell, FAICP


Duration:   Eight lectures for a total of 12 hours


Description of the Training:

This training consist of eight recorded lectures, for a total of 12 hours on census and related data bases, and how data can be located, downloaded and applied to tribal transportation planning. Each lecture is generally 1.5 hours presented in a recorded video/webinar format. 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 the training there will be an evaluation of the workshop and a reflective essay on the value of this material to be completed by each participant.  Participants are encouraged to distribute their edited final report.

Each participant will receive an electronic version of the workbook.


Who Should Attend:

These lectures are designed for tribal planners and directors as well as MPO's, TTPO's and state, city, or county planners who work with tribes in their regions.


Key Lectures:

Introduction - Dr. Dick Winchell who will be working with you on this training and answering any questions you might have will introduce the Census and Population Data for Transportation Planners workshop in a webinar to frame the use of Canvas and on-line learning for the class. Students are encouraged to complete all assignments and compile them into a final report. 

  • Lecture 1 - Demographics for Transportation Planning. 1.5 hours.
  • Lecture 2 - Community Profile of Population, Social and Economic Census Data. 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 3 - Community Profile Part I: Census Basics on the decennial and American Community Survey and the analysis of population, race and ethnicity. 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 4 - Community Profile Part II: Census Basics and the analysis of Education, Labor Force and Income, and Employment. 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 5 - Community Profile Part III: Census Basics: Transportation Tables. 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 6 - Census and NAHASDA DATA for Transportation Need. Sources of population data for NTT and Transit Transportation Planning. 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 7 - Local Employment Dynamics (LED) and On The Map for Reservation Employment and Commuter Data (annual data for on-going analysis). 1.5 hrs.
  • Lecture 8 - 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


Total Hours: 12


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