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Saturday, August 15, 2020
Letter from Dave Schmitt:
It is with a very, very sad heart that I tell you that Jeffrey Bruggeman passed away earlier this morning. Jeffrey was a highly respected travel forecaster in the industry, with over 40 years in the industry. He developed forecasts for major transit systems around the world and helped shape many of the procedures and tools that continue to be used today. Those of us lucky to work directly with Jeffrey will always remember his direct style, quick wit and hearty laugh. Everyone who knew him well can instantly recall at least one favorite “Jeffy story”. Jeffrey’s mentorship of junior staff is well-known: there are several of today’s forecasters who had Jeffrey as their first manager (including me!).
Jeffrey spent most of his career working for the company that would become KPMG Peat Marwick. He stayed with the closely-knit modeling group when it was purchased by AECOM, and retired from AECOM in July 2010 after 40 years. He moved from his longtime home in Springfield, Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio after retiring to spend more time with his family.
His devotion to his work and clients was extraordinary. I know of multiple instances where major modeling problems discovered on Friday afternoons were (magically) solved Monday morning because Jeffrey worked over the weekend to fix them. During work trips, he made it a point to “know the corridor”. He made it a habit to stay and dine in locations that would be directly impacted by the transit project he was working on, and to experience their rush-hour traffic each morning.
He will be missed!
Stay safe and well,
P.S. The attached photos are from Jeffrey’s retirement lunch in July 2020.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Joint Florida Model Task Force & Transportation Data and Analytics Workshop
Register (no registration fee): https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx
Monday, February 03, 2020
The Forecasting and Trends Office announces a major update to the Florida Statewide Model. This new base-year 2015 model, with a horizon year of 2045, replaces the 2010/2040 model last updated in 2016. Version 7.0 contains significant improvements including a destination choice model, long-distance mode choice/short-distance mode factoring, a firm-evolution component in FreightSIM, and a feedback loop in the model flow. In addition, we updated trip production rates, improved the tolling methodology, and streamlined trip assignment reporting.
The new Florida Statewide Model is available for download at the Florida transportation modeling website: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/index.php?/model_pages/modDS1/index/
Thursday, January 16, 2020
To foster greater coordination and information sharing, the Model Task Force will meet jointly with the FDOT Transportation Data and Analytics Workshop this year. The combined meeting will be held the morning of February 26 till midday February 28, 2020, at a different location from previous meetings: Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista SOUTH, located at 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance at: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.
If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own. Please note the hotel reservation deadline of February 1:
Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista SOUTH, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50053023
By Phone: 407-597-4000
Group Code: TDW
Special Group Rate: $149/night, if reserved by February 1, 2020
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival
Monday, July 15, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Model Task Force 2019 Meeting will be held July 30 through August 1, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando-International Drive/360 on Jamaican Court. The meeting begins Tuesday at 1:30 PM and ends Thursday at noon. To give us time to plan accommodations and print name badges, please register your attendance before July 20 at: https://www.fsutmsonline.net/modeling_training.aspx.
If you need a hotel room, please make reservations on your own:
Hotel: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando International Drive/360
Booking Link: MTF Room Reservation (!! - NOTE: This link defaults to a Monday arrival, the day before the meeting; please change as appropriate before reserving.)
By Phone: 1-800-871-5831
Group Name: FDOT-MODEL TASK FORC
Special Group Rate: $133/night if reserved by July 8
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to arrival
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The FDOT Forecasting and Trends Office will host two offerings of the FSUTMS Comprehensive Modeling Workshop in May and June.
Seating is limited; FDOT Districts and MPOs will be given seating preference. Click the link below to place your name on the seat-request list: