2023 TBEST Training

2023 Training Workshops

Training Overview:

FDOT is sponsoring two-day, in-person TBEST training workshops to provide transit planners with hands-on experience utilizing TBEST 4.8.

The computer-based training sessions will introduce new TBEST 4.8 software features, provide guidance for validating the TBEST ridership forecasting model for use in Transit Development Plans (TDP’s) and provide overall TBEST application and management guidance to implementing transportation agencies. 

Training Dates & Locations:

November 1-2, 2023
FDOT District Five
Computer Training Room
719 South Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32720

November 8-9, 2023
FDOT District One
Computer Training Room
801 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830

November 15-16, 2023
FDOT District Four
Computer Training Room
3400 West Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Who Should Attend?:

Transit Planners, GIS analysts, and any transportation professional with an interest in transit service and strategic planning. Previous knowledge of TBEST and/or GIS applications is desired but not a requirement. There is no cost to attend the training.


If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please submit your registration request on the 2023 TBEST Training Registration page. Note that class size is limited. Please register as soon as possible as seating is limited. All required materials, computers and software will be provided. If desired, attendees can bring their own laptop computers pre-loaded with TBEST.  The Training will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM each day. Lunch will be on your own.

For more information, please contact Chris Wiglesworth, FDOT TBEST Project Manager.

Course Content:

Day One Training Session:

TBEST Introduction, TBEST Base Year Configuration, Model Validation and Model Application Scenarios

This TBEST class will focus on the basics of TBEST and how to utilize TBEST to fulfill the Transit Demand Estimation requirements for Florida Transit Development Plans (TDP).The instruction will also include guidance on how to utilize TBEST to fulfill TDP requirements for Baseline Assessment, Traditional/Discretionary Market Assessment, Existing Service and Performance Evaluation and many others. The following topics will be presented as part of the Day One training:

  • Introduction to TBEST
  • Introduction to TBEST Data Elements
  • Florida TBEST Data Downloads
  • TBEST Socio-Economic Data Configuration outside of Florida
  • TBEST Transit Systems
  • Transit System Operational and Policy Settings
  • Introduction to TBEST Ridership Forecasting
  • Transit System Base Scenario Network Development
  • Incorporating Socio-Economic Projections
  • TBEST Transit System Model Validation
  • Developing TBEST Application Network Scenarios
  • TBEST Scenario Comparison Tool
  • TBEST Interactive Reporting, Maps and Charts
  • TBEST TDP Summary Report

Day Two Training Session

TBEST Planning Applications for Transit Performance, Accessibility and Equity Evaluation

This TBEST class will focus on applying TBEST tools to support transit agency planning studies, equity analysis, grant applications, service planning and other workflows. The following topics will be presented as part of the training:

  • TBEST Operations Reporting
  • TBEST Network Accessibility
  • TBEST Mobility Areas
  • TBEST Market Analysis
  • TBEST Jurisdictional Service, Performance and Market Analysis
  • TBEST Land Use Market Summaries
  • TBEST Comprehensive Operational Analysis Tool
  • Title VI Triennial Reporting
  • Title VI Disparate Analysis
  • TBEST Query Tool
  • TBEST Tips and Tricks
  • Additional TBEST Tools