About

Welcome. My name is Chuck Purvis and I’m the site owner/blogger. I am a retired regional transportation planner living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was involved in census data analysis and other data, modeling and forecasting activities between 1981 and 2009.

Education.  I have a Bachelor of Art in Geography from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey).

Experience. I was the lead planner in the transportation analysis team at the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). I was also involved with census data with the Transportation Research Board and the US transportation data users community from 1984 to 2009. My resume is here (PDF format).

Census maven? What’s a maven? The dictionary definition of maven is “an expert or connoisseur.” Other thoughts on naming this blog were Census Cognoscente or The Data Dude or The Data Dork or The Data Dilettante. We’ll see how it goes. Hopefully it’s helpful.

My other interests (in alphabetical order!):  Baseball, Beer, Books, Computer Games, Films, Jazz, Piano Playing, Politics, Travel, Wine.


Last updated: March 27, 2017