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Actually, if I open the recent History .xml file, C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\History The most recent will have parameters & env. settings & time. It gives all the geoprocessing tools used (if w/in arcpy) and all the settings and environment settings and time started and finished.
I got support's answer. They said it is well known issue and quote from this documentation is wrong: Date fields support either the date or the time, but not both in the same field. Document will be changed soon. Also they said that I could use text field for time values in shape file.
I use the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM) coupled with historical data for preliminary planning type projects that include, demand, supply, level of service, etc. Unfortunately, you're delving into transportation/traffic/transit engineering and planning territory at this point. Unless you're doing an academic or research exercise, ...
You'd need to change the steps in torque animation. If you are using the wizard just set steps to the same number of years you have. If you use cartocss use: -torque-frame-count: NUMBER_OF_YEARS;,
An excellent alternative to using an old style UpdateCursor from arcgisscripting, that has been available has been available since ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, is arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. I have found that these are typically about 10 times faster. These would/may not have been an option when this question was written but should not be overlooked by anyone ...
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