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Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) Implementation Element

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More Transportation Choices for People and Freight

Objectives


Increase the use of new mobility options and technologies such as shared, automated, and connected vehicles


Increase the share of person trips using public transportation and other alternatives to single occupancy motor vehicles


Increase the number of quality options for visitor travel to, from, and within Florida


Increase the number of quality options for moving freight to, from, and within Florida


Increase the efficiency and convenience of connecting between multiple modes of transportation


 

Implementation Actions

Research, develop and implement new mobility business models and services

Key Partners Include:
  • Florida DOT
  • Florida Research Consortium
  • Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Florida Engineering Society
  • Florida Association of Counties
  • Florida League of Cities
  • ITS Florida
  • Modal providers
  • Department of Health
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Career Source Florida
  • Visit Florida
  • FDOT’s contracts with Universities for research
  • Transportation Network Companies
  • National and Florida APA – Planning
  • Urban Land Institute

Activities may include research, pilot tests, technology transfer, alignment of laws and regulations, and partnerships with other states and the private sector. Consider the development of a Transportation Choices Plan based on this research.

This Implementation Action supports the following FTP objectives:
  • Increase the use of new mobility options and technologies such as shared, automated, and connected vehicles
  • Increase the share of person trips using public transportation and other alternatives to single occupancy motor vehicles
  • Increase the number of quality options for visitor travel to, from, and within Florida
  • Increase the number of quality options for moving freight to, from, and within Florida
  • Increase the efficiency and convenience of connecting between multiple modes of transportation
  • Adapt transportation infrastructure and technologies to meet changing customer needs

 

Enhance public transportation options

Key Partners Include:
  • Florida DOT
  • Florida Public Transportation Association
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council
  • Private modal providers
  • Department of Health
  • Florida Chamber
  • Career Source Florida
  • Visit Florida
  • Ride hailing services
  • Private providers of intercity bus service
  • Find a ride database
  • Safe Mobility for Life

Activities may include targeted state support for capital investments in public transportation systems; support for rural transit services; and enhanced integration of transit infrastructure, service, information, and payment with other modal options to support complete end to end trips. Programs including “Go Go Grandparents!” and pilot programs such as the East Central Florida Corridor Task Force Regional Transit Vision are good examples.

This Implementation Action supports the following FTP objectives:
  • Increase the share of person trips using public transportation and other alternatives to single occupancy motor vehicles
  • Increase the number of quality options for visitor travel to, from, and within Florida
  • Increase the efficiency and convenience of connecting between multiple modes of transportation

 

Identify strategies for enhancing bicycling and walking as transportation choices

Key Partners Include:
  • Florida DOT
  • Bicycle Pedestrian Partnership Council
  • Visit Florida
  • Mobility Week
  • Florida Greenways and Trails Council
  • Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation

Activities may include linking pedestrian and bicycle facilities to other modal options to support complete end to end trips and enhanced information sharing. Best practices include FDOT Commuter Assistance Program, Cycling Savvy by ABEA, and rethinkyourcommute.com.

This Implementation Action supports the following FTP objectives:
  • Increase the share of person trips using public transportation and other alternatives to single occupancy motor vehicles
  • Increase the number of quality options for visitor travel to, from, and within Florida
  • Increase the efficiency and convenience of connecting between multiple modes of transportation

 

 

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