July 9, 2015

FDOT Secretary Makes MetroPlan Orlando His First Florida MPO Visit

Transportation News

Wednesday marked the first time that recently appointed Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Jim Boxold has spoken in front of a metropolitan planning organization in the state of Florida. During his presentation to the MetroPlan Orlando Board, Secretary Boxold emphasized the importance of Central Florida to advancing both the economic and social well-being of…

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July 8, 2015

New Transportation Improvement Program Gets Board Approval

MetroPlan Orlando Board, Transportation News

The MetroPlan Orlando Board has approved a new Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which assigns funding to specific projects and sets the schedule for improving the region’s transportation system during the next five years. A public hearing was held on the five-year plan, on June 22, and board approval followed on July 8. The plan includes…

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June 15, 2015

Transportation Improvement Program Available for Comment Until July 6

Public Involvement, Transportation News

The public can comment on MetroPlan Orlando’s five-year plan, even though the public hearing is over. Transportation Improvement Program maps and the draft documents are available for review through July 6: At the time of posting, a draft plan was available for comment. The plan since has been approved by the MetroPlan Orlando Board. Read…

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June 8, 2015

OCPS, UCF, Busch and Company Recognized with Clean Air Awards

Air Quality & Environment

The 2015 Clean Air Award competition spotlighted success stories in air quality throughout the region during May – Clean Air Month. The Central Florida Clean Air Team presented three awards to regional organizations in various types of air quality activities. Orange County Public Schools repeated as the top award winner, while UCF and a private…

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February 11, 2015

Central Florida Clean Air Team Seeks Entries for the 2015 Clean Air Award

Air Quality & Environment

Nominate an organization you think contributes to better air quality for the 2015 Clean Air Award. Each year in May, a business or organization receives the Clean Air Award to coincide with Clean Air Month.  Judging is based on innovation and uniqueness, direct or indirect effort to reduce emissions, providing a model for others to…

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December 10, 2014

MetroPlan Orlando Board Elects Its Slate of New Officers to Serve in 2015

MetroPlan Orlando Board

The MetroPlan Orlando Board recently elected new officers to lead the transportation planning organization during 2015. Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan will serve as MetroPlan Orlando Board Chairman, overseeing activities for the 19-member body.  He first joined the board in 2007 and will preside at meetings, beginning February 11, 2015. Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd was…

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September 26, 2014

All Aboard Florida Seeks Comment on Draft Environmental Statement

Transportation News

Comments must be submitted in writing to the Federal Railroad Administration by December 3, 2014 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting public comments on the All Aboard Florida Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The report is available here [insert link to:] and provides an analysis of the environmental impacts for three build alternatives….

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September 10, 2014

FDOT, I-4 Mobility Complete Financial Closing on I-4 Ultimate Project

Transportation News

The Florida Department of Transportation has completed a commercial and financial close on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate reconstruction. The project blazes trails in public-private partnership and saves taxpayers nearly $69 million through low interest rates. A public-private partnership concession agreement was executed with I-4 Mobility Partners OpCo. LLC; the concessionaire charged with designing, constructing,…

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August 15, 2014

We Need Your Help to Make Accurate Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Count


MetroPlan Orlando needs volunteers to help count pedestrians and bicyclists at key locations around the metro area. These counts will measure effects of infrastructure improvements (such as SunRail, crosswalks and bikeways) and land use changes on pedestrians and cyclists. We will be counting in 2-hour blocks on two days in September at several locations, including…

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July 22, 2014

Changes in Medical Transportation Policies Affect Medicaid Recipients

Transportation Disadvantaged

As a result of the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program, created by the Florida Legislature, changes arrive Aug. 1 to the ways some Central Florida Medicaid recipients will receive transportation services. Most Florida Medicaid recipients were required to enroll in the Managed Medicaid Assistance (MMA) program to continue receiving services. The program is overseen by…

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