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December 28, 2021

MetroPlan Orlando Needs Volunteers for Community Advisory and Transportation Disadvantaged Groups

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, Transportation Disadvantaged, Transportation News

Are you interested in transportation planning and looking for a way to get more involved? MetroPlan Orlando is taking applications for new members on the Community Advisory Committee and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. People in these volunteer positions attend regular meetings and have materials to read and evaluate in between meetings. Prospective members…

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December 8, 2021

MetroPlan Orlando Board Elects Officers for 2022

MetroPlan Orlando Board

At its Dec. 8 meeting, the MetroPlan Orlando Board elected officers for 2022. Orange County Cmsr. Mayra Uribe will serve as chairwoman of the board during the next year. She succeeds Osceola County Cmsr. Viviana Janer who served as chairwoman during 2021. The 2022 Vice Chair will be Seminole County Cmsr. Bob Dallari. The board’s…

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November 19, 2021

Board to Consider 2045 Plan Amendment for Griffin Park Complete Streets Project

Complete Streets, MetroPlan Orlando Board, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Involvement

A proposed amendment to the region’s 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which would advance a Complete Streets project in the Griffin Park neighborhood, is open for public comments. The MetroPlan Orlando Board will take up the proposal at its December 8 meeting. The proposed revisions also will be presented to MetroPlan Orlando’s advisory committees in the…

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October 25, 2021

Transportation Disadvantaged Public Meeting Set for Nov. 18

Public Involvement, Transportation Disadvantaged, Transportation News

Participants Can Join and Comment Online at Meeting with Limited In-Person Attendance The Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) will conduct its annual public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. The purpose of the annual public meeting is to get input on ACCESS LYNX paratransit service in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The…

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October 15, 2021

Proposed Revisions to 2045 Plan Available for Public Comment

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, MetroPlan Orlando Board, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MetroPlan Orlando Board will consider amending the region’s 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan at its Nov. 10 meeting, and members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed plan revisions. The proposed revisions also will be presented to MetroPlan Orlando’s advisory committees in the months of October and November 2021. A summary of…

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September 23, 2021

Video Shows Why You Should Take the Pledge for Rail Safety

Safety, Transit

SunRail Lets the Public See What Train Engineers See, and It’s Really Scary To remind Central Floridians not to stop or walk on train tracks, SunRail has launched a new “Never Will I Ever” campaign. This video — released as part of Rail Safety Week 2021, Sept. 20-26 — shows how reckless some travelers are…

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September 10, 2021

Possible Causes of Cyclist Crashes Are Focus of MetroPlan Orlando Research

Safety

Direction, intersections, and speed. Those factors stand out in data on motorist crashes with bicyclists in Central Florida. MetroPlan Orlando recently completed research on factors most likely to contribute to such crashes, using regional streets with different cycling conditions. Research results are contained in a new white paper on our website, Bicycling Facilities, Crash Types,…

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June 10, 2021

Register for Lunchtime Webinar about Transportation Improvement Program on June 21

Public Involvement, Public Meetings, Transportation Improvement Program, Transportation News

You’ll have a chance to find out more about the region’s draft 5-year transportation work program and let us know what you think at a lunchtime webinar. A virtual public meeting to discuss the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, June 21, and will be conducted on Zoom. The…

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June 8, 2021

Offer Your Thoughts and Get Updates on Two Studies in Apopka

Complete Streets, Transportation News

Please take the survey by July 16 to make your voice heard. If you live, work, or play in the Apopka area, you can share your ideas on how to improve travel near Rock Springs Road and on portions of the West Orange Trail. Please take our survey today by clicking here. The survey closes…

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March 9, 2021

Plenty of Work Ahead in Region’s Push for Pedestrian Safety

Complete Streets, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Safety

A 2020 Dip in Fatalities Follows Record Year of Deaths Central Florida experienced a drop in pedestrian crash fatalities in 2020, after a 22% spike in fatalities from 2018-2019. The 2020 dip (29%) is largely attributed to changing traffic patterns as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. As the region begins to emerge from the pandemic…

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