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We attend a variety of events throughout the community. Sometimes we take information and materials to places where residents are gathering for a festival, entertainment or civic sharing. Other times, we participate in events that are important to the transportation community or the future of Central Florida.
About 150 people participated in our open-house style public workshop at Leu Gardens on the first phase of our Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study. We shared traffic data and results of our community survey at stations throughout the room. We also provided a video overview of the study and asked for input on transportation trouble spots along the corridor.
We are meeting with groups and attending events throughout the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study area, getting public input on transportation on Corrine Drive. The study will use MetroPlan Orlando’s draft Complete Streets policy to showcase how these approaches can shape a corridor. To find out more about the study, visit CorrineDriveStudy.org.
FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold was the keynote speaker at the WTS Central Florida 19th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet. The chapter presented three college scholarships to students seeking degrees in transportation related fields.
We helped organize the regional transportation partners exhibit area at Discover Osceola, offering residents a chance to talk about current transportation projects and tell us what they hope to see in the future.
To celebrate Earth Day, various organizations re-imagined downtown parking spaces as tiny parks.
We offered information about transportation and health during the health fair held for Orange County employees at Renaissance Community Center.
Information from various transportation groups was part of the University of Central Florida's Bike Week celebration of all things related to bicycles.
Our staff is eager to meet with groups to discuss their transportation priorities and tell them about what we do.
The presentation of the 2016 Clean Air Award to Wekiva Island in Seminole County highlighted the goal of Mary Sue and Bill Weinaug to build Florida's first carbon-neutral entertainment venue.
A half-day workshop, sponsored by Orange County and City of Orlando, helped residents learn more about transportation. We concluded with a "field trip" on a downtown LYMMO bus.
We enjoyed talking about our Long Range Transportation Plan with members of the Orlando Breakfast Rotary club.
We discussed transportation projects that will impact Osceola County at a meeting of the Osceola School District's Partners in Education at Highlands Elementary School in Kissimmee.
We talked about the transportation planning process in Central Florida with members of the UCF Small Business Resource Network.
We invited partners, volunteers and the public to an open house celebration to mark our move to the Park Building at the beginning of 2016.
This is an exciting time for Central Florida's transportation system, with many major projects taking shape. We attend transportation milestone events to celebrate and document progress across our region.
Virigin Trains USA (Brightline) will connect Orlando and Miami with high speed passenger rail, beginning in 2022. Their Orlando stop will be located at the Orlando International Airport's Intermodal Station at the new South Terminal. The ceremonial groundbreaking generated a lot of excitement for the service will provide another mode of transportation.
The second segment of the Poinciana Parkway in Osceola County completes the link between US 17/92 and Cypress Parkway. Tolling is handled by Central Florida Expressway Authority.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail North Phase 1 opened with a ceremony at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum in Kissimmee. Shingle Creek is a multi-use recreational trail being developed through cooperation among the City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, the City of Orlando and Orange County.
Osceola County residents opened the first leg of a toll road south of Kissimmee with a party. The Poinciana Parkway is operated by the Central Florida Expressway Authority in cooperation with the Osceola County Expressway Authority.
A celebration marked the start of construction on the second phase of SunRail, taking the commuter line south into Osceola County. The event was held at the site of the future station near Tupperware World Headquarters in Kissimmee,
Local, state, and federal officials signed onto the full-funding grant agreement that will extend the SunRail commuter line south into Osceola County in 2018.
Gov. Rick Scott was among the dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony on the I-4 Ultimate project, which revamps 21 miles of the interstate highway in Central Florida.
We support our local government and transportation partners as they share their transportation successes and innovations with residents. Progress in transportation depends on building regional cooperation.
The MetroPlan Orlando Board authorized staff to work with the UCF Institute of Government on a Strategic Plan. The team received input from board members and stakeholders. At the Joint Board & Committee Strategic Plan Retreat the final-draft recommendations were presented.
The Robinson Street Corridor Planning Study team for the City of Orlando and the Florida Department of Transportation met with residents at Lake Eola Park to talk about alternatives for the downtown street.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) presented a partner briefing on its renovation projects. These include construction of the intermodal complex, The first phase of the new south terminal (to be completed in 2020), and north terminal renovations, which include replacing automatic people movers.
A partners group experimented with private fund-raising to offer SunRail service on select Saturdays during the fall of 2016.
Periodic operations to enforce crosswalk laws have educated drivers about pedestrian safety and the Best Foot Forward initiative's efforts to make Central Florida more pedestrian friendly.
A ribbon cutting, flag raising and dedication highlighted the Grand Opening Ceremony for Kissimmee Gateway Airport's new administation building.
Dozens of cyclists joined Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in riding from Festival Park to City Hall to celebrate bicycle commuting.
The LYNX 2016-17 Public Service bus paid tribute to the work of 15 outstanding non-profit organizations in the community.
LYNX, in partnership with the Nopetro company, opened a new Compressed Natural Gas fueling facility -- the largest of its type in the United States.
When Zip Car began offering short-term auto rentals in downtown Orlando and Winter Park -- as well as at UCF -- it added a transportation alternative to the market.
The Robinson Street Corridor Planning Study sought comments from residents at a meeting held at First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
To celebrate bicycle commuting and the launch of Juice Bikeshare, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer led a ride from Lochaven Park to City Hall, using the Orlando Urban Trail.
An informational meeting, hosted by FDOT, helped citizens understand the changes coming with the launch of the I-4 Ultimate Project.
Sanford's RiverWalk Phase II, continued an inviting multi-use trail along the shore of Lake Monroe, supporting the city's goal to become a more walkable community.
The City of Orlando ventured into the world of bike sharing with the help of several sponsors. (Some months later Orlando Bike Share became Juice Bike Share.)
These are often required by law and provide places where interested residents can find out more about projects and offer feedback.
The annual Transportation Disadvantaged Public Hearing for users of ACCESS LYNX expanded into a day-long event at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex. About 80 people attended, and many shared their experiences with paratransit service in Central Florida.
At the public hearing on the Transportation Improvement Program, our 5-year transportation plan, residents got a chance to review plan documents and maps, ask questions and offer ideas.
The Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board held a public hearing, attended by about 40 people, to discuss services by ACCESS LYNX, the region's paratransit provider.
Members of the public shared their thoughts on our 5-year plan, the Transportation Improvement Program, at a public hearing.
We work with officials at all levels to create opportunities to learn about transportation.
The U.S. Department of Transportation chose Orlando as the site of one of several regional forums about the future of transportation -- or Beyond Traffic. The event featured national and regional speakers and was attended by leaders from across Florida at the Dr. Phillips Center.
A walking survey, with local, state and federal partners, along Silver Star Road in Pine Hills evaluated pedestrian safety needs.
An important part of our work involves talking to young people about how transportation affects their lives and encouraging them to think about the future of our transportation system.
The OCPS Green Schools Awards recognize schools that have made their campuses environmentally friendly. We helped evaluate the entries and celebrated with the winners at a luncheon.
Middle School and High School students from across Seminole County bring science projects to compete for a chance to attend the state science fair. We help judge these entries and present the Student Clean Air Award.