February 19, 2019

We’re Seeking Applicants for Community Advisory Committee

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, Transportation News

Apply by March 22 to be considered for membership Are you interested in transportation planning? Here’s your chance to get more involved. We’re filling vacancies on our Community Advisory Committee for multimodal advocates (voting seats) and non-voting alternates. Non-voting alternates are full participants in committee discussions and meetings. The committee provides citizen input to the…

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January 23, 2019

Region Focuses on Pedestrian Safety as 2019 Report Is Released

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Local elected officials and pedestrian safety advocates are constantly evaluating efforts to make Central Florida’s streets safer for people who walk. Regional efforts have been ongoing for more than a decade, with a concerted push since the 2012 formation of the Best Foot Forward (BFF) Coalition for Pedestrian Safety. This coalition includes local government officials,…

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January 8, 2019

Cameras to Measure Bike and Pedestrian Traffic in Two Corridors


MetroPlan Orlando placed two video cameras temporarily on Orange County roads during the first week of 2019. The cameras are set to measure bicycle and pedestrian traffic at spots on South Orange Avenue and Curry Ford Road. Data the cameras collect will help compare movements on high-crash corridors that have bike lanes to similar roads…

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December 12, 2018

MetroPlan Orlando Requests Proposals for Strategic Planning Services


UPDATE: The RFP Selection Committee for this RFP has met and ranked proposals. Please see the Doing Business with Us section of our website for updated information. MetroPlan Orlando is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to develop the agency’s new Strategic Plan. This Request for Proposals (RFP) will lead to the selection of a consultant…

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December 12, 2018

MetroPlan Orlando Requests Proposal for Study on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Readiness


MetroPlan Orlando is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to provide support for staff to conduct an evaluation of the readiness of the local counties and cities for the emergence of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVS). The consultant will produce a final comprehensive report that provides an industry review of current nationwide CAV deployments and standards;…

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December 12, 2018

MetroPlan Orlando Board Elects Officers for 2019

MetroPlan Orlando Board

The MetroPlan Orlando Board has elected Orange County Cmsr. Betsy VanderLey as its chairwoman for 2019. During the election, held at the board’s Dec. 12 meeting, members also elected Seminole County Cmsr. Bob Dallari as vice chairman and Osceola Cmsr. Viviana Janer as secretary-treasurer. Cmsr. VanderLey succeeds Osceola County Cmsr. Cheryl Grieb, who served as…

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December 4, 2018

FDOT District 5 Sets Online Public Hearing for Dec. 10-14

Transportation News

The Florida Dept. of Transportation, District 5, will hold a week-long Online Public Hearing for its new work program beginning Monday, Dec. 10, and ending Friday, December 14. There are three ways to participate in the hearing: A video about the tentative five year work program for fiscal years 2020-2024 will be posted for viewing…

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November 20, 2018

Report Looks at Link Between SunRail and Real Estate Development


MetroPlan Orlando recently partnered with Florida State University to study the relationship between recently built housing and retail development near SunRail stations and the commuter rail system’s ridership. The report is titled “Transit-Oriented Development and SunRail Riders: What’s the Connection?” Researchers sought to identify who lives and works near SunRail stations while determining what factors…

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October 27, 2018

Please Tell Us How We Did on the 2018 Report


We want your opinion. By now, we hope you have had a chance to look at Powered By People, our 2018 Report to the Community. We’d like to hear what you think. Do you feel like you know us better? Did the report help you understand more about what we do? Do you have ideas…

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October 18, 2018

MetroPlan Orlando 2018 Report Focuses on People Behind the Plans

Public Involvement

The 2018 MetroPlan Orlando annual report spotlights the people who make our organization’s regional transportation planning efforts work. Titled Powered By People, the report features our new Executive Director Gary Huttmann, AICP, as well as MetroPlan Orlando Board Chairwoman Osceola Cmsr. Cheryl Grieb, and the rest of our staff. We also have a tribute to…

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