News

August 15, 2014

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

Safety

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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July 14, 2014

Study Measures Attitudes About Quality of Life and Transportation

Transportation News

A new study looks at Central Floridians’ values, priorities and views on the future of the region. The project measures attitudes on a range of topics, focusing heavily on the regional transportation system. The research — called Understanding the Values and Priorities of Central Floridians — was produced by Heart+Mind Strategies. It found that transportation…

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July 11, 2014

Tracking the Trends Shows How Regional Transportation Has Changed

Transportation News

Each year, MetroPlan Orlando collects data from federal, state, and local sources to evaluate trends affecting the region’s transportation system.  Results are compiled in Tracking the Trends: A Transportation System Indicator Report for the Orlando Metropolitan Area.  The latest report analyzes data through the year 2013 and is shaped by several underlying themes: Economic Recovery…

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June 13, 2014

MetroPlan Orlando Board Approves 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

MetroPlan Orlando Board, Transportation News

The MetroPlan Orlando Board has approved a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the region that stresses safety, multi-modal transportation options and a conservative fiscal approach. The plan covers the years through 2040 and identifies current and future needs based on projections for population and travel demand. The LRTP for the year 2040 received unanimous…

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May 20, 2014

Safety of Pedestrians Continues to be Critical Concern for Central Florida

Safety

A new report citing dangerous conditions for pedestrians in Central Florida underscores the importance of pedestrian safety efforts across the region. Dangerous by Design ranks metropolitan areas with populations of more than 1 million people by a Pedestrian Danger Index and by the share of total traffic fatalities who are pedestrians. The report is published…

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May 15, 2014

Orange County Public Schools Named Winner of 2014 Clean Air Award

Air Quality & Environment

A combination of technology, policy, outreach and operating efficiency has made Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) the winner of the 2014 Clean Air Award from the Central Florida Clean Air Team. OCPS has had a major positive impact on our region’s air quality during the current fiscal year. All told, since July 2013, the district…

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May 1, 2014

ALL Aboard for the Opening Day of SunRail’s Commuter Train Service

Transportation News

Excitement built for months as our region prepared for its first commuter rail service, and the opening showed just how big SunRail’s fan club is. There was a day of celebration and speeches on April 30 as the train made its inaugural ride with elected officials and other dignitaries, ending in a giant event at…

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April 23, 2014

May 1 Will Kick Off Two Weeks of Free SunRail Service in Central Florida

Transportation News

SunRail, the region’s commuter rail service is innovative, comfortable and FREE for the first two weeks of service, beginning on May 1. As Central Floridians check out our newest mode of transportation, they’ll also get unlimited free rides through May 16. SunRail ambassadors will be at stations and on the trains to answer questions during…

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April 21, 2014

MetroPlanLIVE! Event Transcript and Slide Presentation Available

Public Involvement

We were delighted with the participation for our April 1 MetroPlanLIVE! interactive town hall event. The hour-long presentation and public forum on our Year 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan drew as many as 400 people via phone and webcast.  Participants submitted about 60 questions for our panel, leading to a lively give and take about…

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