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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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January 13, 2021

Applications Due January 31 for Community Advisory Committee Seats

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, Public Involvement

A CAC member provides a layperson’s view in the transportation planning process. Those who want to join can apply online. Are you interested in transportation planning and looking for a way to get involved in 2021? MetroPlan Orlando has several openings for members on the Community Advisory Committee. This committee provides citizen input to the…

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December 9, 2020

MetroPlan Orlando Board Approves 2045 Plan, Elects 2021 Officers

Uncategorized

At its Dec. 9 meeting, the MetroPlan Orlando Board adopted the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the year 2045 and elected officers for 2021. Osceola County Cmsr. Viviana Janer will serve as chairwoman of the board during the next year. Vice Chairwoman will be Orange County Cmsr. Mayra Uribe. The board’s Secretary/Treasurer will be Cmsr. Bob…

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November 24, 2020

Board to Take Action on 2045 Plan at Dec. 9 Meeting

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Involvement, Public Meetings, Transportation News

The final draft of the 2045 Plan is available for review. The MetroPlan Orlando Board will take action on the plan on December 9. The public comment period at the meeting will be the last opportunity to comment on the plan.   The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is the long-term vision for how Central Florida’s…

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November 12, 2020

Position Open for Transportation Planner

Jobs & Internships

** UPDATE ON 12/16/20: THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER POSITION HAS NOW CLOSED.** MetroPlan Orlando is seeking a Transportation Planner to provide assistance in transportation activities and assist on special projects as identified in the Unified Planning Work Program. Duties also include promoting public awareness of the current state of transportation issues and informing elected officials and…

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October 16, 2020

We Want to Hear Your Opinions on the 2045 Plan by November 20

MetroPlan Orlando Board, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Involvement, Transportation News, Uncategorized

A virtual tour of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan will get you up to speed. There are several ways to comment, including at a public meeting on November 9. We want to show you the future of transportation in Central Florida and find out what you think about it. The draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan –…

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October 13, 2020

Transportation Disadvantaged Public Meeting Set for Nov. 12

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 Nov. 12 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 1, 2020

Watch the 2045 Plan Take Shape Through Our Series of Technical Reports

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Involvement, Transportation News

We’re building the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), piece by piece. The heart of the plan is a series of technical reports that cover various parts of the vision for Central Florida transportation 25 years from now. Currently, there are 9 MTP technical reports in draft form posted on our website. These cover a variety…

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September 21, 2020

MetroPlan Orlando Accepting Applications for Two Volunteer Groups

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, Public Involvement, Transportation Disadvantaged

Are you interested in transportation planning and looking for a way to get more involved? MetroPlan Orlando has several opportunities available. We’re taking applications for new members on the Community Advisory Committee and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. All these are volunteer positions. Volunteers attend regular meetings and have materials to read and evaluate…

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August 20, 2020

Future Fest will Explore Scenarios & What They Mean for Transportation in 2045

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Safety, Transportation & Technology

Travel has been curtailed these days, but that won’t stop MetroPlan Orlando from offering a virtual trip through time to consider what Central Florida may be like 25 years from now — and how to get ready. Community outreach for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) continues with a national expert in future technology acting…

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