News

May 24, 2019

Clean Air Commute Blog: The Super Commuter & Teleworker

Air Quality & Environment

The clean air commute blog, stories about getting to work

About half of MetroPlan Orlando staff members get to work some way other than driving alone – at least one day a week.  As we close out the month of May —  recognized as Clean Air Month, a time to examine how habits affect the environment – some of our staffers are sharing stories from…

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May 23, 2019

Commute Stories Show Many Ways to Use Transportation Options

Air Quality & Environment

In the MetroPlan Orlando office, we constantly discuss regional transportation and how Central Florida can improve its choices. Also, like every other office, we are a collection of individuals who must get to work every day and blend our commutes with our personal responsibilities. Our 2018 Report to the Community highlighted that 53% of our…

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April 26, 2019

Citizen Advocate Position Open on Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board

MetroPlan Orlando Advisory Committees, Transportation Disadvantaged, Transportation News

The Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) currently has an open volunteer position for a Citizen Advocate member. Applicants do not have to be paratransit system users. Persons interested in this volunteer position should fill out the online application by close of business Friday, May 31, 2019. Find the TDLCB Membership Application here. Alternatively, you…

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April 26, 2019

Corrine Drive Report Posted in Advance of May 1 Meeting; Comment through May 31

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Corrine Drive Final Report and Recommended design

Since early 2017, the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study has focused on identifying a street design that better serves the community. Now, we think we have it. The study’s final report, which contains the recommended new design for the road, is posted here. We’ll share more plan materials, as well as a link to a…

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April 10, 2019

Students Can Apply for GIS Internship

Uncategorized

Want to help the future? Apply for our GIS Internship Opportunity.

MetroPlan Orlando is accepting applications for a GIS Intern. Applicants must be current students pursuing degrees in Geographic Information Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation, or a related field with advanced GIS courses completed. This paid position will support GIS analysis, database development, and map production. The GIS Intern position will provide technical and administrative…

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March 7, 2019

Silver Star Road Complete Streets Study Public Meeting

Complete Streets, Public Meetings

Silver Star Road Complete Streets Study

MetroPlan Orlando is seeking public comment on a Complete Streets Study for Silver Star Road in Downtown Ocoee from West Franklin Street (west of SR 429) to Silver Star Road (east of Bluford Avenue). A public meeting and open house is scheduled for March 14 to get feedback on the preliminary Complete Streets concept plan….

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March 4, 2019

How Are We Doing? Be Part of Our Federal Certification with USDOT

Transportation News

How to comment. Email, tag on twitter or call

Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts on transportation issues with representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)? Here’s your chance! Every four years, MetroPlan Orlando undergoes an important federal certification process to confirm that we are following all laws and regulations for transportation planning. The USDOT team will be visiting us on…

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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   UPDATE: Applications have closed. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered by a subcommittee, which will  make a recommendation to the MetroPlan Orlando Board. Official appointments are expected May 8. Are you interested in transportation planning? Here’s your chance to get more involved….

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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

Safety

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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