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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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June 11, 2020

Metroplan Orlando, UCF & FDOT Receive Federal Grant to Study Traffic Safety

Transportation & Technology, Transportation Systems Management & Operations

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded MetroPlan Orlando a $295,000 grant to support a safety strategy, as Central Florida works toward a goal of Zero Fatalities on Central Florida roads. The grant is one of only eight such awards nationwide for the coming fiscal year. In partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF)…

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Adjustments to MetroPlan Orlando Meetings & Operations

Transportation News

MetroPlan Orlando is doing its part to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following mitigation strategies and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Adjustments have been made to meetings in March and early April to reduce personal contact: 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Working Group scheduled for March 19 at 9:30 a.m….

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December 10, 2019

Central Floridians Weigh In On Connected and Automated Vehicle Readiness

Public Involvement, Transportation & Technology, Transportation News, Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Attendees at a recent series of workshops showed interest and enthusiasm for Connected & Automated Vehicles (CAVs), while voicing some concerns about the region’s readiness for the technology on public roads. Three Connected & Automated Vehicle (CAV) Readiness Study Workshops – one each in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties – were aimed at increasing awareness…

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October 2, 2019

Best Foot Forward Coalition Expands to Seminole County

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Launch Event Brings 17 Partners Together to Build Support for Pedestrian Safety Effort The Best Foot Forward coalition has brought its campaign to make Central Florida streets safer for pedestrians to Seminole County. To kick off the expansion, a ceremony was held in conjunction with International Walk to School Day that highlighted the importance of…

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September 13, 2019

North Florida Transportation Expert to Discuss Regional Data Exchange

Transportation & Technology, Transportation News

MetroPlan Orlando will host a talk by Jeff Sheffield, Executive Director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), on “Data Exchange” Wednesday, Sept. 25, 9:30-11 a.m. Mr. Sheffield has recently focused on implementing the North Florida TPO’s Smart Region Master Plan that uses technology to collect, analyze and apply data from many sources to…

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September 12, 2019

National transit expert encourages Central Florida to expand its transportation options

Transportation News

Paul Skoutelas, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), shared lessons from his 40-year career in transit at yesterday’s MetroPlan Orlando Board meeting. He leads an association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations, including all types of public transportation. APTA’s goal is to bring more funding to public…

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May 30, 2019

Public Meeting for 5-Year Plan June 17 at Downtown Library

Public Meetings, Transportation News

Transportation Improvement Program Public Meeting. June 17, 2019 Orange Public Library

A public meeting will be held June 17 on the proposed 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The meeting will be in the Cypress Room on the third floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. in downtown Orlando. Parking is available at street meters nearby or in the city-owned garage directly across from…

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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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