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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 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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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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July 11, 2018

MetroPlan Orlando Board Names Next Executive Director

MetroPlan Orlando Board, Transportation News

MetroPlan Orlando’s Deputy Executive Director Gary Huttmann will become executive director, beginning Sept. 1. The agency’s board approved the leadership change at its July 11 meeting. Mr. Huttmann, who has been with the organization for seven years, will replace Harold W. Barley, who is retiring after 22 years in the top post. “This is an…

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June 12, 2018

Survey Looking for Opinions from SunRail Station Neighborhoods

Transportation News

Do you live or work within a 10-minute walk of  a SunRail station? If so, we want to hear from you! We are studying how SunRail has influenced development around station areas. You don’t have to currently ride SunRail to share your opinions. Please take the survey by June 25, 2018: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SunRailSurvey This study on…

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May 15, 2018

Public Hearing Set for Draft Transportation Improvement Program

Public Meetings, Transportation News

UPDATE: The public hearing has concluded, but the comment period is open until 5 p.m. on June 25. See information below on how to view materials and comment. A public hearing will be held Monday, June 11, on the proposed 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). MetroPlan Orlando is seeking input on the region’s five-year transportation…

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February 15, 2018

Transportation Think-In Gets Community Conversations Started

Transportation News

  UPDATE 3/21/18: We now have posted the full report from the Transportation Think-In. Check it out to learn more about how we are thinking deeper on transportation, health and sustainability. Learn more here. We recently asked about 60 community leaders to discuss how transportation can support health, environmental sustainability, and resiliency in Central Florida….

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October 5, 2017

Central Florida Gets $11.9 Million to Test Smart Cities Transportation Technology

Safety, Transportation News, Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Central Florida will advance several intelligent transportation system technologies aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety and easing congestion, thanks to a nearly $12 million federal grant. The Federal Highway Administration just awarded $11.9 million to a team of experts from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and MetroPlan Orlando to…

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September 22, 2017

FDOT Schedules Public Hearing on Five-Year Work Program

Transportation News, Uncategorized

The Florida Department of Transportation District 5 will be hosting a week-long annual work program public hearing online, the week of Oct. 9 with an in-person hearing on Oct. 10, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the District 5 office, 719 South Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32720. FDOT representatives will be at the Oct. 10 hearing to…

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May 31, 2017

MetroPlan Orlando Host to Central Florida’s first TransitScreen

Transportation News

Visitors to the MetroPlan Orlando office now have access to a simple, singular display of real-time travel information. Our lobby hosts Central Florida’s first TransitScreen, a type of civic technology that shares up-to-date information about the five different transportation options around our downtown location. The TransitScreen is a pilot program for one year and is…

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