The 2008 Review of Florida’s MPO Long Range Transportation Plans

Federal and state transportation statutes require that a long range transportation plan (LRTP) be developed for all urban areas with more than 50,000 people. The agency responsible for drafting and approving LRTPs is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). There are twenty‐six MPOs in Florida. All of the state’s MPOs are members of the Florida Metropolitan…

2008 Review of Florida’s MPO Long Range Transportation Plans

2008 Review of Florida’s MPO Long Range Transportation Plans-In 1997, the MPOAC asked the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida to conduct a comparative review of all LRTPs in the state. The project aimed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues being assessed and documented in plans, as…

Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process – September 2008

  Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process supplements the instructions for performing DRI reviews in the “Site Impact Handbook” with specific guidance on incorporating transit and other multimodal strategies in the DRI review process directed toFDOT staff and consultants. In some cases, this guidance may…

Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process

FDOT staff participates in the review of developments of regional impact (DRIs) to evaluate impacts on the state transportation system using guidance in the FDOT “Site Impact Handbook” (Handbook). This review, via DRI Question 21, allows for the consideration of transit and other alternative modes of transportation; however, because few applicants include a detailed multimodal…

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of transportation decision making and included practices of the FDOT Central Office,…

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida -In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of…

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway

Some state DOT’s regulations and many local government ordinances require access connection on opposite sides of a roadway be aligned directly opposite one another. Local government subdivision regulations commonly define ‘jog’ and prohibit jogs in subdivision design. A ‘jog’ occurs when crossing from an access connection on one side of a road to a connection…

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum – This technical memorandum addresses these problems and identifies where the practice of aligning access connections directly opposite one another may or may not be appropriate. It also includes examples where a change in alignment was made or crossing maneuvers were eliminated.

Signal Spacing

Closely spaced or irregularly spaced traffic signals on suburban and urban arterials result in an excessive number of stops, unnecessary delay, increased fuel consumption, excessive vehicular emissions, and high crash rates. Conversely, long and uniform signal spacing permits timing plans that can efficiently accommodate varying traffic conditions during peak and off-peak periods, as well as…

Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities

Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities-This guide includes tools, resources, and guidance to enable transportation partners to respond effectively to growth management issues, to become more proactive, and to maximize use of limited transportation funds. These transportation partners may include among others local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), regional planning councils (RPC),…