Assessing the Practice of Public Involvement in Florida

This report presents findings of a comprehensive assessment of current public involvement practices and processes in Florida. MPO current public involvement practices were assessed using a survey instrument, whereas data on public involvement practices of FDOT were collected through personal on-site interviews with individuals across the various functional units. The assessment considers public involvement practices…

Evaluation and Monitoring of 2005 Growth Management Legislation

During the 2005 legislative session, the Florida legislature made significant changes to Florida’s growth management statutes and also provided additional transportation funding. The legislation addresses the issues of adequate infrastructure requirements for schools, water, and transportation in the face of increased demand caused by growth. The transportation component includes a new commitment to mobility funding…

The Case for Moderate Growth in VMT

The Case for Moderate Growth in VMT explores the major factors that influence travel behavior. The indirect factors are discussed first using primarily empirical data. These are divided into three major categories: socio-economic conditions, land use conditions, and transportation system conditions. This report concentrates most on the role of the socio-economic conditions and travel behavior followed…

Model Ordinance for Proportionate Fair-Share Mitigation of Development Impacts On Transportation Corridors

This model ordinance provides a series of options that are intended as a framework for Proportionate Fair-Share Programs. The ordinance language sets forth the proportionate fair-share mitigation options in a manner consistent with and as required by Section 163.3180(16), F.S., and has been crafted to tie to existing local government CMSs. Because conditions vary throughout…

Review of the Broward County MPO Staffing Arrangement

The Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was established in August 1977. That same year, the MPO entered into an interlocal agreement with Broward County for staffing services. Under the agreement, Broward County agreed to provide the MPO with “professional, technical, clerical, and administrative services, supplies, equipment, office space, and other incidentals needed to manage…