METROPLAN ORLANDOOverview Transportation Corridors Task Force June 24, 2008 Harold W. Barley, Executive Director
Purpose • Who we are • What we do • How we do it
Created By • Federal law • State law • Progressive, regional thinking
Regional Transportation Vision A system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods through a variety of transportation options to support the region’s desire to preserve natural lands, create community centers, conserve energy and maintain a strong economy.
Mission To provide leadership in planning a transportation system consistent with the Regional Transportation Vision by engaging the public and fostering effective partnerships.
Board • 19 voting members • 6 non-voting members • All are volunteers Commissioner Carlton Henley Board Chairman
A few of our other business activities: Supporting Committees • Transportation funding • Traffic Safety • Legislative program • Public engagement • Data collection analysis • Transportation Technical Committee • Citizens’ Advisory Committee • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee • Municipal Advisory Committee
Responsibilities • Long Range Transportation Plan • 5-Year Transportation Improvement Program • Spending Priorities • Unified Planning Work Program
A few of our other business activities: • Transportation funding • Traffic safety • Legislative program • Public engagement • Data collection and analysis
Other business activities (continued): • Freight planning and goods movement • Air quality monitoring and conformance • Transportation disadvantaged program • Growth management/smart growth • Market research
Profile New Century Transportation Planning: • 17 Staff members • $4.4 Million Operating budget • 5-Year Capital program of $5.4 billion • Understanding travel demand • Optimize use of existing facilities • Build new capacity
Profile • 17 staff members • $4.4 million operating budget • 5-Year capital program of $5.4 billion
Partnerships are critical • Regional, state and federal partners • Central Florida MPO Alliance • Statewide coalition building • Regional public engagement • Private sector mobilization