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1 presented to presented by East Central Florida Corridor Task Force Space Coast TPO 02/16/15 Huiwei Shen Systems Planning Florida Department of Transportation Recommendations and Implementation

2 ► Northwest Florida ► Tampa Bay-Northeast Florida* ► Tampa Bay-Central Florida* ► Southeast Florida-Heartland-Central Florida ► Southwest Florida-Heartland-Central Florida Future Corridor Study Areas * Concept Reports Complete

3 Tampa Bay-Central Florida Study Area 3

4 East Central Florida Corridor Task Force 4 Pilot Study Area

5 ► Created by Executive Order , November 1, 2013 ► Purpose: “ evaluating and developing consensus recommendations on future transportation corridors serving established and emerging economic activity centers in portions of Brevard, Orange, and Osceola Counties ” ► 13 members representing public, private, civic organizations East Central Florida Corridor Task Force 5

6 East Central Florida Study Area 6

7 North Ranch Sector Plan Framework 7

8  Recommend guiding principles for coordination of future transportation and land use planning  Review and determine consistency among existing state, regional, local transportation plans  Review local and regional land use and development plans and determine consistency with transportation plans  Consider and recommend general purpose, need, and location for new or enhanced transportation corridors  Solicit and consider agency, stakeholder, and public input  Recommend proposed action plan for new or enhanced transportation corridors Task Force Charge 8

9 ► Conservation » Identify regionally significant land and water resources first » Avoid existing conservation lands » Maintain integrity and connectivity of natural systems ► Countryside » Improve connectivity to working farms » Protect productive agricultural lands » Be compatible with rural development Guiding Principles 9 Conservation Countryside

10 ► Centers » Improve connectivity to existing and emerging centers » Locate in areas targeted for growth » Improve quality of existing communities ► Corridors » Improve access to economic assets and markets » Make optimal use of existing facilities » Give preference to existing corridors; recognize new corridors may be needed to fill gaps Guiding Principles (continued) 10 Centers Corridors

11 ► Corridors (continued) » Make early decisions about corridor location » Include multiple modes and uses » Coordinate access with land use decisions » Preserve function of corridor » Use context sensitive design » Use advanced and energy efficient approaches » Ensure safety and security » Support emergency evacuation and response Guiding Principles (continued) 11 Corridors

12 Recommended Improvements to Existing Transportation Corridors 12

13 Recommended Study Areas for New East-West Transportation Corridors 13

14 Recommended Study Areas for New North-South Transportation Corridors 14

15 ► Identify future investment needs to maximize the use of and add capacity to existing corridors (4 east-west, 1 north-south) ► Conduct Evaluation Studies of potential new corridors (2 east-west, 2 north-south) ► Regional rail and transit system plan ► Amend existing local and regional plans to include recommended corridors and be consistent with recommended guiding principles » Local government comprehensive plans » MPO long-range transportation plans » Expressway authority master plans » Strategic Regional Policy Plan » Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Proposed Action Plan 15

16 ► Develop agreement among local and regional entities to strengthen consistency among future transportation, land use, water supply plans ► Develop planning tools and legal instruments to reserve and protect rights of way for recommended corridors ► Develop framework for partnership and co-location agreements with railroads, utilities, or other infrastructure providers Proposed Action Plan 16

17 ► Share recommendations with local governments, regional partners, state agencies, federal agencies (DEO, FDOT) ► Initiate Evaluation studies for recommended corridors and study areas (FDOT) ► Identify implementation tools (DEO, FDOT) ► Support ongoing working group of regional and local agencies (DEO, FDOT) ► Develop process for tracking progress and identifying needed policy changes » FDOT, DEO: track progress on action items (transportation and other) » FTC: monitor lesson learned; recommend new or revised policies on statewide basis Proposed Initial Implementation Activities 17

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