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1 Freight in the Southeast Conference Bob Romig State Transportation Development Administrator Florida Department of Transportation February 9, 2011 Florida’s Experience with Creating State Freight or Logistic Advisory Councils

2 Freight Planning in Florida u Florida uses a systematic planning “process” rather than an “organizational” approach u Involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders on specific initiatives vs. standing freight committee u Florida’s “Strategic Intermodal System” sets the context for freight planning Links modal activities Policy-based system designation criteria (e.g. connectivity, activity-based) Data supports project selection, prioritization, and performance 2

3 3 A New Foundation: A Shift in Perspectives From…To… Individual modes and facilitiesComplete end-to-end trip Individual jurisdictionsEconomic regions and trade corridors Facility design standardsUser-oriented service standards Capacity and throughputReliability and bottlenecks Travel time and vehicle operating costs Business logistics and economic competitiveness Reacting to economic growth and community and environmental impacts Proactive planning for economic, community and environmental goals

4 4 Overview of Approach u Involvement of broad spectrum of stakeholders on specific initiatives vs. standing freight committee Consensus-building on policy framework Allows for targeted involvement efforts More convenient for stakeholders u FDOT Leadership/Third Party Facilitation u Desired Results Informed input Strong and enduring constituencies

5 Steering Committee Representation u Modal Organizations u Economic Development/Business Organizations u Environmental/Land Use Advocacy Groups u Local Governments u Regional Agencies u MPO Advisory Council u Governor’s Office u State/Federal Agencies u Florida Transportation Commission 5

6 Typical Outreach Process u Steering Committee agreement on process objective and ground rules u Issue identification and analysis u Initial recommendations u Public and partner input u Plan adoption 6

7 Emerging Approach: Business/Economic Development Led Initiatives u Enterprise Florida Florida’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development Rural Catalyst Initiative u Florida Chamber of Commerce Growth Leadership and Infrastructure Caucus Trade and Logistics Study 7

8 Buckle Up! Every Trip, Every Time! Questions or Comments?

9 Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System Modal Systems and Plans Highway Strategic Intermodal System Rail State Rail Plan  Passenger Rail  Freight Rail Transit Transit Plan Air/Space Aviation System Plan Spaceport Master Plan Seaport Seaport System Plan Waterway System Plan Other Freight & Goods Mobility Plan Bicycle/ Pedestrian ITS Strategic Plan Strategic Intermodal System Florida Transportation Plan Passenger and Freight Trips 9

10 Tampa I-4 Crosstown Connector u Statewide Goals Addressed: Balances mobility needs and community livability u By linking two major east-west corridors, the Connector will improve mobility for the Port of Tampa, the trucking industry and tourists 10 u Exclusive truck lanes for direct access to the Port of Tampa and remove heavy truck traffic from local roads in Ybor City u Partnerships

11 Port of Miami Tunnel u Statewide Goals Addressed: Economic competitiveness, mobility, safety, and community livability u Improves freight mobility with direct access between the seaport and I-395 and I u Improves safety and traffic flow in downtown Miami by reducing the number of cargo trucks and cruise-related vehicles on congested downtown streets u Partnerships


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