The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Policy Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Policy Plan identifies policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.
Florida’s Transportation Visioning Summit took place on December 17 in Orlando. This event kicked off the FTP/SIS update process and involved more than 200 participants working together to provide input that will guide the FTP and SIS Policy Plan updates.
In addition, FDOT hosted a series of regional forums. Those who attended the regional forums had the opportunity to participate in collaborative visioning exercises similar to those that took place at Florida’s Transportation Visioning Summit. Each regional forum involved five potential alternative futures that were presented at Florida’s Transportation Visioning Summit.
To guide the FTP and SIS Plan update process, FDOT has assembled a Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will provide recommendations to FDOT about the FTP and SIS Policy Plan based on the Committee member’s expertise; input from other statewide, regional, and local partners; and supporting technical analyses. Our Okaloosa-Walton TPO Chair, Northwest Florida Regional TPO Chair, and Destin City Councilman, James T. “Jim” Wood sits on the steering committee with the 30 plus other members. Councilman Wood is also the Vice Chair for the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC).
To learn more about the FTP and SIS update, visit: www.floridatransportationplan.com.