Transportation News


Central Florida Clean Air Team Seeks Entries for the 2014 Clean Air Award

Nominate an organization you think contributes to better air quality for the 2014 Clean Air Award.  The Central Florida Clean Air Team is requesting…

2013 Annual Report Highlights How Central Floridians Get Where They Need to Go

2/6/2014 | Filed Under: Transportation News
MetroPlan Orlando's Annual Report focuses on providing options for moving people to their destinations. Titled Getting There, the report signals the major…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Leads Roundtable at MetroPlan Orlando

1/31/2014 | Filed Under: Transportation News, Press Releases
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx talked with about 30 local leaders on topics ranging from SunRail Phase II to infrastructure funding at MetroPlan…

MetroPlan Orlando Board Elects Its Slate of New Officers to Serve During 2014

12/13/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
The MetroPlan Orlando Board recently elected new officers to lead the transportation planning organization during 2014. Seminole County Commissioner Bob…

As SunRail Locomotives Step Up Testing on the Corridor, Traffic Might be Affected

12/10/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
In the next few months, SunRail crews will run vehicles regularly on the Central Florida Rail Corridor to comply with federal rules.  FDOT officials…

December Schedule of Meetings Will Be Different Because of the Holidays

12/2/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
Because of the December holidays, several regular meetings at MetroPlan Orlando have been rescheduled. Please check the website calendar of events for the…

MetroPlan Orlando Board Approves Bus Rapid Transit on U.S. 192 in Osceola

10/11/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
After more than a year of study, LYNX has recommended an alternative for improving transit service along U.S. 192 between downtown Kissimmee and U.S. 27. …

New Law Banning Texting While Driving Takes Effect in Florida on October 1

10/1/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
Florida has banned texting while driving. The law went into effect Oct. 1, making it a secondary offense to text while operating a motor vehicle. That means…

Value Pricing Study Explores Ways to Improve the Region's Traffic Flow

8/8/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News
Congestion in Central is bad and getting worse.  We are studying possible solutions, including value pricing.  It works in many cities by persuading…

Board Approves $5.9B, 40-year Funding Plan for I-4 Ultimate Project

7/10/2013 | Filed Under: Transportation News, Breaking News, Press Releases
MetroPlan Orlando Board's approval of public-private partnership plan allows FDOT to build the project 20 years sooner than through traditional funding…