Cost effectiveness, concurrency, and congestion. The three Cs of transit planning in Florida

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Abstract

Florida presents an interesting environment for observing and evaluating contemporary issues in public transportation. As the country's fourth largest state and one of the fastest growing, public transportation is increasingly looked to as an important component of a balanced transportation program. Yet, Florida presents very interesting contrasts. Implementation planning is continuing for a Maglev line in Orlando, high speed rail is being planned for intercity passenger service, an all-new commuter rail service was implemented in the southeastern part of the state, peoplemover extensions are planned for both Miami and Jacksonville, and extensive fixed guideway transit planning is underway in almost every major urban area in the state. Increasing congestion, heightened environmental sensitivity, and state requirements to insure adequate transportation infrastructure are all increasing the interest in public transportation service. This paper will look at the current status of public transportation in Florida, review current planning and policy issues, and reflect on several issues and challenges facing the transit industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages78-82
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventCompendium of Technical Papers - 60th Annual Meeting of Institute of Transportation Engineers - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Aug 5 1990Aug 8 1990

Conference

ConferenceCompendium of Technical Papers - 60th Annual Meeting of Institute of Transportation Engineers
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period8/5/908/8/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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