Florida Transportation Plan Virtual Room

Bringing it all Together

Welcome Station

FTP Overview

Environment Station

Community Station

Welcome Station

Welcome to the FTP Virtual Room


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partners are updating the FTP and we want you to be involved.

FTP Overview

Overview of the FTP


The Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) is the state’s long–range plan guiding Florida’s transportation future. The FTP is a plan for all of Florida—and affects every resident, visitor, and business.

The FTP is made up of four elements. The first element, the Vision Element, is complete and details what the next 50 years of Florida’s transportation future might look like. It is centered around seven goals which are the building blocks of the FTP. They are interrelated and best accomplished as a set. Click Here to learn more about the unified Vision for Florida’s transportation future.

The next step is developing the Policy Element which focuses on key strategies to achieve the greatest gains toward our goals and objectives. Unlike prior FTPs that emphasized singular relationships between strategies and the goal they supported, this FTP emphasizes the mutual benefits a single strategy may have to multiple goals.

We invite you to walk through each station to learn more about the seven goals of the FTP and how each strategy could be initiated today and be a focus of activity by FDOT and its partners during the next five years, moving Florida closer to the long-range vision of attaining all seven goals. We welcome your comments at each station.

Safety and Security Station

Goal: Safety and Security for Florida’s Residents, Visitors, and Businesses.


Florida is putting every effort toward achieving zero fatalities and serious injuries related to our transportation system. This will be a primary emphasis of all modes of transportation, from driving to bicycling and walking. The highest priority of this FTP is to expand and strengthen the statewide commitment to eliminating transportation fatalities and serious injuries- Florida’s “Vision Zero.”

FDOT is working with traffic safety partners to update the state’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in conjunction with the FTP. The SHSP focuses on 13 emphasis areas for achieving Vision Zero, including lane departures, impaired driving, vulnerable road users, and intersections. To learn more, visit the Florida SHSP.

To learn more about fatalities and serious injuries in your region of Florida, visit the Florida Crash Dashboard.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Infrastructure Station

Goal: Agile, Resilient, and Quality Infrastructure.


Florida’s emphasis continues to expand from maintaining existing infrastructure to providing agile, resilient, and quality infrastructure. Our infrastructure will adapt to changing customer needs, business models, mobility options, technologies, and energy sources. Our infrastructure will be designed to withstand and recover from potential risks such as extreme weather events and climate trends. Our definition of infrastructure also is broader – it’s not just concrete and steel, but also the communications backbone, sensors, and other technologies that enable the system to function.

Florida will place a high priority on identifying risks to its transportation system and the customers that use it. Florida will incorporate these risks into planning and management decisions.

To learn more about infrastructure in Florida, visit The FDOT Source Book.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Mobility Station

Goal: Connected, Efficient, and Reliable Mobility for People and Freight.


Florida’s transportation system traditionally has been planned by mode and jurisdiction. Performance and service standards often emphasize improving speeds and traffic flow and reducing congestion. While these are important considerations, we must shift our attention from increasing throughput to increasing mobility for people and freight.

Mobility is about more than efficiency- it’s about access. Florida residents desire to access jobs, education, health care, recreation, and other services through reliable, convenient, and affordable options. Florida businesses need to move raw materials, supplies, finished goods, and services along complex supply chains to final consumers in a timely, efficient, and secure manner.

Florida will provide reliable travel times across all modes of transportation and seamless mobility on end-to-end trips. Both people and freight will be able to move efficiently from origin to destination, with easy transfers between modes, services, and systems. Customer, schedule, and financial information will flow seamlessly between these systems as well.

To learn more about mobility in Florida, visit The FDOT Source Book and click on Mobility.

Mobility measures are provided for auto, truck, transit, pedestrian, bicycle, aviation, rail, seaport, and spaceport.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Choices Station

Goal: Transportation Choices that Improve Equity and Accessibility.


We’ve learned that the range of choices is more than just cars, bicycles, and buses. As innovation empowers new options like e-scooters and air taxis, we’ve learned it is not enough to simply provide more choices. Instead, we need to provide universal accessibility to all Floridians; safe, affordable, and convenient ways for everyone to access jobs, education, and health care, regardless of age, income, or ability.

Florida’s longstanding emphasis on the automobile as the dominant form of transportation is a barrier to residents who cannot operate a motor vehicle due to age or disability. Other Floridians face choices between devoting a large share of their household budget to owning and operating a vehicle or spending a large portion of their waking hours taking circuitous transit routes to access work or other daily needs. Recognizing the value of access for all residents- and that better access for one socioeconomic group often have systemwide benefits.

To learn more about accessibility of transportation in Florida, visit the FDOT Accessibility Reports.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Economy Station

Goal: Transportation Solutions that strengthen Florida’s Economy.


Our transportation system will be designed to connect workers to jobs, visitors to attractions, and businesses to suppliers, consumers, and partners. We will provide connectivity for workforce, visitors, and commerce at all levels, global to local, to support an increasingly diverse economy. Florida’s supply chain needs world-class air, sea, and space gateways with service to global markets; it also needs e-commerce centers and delivery networks able to bring highly precise shipments to individual customers daily. Our workers and visitors also need safe, affordable, and reliable ways to travel to, from, and through Florida.

To learn more about the state of Florida’s economy, visit the Florida Scorecard.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Community Station

Goal: Transportation Solutions that Enhance Florida’s Communities.


Our transportation system will strengthen diverse communities across the state, from large cities to small towns and rural areas. Prior plans emphasized the importance of supporting quality places. This vision reminds us that our ultimate measure of success is how well we reflect the values and preferences of the millions of Floridians our system serves each day.

To learn more about the walkability of your region/neighborhood, visit Walk Score. Walk Score's mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the environment, our health, and our economy.

To learn more about asset limited, income constrained, employed (ALICE) residents in Florida, visit United for Alice. United For ALICE is a driver of innovation, shining a light on the challenges ALICE households face and seeking collaborative solutions.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Environment Station

Goal: Transportation Systems that Enhance Florida’s Environment.


The sustainability of our environment and natural resources will be at the forefront of our decisions. This means more than just conserving water and energy, reducing emissions, and avoiding and mitigating impacts on conservation lands. It means proactively taking steps to enhance and restore natural systems, so they are preserved for future generations.

To learn more about air quality in your region of Florida, visit the AirNow

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Bringing it all Together

The Foundation for All Goals is Built on Investments, Funding, and Workforce


We recognize that all other aspects of our vision can be achieved only if we maintain strong partnerships among public agencies as well between public and private organizations. This includes efficient and effective decision making at the state, regional, and local levels. It also includes aligning investments with goals, providing sustainable and reliable transportation funding, and developing and retaining a skilled transportation workforce.

The FTP provides the policy framework for the expenditure of state and federal funds that flow through FDOT’s work program; it also provides policy guidance to all partners involved in planning and managing Florida’s transportation system. To learn more, visit FDOT Transportation Funding Brief.

FDOT will strategize with their partners to ensure sustainable and reliable transportation funding sources to help close the gap between available revenues and future needs, and to provide the predictability transportation agencies need to make long-term investments.

Finally, Florida must recognize its transportation workforce as one of the state’s greatest assets for accomplishing all FTP goals. To learn more about workforce initiatives in Florida, visit CareerSource Florida.

**Input needed: Click here to review draft strategies that help get us closer to this goal. Leave a Comment in the box above and let us know your thoughts.**

Thank you for visiting the FTP Virtual Room. We hope it was informative and you shared your thoughts with us. The draft Policy Element will be available for public comment in early November. We look forward to sharing the draft document with you soon.

Safety and Security Station

Infrastructure Station

Economy Station

Choices Station

Mobility Station