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Your Input is Requested for the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan

27 Aug 2010 8:55 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

FCRP received the following email yesterday.

You are encouraged to respond and encourage planners to include intercity, commuter, and other forms of passenger rail in the plan for Florida's transportation system of the future.

--Jackson McQuigg


Dear Transportation Partner:

A Statewide Transportation Summit was held in Orlando last week to obtain partner
and public comment on draft 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) goals,
objectives, and implementation strategies.  We would like to encourage those of you
who did not attend the summit to provide your comments and suggestions on the same
material using an on-line survey tool.

The link below takes you to an on-line survey for your use in rating and commenting
on all draft 2060 FTP goals, objectives and strategies reviewed at the summit.
There are 5 goal areas (Community Livability; Economic Competitiveness, Connectivity
and Mobility; Environmental Stewardship; Infrastructure Maintenance, Preservation
and Operations; and Safety and Security) plus guiding principles and implementation
strategies for the cross-cutting area of Governance and Coordination.

We hope you will take time to review and comment on those areas of interest to you
or even better, to review and comment on all areas.  Your input must be received by
August 31st to be considered by the 2060 FTP Steering Committee at its September
9-10 meeting.

We also urge you to send this link to your membership, constituencies, and
colleagues to enable them to access and complete the on-line survey as well.

Thank you,

Heather S. Garcia
Public Involvement Manager
District 5 Department of Transportation
719 S. Woodland Blvd., MS 521
DeLand, FL  32720-6834


  • 07 Sep 2010 7:01 AM | Anonymous
    Dear Mr McQuigg: In our Tallahassee Democrat to-day , the article re: Obama wanting to give a Stimulus package of 50 billion to Transportation needs. think this would be a good time for our membership to swamp their reps and senators for the return of the Sunset Limited.It is badly needed in this north west corridor and seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. I know the Mayor of New Orleans has been pushing for it but I have had trouble getting anyone here in Tallahassee to listen to me. I just sent out letters to Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Allen Boyd regarding same. What can FCRP do to help get this going again. Regards, Anna Brandt
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