The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization has updated its annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is seeking citizen input in its four-county region. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North Florida TPO, 1022 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. MORE
The draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2013/14 - 2017/18 is now available for review and comment. MORE
Moderated by North Florida TPO Executive Director Jeff Sheffield, this panel features James Harger Chief Marketing Officer, Clean Energy, Seal Beach, California; Brad Rolland, Director of Business Development, Saddle Creek Logistics Services, Lakeland, Florida; and Bruce Chesson, NASA Transportation Officer and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program Manager, John F. Kennedy Space Center. Learn how businesses and organizations are improving their bottom lines by switching to alternative fuels. MORE
The TPO is hosting a series of public open house meetings across the region to update the Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan. MORE
The North Florida TPO is conducting a corridor study for SR 200 in Nassau County. The purpose of the study is to identify potential improvements that will maintain traffic flow over time and support all modes of transportation including motor vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians. MORE
The TPO Board has approved programming $732,464 for the North Florida TPO Regional Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion Initiative. This 18-month initiative will support the conversion and upgrade of new municipal fleet vehicles as we pursue partnerships with fuel providers to develop the necessary CNG fueling stations. Cost savings from using alternative fuels can then be invested in future alternative fuel vehicle acquisitions, saving even more taxpayer dollars. CNG was selected due to its applicability to the types of vehicles in municipal fleets. However, the investment will serve as a pilot program to evaluate opportunities for other alternatives including biofuels, propane and electric vehicles as appropriate. In all cases we are committed to ensuring our efforts provide economic, environmental and security benefits by reducing fuel costs, improving air quality and reducing petroleum dependence. MORE
The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization has received federal quadrennial certification with praise for noteworthy practices and no corrective actions. North Florida is the first TPO of the past 19 in Florida undergoing federal certification with no correction actions. MORE
Come to the Clean Cities meeting on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. to meet Britta Gross, Director for Global Energy Systems and Infrastructure Commercialization at General Motors. She is responsible for steering the commercialization efforts for new infrastructure requirements to support GM's biofuel, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle programs. The meeting is at the North Florida TPO, 1022 Prudential Drive and the public is welcome to attend. MORE
The North Florida TPO is developing a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and we need your input. Take our short survey to tell us what you think about bicycling and walking in Northeast Florida. MORE
Come to the North Florida Clean Cities Coalition Meeting Friday Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m. at 1022 Prudential Drive to learn about alternative energy initiatives at NASJax. The U.S. Navy has been at the forefront of converting to alternative fuels and our own NASJax is leading the way. MORE
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The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization has updated its annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is seeking citizen input in its four-county region. A public meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North Florida TPO, 1022 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville.
This webinar reports on TCRP Synthesis 98: Ridesharing as a Complement to Transit: A Synthesis of Transit Practice. Gail Murray, report author, will describe the findings of her investigation into the ways in which transit agencies are using carpooling and vanpooling to close service gaps and penetrate difficult to serve areas, the issues they are dealing with, and the benefits they are achieving. Two transit agencies will discuss their successful use of ridesharing to complement their services: King County Metro of Seattle, Washington; and the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission of Northern Virginia. A moderated Q & A session will follow to hear speakers exchange thoughts on this important topic and answer questions from attendees. This webinar is being presented by the Ridesharing Institute with the support of NTOC, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Association for Commuter Transportation, and the American Public Transportation Association.
The Urban Congestion Report (UCR) is produced on a quarterly basis and characterizes emerging traffic congestion and reliability trends at the national and city level.
The purpose of this guidebook is to increase communication, collaboration, and cooperation among Transportation Management Centers (TMC) and emergency response agencies so they can effectively respond to a variety of situations ranging from a localized traffic incident to major regional events such as hurricane evacuations.
Efficient, safe, and secure freight transportation helps form the foundation upon our Nation's economic strength rests. It allows businesses to move raw materials to factories and finished goods to and from markets all over the world. Freight transportation system is also important to economic development efforts, as cities and towns use their proximity to transportation facilities as a way to attract businesses and jobs. This seminar will include presentations from several States and regions, describing how they successfully linked freight transportation with economic development, the strategies they have used to support economic growth and jobs, and how they have determined what essential investments in freight infrastructure are needed to support and enhance the State or regional economy.