Transportation for Florida’s Future

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Moving FLORIDA Forward!. Transportation for Floridas Future. The Mess Were In. Status Quo is Latin for the mess were in. -Ronald Reagan. Florida cant afford the Status Quo!. Floridas Economy. QUESTION: Is our economy: - tourism, - agriculture, or - construction-based?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Transportation for Floridas FutureMoving FLORIDA Forward!</p></li><li><p>The Mess Were In</p><p>Status Quo is Latin for the mess were in. -Ronald ReaganFlorida cant afford the Status Quo!</p></li><li><p>Floridas Economy</p><p>Florida has a "TRANSPORTATION-based economy. </p><p>Without good transportation,this region's economy grinds to a halt.</p><p> QUESTION: Is our economy:- tourism, - agriculture, or - construction-based?</p></li><li><p>The BIG PictureTRANSPORTATION is really all about PEOPLE. It provides:Safety, Freedom and Prosperity to all the PEOPLE of Florida!</p></li><li><p>Floridas Explosive GrowthLane miles are increasing at 1.3% annuallyTrends in Mobility and Demand on the FIHS:Continued Growth Will Increase System Demands andReduce Mobility</p></li><li><p>Floridas Explosive GrowthLane miles are increasing at 1.3% annuallyPopulation is increasing at 2.3% annually</p><p>Trends in Mobility and Demand on the FIHS:Continued Growth Will Increase System Demands andReduce Mobility</p></li><li><p>Floridas Explosive GrowthLane miles are increasing at 1.3% annuallyPopulation is increasing at 2.3% annuallyVMT is increasing at 5.4% annually. Trends in Mobility and Demand on the FIHS:Continued Growth Will Increase System Demands andReduce Mobility</p></li><li><p>What Growth MeansEach day, nearly 1,100 new residents move to Florida.Over one year, thats like adding a new city the size of Tampa to Florida!</p></li><li><p>Shortfall$22.7BillionFunded$48.4Billion$23 Billion PotholeOver the next ten years we need an additional $23 BILLION just to keep things the way they are TODAY! </p><p>Sheet: </p><p>Unfunded</p><p>Funded</p><p>Roads and Bridges</p><p>Seaports</p></li><li><p>Bleak picture? The pictures pretty bleak, gentlemen The worlds climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut.</p></li><li><p>What We Need To Do</p><p>1.)Protect Existing Transportation Funding Sources</p><p>State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) and the new monies from the 2005 Growth Management legislation - $542 million annually </p><p>Transportation Hippocratic Oath First Do No Harm!</p></li><li><p>STOP Highway Robbery!With a Special Legislative Session on the Budget scheduled for mid-September:$80 million in TRANSPORTATION funding have already been targeted by Florida DOT, and hundreds of millions more are in jeopardy as well. </p></li><li><p>STOP Highway Robbery!TRUST in GOVERNMENT should not be an OXY-MORON When the economy is slowing, dont apply the brakesThe first casualty of a revenue downturn shouldnt be safetyTraffic congestion is already very bad, why make it worseDont Pull the Plug on Smart Growth Management</p><p>Florida Cant Move FORWARD If Our Transportation System Is In REVERSE!</p></li><li><p>What We Need To Do2.)Provide MORE Money for Transportation Improvements (from recurring and non-recurring sources) </p><p>Use technology to move away from a gas tax and towards a distance-based user fee. (Oregon pilot program)P3sElectronic TollingManaged Lanes (Rapid Bus Transit)Truck Tollways </p></li><li><p>What We Need To Do3.)Move Ahead Quickly on New Transportation Corridors ( and expand &amp; enhance existing transportation facilities).</p><p>TIME = Money!</p><p>New corridors paid by tolls not robbing Peter to pay Paul.New corridors help provide congestion relief to existing routes.</p></li><li><p>What We Need To Do4.)Empower Local Governments to Do More for Transportation</p><p>Local Option Rental Car Surcharge Index Local Option Gas Tax Index Motor Vehicle Fees </p></li><li><p>Selling TransportationSell TRANSPORTATION to (the 3 Ps):Public,Press, and thePoliticians. Facts are nice, but slogans sell beer. </p><p>Aim for the heart not the head! </p></li><li><p>Sell Truth &amp; Offer Hope!Hope: Story of the rail line built over the Alps from Austria to Italy before a train existed that could make the trip!</p><p>Tell the truth about todays transportation challenges really sell the truth and then offer hope.</p></li><li><p>FBT Keeping Florida Moving Douglas J. Callaway, FBT President - (850) 521-1256www.bettertransportation.org</p></li></ul>

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