Transportation for Floridas FutureMoving FLORIDA Forward!
The Mess Were In
Status Quo is Latin for the mess were in. -Ronald ReaganFlorida cant afford the Status Quo!
Florida has a "TRANSPORTATION-based economy.
Without good transportation,this region's economy grinds to a halt.
QUESTION: Is our economy:- tourism, - agriculture, or - construction-based?
The BIG PictureTRANSPORTATION is really all about PEOPLE. It provides:Safety, Freedom and Prosperity to all the PEOPLE of Florida!
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
Floridas Explosive GrowthLane miles are increasing at 1.3% annuallyPopulation is increasing at 2.3% annually
Trends in Mobility and Demand on the FIHS:Continued Growth Will Increase System Demands andReduce Mobility
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
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!
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!
Roads and Bridges
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.
What We Need To Do
1.)Protect Existing Transportation Funding Sources
State Transportation Trust Fund (STTF) and the new monies from the 2005 Growth Management legislation - $542 million annually
Transportation Hippocratic Oath First Do No Harm!
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.
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
Florida Cant Move FORWARD If Our Transportation System Is In REVERSE!
What We Need To Do2.)Provide MORE Money for Transportation Improvements (from recurring and non-recurring sources)
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
What We Need To Do3.)Move Ahead Quickly on New Transportation Corridors ( and expand & enhance existing transportation facilities).
TIME = Money!
New corridors paid by tolls not robbing Peter to pay Paul.New corridors help provide congestion relief to existing routes.
What We Need To Do4.)Empower Local Governments to Do More for Transportation
Local Option Rental Car Surcharge Index Local Option Gas Tax Index Motor Vehicle Fees
Selling TransportationSell TRANSPORTATION to (the 3 Ps):Public,Press, and thePoliticians. Facts are nice, but slogans sell beer.
Aim for the heart not the head!
Sell Truth & 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!
Tell the truth about todays transportation challenges really sell the truth and then offer hope.
FBT Keeping Florida Moving Douglas J. Callaway, FBT President - (850) 521-1256www.bettertransportation.org