Florida continually works to identify, support, advance and manage cost effective, efficient and safe transportation systems and alternatives to maximize the passenger carrying capacity of surface transportation facilities.
Importance of Transit
Transit supports a strong economy. Federal funds used to support fixed-route transit in Florida increase the state’s annual economic output by $464 million, support 4,041 jobs each year, and increase annual labor income by $192 million. Every dollar of federal money invested in Florida’s fixed-route transit increases economic activity by $2.30. Long-term investment in rail transit infrastructure can promote development, create vibrant, walkable communities and increase property values. FDOT’s Transit Office focuses on transit planning, grants administration and commuter assistance and transit operations.
The FDOT’s Transit Office’s mission is to identify, support, advance and manage cost effective, efficient and safe transportation systems and alternatives to maximize the passenger carrying capacity of surface transportation facilities. The office develops program management guidance for implementation at the District level, coordinates and administers required regulatory functions, and assists in the development of major transit capital projects.
The Transit Office consists of three sections with the following specific areas of responsibility:
- Grants Administration and Commuter Assistance,
- Transit Planning, and
- Transit Operations.