Future Investments: Bus Rapid Transit, Broadway Steet, Fellsmere

There are several opportunities to better connect Southeast Florida in order to encourage economic prosperity and regional innovation. Implementing additional transit options in key loca- tions such as Fellsmere, will not only make the area more livable, but also more accessible. Proposed Conditions Bus Rapid Transit is a method that…

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Explore sustainable transportation funding with alternative ways to inance improved mobility

Conventional state and federal gas tax collections are not keeping pace with the transportation needs of a growing population and economy. Americans are driving less, using less motor fuel, and taking more trips via public transit. Escalating demands on the region’s ports, airports, rail and highway system will continue with…

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Protect & enhance the unique character of all communities & ensure protection of private property rights

As mentioned several times throughout this report, the diversity contained within the seven-county region is nothing short of staggering. Retirees, immigrants, out-of-towners and life-long residents alike call this area home. This amalgamation has created many communities with a strong sense of character, with an atmosphere that is uniquely theirs. These…

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Improve coordination & collaboration among all levels of government & the private sector

Many issues, especially those involving housing, workforce development, economic development, transportation, healthy communities, and comprehensive planning cannot be addressed at a single level of government. Adequate coordination is needed to plan for orderly growth in Southeast Florida because plans and decisions made by a local government will have an impact…

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Integrate land use & transportation planning; plan more transit-oriented development areas to support transit

Integrated Land Use and Transportation Decisions Land use and transportation are inexorably linked. Land use decisions have immense effects on transportation choices, just like transportation decisions have immense effects on land use patterns. In the absence of coordinated planning however, transportation investments often move forward without a proper understanding of their…

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