The agenda for the FDOT District Five November 29, 2012 grant workshops is below.  The letter following the agenda is a reminder for you to R.S.V.P.  If you have already sent your R.S.V.P., there is no need to do so again.  Hope to see you there!

Date: Location:

Florida Department of Transportation – District 5


November 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lake Apopka Conference Rooms A & B FDOT –

District 5 Urban Office 133 South Semoran Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32807


9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

– 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Introductions Overview of MAP-21 Section 5310 & Section 5311 Overview CUTR: Vehicle Procurement

How to Write a Winning Grant Application Questions and Answers/ Vendor Displays/CUTR & CTCs

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH (on your own)


1:30 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.

– 1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Introductions Overview of MAP-21 Section 5316 Eligibility (using funds under old rules) Section 5317 Eligibility (using funds under old rules) Questions and Answers


Letter from FDOT as Reminder of workshop sign-in details

The Florida Department of Transportation, District Five is soliciting applications for Federal Transit Administration’s Sections 5310, 5316 and 5317 operating and capital grant programs.  District Five will hold two separate program specific workshops for  interested applicants on November 29, 2012 in the Lake Apopka A and B Conference Rooms, 133 South Semoran Boulevard (SR 436), Orlando, Florida 32807.  The workshops will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Please refer to the attached agenda.


Presentation topics will include the following: new federal laws affecting surface transportation programs; application eligibility requirements; preparation of the application and tips on grant writing; and the Department’s vehicle procurement process.  After the formal presentation session, attendees can meet with their Community Transportation Coordinator and representatives from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR).  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with vendors under contract with the State and view some of their vehicles.



  • ·     It is recommended that agency grant writers, presidents, administrators and transportation managers attend the workshop.
  • ·     Prospective applicants interested in Sections 5316 (JARC) and 5317 (New Freedom) should plan to attend the AM Session beginning at 11:20 a.m. to hear specific information about the grant writing and application process.  This session will not be repeated in the afternoon.
  • ·     District Five is soliciting for Sections 5316 (JARC) and 5317 (New Freedom) due to the availability of existing funds.  Please note that future funding for Sections 5316 and 5317 will no longer be available.
  • ·     Application manuals will be provided at the workshop.
  • ·     Applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2013 at the District Five Orlando Office.



Please contact Thee Perry at (407) 482-7871 or send an e-mail to  if you have any questions regarding the grant workshop and application process.  Please R.S.V.P. no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


Theodis L. (“Thee”) Perry, Jr.

Transit Analyst



Florida Department of Transportation, District Five

133 S. Semoran Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32807

This is a memo that came from Florida Department of Transportation.  At the end of the memo is the information contained in the brochure that was mentioned in the memo:

 Thank you for the input and comments you provided during the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan Update phase.  Attached you will find the revised 2060 FTP brochure explaining the goals identified in the plan and how we are moving forward in implementing the plan. 

For more information about the plan, please visit the 2060 FTP website at

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Heather S. Garcia

Public Involvement Manager

District 5 Department of Transportation

719 S. Woodland Blvd., MS 521

DeLand, FL  32720-6834


2060 Florida

Transportation Plan



Moving Forward

The 2060 FTP identified three issues critical to achieving the FTP goals and objectives: governance; investments; and immediate actions to begin implementation. The 2060 FTP calls for creating a 21

st century governance model and a strategic approach to transportation investments to provide reliable funding for statewide, regional, and local priorities. Implementation of this plan will occur as Florida’s transportation partners align plans and policies, coordinate activities, and measure and report progress toward achievement of the 2060 FTP.

Florida’s Governor, Legislature, and public and private transportation partners have the opportunity and responsibility to implement the FTP and advance critical priorities. Together, FDOT and its partners will move Florida forward through the 21

st century.


Achieve and maintain a state of good repair for transportation assets for all modes.• Reduce the vulnerability and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure to the impacts of climate trends and events.

• Minimize damage to infrastructure from transportation vehicles.

• Optimize the efficiency of the transportation system for all modes.




Expand transportation options for residents, visitors, and businesses.• Reinforce and transform Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System facilities to provide multimodal options for moving people and freight.

• Develop and operate a statewide high speed and intercity passenger rail system connecting all regions of the state and linking to public transportation systems in rural and urban areas.

• Expand and integrate regional public transit systems in Florida’s urban areas.

• Increase the efficiency and reliability of travel for people and freight.

• Integrate modal infrastructure, technologies, and payment systems to provide seamless connectivity for passenger and freight trips from origin to destination.

For more information:





a new era for transportation in florida

Improve the security of Florida’s transportation system.• Improve Florida’s ability to use the transportation system to respond to emergencies and security risks.





Develop transportation plans and make investments to support the goals of the FTP and other statewide plans, as well as regional and community visions and plans.• Coordinate transportation investments with other public and private decisions to foster livable communities.

• Coordinate transportation and land use decisions to support livable rural and urban communities.

Transportation partners will be working together to achieve the six goals identified in the FTP over the next 50 years. Three goals focus on how transportation supports Florida’s future prosperity and quality of life. The other three focus on the performance of the transportation system.


he Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) is the state’s long range transportation plan. The FTP is a plan for all of Florida – including local, regional, and private partners responsible for transportation planning and funding decisions. The FTP identifies goals and objectives to guide transportation decisions over the next 50 years.

The 2060 Florida Transportation Plan marks a new era of transportation in Florida and calls for a fundamental change in how and where Florida invests in transportation. The FTP defines transportation goals, objectives, and strategies to make our economy more competitive, our communities more livable, and our environment more sustainable for future generations.

The department conducted extensive public and partner outreach as part of updating the FTP in 2010. A 29 member committee was formed to draft the 2060 FTP. The committee represented diverse interests from throughout the state: all levels of government and all modes of transportation, business and economic development organizations, community and environmental interests, the military, and private citizens. A statewide summit, 12 regional workshops, nearly 300 briefings at partner meetings, two statewide webinars, and an interactive website helped FDOT gather input from an additional 10,000 Floridians.

Goals and Long Range Objectives






Maximize Florida’s position as a strategic hub for international and domestic trade, visitors, and investment by developing, enhancing, and funding Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS).• Improve transportation connectivity for people and freight to established and emerging regional employment centers in rural and urban areas.

• Plan and develop transportation systems to provide adequate connectivity to economically productive rural lands.

• Invest in transportation capacity improvements to meet future demand for moving people and freight.

• Be a worldwide leader in development and implementation of innovative transportation technologies and systems.


Plan and develop transportation systems and facilities in a manner which protects and, where feasible, restores the function and character of the natural environment and avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts.• Plan and develop transportation systems to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.





Eliminate fatalities and minimize injuries on the transportation system.

Provide a safe and secure transportation system for all usersMake transportation decisions to promote responsible environmental stewardshipInvest in transportation systems to support a prosperous, globally competitive economyMake transportation decisions to support and enhance livable communities

Ms. Huiwei Shen, Project ManagerOffice of Policy Planning

Florida Department of Transportation

605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 28

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450

Phone: (850) 414-4800

Fax: (850) 414-4898

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