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Securing Central Florida's Economic Prosperity


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Securing Central Florida's Economic Prosperity

  1. 1. 2010 Florida Redevelopment Annual ConferenceCommuter Rail and RedevelopmentSecuring CentralFlorida’s EconomicProsperityA Presentation byDavid Rivera, PEManaging Principal for TransportationWilsonMiller StantecOctober 14, 2010 10:15am – 11:30am
  2. 2. Florida’s Economic Prosperity Highly Competitive US Markets Individually, Central Florida Markets are Small Regionalism is the Way to Win Cornerstone to Economic Transportation Prosperity
  3. 3. A Unique Opportunity for Central Florida Florida is Positioned to Lead the Nation in Implementing High Speed Rail Federal Investment Allows for Rapid Implementation of High Speed Rail Tampa and Orlando Ready to Provide Regional Mobility Options Orlando’s SunRail is Underway Tampa’s TBARTA Master Plan Has Community Support Political Environment is Good to Fund the TBARTA Master Plan
  4. 4. Transit is the Way to Go More Land for Transit Less Cars & People / Choices Parking Development Reduced Congestion = Fewer Delays Economy Prospers, Community Becomes More Livable and Sustainable
  5. 5. Key to “Good” Transit ….. Employ the Full “Family” of Transit Carpooling & HOVs Local Bus Bus Rapid Transit Light Rail Heavy Rail Commuter Rail High Speed Rail Use the Right “Family Member” for the Right Problem
  6. 6. Transportation Solution: Connect the DOTs Deland Crystal River Deltona Orlando Lakeland Clearwater TampaSt. Petersburg Bradenton Sarasota
  7. 7. High Speed Rail: Tampa to Orlando Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  8. 8. Orlando Area: Sun Rail Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  9. 9. Hillsborough County Alternatives Analysis Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  10. 10. Sarasota Bus Rapid Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  11. 11. North Port to Sarasota Bus Rapid Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  12. 12. Sarasota Bus Rapid Transit Extension Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  13. 13. Clearwater to St. Petersburg Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  14. 14. Howard Frankland Bridge Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  15. 15. Wesley Chapel to Cross Creek Boulevard Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  16. 16. SR 54/56 Corridor Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  17. 17. Crystal River to Tampa Westshore Transit Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  18. 18. Connecting the DOTs = A SuperRegion Graphics Provided by TBARTA
  19. 19. SuperRegion = Economic Competitiveness Graphic from from
  20. 20. High Speed Rail (HSR) Job Creation Construction Period (2012 to 2015) – Average: 6,000 Construction Jobs – Average: 6,500 Other Jobs Peak Construction Period (2012 to 2014) – 10,000 Construction Jobs – 6,500 Other Jobs Once HSR Opens – Employment for Operations: 600 Permanent Jobs – Indirect Employment: 500 Additional Permanent Jobs.Source:
  21. 21. One plus One Equals Four Tampa Bay Area Economy – 2008 Gross Domestic Product – $142.5 Billion – 19th Largest in US Central Florida Area Economy – 2008 Gross Domestic Product – $142.0 Billion – 20th Largest in US Combined Economies – $284.5 Billion – 10th Largest in US On Par with Miami, Atlanta and Houston Bigger than Seattle, San Diego and Detroit
  22. 22. When Will These Connections Occur? SuperRegion Connected High Speed Rail SunRailTBARTA Master Plan Construction Open for Service
  23. 23. In Conclusion ……… Our Opportunity is Upon Us in Central Florida We Need to Create Our SuperRegion By Connecting the DOTs By Supporting the Need to Get “Our Family” in Place ….So We Secure Our Economic Prosperity!