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Rail~Volution 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Southeast Florida: A Strong Rail History
Henry Flagler
SE FLORIDA: PASSENGER RAIL HORIZON
LEGEND
CSX (existing Amtrak route)
CSX/FEC (proposed new Amtrak route)
CSX (existing Tr...
“Tri-Rail” Commuter Rail Service
Palm Beach County
Broward County
Miami-Dade County
Jan 1989
South Florida
East Coast
Corridor Study
• Began in 2005
• Multi-Agency Steering
Committee:
- FDOT (lead) - SFRTA
- MPOs - ...
August 2011
SFRTA’s Response: “Fast Start” Proposal
Oct 2011
Can We Find a “Common Track”?
JAN 12: SEFTC Requests TCRPC Evaluation of
FDOT & SFRTA Approaches
JUL 12: SEFTC Approves Ev...
“All Aboard Florida” Proposal (FEC Industries)
March 2012
Can We Find a “Common Track”?
FALL 12: SEFTC Recommendations Presented to
MPOs, SFRTA, RPCs
Southeast Florida Selected to ...
“THE MINNEAPOLIS ACCORD”
PROJECT COMPONENT AGENCY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
SFECC Study
• FDOT to lead; coordinate with Ste...
All Aboard
Florida
LOCAL/REGIONAL RAIL OVERVIEW
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
• Eight Signatory Parties
• Carries Project through Operations
Initiated Dec 2012
Fully Execut...
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
• Emphasis on MPO & SEFTC Approvals
• Establishes New Committee Structure
• Identifies Lead Ag...
NEW COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
“Executive” Steering
Committee
Coordinator: FDOT then SFRTA
Technical
Sub-
Committee
Coordinator: ...
“Tri-Rail Coastal Link” – Process & Timeline*
Preliminary
Project
Development
Phase
(formerly Alternatives
Analysis)
Fundi...
“Tri-Rail Coastal Link” – Process & Timeline*
Preliminary
Project
Development
Phase
(formerly Alternatives
Analysis)
Fundi...
TRI-RAIL COASTAL LINK PARTNERSHIP
MOU ADOPTION PROGRESS
ENTITY DATE (TIME) LOCATION STATUS
SEFTC April 22, 2013 Hollywood ...
5/16/2013
TREASURE COAST
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL (TCRPC)
SOUTH FLORIDA
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL (TCRPC)
SOUTH FLORIDA R...
2014 Progress
🚄 Kept updated meeting schedule.
🚄 SFRTA completed a draft TRCL Finance Plan
🚄 Jointly requested entry into ...
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RV 2014: People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do by Lynda Kompelien Westin

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People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do

Partnerships of many kinds are necessary to craft a vision of the future that represents diverse constituencies; to empower governments to work towards that vision; and to maintain the focus and momentum necessary to succeed. When it comes to change, partnerships are critical at every stage. Boston, Los Angeles, Denver, South Florida. Unusual partnerships have been forged to engage communities and unite governments towards specific goals. Learn how partnerships at all levels are building great cities.

Moderator: Thomas Waldron, Transit Market Sector Director, HDR, New York, New York
Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA, Los Angeles, California
Zoe Williams, Transit Organizer, 9to5 Colorado, Denver, Colorado
James Arthur Jemison, Deputy Undersecretary, Department of Housing & Community Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
Lynda Kompelien Westin, AICP, Transportation Planning Manager, Real Estate, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, Florida

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RV 2014: People Don't Build Great Communities, Partnerships Do by Lynda Kompelien Westin

  1. 1. Rail~Volution 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota
  2. 2. Southeast Florida: A Strong Rail History Henry Flagler
  3. 3. SE FLORIDA: PASSENGER RAIL HORIZON LEGEND CSX (existing Amtrak route) CSX/FEC (proposed new Amtrak route) CSX (existing Tri-Rail route) CSX/FEC (proposed new commuter rail ~ “Tri-Rail Coastal Link” route FECI (proposed “All Aboard Florida” route) Tampa Orlando Miami Fort Lauderdale West Palm BeachEverglades To Jacksonville
  4. 4. “Tri-Rail” Commuter Rail Service Palm Beach County Broward County Miami-Dade County Jan 1989
  5. 5. South Florida East Coast Corridor Study • Began in 2005 • Multi-Agency Steering Committee: - FDOT (lead) - SFRTA - MPOs - SEFTC - Transit Agencies - RPCs • Synergy Until Summer 2011
  6. 6. August 2011
  7. 7. SFRTA’s Response: “Fast Start” Proposal Oct 2011
  8. 8. Can We Find a “Common Track”? JAN 12: SEFTC Requests TCRPC Evaluation of FDOT & SFRTA Approaches JUL 12: SEFTC Approves Evaluation & Recommendations to Agencies  Re-Establish Project Steering Committee  Provide Regular Updates to All Agencies  Coordinate Modeling/Data with All Agencies  Improve Earlier Coordination with MPOs  Continued Oversight by SEFTC  FDOT & SFRTA Develop a “Unified Voice”
  9. 9. “All Aboard Florida” Proposal (FEC Industries) March 2012
  10. 10. Can We Find a “Common Track”? FALL 12: SEFTC Recommendations Presented to MPOs, SFRTA, RPCs Southeast Florida Selected to Participate in Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy (Minneapolis, MN) * FDOT & SFRTA ** FECI * MPOs & SEFTC * County Commissions * RPCs
  11. 11. “THE MINNEAPOLIS ACCORD” PROJECT COMPONENT AGENCY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES SFECC Study • FDOT to lead; coordinate with Steering Committee • Oversight from SEFTC NEPA Process • FDOT to lead • Coordinate with SFRTA Federal Funding Applications • SFRTA to lead as project sponsor • SFRTA to be “Designated Recipient” FECI Negotiations • SFRTA and FDOT to jointly negotiate with FECI Project Financing • SFRTA to lead development of project finance plan (includes capital costs, access fees, & O&M) Public Outreach • RPCs to lead outreach with “Corridor Coalition” • Coordinate with SEFTC, MPOs, FDOT & SFRTA ESTABLISHED NOV 2012
  12. 12. All Aboard Florida LOCAL/REGIONAL RAIL OVERVIEW
  13. 13. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING • Eight Signatory Parties • Carries Project through Operations Initiated Dec 2012 Fully Executed May 2013
  14. 14. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING • Emphasis on MPO & SEFTC Approvals • Establishes New Committee Structure • Identifies Lead Agency/Phase • FDOT - Planning / Project Development • SFRTA – Engineering, Finance, Construction & Operations • Addresses Joint Negotiations with FECI
  15. 15. NEW COMMITTEE STRUCTURE “Executive” Steering Committee Coordinator: FDOT then SFRTA Technical Sub- Committee Coordinator: FDOT Financial Sub- Committee Coordinator: SFRTA Public Outreach Sub- Committee Coordinator: RPCs
  16. 16. “Tri-Rail Coastal Link” – Process & Timeline* Preliminary Project Development Phase (formerly Alternatives Analysis) Funding Plan(s) Fund Project(s) General Funding Framework Funding Commitments FINANCE PLAN OVERSIGHT AGENCY PROJECTPROCESS MPO Action: Concurrence with Alternatives FTA Decision Point: Approval to enter Project Development Phase MPO Action: Program Project Funds in TIP FTA Decision Point: Approval of Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) FDOT SFRTA* Process & Timeline illustrates South Florida East Coast Corridor (SFECC) Study, anticipated to produce “Tri-Rail Coastal Link” passenger rail service. Project Development Phase (2 years max. per MAP- 21) MPO Action: Approval of LPA FTA Decision Point: Issuance of ROD MPO Action: Inclusion of Project in Cost-Feasible Plan FTA Decision Point: Approval to enter Engineering Phase Engineering Phase Constructio n Phase FTA Decision Point: FFGA Compliance Operations Phase Fund Operations
  17. 17. “Tri-Rail Coastal Link” – Process & Timeline* Preliminary Project Development Phase (formerly Alternatives Analysis) Funding Plan(s) Fund Project(s) General Funding Framework Funding Commitments FINANCE PLAN OVERSIGHT AGENCY PROJECTPROCESS MPO Action: Concurrence with Alternatives FTA Decision Point: Approval to enter Project Development Phase MPO Action: Program Project Funds in TIP FTA Decision Point: Approval of Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) FDOT SFRTA* Process & Timeline illustrates South Florida East Coast Corridor (SFECC) Study, anticipated to produce “Tri-Rail Coastal Link” passenger rail service. Project Development Phase (2 years max. per MAP- 21) MPO Action: Approval of LPA FTA Decision Point: Issuance of ROD MPO Action: Inclusion of Project in Cost-Feasible Plan FTA Decision Point: Approval to enter Engineering Phase Engineering Phase Constructio n Phase FTA Decision Point: FFGA Compliance Operations Phase Fund Operations
  18. 18. TRI-RAIL COASTAL LINK PARTNERSHIP MOU ADOPTION PROGRESS ENTITY DATE (TIME) LOCATION STATUS SEFTC April 22, 2013 Hollywood Approved SFRTA April 26, 2013 Pompano Beach Approved SFRPC May 6, 2013 Key Largo Approved Broward MPO May 9, 2013 Fort Lauderdale Approved Palm Beach MPO May 16, 2013 West Palm Beach Approved TCRPC May 17, 2013 Stuart Approved Miami-Dade MPO May 23, 2013 Miami Approved Florida Rail Enterprise (FDOT) May 30, 2013 Tallahassee Approved
  19. 19. 5/16/2013 TREASURE COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL (TCRPC) SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL (TCRPC) SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (SFRTA) 4/22/2013 SOUTHEAST FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL (SEFTC) MIAMI-DADE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) PALM BEACH METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) FLORIDA RAIL ENTERPRISE (FDOT) 5/9/2013 BROWARD METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) 4/22/20135/23/2013 5/17/2013 5/6/2013 4/26/2013
  20. 20. 2014 Progress 🚄 Kept updated meeting schedule. 🚄 SFRTA completed a draft TRCL Finance Plan 🚄 Jointly requested entry into Project Development 🚄 Agreed on Operating Plan 🚄 High level access fee negotiations being held
  21. 21. Questions & Comments

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