Connecting Florida: Transit + Florida’s Economy, released in April 2010, lays out the case for regionally integrated transit systems and explains why transit service and compact, walkable development go hand in hand. Following assessments of transit in each of Florida’s five largest metropolitan regions, brief profiles of “new transit metros” from across the United States provide models for building, organizing, and funding regionally integrated transit systems.
It is the 18th month-long work product of the five District Councils in Florida, each located in a metropolitan area of the state. Supported by ULI’s Curtis Infrastructure Project, the statewide educational effort and publication continues to illustrate Florida’s need for a more 21st Century, integrated transportation system linked to land use and economic prosperity. More information about the project and a copy of the report can be found at the following dedicated website: Connecting Florida