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  1. www.2035MobilityVisionPlan.org

  2. ? ? TRANSPORTATION TRIVIA ? ? ?

  3. In 1915, the Polk County Good Roads Association gathered enough support to sponsor a $1.5 Million bond issue which passed by a 2-to-1 margin. Polk County contracted with 4 companies to pave 217 miles of sheet asphalt highways – the largest transaction of its kind in the south. In today’s dollars, this $1.5 Million investment represents: • $20 dollars • $400 dollars • $1,800 dollars • $26 Million

  4. If Polk County’s major roads were placed end-to-end, you could travel to: • San Juan, PR 1,207 Miles • Los Angeles 2,500 Miles • Naples, FL 131 Miles • Bermuda Triangle 1,726 Miles

  5. It typically takes ______ years to plan, design, acquire right-of-way and construct a new road? • 20 years • 6 to 8 months • 2 years • 10 to 12 years

  6. 2035 Plan Update • The TPO is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan to meet Polk County’s travel needs through the year 2035.

  7. 2035 Plan Update Polk County’s population is expected to approach 1 Million by 2035 and exceed 1.3M by 2060.

  8. 2035 Plan Update

  9. Cleared Uplands Cleared Uplands Forested Wetlands Forested Wetlands Trail Trail Citrus Citrus 1941 2009 1968 Looking back.... Where is this - 50+ years ago?

  10. 2035 Plan Update • In 2005 the TPO identified $5.8B of needed transportation projects through 2030 • $4.7B highway • $2.6B of the identified needs were unfunded • Trend = gap between needs and funding is expected to increase through 2035

  11. In Polk County between 2002 – 2007 over $750M were invested in state road widening projects. 2009 to 2014 there is approximately ______ invested. • $85 Million • $1.5 Billion • $800 Million • A $Gazillion

  12. 2035 Plan Update • Mobility – Choices & Connections.

  13. 2035 Plan Update • Vision – What does the community want?

  14. 2035 Plan Update • Regional Vision Themes: • Current Growth trend is increasing pressure on the region’s transportation system • Future Growth should be more compact = less sprawl • Protect natural resources • Adequate transportation is needed to be economically competitive

  15. 2035 Plan Update

  16. Polk County is included in how many regional visioning efforts? • 0 • 1 • 3 • 13

  17. 2035 Plan Update 2060 Transportation Vision Plan • Focus on transit and multi-modal investments within existing road/rail corridors • Connect cities and urbanized areas within the county and throughout Central Florida, e.g., Core Transit Corridors • The 2035 LRTP will incorporate many of the projects and recommendations from the Transportation Vision Plan

  18. 2035 Plan Update

  19. Riding the bus is _____ times safer than car travel. • 2 • 5 • 11 • 47

  20. In 2008, area transit providers served over _____ one-way passenger trips. • 450 Thousand • 800 Thousand • 1 Million • 2.4 Million

  21. Intersections Multi-Use Trails Bus Service Bicycle Lanes Highways Sidewalks Multi-Modal Approach • The 2035 MVP will incorporate the recommendations of the Transportation Vision Plan and include “multi-modal” transportation improvements and strategies to meet the projected travel needs in Polk County • These improvements will address or include:

  22. The Polk TPO develops and maintains a “Multi-Modal” Long-Range Transportation Plan. “Multi-Modal” means: • Multiple planning horizons. • More than one mode of transportation, e.g., auto, bus, and bicycle. • A structure with 2 or more baths. • Nothing – Just sounds good.

  23. 2035 Road Needs

  24. Transit Needs

  25. Pedestrian

  26. Bicycle

  27. Multi-Use Trails

  28. 2035 LRTP Update 2035 MVP Newsletter • Provides more information on specific projects

  29. Outreach Efforts • TPO staff will be making presentations to neighborhood, community and business groups. • Contact Us: • Schedule Presentations • Provide Comments or Suggestions • Project Mailing List • Visit the Project Website www.2035MobilityVisionPlan.org

  30. CONTACT INFORMATION Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Telephone: (863) 534-6486 Web:www.PolkTPO.comandwww.2035MobilityVisionPlan.org

  31. What Can We Plan for You?