Assessment of Planning Risks and Alternative Futures for the Florida Transportation Plan

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recognizes that changes in demographics, economics, technology, the environment, and global issues will create planning risks for Florida’s transportation system. In preparation for the 2020 update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP), FDOT contracted Florida State University’s Barnebey Planning & Development Lab to assess the impact these future risks could have on Florida’s transportation system and how these risks should be addressed in FDOT’s planning processes. Accomplishing this goal involved conducting a comprehensive literature review and stakeholder outreach process to identify hazards threatening Florida’s transportation system and to assess their potential consequences to the state’s transportation facilities. The hazard assessment and consequence identification was then applied to the FTP update by evaluating their impact on the FTP’s five alternative futures scenarios and how the risks could affect FDOT’s ability to achieve the FTP’s Goals. Finally, the research team made recommendations for integrating risk management into all of FDOT’s long-range planning processes. The team developed a risk assessment framework and included specific recommendations and risk assessment tools for each phase of the planning process that FDOT can use to ensure that planning efforts minimize the effects of risks on project outcomes. The findings of this report provide valuable insight for long-term transportation planning and will serve to guide the FTP update and create resilient planning and project development processes across the state to ensure that, in the face of uncertainty and change, FDOT can maintain a safe, interconnected and reliable transportation system.

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    Florida State University, Tallahassee

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306-2280

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
  • Authors:
    • Smith, Dennis
    • Giesige, Amanda
    • Sapala, Amanda
    • Griffin, Tyler
    • Hubbard, Daniel
    • Jones, Jared
    • Little, Kensington
    • Millot, Andrew
    • Puente, Jorge
    • Sharmin, Nusrat
    • Williams, Eric
    • Regnier, Kathrena
    • Brown, Achaia
    • Flores, Pamela
    • Green, Daphne
    • Ma, Jingwen
    • McMillen, Jaime
    • Lahens, Hellena
    • Scott, Buford
    • Zuokemefa, Kierra
    • Crute, Jeremy
  • Publication Date: 2019-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 189p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01733639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 041919
  • Contract Numbers: BDV30 TWO 977-25
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2020 10:24AM