This report shows that intermodal transportation is an increasingly important aspect of Florida's total transportation system. To guide the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in its ongoing intermodal planning, the "Final Report of the Strategic Intermodal System Steering Committee" (December 2002) recommended criteria and thresholds for designating facilities and services in the State's strategic intermodal system. This report's principle objective is to complement the Steering Committee's initiative and the FDOT's own strategic intermodal planning efforts by means of the following: (a) Defining intermodal transportation and clearly articulating its relevance to Florida from economic and social perspectives; (b) Providing an overview of the current status and development of the intermodal transportation network in Florida, paying attention to important changes of federal and state regulatory regimes; (c) Summarizing recent federal and state legislation pertaining to intermodal transportation; (d) Explaining an economist's view of the role of government in transportation planning and investment; and (d) Outlining a sequential procedure for determining what projects in the FDOT's designated intermodal system should receive funding from the State.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: BC-354-44, Part A
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2003 12:00AM