Does Transportation Concurrency Address the Needs of Already Urbanized Areas? Assessment of Use of Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas in Florida

Transportation concurrency is a fairly simple concept; local governments are required to provide transportation infrastructure concurrent with the impact of development. In Florida, the implementation of transportation concurrency has remained controversial since the requirement was first passed in 1986; the legislation has been amended four times to address concerns that have been raised in its implementation. This paper explores the implementation of concurrency in Florida through an evaluation of the use of Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEAs) throughout the state. TCEAs were incorporated into Florida’s Growth Management Act in 1993 to address the concern that local governments could not implement a concurrency management system in already developed areas because these areas did not have adequate roadway capacity. In 2005, in the Growth Management Reform Act (GMRA), the requirements for TCEAs were enhanced to require local governments to adopt strategies within their comprehensive plan that support and fund mobility, and address urban design, appropriate land use mixes and network connectivity needed to promote urban infill, redevelopment and downtown revitalization. In this research the 28 existing TCEAs are evaluated using the new requirements to understand how TCEAs have been used in Florida. The results show that a majority of local governments have adopted policies consistent with the new requirements. These results suggest that the TCEAs have offered local governments a planning tool to address the needs for multimodal planning and community design in already urbanized areas.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2824
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:31PM