Florida - Facts at a Glance
Population - On
Congestion - From 1982 to 1999 the regionís population increased
42% while the average number of miles driven by each driver increased 62%.
Partnerships = Local and Regional Success - No one county can
meaningfully address growing regional transportation impacts within its
borders working in isolation. The
transit needs in the region far outweigh any one countyís ability to
secure adequate resources working alone.
are greater than resources - 2025 Estimate of Unfunded Transit
Needs in Miami-Dade, Broward, and
TEA-21 Reauthorization - A special funding opportunity exists this year with the reauthorization of the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). Because the Transportation Equity Act is currently reauthorized every six years, the region must act now to maximize the 2003 opportunity to secure transportation dollars or wait until 2009. With TEA-21 reauthorization, many more projects will qualify for funding than there will be funding available. A unified South Florida Legislative Delegation will be critical to the regionís success in accessing these limited dollars.
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