Mobility Review Guide:  The objective of this guide and companion checklist is to provide the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with a proposed framework for review of local government “land use and transportation strategies to support and fund mobility” submitted through the Comprehensive Plan review process as they relate to the function of the state transportation system. The guide and checklist, with applicable modifications, may also be useful for reviewing proposed SIS mitigation plans or corridor management plans for major highway corridors.For further information:  FDOT Mobility Review Guide WebsiteTrip Generation Report – This 2011 Report shows the results of a Florida specific study for the trip generation characteristics of Discount/Home Improvement Superstores, Major Distribution Centers, and Small Box Stores.

Acronyms List: A list of the acronyms that are used in the Transportation Impact Handbook.

Transportation Concurrency Best Practices Guide – A document produced by the Department of Community Affairs with a primary focus on local government concurrency.  Also includes guidance on comprehensive plan amendment reviews and cumulative analysis.

Sample Concurrency Management Spreadsheet– A downloadable CMS in excel spreadsheet.

User Guide – Instructions for concurrency management system spreadsheet.

A GIS-Based Concurrency Management System for Local Governments– DCA sponsored project of Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to use GIS as basis for concurrency management system. 

Best Practices Guide for Transportation Planning in Small Florida Cities – DCA sponsored guide to help small local governments meet transportation planning and concurrency requirements.

Guide for the Creation and Evaluation of Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas – DCA guide that providing detailed guidance on the evaluation of TCEAs.

Case Studies of Florida Communities – Case studies conducted with creation of guidebook.

Working with Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas– FDOT guidebook on how District staff should coordinate with local governments as they adopt and maintain TCEAs.

Multimodal Transportation Districts and Areawide Quality of Service Handbook – FDOT handbook designed to assist local governments create and adopt MMTDs.

Guide to the Annual Update of the Capital Improvements Element– DCA guide providing detailed direction on the annual update of the Capital Improvements Element of a local comprehensive plan.

Working with Proportionate Fair Share – FDOT publication providing guidance on the application of proportionate fair share.

Joint letter to the Okaloosa-Walton County Transportation Planning Organization – A joint letter by FDOT and DCA answering various questions relating to proportionate fair share submitted by the Okaloosa-Walton TPO.

Transportation Proportionate Share Agreement, 2007. Transportation Proportionate Share Agreement between Walton County and FDOT on the impacts to the State Highway System and/or Strategic Intermodal System created by developments permitted by Walton County.

Accomplishing Alternative Access on Major Transportation Corridors, 2004. Examines strategies for accomplishing alternative access on major transportation corridors, based on actual examples regarding policy, regulatory and funding strategies.

Design Handbook for Florida Bus Passenger Facilities Version 2, 2008. Study provides transportation agencies with feasible alternatives when developing bus passenger facilities that focus on the interaction of transit facilities with transit operations and the built environment.

Quality/ Level of Service Handbook, 2009. Handbook to development and review of roadway users’ quality/level of service and capacity at planning and preliminary engineering levels, providing tools to quantify multimodal transportation service inside the roadway environment (essentially inside the right-of-way).

Working with Proportionate Fair-Share Volume 1, 2006. Information and guidance to District staff on how to work with proportionate fair-share and maximize its benefits.

Development of the Florida Intrastate Highway System, 2002. Standards, criteria, and process to be used by FDOT in the development of the Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS). Defines the responsibilities of the various offices to prepare and implement the Florida Intrastate Highway System Plan (FIHSP).

Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts, 2004. Provides Model Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Model Regulations for Multimodal Transportation Districts to assist local governments in Florida

Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process, 2008. Guidelines for enhancing DRI review to address alternative modes including proposed policy language, information for applicants, an approach for considering alternative modes of transportation, mitigation strategies, and sample comment language.

Appendix B: Adopted Criteria and Thresholds, 2008. This section of SIS Data and Designation Update describes the adopted SIS and Emerging SIS criteria and thresholds for hubs, corridors, and intermodal connectors.

Technical Memorandum II: Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and Trip Facilities, 2007. Tools, resources, and guidance to enable transportation partners to respond effectively to growth management issues, to become more proactive, and to maximize use of limited transportation funds.

Corridor Preservation Best Practices: Hillsborough County Corridor Study, 2003. Overview of the benefits and issues in corridor preservation practice, statutory and legal context for right-of-way preservation in Florida, corridor preservation best practices, and case examples of various techniques from local right-of-way preservation programs.

Managing Corridor Development: A Municipal Handbook, 1996. Addresses Corridor Management, Planning, Updating Regulations, Preserving Right-of-Way, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Access Management, Funding, and Legal Considerations.

Transit Oriented Development Design Guidelines. Guidelines developed by FDOT to provide general parameters and strategies to local governments and agencies to promote and implement development supportive of transit investment.

Florida Department of Transportation Guidance for Producing a Transit Development Plan, 2008. Guidance to assist Florida transit properties in the preparation of Transit Development Plans as required by Chapter 14-73 in accordance with Sections 339.135 and 339.155 of Florida Statutes, including numerous updates that incorporate rule changes that were adopted in February 2007.

Driveway Information Guide, 2008. Guide to existing rules, standards and current accepted practice regarding signalized and unsignalized driveways to assist in making better decisions for driveway placement and design.

Local Government Comprehensive Planning Review Guidelines, 2007. Guidelines to assist FDOT District Five staff in their review of comprehensive planning documents on Future Land Use Element Text and Map (FLUM) Amendments, Evaluation and Appraisal Reports (EAR), Concurrency Management Systems (CMS), Proportionate Fair-Share Agreements, Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEA), Long Term Transportation Concurrency Management Systems (LTTCMS), Multimodal Transportation Districts (MMTD), and Other Transportation Element Amendments.

Effective Strategies for Comprehensive Corridor Management, 2004. Documents success stories in implementing comprehensive corridor management and identifies best practices that can be applied by FDOT, MPOs, and local governments throughout the state.

Land Developer Participation in Providing for Bus Transit Facilities and Operations, 2002. Overview of the various non-regulatory and regulatory approaches for engaging private sector land developer participation in contributing toward the provision of public bus transit capital facilities and operations focusing on circumstances applicable to Florida localities.

Lake Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization Corridor Constraint Policy, 2008. Describes policy established to unite community planning principles with transportation goals and with an objective to provide guidance in prioritizing transportation needs.

Median Handbook Interim Version 2, 2006. Guide through the existing rules, standards and procedures, as well as to provide current national guidance on the best ways to plan for medians and median openings.

Model Ordinance for Proportionate Fair-Share Mitigation of Development Impacts on Transportation Corridors, 2006. Provides guidelines for development of an opportunity to proceed under certain conditions, notwithstanding the failure of transportation concurrency, by contributing their share of the cost of improving the impacted transportation facility.

Multimodal Trade-Off Analysis in Traffic Impact Studies, 2003. Defines how to analyze the tradeoff between different land use-transportation configurations and to establish methods to reduce the impact fees or local access fees for development within multimodal environments.

Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts, 2004. Overview of the purpose and statutory requirements for multimodal transportation districts in Florida, comprehensive plan amendments and land development regulations to assist local governments in implementing MMTDs.

Multimodal Transportation Districts and Area wide Quality of Service Handbook, 2003. Guidelines for local governments to achieve the successful designation of a multimodal transportation district, providing local governments with an additional approach in meeting concurrency requirements mandated by legislative statute.

Multimodal Level of Service Analysis for Urban Streets, 2008. Provides a method for assessing how well an urban street serves the needs of all of its users: auto drivers, transit passengers, bicycle riders, and pedestrians.

Multimodal Level of Service Analysis for Urban Streets: Users Guide, 2008. Guide presents the multimodal level of service (MMLOS) analysis method for urban streets, consisting of a set of recommended procedures for predicting traveler perceptions of quality of service and performance measures for urban streets.

Highway Traffic Data for Urbanized Area Project Planning and Design, 1982. Provides a comprehensive compilation of the best techniques that are currently being used in urban areas to bridge the gap between system and project analyses.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Section 163.3184 Florida Statutes, 2007. Step-by-Step Guide, in chart format, of the Proposed Phase and Adopted Phase of the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process.

Project Traffic Forecasting Handbook, 2008. Guidelines and techniques on the Project Traffic Forecasting Process for use by FDOT staff and consultants providing traffic parameters required by project design.

Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (website) 2nd Edition, 2003. Manual for public transit practitioners and policy makers containing background, statistics, and graphics on the various types of public transportation, and providing a framework for measuring transit availability and quality of service from the passenger point of view.

Best Practices Guide: Transportation Planning in Small Florida Cities, 2007. Assists small local governments in developing short-range and long-range transportation plans to assist in updating their local government comprehensive plans and concurrency management systems to meet the requirements of the 2005 Growth Management Legislation.

User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System, 2007. Describes the spreadsheet CMS System developed by implementing the methodologies described in the Transportation Concurrency and Impact Assessment Study conducted by CUTR for FDCA in 2007.

Incorporating TDM into the Land Development Process, 2005. Describes the system wide integrated approach to achieving transportation goals, transportation demand management, transportation system construction and transportation systems management for the development of a cost-effective and functional intermodal and multimodal transportation system.

Accessing Transit: Design Handbook for Florida Bus Passenger Facilities, 2004. Provides guidelines for transit agency directors and planners on specific physical design criteria within their agencies’ identity programs, capital resources, and operations.

Central Florida Mobility Design Manual, 2000. Introduces basic design guidelines and functional requirements which illustrate how the physical design features of a project can help balance the overall transportation network and specific guidelines for each design element can be successfully integrated into a comprehensive development review process.

Customer Amenities Manual, 2000. Manual provides a clear means of identifying, analyzing and proposing solutions to LYNX transit facilities’ design questions.

District 4 Transit Facilities Guidelines Version 3, 2007. Guidelines for engineers to interact with local stakeholders during project development consistent with standards, with the intentions to facilitate the design process for transit facilities through the development of these guidelines.

PalmTran Transit Design Manual, 2004. Outlines access and service criteria for planners, designers, developers and local jurisdictions to work with Palm Tran to give early consideration to Transit service in developing areas, as well as revitalization projects.

Excel Files

Concurrency Management System Excel Spreadsheet: Development Information. Detailed spreadsheet regarding Development Traffic, Development Information, Generalized Level of Service, and Link Volumes.

TURNS5 Turning Movement Analysis Tool Excel Spreadsheet. Detailed spreadsheet regarding Mainline Orientation, Growth Rates, Volume Comparison, Turning Volume, Initial and Final Estimates, and Calculated Volumes by Direction.

TRENDS Traffic Projection Excel Spreadsheet. Loads traffic count data from the Florida Traffic Information DVD from all traffic counters in the state, and displays future traffic projections. View PowerPoint guide to using spreadsheet TRENDSV03a.

Trip Generation Excel Spreadsheet. A spreadsheet for calculating trip generation for the most common uses using the 8th edition ITE rates. Calculates daily and PM peak hour directional trips.

Software Downloads

TIPS. The Florida Department of Transportation has developed a trip generation calculation tool called TIPS (Trip generation, Internal capture, and Pass-by Software) to estimate the number of trips generated by specific land uses of a proposed land development.

Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling System (FSUTMS) This web portal is designed to serve as a central location for the exchange and sharing of data, information and ideas among the transportation modelers in Florida.