May 2022 – Working with the Florida MPO Advisory Council and its Freight & Rail Committee, your TPO cosponsored a statewide workshop on passenger rail in April. Speakers from the Federal Rail Administration, FDOT, and Amtrak discussed new grant programs available through the federal bipartisan infrastructure law, and opportunities to partner and implement better service such as in the Amtrak Connects Us vision. The complete set of slides is available here: https://mpoac.cutr.us/2022/02/01/2022/.
The MPOAC Freight & Rail Committee’s ongoing work also supports the 2022 update of FDOT’s Rail Systems Plan (https://www.fdot.gov/rail/plans/railplan), highlighting projects of strategic importance to metropolitan areas. For more information contact Beth Alden, MPOAC Freight & Rail Committee Vice Chair, email@example.com.