Title

IMPACTS OF RAPID GROWTH ON THE ORLANDO AREA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Authors

K Caskey

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2002

Subject Area

operations - traffic, infrastructure - vehicle, land use - impacts, land use - planning, ridership - demand, ridership - growth, policy - congestion, organisation - management, place - urban, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Vehicle miles of travel, Urban growth, TSM, Trend (Statistics), Travel models (Travel demand), Travel demand, Transportation systems management, Transportation system management, Transportation planning, Traffic volume, Traffic congestion, Statistics, Road transportation, Road engineering, Ridership, Patronage (Transit ridership), Orlando (Florida), Metropolitan planning organizations, Impacts, Highway transportation, Highway engineering, Gridlock (Traffic), Fuel consumption, Accident data

Abstract

Since 1999, the staff of MetroPlan Orlando, the planning organization for the Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area, has prepared and annually updated a report that tracks various transportation-related statistics in the region over the previous 5-year period. The latest version of this document, called "Tracking the Trends," generally covers the period from 1996-2000. Some of the major statistics contained in Tracking the Trends pertain to traffic volumes, crash data, registered vehicles, vehicle miles traveled, the traffic-congestion index, fuel consumption, transit ridership, and airport passengers. The aim of this article is to present an overview of how the main findings contained in Tracking the Trends show the impacts of rapid growth on the Orlando Metropolitan Area's transport system.