2003 Florida Transportation almanac

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operations - traffic, planning - travel demand management, planning - safety/accidents, planning - education, ridership - commuting, ridership - demand, organisation - management, mode - subway/metro


Almanacs, Aviation, Counties, Demographics, Directories, Education, Financing, Florida, Freight transportation, Highway safety, Highways, Intelligent transportation systems, Metropolitan areas, Public transit, Railroads, Research, Seaports, Statistics, Tourism, Traffic accidents, Travel behavior, Travel demand management, Trend (Statistics), United States, Work trips


The Almanac contains data from existing data sources throughout Florida and the United States. A range of transportation topics is covered, and, to the extent possible, statistical data are for the most recent year available. Although most of the information provided in the Almanac is available directly from the respective agencies that compiled or collected the information, the ability to access this information from a single source offers significant advantages to the transportation community. The Almanac is presented in nine chapters, as follows: Chapter 1, Demographics, presents information for the U.S., Florida, and the 67 counties in the state. All data are taken from the 2000 Census and previous. Chapter 2, Travel Behavior Characteristics, summarizes travel behavior characteristics and trends in Florida and the U.S. Summary statistics are provided for all personal travel in the U.S. and Florida, as well as for the aggregated metropolitan regions in Florida. In addition, characteristics of the journey-to-work are provided for the U.S., Florida, and its counties. Chapter 3, Modal Statistics, includes information on highways, aviation, public transportation, rail, seaports, transportation demand management, freight, and intelligent transportation systems. Chapter 4, Safety, includes information about traffic crashes for the state. Chapter 5, Tourism, focuses on tourism statistics for the state. Chapter 6, Transportation Financing, presents information on Florida's transportation tax and fee sources and transportation costs associated with the construction and operation of various modes, including highways, bridges, airports, public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Chapter 7, Transportation Education and Research, presents an overview of the transportation education programs available at the state's universities and colleges and a summary of the activities of the state's transportation research organizations. Chapter 8, Directory, includes contact information for various transportation-related organizations in Florida, including planning agencies, operating agencies, commissions, councils, committees, and professional associations, among others. Chapter 9, Miscellaneous, contains a list of frequently-used transportation acronyms as well as a metric conversion chart.