2021 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Virtual Symposium
Geographic Information Systems are changing the way we design, plan, manage and assess our transportation systems. Stop by our booth to connect with us — virtually — at this year’s American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials GIS for Transportation Symposium and let’s discuss the latest innovations in the field.
Attend our experts’ session to learn how the Florida Department of Transportation Freight and Multimodal Operations Office recently updated the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan using geographic information system data-driven procedures. They’ll discuss how GIS-based data-driven methods and tools are fundamental in supporting FDOT’s freight project development, funding opportunities and investment goals.
Innovative Geospatial Applications in the FDOT Freight Mobility and Trade Plan Update
- Tuesday, April 20 | 3-3:25 p.m.
- Brittany Wood, Transportation Data Specialist & Makarand Gawade, Transportation Planner, HDR
- Rickey Fitzgerald, Office Manager, Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Department of Transportation Freight and Multimodal Operations Office recently updated the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan. FMTP is a comprehensive plan that identifies freight transportation facilities critical to the state’s economic growth and guides multimodal freight investments in the state. This presentation will outline how GIS data driven procedures are applied to produce freight related datasets, performance measures, and project prioritization tools to identify and support the freight related goals of the plan. A variety of geospatial data on the location of Florida’s freight systems and assets is assessed to understand the characteristics and locations of existing infrastructure throughout the state and to appraise freight system trends, needs, and issues. GIS-based measures were developed to evaluate safety and security, mobility, quality, accessibility, and the efficiency of existing freight systems.