Keeping freight moving is essential to the local economy.
Florida’s economy has diversified significantly in the past decade and the state’s growing population consumes a wide range of goods and services. The MPO considers the importance of freight transportation as a of crucial importance to the state’s economic and population growth. It will continue to be supported and enhanced by a reliable transportation network, and the movement of goods continues to be an essential building block of the state’s economic competitiveness.
The emerging field of freight mobility planning puts goods and commodities in the spotlight. Globalization and new technologies continue to transform economies around the world, redefining the way businesses operate, challenging supply chains and transportation networks, and creating new opportunities for business in places where it was previously inconceivable.
To account for the regionally anticipated growth, the State has developed a freight transportation plan. Traditionally, the plan was dedicated to improving congestion, safety and reliability on heavily used truck corridors. By doing so, regional agencies and stakeholders collaborate to create a business environment that decreases transportation costs, resulting in overall economic growth.