The Potential of Intermodal/Multimodal
The creation of the Central Florida Expressway Authority in 2014 ushered in a new era of regional transportation planning.
CFX’s mandate goes beyond planning, building and maintaining limited-access expressways throughout its four member counties Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole to include the development of multimodal/intermodal systems. Simply put, CFX is empowered to explore and add transportation service options, such as fixed guideway, multimodal passenger and freight terminals, and park and ride lots within its limited access right of way.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) is conducting a study to develop policy recommendations, investigate regional multimodal funding needs and recommend a process for the periodic review of existing intermodal/multimodal opportunities for CFX. The final report is expected November 2016.
The ability to consider alternative transportation services complements CFX’s vision statement, which calls for maintaining a world-class, integrated mobility network. Furthermore, a wider scope of opportunities allows CFX to take a leadership role in developing comprehensive solutions for future mobility challenges.
While specific projects are not named in the 2040 Master Plan, CFX will formulate policies with specific criteria and methodologies in the near future.