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Regional Transportation Agency Study

On June 4, 2010, Governor Crist signed SB 2470 into law. Public Law 2010-212 establishes a Regional Transportation Study Commission.

The following bills related to this study are currently in the legislative process:

House Bill 1297
Senate Bill 2470

At the direction of the Florida Legislature, through the Florida Department of Transportation, JTA facilitated a study effort regarding the framework for the creation of a regional transportation agency (RTA).  The RTA Study boundaries included Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties.  A Study Advisory Panel was formed to advise the JTA and FDOT during the course of the study comprising 50 private citizens and elected officials representing all seven counties and the municipalities within the Northeast Florida region. The advisory panel, as well as members of the public, met six times between September 2009 and January 2010. Material presented at each meeting is outlined below.  The full text of the Legislature’s action, contained in HB 1213, is available by clicking on this link:

HB1213 Section 20

This study effort concluded with the submittal of the Final Report to the Florida Legislature on February 1, 2010.  The Final Study Report contains the key findings of the seven county study, along with the recommendation for the creation of a study commission to focus on the framework set forth in the study report.  The study team and advisory panel reached consensus that there was a need for a regional transportation perspective, but more time is necessary to conduct the essential detailed discussions regarding regional transportation options.

Thank you to all who participated in this initiative, especially the members of the advisory panel.  The JTA and the study team appreciate your time and participation in this very important regional study effort. This website will be updated to provide any follow up actions from the Florida Legislature following review of the submitted documents. The Executive Summary and Final Report are available through the links below. If you would like to provide comment on this topic, please click here.

Final Reports
RTA Study Executive Summary 
Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Agency Study Final Report  

Advisory Panel Members

RTA Study Advisory Panel


Meeting 1:

                Meeting #1: September 2, 2009- Thrasher-Horne Center


                HB1213 Section 20  

                Presentation #1
Meeting Summary
                RTA Study Meeting Minutes Final (9-24-09)























  Meeting 2: 

                Meeting # 2: October 7, 2009- Thrasher-Horne Center 
                RTA Study Tables Meeting #2

                Presentation # 2 

                Meeting Summary:
                RTA Meeting Minutes (10-7-09)

Meeting 3:

                Meeting #3: November 4, 2009- Thrasher-Horne Center
                Presentation #3

                Meeting Summary:
                RTA Meeting Minutes (11-4-09)

Meeting 4:

                Meeting #4: December 2, 2009 – Thrasher-Horne Center

                Presentation #4

                Meeting Summary:
                RTA Meeting Minutes (12-2-09)

Meeting 5:

               Meeting #5:  January 6, 2010- Thrasher-Horne Center 

               Presentation #5

               Meeting Summary:
               RTA Meeting Minutes (1-6-10)

Meeting 6: 

               Presentation #6         

               Meeting Summary:
               RTA Meeting Minutes (1-25-10)

Background Information:

First Coast Transportation Study (1987)

HB1213 Section 20

TCRP 85 - Public Transit Board Governance Guidebook

























Related Links and Studies:

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)

Northwest Florida Transportation Corridor Authority (NFTCA)

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Tri-Rail)

Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX)

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority

Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority
Southwest Florida Expressway Authority

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