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Annual Call for Projects Now Open

Contact: Georganna Gillette

Each year, the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) issues a “Call for Projects” to provide local governments the opportunity to submit projects for consideration into the subsequent year’s Work Program and Transportation Improvement Program. This year, the SCTPO will be accepting transportation project applications from February 9 to April 13, 2015.

Applications are used by the SCTPO to qualify and prioritize proposed transportation-related projects for implementation using federal and state transportation funding. A revised Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project Information Application must be filled out for all new projects. Applications do not need to be submitted for projects already on the adopted project priority list. Local governments that wish to apply are asked to ensure that the application includes a scope of work, tentative schedule and cost estimate for the requested phase of work. This information is mandatory before FDOT can program projects with available State and Federal funding.

FDOT Project Information Application
Work Program Schedule

The deadline for submittal of all project applications is 5:00 pm on Monday, April 13, 2015.

The SCTPO is accepting applications in the following categories:

  • Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Roadway Projects
  • Other SIS Modes to include Aviation, Seaports, Spaceport and Rail
  • Regionally Significant Non-SIS Roadway Projects (Capacity, Widening and Multimodal)
  • Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O)(ATMS)
  • Intersection Improvements

Port Canaveral Will Soon Open New $100M Terminal

In just a few weeks a new $110 million terminal will welcome passenger ships in Brevard County, but according to Port Canaveral Authority CEO John Walsh, the facility is not enough to accommodate future growth.

Able to carry 6,000 passengers, the Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world – exactly what the port’s shiny new cruise terminal was built to accommodate. Walsh says the older terminals are becoming outdated by the new breed of mega cruise ships being built today.

Read the full story from Fox 35 Orlando.

Port Canaveral Commissioning Rail Study Related to All Aboard Florida, Orlando Airport

Port Canaveral expects to see passenger traffic double within four to five years, and that’s why it is commissioning a study on what it will take for statewide rail to find a stop at the cruise terminals.

During a Canaveral Port Authority Commission meeting on Oct. 29, Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh updated the authority on port business that included the study. In his description, Walsh said the port is communicating with Orlando International Airport and All Aboard Florida to see how cruise passengers traveling into Central Florida can avoid the road way for “greener alternatives” like rail.

The study also will look into what the port will need to accommodate rail, which could include determining the land and size of a facility needed for rail.

Read the full story from the Orlando Business Journal.