The Transit Development Plan Resource Center has been designed to serve as a centralized location to provide easy access to a variety of tools and information to assist in the preparation of Ten Year Transit Development Plans (TDPs).
What is a Transit Development Plan (TDP)?
The Transit Development Plan is required by FDOT (Sections 339.135, and 339.155, Florida Statutes) as a prerequisite to the receipt of State Block Grant funds. It can also be a very valuable management tool in that it affords an opportunity for public transportation providers to evaluate existing services and plan for the future in a more comprehensive and strategic manner.
Through demographic and socio-economic analysis coupled with heavy emphasis on public involvement during its development, the TDP will reveal how well the agency is meeting the social, educational, and economic needs of its service area population (youth, senior, commuter, disabled, disadvantaged, etc.). During the development of the TDP, emerging needs related to growth management, regional mobility, and energy and the environment, for example, may also be identified, These should be incorporated in the TDP to guide the agency’s strategic initiatives and plans.
Ultimately, the TDP will reflect a well planned and coordinated mobility roadmap for the future. A concise “business plan”, which documents the agency’s needs and priorities, will help the agency be opportunistic and help to establish support and cooperation from stakeholders who have the overall mobility vision of the community in mind.
- Rule 14-73.001 Public Transit (the TDP rule) – The current rule-making requirements to receive FDOT public transit grant funds
- TDP Handbook 2018 – This updated document describes techniques and suggestions for preparing the various elements of a TDP as well as guidance for FDOT in reviewing TDPs
- TDP Due Date Schedule – Due date for every Florida transit agency’s TDP major update
- Adopted Major TDP Updates – All adopted major updates for Florida transit systems are posted to the resource center. View these TDPs as examples of how others have addressed the various elements of a TDP within the context of the unique characteristics of their respective communities and local preferences and priorities. These documents may also help to support regional coordination and planning initiatives.