Freight Logistics and Passenger Operations
In recognition of the significant role that freight mobility plays as an economic driver for the state, the Office of Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations was created in December, 2011. The office includes the Aviation and Spaceports Office, the Rail and Motor Carrier Office, the Seaports and Waterways Office, and Transit Office
These offices continue to work with federal and local government partners in planning, coordination, financing, grant management, ridership, and regional analysis. These offices also serve as a tool to better connect, develop, and implement a freight planning process in order to maximize the use of the existing facilities and to integrate and coordinate the various modes of transportation, including the combined utilization of both government-owned and privately-owned resources.
This office also plays a key role in advancing Governor Scott’s initiative to transform Florida’s economy by becoming a global hub for trade, logistics, and export-oriented manufacturing activities, augmenting the work of the Department of Economic Opportunity.
The office works in conjunction with the other organizations in the areas of operations, corridor planning, statistics, and further development of the State Intermodal System (SIS) by planning and coordination through its modal offices.
Office Mission Statement
The Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations Offices will develop motor carrier, rail, transit, seaport, waterways, aviation and spaceport opportunities through program and project management in order to support the Florida Department of Transportation comprehensive multimodal transportation system.
District Freight Coordinators: Outreach and Communication
Under the leadership of Secretary Ananth Prasad, Assistant
Secretary Rich Biter, and the continued partnership with our seven
district offices, the Agency implemented seven full-time District
Freight Coordinator positions throughout the state in 2014.
To ensure stakeholder needs are addressed, while working to advance strategic objectives in a consistent, predictable, and repeatable manner, FDOT’s new coordinators are point contacts for collaboration and outreach on statewide multimodal freight mobility initiatives throughout each distinct region of our Florida, including– highways, transit, air, marine, spaceports and rail. In addition the coordinators are responsible for outreach and implementation activities relating to the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan