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Seaport Office

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About Us

Seaport Office
The Seaport and Waterways Office is part of the Freight, Logistics and Passengers Operations Office.

Our responsibilities include:
  • The Manager of the Seaport Office supports the Secretary or his designee as a statutory representative on the FSTED Council
  • The Manager and staff are the primary liaisons with the Florida Ports Council (FPC) staff, who staff the professional association for the seaports
  • Develop, in coordination with partners, the Statewide Seaport System Plan, which incorporates the seaport research done by both FDOT and FSTED into one plan which addresses the transportation issues of the seaport system
  • Conduct studies to implement the Seaport System Plan, as well as other associated seaport research
  • Coordinate in the formulation of the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan
  • Assist in policy formulation affecting seaports at the state and federal level
  • Assist district staff as needed to implement the Intermodal Access program
  • Coordinate with studies conducted by Metropolitan Planning Organizations and/or district offices
  • Coordinate with seaports in their Master Planning work
  • Review the annual Seaport Mission Plan developed by the FSTED Council
  • Provide information and technical support to DOT management, the Legislature, federal agencies, state agencies, districts staff, local governments, businesses and citizens as required
  • As a financing and advisory partner with the FSTED Council, coordinate the review and financing of the FSTED grant program
  • Assist in coordinating and financing oversight to seaport bond programs; develop policies, procedures, and management system components relative to seaport program functions
  • Identify, with partners, strategic seaport projects and provide recommendations for funding
  • Monitor and report on project status and Joint Participation Agreement status statewide
  • Implement the Intermodal Logistic Center Infrastructure Support Program
  • The Seaport Office is a partner with FDOT Planning in the implementation of the SIS, working with central office staff, district staff, FPC staff and the eleven SIS seaports in the development of the SIS Multi-modal Needs and Cost-Feasible Plans
  • The Seaport Office is responsible for collecting, updating and transmitting seaport-related data to support SIS plans and programming needs