MetroPlan Orlando Freight Routing Maps
KAI assisted MetroPlan Orlando (Florida) with two task orders to identify freight routes in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties and to support the development of plans to optimize freight movement in the region while remaining sensitive to community livability.
The first task order was undertaken by MetroPlan Orlando in partnership with Orange County. The Orange County Freight Routing Map was intended to serve as a pilot plan that could set the stage for freight routing plans for other areas in the region, as needed by MetroPlan Orlando's planning partners. The project supports the goals of the Orange County Sustainability Plan and advances one of the actions identified in it.
Following completion of the Orange County project, KAI assisted MetroPlan Orlando with the development of a similar map for the adjoining counties of Seminole and Osceola. The Seminole and Osceola Freight Routing Map supports the goals of the Central Florida Mobility Plan and advances one of its actions.
For both projects, KAI reviewed and compiled existing and forecast data for heavy vehicle (truck) traffic on regionally significant county roads, and identified gaps in the available data and data collection. KAI also reviewed and reported on existing truck traffic count data sources and heavy vehicle forecasting models. The information and data generated by both projects will be synthesized to help identify and improve truck routes within the counties.
The final deliverable was a report combining the efforts of the two projects and creating a comprehensive freight network map for the tri-county area.