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Transportation Data and Analytics / RCI Features & Characteristics Handbook

RCI Features & Characteristics Handbook

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Published August 2016

For hard copies of the handbook, visit the Maps and
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How to Receive Interim Updates:

To receive notices of updates to the RCI Handbooks, users should register their preferences and e-mail addresses in the Department's Contact Mailer Management System. Users can register at the following link:



Note: Once logged in, click Publications, then click Planning and Publications, next select Roadway Characteristics Inventory/Straight Line Diagrams and click Save Interests.


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If you should have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the RCI Handbooks, please contact the:

Central Office RCI Handbook Team



The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office has produced the following handbooks to provide a comprehensive description of the roadway data stored in the Department's Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) database and explain how to retrieve data from the database. The handbooks also include standards and guidelines for those District Offices responsible for collecting general interest roadway data, entering it into the database, and how to perform quality assurance edits on the database.


Authority for this Features & Characteristics Handbook is governed by:

Florida Statutes:

  • 20.23(3)(a) - Title IV, Executive Branch; Chapter 20, Organizational Structure
  • 334.048(3) - Title XXVI, Public Transportation; Chapter 334, Transportation Administration


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For further information contact: (850) 414-4848. Site Last Updated: 2/22/2018