The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) requires the Department to develop a Carbon Reduction Strategy. This Strategy will support the IIJA’s Carbon Reduction Program, which provides $320.4 million to Florida over the next five years.
Carbon Reduction Program funding aims to reduce transportation emissions from on-road highway sources by:
Reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips,
Facilitating the use of vehicles or modes of travel that result in lower emissions, and
Facilitating approaches to construction that result in lower emissions.
The Carbon Reduction Strategy will be developed in consultation with Florida’s 27 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and will highlight policies that support the goals of the Carbon Reduction Program.
The Carbon Reduction Strategy is due to USDOT by November 15, 2023.
Performance Measures and Targets
A proposed rule by FHWA will require the Department and MPOs to establish performance measures and targets for greenhouse gas emissions. Once these targets are established, the Department and MPOs must show progress toward achieving the targets.
Both the Strategy and performance targets require coordination between the Department and Florida’s 27 MPOs.
The IIJA established a new formula funding programs for Carbon Reduction. Formula funds are distributed to state DOTs and are not a competitive grant program.
The IIJA allocates 65 percent specifically based on population of respective cities. These funds will be distributed to their respective FDOT Districts, who will use the project priority lists provided by the local governments and MPOs to match appropriate funding sources to projects. The remaining 35 percent is available for use anywhere in the state.
Public and Partner Engagement Plan
This Partner and Public Engagement Plan outlines the strategies that will be used to consult with the MPOs and engage with other partners and the public during the development of the Strategy. The purpose of this document is to gather and share information on the Strategy and receive valuable feedback.
For questions or comments, please email the FDOT Office of Policy Planning at email@example.com.