District 5 Freight Resources


District 5, with a land area of nearly 9,000 square miles, represents 9 counties in Central Florida. Its nearly 4 million residents contribute to the 55.6 million miles traveled daily on its state highways. The District has:

 

 

 8 railroads (Central Florida Rail Corridor - SunRail, CSX,

Florida Central Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway,

Florida Midland Railroad, Florida Northern Railroad,

Orlando Utilities Commission, and United States Government)

 

1 deepwater seaport, Port Canaveral, that is a SIS hub

with highway and rail connections

 

 25 public use and 135 private use airports and 

Space Florida, which operates the Shuttle Landing Facility

at Kennedy Space Center

 

5 transit authorities (SunRail, LYNX, Votran,

Space Coast Area Transit, and Lake County

Public Transportation/Lake Xpress)

 

 

Freight Contacts

Allison.McCuddy@dot.state.fl.us

(386) 943-5041


Sarah.VanGundy@dot.state.fl.us

(386) 943-5026
D5

Regional Projects & Initiatives

District Five Truck Parking Study – As Florida’s population continues to grow and freight movement responds to commercial and consumer demands, truck parking needs must be addressed to ensure the trucking industry has the necessary infrastructure to serve global trade while complying with trucking regulations and the quality of life of nearby communities. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five Truck Parking Study builds upon the Jason’s Law truck parking survey, studies by the National Coalition of Truck parking, and incorporates recent events and federal activities. Truck parking is a national and statewide issue that is predicted to increase over time along with the projected growth in truck traffic on the highway system. The shortage of convenient and available truck parking in District Five is a concern for safety and economic competitiveness.

Documents & Publications