The mission of the FDOT Transit Office is to "identify, support, advance and manage cost effective, efficient and safe transportation systems and alternatives to maximize the passenger carrying capacity of surface transportation facilities." The FDOT Transit Office consists of three sections (Grants and Procurement; Transit Operations; Transit Planning) each of which has specific areas of responsibility.
Elizabeth Stutts, State Transit Manager
In partnership with public transportation providers, the FDOT Public Transit Office strives to provide reliable, safe, and cost-effective access to those who live, work learn, and play in Florida. Our vision is to create a better travel experience with viable and reliable options to driving for residents and visitors to Florida.
The FDOT Transit Office consists of three sections: Transit Operations and Safety, Grant Administration, and Transit Planning and Commuter Assistance. Click here for an office organization chart. Detailed information for each section is available on the Divisions link.
Context Classification Framework for Bus Transit
This guidance shows bus facility design characteristics in each of the complete streets context classifications.
Affordable Housing and Transit
This report is the culmination of a 12-month study on the relationship between housing affordability and public transportation in the state of Florida. The focus is on how a well-planned transit system improves the affordability of
a community by decreasing transportation costs. Generally, people are forced to move away from the city center, away from schools, jobs, and other essential services, to the suburbs in order to afford housing; however, this results
in higher transportation costs. The idea behind the extensive research conducted over the last year is to bring to light the connection and importance of planning for transit with affordable housing and low-income communities in mind.
This guidance evaluates emerging technologies, such as autonomous and connected vehicles, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and other innovative, on-demand ridesourcing platforms, that are rapidly transforming the transportation ecosystem.
This has significant implications for agencies that plan, fund, and operate transit facilities and services.
Safe Access to Transit
This report provides guidance for implementing safe access to transit stops through the lens of improved coordination for bus stops, including safe, accessible crossings and sidewalks and infrastructure.
2021 Florida Transit Information and Performance Handbook
This handbook contains final data concerning Florida transit performance and statistics for 2020 from all Florida's urban fixed route transit agencies.
FDOT Guidance on the Operation of Low Speed Vehicles
This guidance is to inform agencies that operate low speed vehicles (speeds of less than 20 miles per hour, but not more than 25 miles per hour) with special safety instructions and requirements.
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Guidance Document
The PTASP provides guidance to
Florida's public transportation agencies on how to utilize the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Template for Bus Transit Systems. The template is intended for use by operators of
public transportation systems that are required to draft a Safety Plan in accordance with 49 C.F.R. Part 673.
State Transit Manager
Elizabeth (Liz) Stutts
Assistant State Transit Manager
605 Suwannee St Tallahassee, FL 32399