Why Transportation is Key to Broad-Based Prosperity

Posted by Justin Braun on Mar 27, 2019 10:03:50 AM

International transit consultant Jarrett Walker made one thing clear when he presented at the Alliance for Regional Transportation (ART) event on March 14: “Transportation needs to deliver freedom.”

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Topics: Transportation, Alliance for Regional Transportation

Orlando’s $15 Billion Infrastructure Investment

Posted by Amanda Roche on Dec 8, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) reports that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and investments are needed in order to compete globally for jobs. Meanwhile, Orlando is proving itself to be among the most progressive, forward-looking regions in the country, currently completing or planning investments of approximately $15 billion in transportation infrastructure, competitive products and quality of life features.

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Topics: Things To Do, Transportation, Regional Initiatives

Orlando Economic Partnership Advances Regional Transportation Strategy

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 28, 2017 10:15:53 AM


Community and business leaders heard three strategic recommendations made by the Central Florida Leadership Forum's Transportation Task Force during the 2017 Regional Transportation Summit. The recommendations aim to champion and advance private and public projects, address current and future transportation needs, and respond to concerns including safety, cybersecurity and counterterrorism.
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Topics: Transportation, Collaboration, Alliance for Regional Transportation

Orlando Welcomes Emirates Airlines

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Sep 2, 2015 2:51:00 PM

The Orlando region welcomed a new era in air travel with the arrival of the first Emirates non-stop daily flight from Dubai to Orlando International Airport (MCO) in September. The service offers a new global gateway to the Middle East and Asia with access to other popular destinations.

“The benefits of this new service will be measured not only financially with a $100 million economic impact annually to the region, but also for decades to come as our business community takes advantage of efficient access to new destinations on several continents,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The inaugural flight carried a delegation that included passengers from 29 countries and a group of international media.

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) hosted the journalists during a half-day familiarization tour that took them to Lake Nona Medical City. While there they toured the UCF College of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. The group heard from Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer as well as from experts in Orlando’s economy, tourism and travel industries, real estate and healthcare and life sciences.

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Topics: Expansion, Aviation and Airlines, Transportation

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