Many rural communities in the FDOT District Three area need transportation investment to handle growing population and economic activities. Others need assistance to maintain their existing transportation network to properly serve a spread-out community and ensure connectivity. To address these needs, the Regional Rural Transportation Plan will address safety, systems connectivity, resilience, and ACES (automated, connected, electric, and shared-use) vehicles to provide a cost-effective transportation system able to address natural and manmade disasters.
The Regional Rural Transportation Plan (RRTP) is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation, the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, and the five rural counties of the Apalachee Region (Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackon, and Liberty County). The purpose of the Plan is to collect information on the five-county area’s greatest transportation needs. The Apalachee Regional Planning Council will be hosting two public workshops in each county to collaborate with the public to understand each communities’ concerns. Once finalized, the Regional Rural Transportation Plan will outline short- and long-term transportation projects for the next 20 years.
Phase I of public engagement has begun!
UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS:
Apalachicola: Wednesday, Feb 28, 6-7pm EST
Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street
Carrabelle: Thursday, Feb 29, 6-7pm EST
Carrabelle City Hall, 1206 Highway 98
How you can help!
If you know of a road, bridge, or trail in need of improvement please send the information to MKnowles@arpc.org or join us at a public workshop near you.
If you would like to request a special presentation for a community event, please reach out to KEastberg@arpc.org.
During each phase of public involvement, the Apalachee Regional Planning Council will hold two public workshops in each of the five counties. Stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to join and bring their community members to discussions.