Department of Transportation

Transportation Systems Development

What is the purpose of the program?

Transportation Systems Development oversees the statewide planning process from plan development to implementation and performance monitoring, multimodal planning and operations to move people and goods, transportation research programs, and the SunRail Program.

What units make up Transportation System Development?

Transportation Systems Development consists of four units.
  • Planning provides the foundation for programming and project delivery through innovative planning and effective outreach to strategically advance the best transportation solutions at the right time. Planning consists of the Office of Policy Planning, the Systems Implementation Office, and the Forecasting and Trends Office.
  • Freight Logistics and Passenger Operations coordinates motor carrier, rail, transit, seaport and waterways, aviation and spaceports opportunities through program and project development to support the FDOT's comprehensive multimodal transportation system. This office also works to build consensus among FDOT's public and private partners to advocate for transportation policies that act as economic drivers within Florida. Part of this is the Florida Rail Enterprise, which oversees state-owned passenger rail systems, addresses liability risks associated with state-owned rail corridors, and works with communities affected by increased freight rail traffic resulting from routing modifications.
  • The Research Center oversees the FDOT's research program, which fosters innovation and improvement; promotes the development of efficient and cost effective new technologies, products, and processes; encourages and supports the implementation of research results; and conducts a variety of technology transfer efforts to maximize the benefit and utilization of the research results.
  • SunRail is a rail service that currently operates over 49 miles with 16 stations through Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. FDOT is responsible for project development, design, construction, operation and maintenance through 2021, after which the Central Florida Rail Commission will take over operation and maintenance costs. 

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2022-23
Title Fund Dollars Positions

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

Florida Passenger Rail System Study, Report 18-RAIL, November 2018

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
The Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General reports are available on its website.
The Florida Transportation Commission reports on department operations and performance are available on its website.
Websites of Interest
Florida Transportation Commission
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials
Performance Information
Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Chapters 186, 311, 316, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 339, 341, 343, 348, 351, and 427, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

Office of the Secretary, 850-414-4100