In this webinar, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the FDOT Multimodal Site Impact Handbook’s latest updates and explore the resources available on the FDOT Systems Implementation Website. The session will also cover the goals and objectives of the Multimodal Transportation Impact Assessment (MTIA), delve into its process, and address related topics such as Comprehensive Plan amendments, driveway permits, and mitigation strategies.

Site Impact HandbookPer Florida Statutes (F.S.) 334.044, FDOT has the responsibility for “coordinating the planning of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities.” To maintain a safe and efficient transportation system, FDOT reviews proposed developments for potential impacts to state-maintained facilities. No two development projects are identical, and every traffic study must consider the unique context of each proposed project. Local agency requirements, neighboring land uses, existing and forecasted traffic congestion, the extent and quality of the surrounding multimodal network, and community priorities for the site and the transportation network all influence the traffic study and shape the land use decision making process.

Florida Department of Transportation LogoFDOT’s Systems Implementation Office website provides the MTSIH and Applications Guide as well as documents covering a variety of topics including access management, interchange access requests, managed lanes, multimodal quality/level of service, lane repurposing, traffic analysis, transportation alternatives program, and site impact.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the updated FDOT Multimodal Site Impact Handbook and other resources.
  • Describe the MTIA goals and objectives.
  • Describe the MTIA process and other topics, such as Comprehensive Plan amendments, driveways permits, and mitigation.

This training is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the session. Professional Development Hours will be provided to those that request these during registration. A total of 1.5 PDHs can be earned for fully attending this training.

Ms. Gina Bonyani, Senior Transportation Planner, FDOT: Ms. Bonyani is a graduate engineer who earned her degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. She has been working for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for over 25 years. During her time at FDOT, she has been a major technical expert on Highway Capacity Software (HCS). As an active team member of the Systems Implementation office, she has contributed to the development of multiple guidebooks, including the Multimodal Access Management Guidebook, Multimodal Transportation Site Impact Handbook, and Lane Repurposing Guidebook. Additionally, she provides training, such as the Statewide Access Management and Transportation Site Impact Webinar Series. Gina was a member of the Access Management Transportation research board for 10 years and has served as a panel member for more than 10 National Cooperative Highway Research Programs (NCHRP).

Multimodal Transportation Site Impact

: Wednesday, July 17, 2024

TIME: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET)