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Welcome to the Florida Transportation Commission

This website seeks to be a source of information about the Florida Transportation Commission (FTC), a nine-member commission that evaluates, reviews, and makes recommendations on matters pertaining to Florida transportation policies, initiatives or revisions. To learn more about the Commission, its mission and overview, please go to "About the Florida Transportation Commission."

Press Release

FDOT Receives High Marks from the Florida Transportation Commission

Posted October 29, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG – Today, the Florida Transportation Commission (FTC) released its Performance and Production Review of the Florida Department of Transportation which found the department met or exceeded the objectives of 16 of the 17 primary measures for Fiscal Year 2014/15.

Florida Transportation Commission Chairman Jay Trumbull said, “Governor Scott has focused on job creation across Florida and transportation investments are a direct impact on growing our economy. I congratulate Secretary Boxold and the Florida Department of Transportation on its ability to consistently meet the capacity and mobility needs of its people, businesses and visitors while investing its budgeted dollars efficiently and effectively. FDOT gets an ‘A’ on its report card.”

FDOT’s overall performance this year was exceptional and continues a long-standing positive trend. The 17 primary measures are benchmarks that assess major department functions, measures an end-product or an outcome, and are, to the greatest extent possible, within the department’s control.

Some of the department’s successful primary measures include:

  • Construction contracts actually executed compared against the number planned;
  • Lane miles on the State Highway System having a Pavement Condition Rating of
    either excellent or good;
  • Bridge structures on the State Highway System having a condition rating of either
    excellent or good.

FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold said, “The FTC report affirms that the Florida Department of Transportation is providing a statewide transportation system that continues to be innovative in its approach, efficient in its use of taxpayer dollars and exceptional in its execution. I appreciate this annual independent review of the department’s performance.”

The mission of the Florida Transportation Commission is to provide leadership in meeting Florida’s transportation needs through policy guidance on issues of statewide importance and by maintaining oversight and public accountability for the Department of Transportation and other statutorily specified transportation authorities. To view the press release, please visit the Communications page.

Florida Transportation Commission Appoints Swanson to Top Post

Posted September 15, 2015

Tallahassee - The Florida Transportation Commission (FTC) has appointed Brad Swanson as the Commission’s new Executive Director. Swanson replaces Bob Romig, who will be leaving the FTC to pursue opportunities in the private sector after more than 35 years of service to the State of Florida.

Swanson comes from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) where he was serving as the Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations Administrator, leading the Secretary’s initiatives related to strategic investments in global-trade infrastructure as they relate to aviation, seaport, rail, freight, and transit solutions. Swanson is focused on maximizing job creation through these intermodal investments which are growing Florida’s economy for families and visitors. Prior to serving at FDOT, Swanson spent the majority of his career working in the private sector for organizations that promote Florida’s free market and economic development opportunities.

Jay Trumbull, Chairman of the FTC, welcomes the addition of Swanson to the Commission stating “...Swanson’s business and economic development background combined with his recent focus on Florida’s leadership within global trade sectors supports Governor Scott’s initiatives to create more jobs for Florida. Additionally, his experience will help the Commission in our efforts to promote and recommend leading transportation policies for Florida to compete in the economy of the future.”

The Florida Transportation Commission is an appointed body that provides performance and fiscal oversight of the FDOT, and makes transportation policy recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.

Upcoming Events

Commission Workshop/Meeting
The next regular meeting of the FTC will be held on November, 2015 in Jacksonville, FL.

Meeting Agenda

FTC Highlights

Management Compensation Study of the Florida Department of Transportation
(Final Report 2015)

Review of the Tentative Work Program (FY 2015/2016 - 2019/20)

Transportation Authority Monitoring and Oversight (FY 2013/2014)

Performance and Production Review (FY 2013/2014)

FTC Study of Cost Savings for Expressway Authorities (2012)