2040 Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan

2035 Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan

Florida Multimodal Connections Newsletter- 1st Quarter 2015

The Broward MPO is working with our partners in the region to improve the movement of freight and goods in Southeast Florida.

Economic Impact

The economic impact of the freight industry in Southeast Florida is tremendous. According to the 2014 Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan, the freight industry is directly responsible for 278,000 jobs in Southeast Florida, with an average annual salary of $69,000. Overall, the freight industry has a $55 billion dollar impact on Southeast Florida's economy.

Intermodal Freight Planning

Improving the efficient movement of freight and goods in Southeast Florida also requires considering the transfers of freight and goods between different modes of transportation---air, sea, rail, and road. These transfers between modes occur at intermodal facilities such as airports, seaports, freight rail terminals, and major trucks terminals. In 2014, Port Everglades completed a $53 million dollar Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) that will help transfer international and domestic shipments between ship and rail. The completion of this facility has increased traffic at Port Everglades by 26 percent.


Effective freight and goods movement and intermodal freight planning involves the coordination and collaboration of many agencies. The Broward MPO works with partners in all three Southeast Florida counties to ensure the quick and efficient movement of goods in the region. The 2014 Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan was completed with input from all three area MPOs (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach), all three ports (PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach), all three area airports, the Florida Department of Transportation, and private industry.

The Broward MPO's freight partners include:

Miami-Dade MPO Palm Beach MPO Florida DOT District 4 Florida DOT District 6 PortMiami Port Everglades
Port of Palm Beach Miami International Airport Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Palm Beach International Airport Private Industry Citizens


MPOAC Freight Advisory Committee

MPO Executive Director Gregory Stuart chairs the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) Freight Advisory Council, whose mission is to serve as the clearinghouse for all Florida MPOs and support regional freight planning efforts. The MPOAC Freight Advisory Council is made up of representatives from MPOs from across the state of Florida, and promotes the quick and efficient movement of goods throughout the state. For more information on the MPOAC Freight Advisory Council, visit:

What's Next?

For more information about the MPO's freight efforts, please contact Paul Flavien at 954-876-0045 or by email at