FTL DDA: STATE OF THE MARKET 2019 DD Report2 - Page 28

MOBILITY & INFRASTRUCTURE. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is the region’s main transportation hub with connections to Brightline/Virgin USA Trains, the Broward County Transit Terminal, the Greyhound Bus Depot, the Downtown FXE Helistop, the Sun Trolley, Water Trolley, and the Water Taxi. The urban core is also just a few miles from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Port Everglades, Tri-Rail, and Amtrak, making accessibility to and from DowntownFTL convenient and seamless. Transportation and mobility options continue to evolve as demographic shifts occur, proving that getting around DowntownFTL without a car is getting better each day. In November 2018, voters approved a one cent increase to the local sales tax to increase mobility and address transportation challenges in Broward County. The surtax will generate $3.3 Billion over a 30-year timeframe, providing much needed local funding to reduce congestion, enhance traffic light timing, develop safe sidewalks and bike paths, and expand mass transit. Over the next five years, the City of Fort Lauderdale’s “Go Big. Go Fast” infrastructure program will carry out nearly a half billion dollars of utilities work, funded by a $200 million revenue bond and the proceeds from annual water-sewer funds each year. 4.1 Million Port Everglades Cruisers 28. 32.5 Million Ft Lauderdale- Hollywood Intl Airport (FLL) Passengers 100,000 Scooter rides each month 89 Walkscore