Everyone’s voice is needs to be heard in the transportation planning process. But the voices of our youth are particularly important, since they will be living the plan when our 2045 Plan becomes reality. That’s why we created outreach materials and presentations, especially geared toward today’s elementary and middle school students. In 2045, those Central Floridians will be in their 30s and ready to lead the region into the next 25-year transportation plan.
Our staff is eager to reach out virtually to any school class or youth group interested in hearing more about transportation planning. For more information contact: Mary Ann Horne, MaryAnn.Horne@MetroPlanOrlando.gov.
Future Path central florida Activity Book
One great way to get the whole family involved in learning about transportation is through our youth activity book. The 12-page book offers a mix of information, coloring pages, puzzles, and safety tips geared toward elementary school students. It includes a fill-in-the-blank letter for kids to tell us what kind of transportation system they want in the future.
Printed copies of the activity book are available to individuals or groups, free of charge. If you’re interested in receiving the book, just let us know how many you want and where to send them. Or, you can print your own copies at home, using the file below. Either way, be sure to have young Central Floridians fill out the letter and tell us what we should include our plans. Contact us at: MTP@MetroPlanOrlando.gov.
Check out these letters we recently received from young people who have some great ideas for the future! We think Central Florida should be in good hands in 2045, based on this input.
Our short video lets kids and families know how much we value youth input for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan — and all our planning products. Please share with friends and family members who might enjoy it!