International Drive Transit Feasibility and Alternative Technology Assessment (TFATA)


The International Drive Transit Feasibility and Alternative Technology Assessment (TFATA) will analyze the potential of implementing a premium transit service as an urban circulator operating within the International Drive District (I-Drive District). In addition, the analysis will also evaluate the potential of implementing improvements to Tradeshow Boulevard, to include the provision of additional vehicular travel and transit lanes extending from Destination Parkway to Universal Boulevard. The study area for a potential premium transit service includes key roadway segments where the existing I-Ride Trolley operates between Sand Lake Road and Orange County’s Destination Parkway Superstop, and continues further south to Sea Harbor Drive. The study area encompasses the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and surrounding land uses including hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and theme parks. The five roadway segments being studied include:

  • International Drive (I-Drive) from Sea Harbor Drive to Sand Lake Road,
  • Via Mercado from I-Drive to Universal Boulevard,
  • Destination Parkway from I-Drive to Tradeshow Boulevard,
  • Tradeshow Boulevard from Destination Parkway to Universal Boulevard, and
  • Universal Boulevard from Tradeshow Boulevard to Sand Lake Road.


The purpose of the study is to address increasing transportation needs within the I-Drive District and to implement a sustainable multimodal system that reflects and complements the surrounding environment. The International Drive 2040 Vision Plan approved by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners on February 2016 includes a policy direction intended to further enhance and sustain the economic viability of the International Drive District and the Orange County Convention Center. For more information, please check International Drive 2040 Vision Plan.


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Public Involvement

Newsletters will be mailed to nearby property owners at certain milestones to inform them of the project. The County is also available to hold small group meetings during the study phase, at the request of interested parties.

Contact Us

Brian Sanders, Assistant Manager
Orange County Planning, Environmental and
Development Services (PEDS) Department
Transportation Planning Division
4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando FL Florida 32839