About Us - International Drive Improvement District
is the International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District?
Created in 1992, it is a special taxing district formed under a
public-private initiative with Orange County, the City of Orlando
and the businesses of the International Drive Resort Area. Recognized
as an outstanding example of cooperation between three distinct
entities, this is the first district of this type established in
Florida and is now used by other regions as a model. The district
is comprised of three separate Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU)
that are jointly operated under this unique partnership by a Governing
Board and an Advisory Board.
What does the District do?
We are charged with planning, designing, and operating a transit
service exclusive to the International Drive Resort Area businesses
that are within the boundaries of the District taxing units, as
well as the marketing and promotional efforts of area businesses
as a single, cohesive destination. We make recommendations to local
and state government agencies to reduce traffic congestion, enhance
pedestrian safety and increase overall mobility and security for
the entire District. Finally, we implement marketing and promotion
programs such as:
- InternationalDriveOrlando.com and IRideTrolley.com
- The International Drive Resort Area Official Visitors Guide
- I-RIDE Trolley Map - Your Guide to Dining, Shopping & Playing
- The I-Drive Hot Deals Discount Program
Who is on the Governing Board?
The Board is comprised of three members of local government: two
members from Orange County and one member from the City of Orlando.
Current Board members are:
- Chairperson: The Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Orange County
- Orange County: Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell, Orange
County - District 6
- City of Orlando: Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, City of
Orlando - District 6
Who is on the Advisory Board?
The District is served by a five-member Advisory Board: three members
are appointed by Orange County and two are appointed by the City
of Orlando. Members must be a District property owner, an owner-appointed
representative, or an employee of a property owner. Current members
Mr. Alan Villaverde, Peabody Orlando
- Vice Chairperson
Ms. Sibille Pritchard, Orlando Plaza Partners
- Other Members
Mr. Harris Rosen, Rosen Hotels
Mr. Charles Gundacker, Universal Orlando
Ms. Susan Godorov, Pointe Orlando
- District Staff
When are the upcoming District Advisory
Board and District Governing Board meetings?
District Advisory Board - All meetings begin at 9:30 am and last approximately 90 minutes. Meeting location will be at the Convention Center District Office (formally known as Downtown Orange County), 6014 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819 (unless otherwise noted).
Please check back to our website two weeks prior to each meeting to confirm meeting information and view the proposed agenda.
May 29, 2013 - CANCELLED
July 31, 2013 - Budget Planning Session
August 21, 2013 - Budget Planning Session
November 20, 2013
District Governing Board - Location is the Orange County Administration Building, 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando FL 32801. Specific room location will be announced two weeks prior to meeting date.
If you would like the minutes in the form of a PDF download select the date from the following. Click here to view
archived meeting minutes.
Where can you obtain more information about the I-Ride Trolleys
and the District?
Please contact the International Drive Master Transit & Improvement
District office at:
International Drive Master Transit & Improvement District
7081 Grand National Dr., Suite 105, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 248-9590 Fax: (407) 248-9594