Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Panel Piscussion

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Overview

Northeast Florida is a great place to live, work and play. Our weather, natural and cultural resources, recreational and entertainment opportunities, strong and diverse economy, and breathtaking beaches have inspired more than 1.3 million people to call our region home. Over the next 50 years we expect that number will more than double. Today, Northeast Florida’s most pressing challenges, such as transportation, are taking on a regional scale. Recognizing the transportation issues facing our region, Senate Bill 2470 was enacted creating the Northeast Florida Regional Transportation Study Commission. The Commission is made up of representatives from the seven counties of the Northeast Florida region (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Putnam). Since December 2010, the Regional Transportation Study Commission has been developing a regional transportation elements plan and a strategy to implement a regional plan. Their efforts will help ensure our region’s transportation future is geared to promote economic growth and enhance the high quality of life we enjoy. The Regional Transportation Study Commission is seeking public input from key stakeholders to include in the final report to the legislature. This program, developed specifically for the A/E/C community in Northeast Florida, will include a presentation of the draft recommendations along with a panel discussion involving commission members that will engage the audience in a conversation on Regional Transportation and the role a Regional Transportation Commission and potential Authority could play in our region’s continued growth.

Speakers

Brad Thoburn

Confirmed Speaker

Brad Thoburn has served as an administrator, policy advisor, and government relations specialist in local, state and federal government. He has an extensive in-depth knowledge of the public policy issues and governmental processes related to transportation and land use planning. Mr. Thoburn is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and ... Read More

James Bennett

Confirmed Speaker

James G. Bennett, P.E. Florida Department of Transportation Urban Transportation Development Manager James graduated from University of Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In that same year, he began the Professional Engineer Training Program with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He completed ... Read More