Northeast Florida Transportation Forum

APA Florida Chapter, First Coast Section


Thursday, January 16, 2014
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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The Northeast Florida Transportation Forum is held two to three times a year for planning professionals in the Northeast Florida Region. The focus is current transportation planning initiatives, transportation planning issues, and updates to regional planning activities in the Northeast Florida area. The forum includes presentations by leading planning professionals from throughout the area. The agenda includes the following presentations: Introduction Meet Ameera Sayeed (Growth and Development/Modeling Coordinator, FDOT District 2) in her new role at FDOT. (10 min)  Managed Lanes An update on managed lane projects in Northeast Florida with James Bennett(Urban Transportation Development Manager, FDOT-District 2) and what the future holds for managed lanes in Northeast Florida. (25 min)  An Update on the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Denise Bunnewith (Planning Director, North Florida TPO) and Terry Shaw (HNTB) with an update on progress with the LRTP and the ABM efforts. (25 min)  Public Engagement Victoria Pennington will be introducing new and interesting public engagement strategies. (25 min)  Updates to FDOT Manuals Gary Sokolow (Access Management and Site Impact Analysis, FDOT-Systems Planning) from Central Office with information about updated transportation manuals. (25 min) Additionally, there will be an opportunity to network and learn from other planning professionals working in the region. There are over 200 planning professionals that are registered to receive invites to the forum, with 30 to 50 percent in attendance each time.


James Bennett

Confirmed Speaker

James Bennett, PE, graduated from the University of Florida in 1991 and has worked for the FDOT since graduation. He served as the Roadway District Design Engineer and was promoted to Urban Transportation Development Manager in 2004. His primary areas of responsibility include coordination with the urban area MPOs, oversight ... Read More

Ameera Sayeed

Confirmed Speaker

Ameera Sayeed, AICP, GISP, joined the Florida Department of Transportation, District Two, as the Growth and Development/Modeling Administrator. Ameera has a wealth of experience in transportation planning both in the private and the public sectors. She has over 14 years of expertise in GIS, and is well versed in ... Read More

Gary Sokolow

Confirmed Speaker

Gary Sokolow, is a Senior Transportation Planner with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of transportation planning, over 20 of which has been with FDOT. Gary has specialized in access management, development impact analysis, growth management and trip generation. He has co-authored ... Read More

Denise Bunnewith

Confirmed Speaker

Denise Bunnewith has been with the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization for over 25 years, where she currently serves as the Planning Director. She has 30 plus years of planning experience and is working on her 6th Long Range Transportation Plan Update. She has a BS in Environmental Design from ... Read More

Terry Shaw

Confirmed Speaker

Terry Shaw, PE is an Associate Vice President with HNTB where he currently serves as the Director of the Jacksonville Office. He has 23 years of experience in systems planning, project development and the final design of transportation projects involving highways, airports, rail and transit. His experience includes serving as ... Read More

Victoria Pennington

Confirmed Speaker

Victoria M. Pennington, is a marketing and public affairs consultant with over 20 years of experience in marketing planning, advertising, sales promotion, public relations, market research and organizational development. Her expertise includes creating marketing, public relations and public involvement programs for transportation projects. Victoria’s clients include transportation agencies and ... Read More