OMS-CFTPG: Multimodal Safety

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, November 5, 2015
noon - 2 p.m. EST

Orlando, FL, United States

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Safety, Safety, Safety.  Through presentation on several Central Florida projects, planners will learn and be engaged on ways they can design their multi-modal facilties for the safety of their users.  They will learn about the latest available systems and process that ensure safety to passengers and transit workers.


SunRail:  Central Florida’s First Commuter Rail System, Promoting Railroad Safety through Public Engagement


Thad Joseph, Public Involvement and Community Outreach Project Manager, SunRail


The community outreach initiatives used to raise public awareness about railroad safety throughout the Central Florida community is the focus of this presentation.




Safety and Security at Orlando International Airport


Cyrus T. Callum, A.A.E., ACE, Assistant Director, Airport Operations – Landside Operations, Orlando International Airport


Marquez Griffin, A.A.E., ACE, Assistant Director, Airport Operations – Airfield, Orlando International Airport


The complexity and behind-the-scenes details of how safety and security go hand-in-hand for the Orlando International Airport are outlined in this presentation.  The Landside portion presents complexities that we all know too well: dealing with the airlines and the TSA.  The Airside component typically involves a plane taxiing, taking off or landing.  Bur how much safety and security involved in these seemingly simple processes with be presented to illustrate how complex processes translate to a seamless experience. 




I-4 Operational Incident Management and Response


Joseph A. Morffi, I-4 Ultimate Operations & Maintenance Manager, Skanska USA Civil Southeast (Managing Partner for SGL)


Keeping I-4 free from delays due to accidents is challenging.  Performance measures for incident management throughout the PPP Project and keeping I-4 free from delays due to accidents during the major construction of I-4 Ultimate is even more challenging.  An operational incident management and response process to help keep I-4 safe during this major construction will be presented.




TSM&O and its safety Benefits


Edward L. Grant IV, Florida Department of Transportation – District 5, ITS Operations Manager


The resources to provide outreach to the public for advance warning providing real-time active management and operations to improve mobility for roadway users will be discussed.




FDOT’s Complete Streets and Bicycle Facilities Design Efforts


Dewayne Carver, AICP, State Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation Roadway Design Office


This presentation will look at macro-level planning and the connection to land use as part of the overall complete streets effort; context-based design proves blending planning and design o provide an optimal balance of transportation needs; and FDOT’s new bicycle standards.


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Thad Joseph

Invited Speaker

Thad Joseph is the Public Involvement and Community Outreach, Project Manager for the SunRail project. In this role, he keeps the public informed about the work being done to get SunRail ready to expand passenger service into Osceola County. He can be found interacting with the public at community events ... Read More

Cyrus T. Callum, A.A.E., ACE, MCA

Invited Speaker

Cyrus holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Aviation Management from Delta State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is an Accredited Airport Executive and an Airport Certified Employee in Operations. He also holds a Private Pilots Certificate. Cyrus ... Read More

Marquez Griffin, AAE, ACE

Invited Speaker

Marquez Griffin is the Assistant Director of Airport Operations – Airfield at Orlando International Airport. As Assistant Director, Marquez supervises and reviews inspections of airport facilities, air operations activities, airfield and airside facility construction projects, and all airfield emergencies. Additionally, Marquez is tasked with managing the planning and implementation of the ... Read More

Joseph A. Morffi

Invited Speaker

Joseph graduated from the University of Miami (UM) with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1994. In 1995, Joseph began working for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 4 office in Fort Lauderdale, FL as a Professional Engineer Trainee. Joseph specialized in maintenance and contract management. After ... Read More

Edward Grant IV

Invited Speaker

B.A., Business Administration: Management, University of Central Florida (2003) B.A., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (on-going) Mr. Grant’s career in Traffic Operations with the Florida Department of Transportation began 16 years ago. Mr. Grant has managed several state and federally funded projects within this time. He ... Read More

DeWayne Carver, AICP

Invited Speaker

DeWayne Carver, AICP, is the Florida Department of Transportation’s Statewide Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. As part of FDOT’s Roadway Design Office, DeWayne is responsible for revising and implementing FDOT’s bicycle and pedestrian standards and planning guidance and Complete Streets efforts. He also leads FDOT’s 14-person District Bike ... Read More