OMS-WTS: Keeping It Moving: Crises, Events & Incidents

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. EDT

Orlando, FL, United States

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OMS-WTS: Keeping It Moving: Crises, Events & Incidents




Description of the Event: Join us for our October luncheon program "Keeping It Moving: Crises, Events & Incidents". Hear from a panel of incident management experts from throughout Central Florida.




The session will give participants an overview of the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) transit emergency operations, and safety and security; the incident management strategies being used on the I-4 Ultimate project; the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s wrong-way driving and accident investigation technology; and traffic mitigation strategies used during multiple events in downtown Orlando.




Speakers will recount lessons learned and share best practices for managing major events and small- and large- scale incidents. This event will teach professionals how proper planning can:


-       Help emergency service providers;


-       Work to minimize the number and severity of incidents;


-       Facilitate maintenance of traffic during events and incidents; and other insights. 




Several points will be focused on during the lecture:




·         Hazard / Crisis Prevention: Proper transportation and transit operations and planning can help to prevent events and incidents from occurring in the first place. Discussions from speakers will provide attendees with methods and practices that can be implemented universally to help prevent transportation related hazards.


·         Hazard / Crisis Mitigation: By recounting lessons learned from previous events and incidents, effective steps can be taken to mitigate transportation hazards. While not all incidents and events can be prevented, the severity of such can often times be reduced through sufficient preparation and knowledge. Attendees will learn what work has been completed and/or is under way to help minimize and mitigate the number and severity of incidents at a number of transportation improvement projects and operations in the region.


·         Hazard / Crisis Response: For the events that cannot be prevented, minutes and seconds save lives. Learn strategies to help emergency service providers improve their overall response times. Also, learn strategies that can be utilized to help protect the emergency service personnel so they can effectively do their job of saving lives, without having to worry about becoming a statistic themselves.




Planners will be able to apply these strategies and lessons learned within their own communities to keep prevent, mitigate, and respond to transportation hazards / crises, while keeping remaining traffic moving safely and efficiently.


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Charles Ramdatt, PE, PTOE, AICP

Charles Ramdatt has had a 30+ year career in engineering & management, and recently retired as a Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Orlando. His portfolio included Transportation Engineering, Parking Management, membership on the Florida Green Book Committee, participation on the Operations Committee for the Central Florida Expressway ... Read More

Corey Quinn, PE

Corey Quinn P.E., Chief Of Technology/Operations, has been with the Authority since 2013. Mr. Quinn oversees all of the technology-related areas of the Authority, including Information Technology, Tolling and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Mr. Quinn holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and a ... Read More

Sandra Piccirilli, PE, Esquire, LEED

Sandra Piccirilli is an Attorney and a registered Professional Engineer. She received her Civil Engineering degree from the University of South Florida and her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. She has over 30 years working in the construction field, 10 of which were as a construction litigator ... Read More

Edward Johnson, CEO LYNX

Edward L. Johnson, has more than 20 years’ experience in the transportation industry including 13 prior years with LYNX. Previously, he was the chief administrative officer (CAO) for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). As CAO, Johnson oversaw MARTA's architectural services, information technology, human resources, police, safety and ... Read More

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