TBTAG & TBITE Joint Meeting: Access Management and Complete Streets Integration and Use of the Highway Safety Manual in PD&E Studies

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Thursday, August 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 2 p.m. EST

Tampa, FL, United States

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The Tampa Bay Transportation Applications Group meeting is FREE and will be held for three (2) hours at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 7 in Tampa, FL.  This two-hour special training meeting includes a joint effort with the Florida Tampa Bay Institute of Transportation Engineers (TBITE).  The meeting includes  three presentations by the Florida Department of Transportation covering these training topics: Access Management, Complete Streets and Multimodal Integration as presented by the Florida Highway Systems Management Office; and Use of the Highway Safety Manual in PD&E Studies as presented by the Office of Environmental Management.  An additional presentation will made by on Multimodal Campus-Focused Solutions as presented by CUTR.


Access Management, Complete Streets, and Multimodal Integration

Gary Sokolow, Senior Planner, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Systems Management

This presentation is the product of rethinking the traditional goals of access management and how they can better fit into modern transportation and urban planning practices.  The presentation will show how the automobile centered practice of access management is changing and how we will need to rethink the benefit to all users of the system.


Use of the Highway Safety Manual in PD&E Studies

Victor Muchuruza, PE, Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Environmental Management

This presentation will highlight the use of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) procedures in Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies and further show how safety considerations can be incorporated in purpose and need for projects and alternatives evaluation. The presentation will highlight Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) tools and procedures that support use of the HSM commensurate with the complexity of the projects.


USF Maps App – Multimodal Campus-Focused Solution


Dr. Sean Barbeau, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida Campus
This presentation will discuss a new student-developed app to make getting to/from USF’s Tampa campus area easier for students, staff, and visitors.  Travelers to the campus have many travel options including driving (which requires looking for limited parking), riding the USF Bull Runner shuttle, using U-Pass to ride Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, bicycling, walking and using a Share-A-Bull bike share. This multimodal app brings all of these options together for choosing an option.  The transit and bike share mode information also includes a real-time component.  Students were funded by the USF Student Green Energy Fund and Dr. Barbeau’s time was funded by FDOT’s Florida TDM Clearinghouse.


Sean Barbeau

Dr. Sean J. Barbeau (barbeau@cutr.usf.edu) is the Principal Mobile Software Architect for R&D at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. Dr. Barbeau joined the faculty at the CUTR in 2004 and has served as the PI for multiple research ... Read More

Victor Muchuruza

Mr. Victor Muchuruza holds a Florida Professional Engineer License (PE) and has earned a PhD in transportation engineering. He has worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for several years and specializes in refining the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) procedures and integrating the procedures into Project Development and Environment (PD ... Read More

Gary Sokolow

Gary Sokolow is a Senior Transportation Planner with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida USA. He has been with the Department for over 25 years. He has 35 years of experience in the field of transportation planning. He has worked for local and regional governments as well as private consulting. Recent Achievements ... Read More

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