Street Car Tour and Transit Presentation

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Tampa, FL, United States

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Gregory Brackin Director of Operations and ADA Support, provided a 30 minute

TECO Street Car “Car Barn” behind the scenes tour showcasing what has to

happen before the streetcars go into service, what happens at the end of the day,

and the work that goes into keeping the streetcars running. Also, the tour featured

the Birney #163, the 1920s Birney Safety Car that was fully restored by the Tampa;

Ybor City Street Railway Society.


Following the tour, Margaret Kubilkins, PE, ENV SP presented the local challenges

and possible solutions to improve the first and last mile transit options. Focusing

on pedestrian and bicycle design do’s and don’ts, Ms. Kubilins displayed

challenges and solutions for improvements around the street car travel area that

would significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, and encourage more first

and last mile trips.


Gregory Brackin

His responsibilities will included Customer Service, ADA HARTPlus Certification, and special projects for the Authority. Current projects include HARTplus Customer Choice Voucher Pilot Program, First and Last Mile Pilot Program, and Regional Revenue Collection and Inter-Jurisdictional Mobility Project. Mr. Brackin previously was employed with HART from 1994 through 2008 in ... Read More

Margaret Kubilins

Margaret Kubilins, PE, ENV SP, Traffic Engineering Manager. Ms. Kubilins brings extensive professional experience integrating traffic and mobility systems planning and design. She is a certified instructor of the “Designing for Pedestrian Safety” course for the Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety and has provided training to every FDOT District ... Read More

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