OMS-FDOT: Central Florida Transportation Planning Group – Smart Cities

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, May 25, 2017
noon - 2 p.m. EST

Orlando, FL, United States

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OMS-FDOT:  Central Florida Transportation Planning Group – Smart Cities

Smart Tampa

Vik Bhide, Chief Traffic Management Engineer, City of Tampa

The City of Tampa is the 3rd largest city in the state of Florida and the metropolitan heartbeat of Tampa Bay, a region of more than 3 million people. The Smart Tampa initiative plans to address such challenges faced by the region in the context of growth, urbanization, climate change, security, and the sharing economy.

North Florida Smart Region Plan

Terry Shaw, PE, Associate Vice President, HNTB Jacksonville

North Florida will become one the nation’s first Smart Regions. While many smart city and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) strategies have been deployed independently with great success within the region, integrating them will harness the power of big data and TSM&O strategies into a unified platform to deliver world-class mobility, energy efficiency and provide ladders of opportunity.

Orlando - The SMART City Beautiful

Chris Castro, CPB, LEED GA, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando

The City of Orlando was recently selected as one of five cities to participate in the 2017 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge. Orlando was selected because of its commitment to utilizing smart technologies to advance livability, workability, sustainability and resilience in the City. As part of the challenge, the City will receive tailored guidance on further developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to apply smart technologies to continue to expand innovation, inclusion and investment in Orlando.


Several points will be focused on during the lecture:

·        Smart City technology is being planned and deployed throughout Florida.

·        Smart City concepts include more than improving transportation capacity and availability.

·        Smart City concepts should be included in current and planned projects.



·        Enables planners and transportation professionals to stay informed on the fast-moving developments of Smart Cities.

·        Shows examples of how it will impact the planning of future transportation systems.


·        Teaches professionals strategies for getting involved early to support the planning and implementation of Smart City technology.

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Chris Castro, CPB, LEED GA

Professional Preparation: • University of Central Florida, B.S. Environmental Science & Policy, Energy & Sustainability Dec 2010 • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED GA - Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance Feb 2013 Appointments: • Director of Sustainability, Co-chair of Smart Cities Initiative June 2016 – Present City of Orlando • Senior Energy Advisor and Program Manager, City ... Read More

Terrel (Terry) Shaw, PE

Terry Shaw, PE has served as the group director for HNTB’s Jacksonville office for the last ten years. He has extensive experience in preliminary and final roadway design, PD&E studies, transportation systems planning, and ITS/TSM&O. Terry is a graduate of the University of Miami and Louisiana ... Read More

Vik Bhide

Vik Bhide has over 14 years of research, consulting and local government experience in Transportation. He previously worked as an IT consultant in the private sector. Vik currently serves as Chief Traffic Management Engineer for the City of Tampa and leads the Smart Cities Program. Vik was presented the 2015 ... Read More

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