Florida Section / District 10 MeetingTampa, FloridaNovember 2015
What is ITE? a volunteer educational organization ofTransportation Professionals.
ITE’s Global Network Nearly 15,000 members 90 countries 10 districts 60 sections 30 local chapters 141 student chapters 1 high school chapter
ITE InternationalWashington, DCFloridaDistrict 10Florida SectionRegional Chapters (8):Big Bend FloridaCentral FloridaFirst CoastGold CoastPanhandleSouthwest FloridaTampa BayTreasure CoastPuerto Rico SectionStudent Chapters (8):Florida Atlantic UniversityFlorida International UniversityFlorida State University/Florida A&MPolytechnic University of Puerto RicoUniversity of Central FloridaUniversity of Florida – GainesvilleUniversity of Mayaguez Puerto RicoUniversity of South Florida
What Can ITE Do For You? Industry Resources Professional Development Networking and Collaboration Leadership Opportunities
Your Elected International OfficersPresidentJohn KennedyPast PresidentHibbett NealVice PresidentPaula BenwayVice President-ElectShawn Leight
Florida Section/District Leadership Andrew Velasquez, President Sage Kamiya, Vice President Christopher Russo, Secretary Oliver Rodrigues, Treasurer Pete Yauch, Past President Rosana Correa, International Director
2015 a year of transition
New Headquarters StaffJeff PaniatiExecutive DirectorChief Operating OfficerKathi DriggsSr. Membership DirectorColleen Agan
Technical CouncilsConsolidation to6 Technical CouncilsIncludes: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transit Optimizing Lane Widths
Committees Young Member Committee Advocacy Committee Professional Development Committee Student Chapter Committee
Young Member Initiatives Discounted International meeting registration Reduced dues - members 30 and younger Increased networking opportunities including YPT
Chartered High School ChapterJinan Foreign Language School -Self-Driving Car ClubPresident John KennedyJeremiah Liu
Rising Stars Program
LeadershipITE Identify, engage and develop 21st century leaderswww.ite.org/leadership
2016 a year of Transformation
2016 International Board Goals Rebrand to address: today’s community needs today’s professional needs diversity and inclusion of all Transportation Professionals: safety, mobility, accessibility, ITS, AV/CV, big datatechnology, freight movement, environment,economic and policy, social scientists, planning, andoperations ethnic, gender and age
2016 International Board Goals Collaborate with other organizations National Association of City Transportation Officials Young Professionals in Transportation Improve Membership & Student Services
2016 International Board Goals Strategic Initiatives Committee Urban/Walkable/Livable Communities ITS/AV/CV & Big Data Technologies Sustainability & Resiliency Transportation Planning/Regional Planning/Policy Global Interests
2016 will be a year ofTransformation!
So how can you help?Are you Passionate about ourindustry? A mover and shaker? Visionary? Do you want to shape ourfuture cities?
There are a few items everyone can contribute to
Mayor's Challenge: Safer People &Safer StreetsThis past January, Secretary Foxx challenged cityleaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestriansafety.For more information on the Mayor's Challenge, e
US Surgeon General’s Call to ActionStep It Up! Promote Walking and WalkableCommunities recognizes the importance of physicalactivity for people of all ages and abilities. It calls onthe nation to support walking and walkability.Improving walkability means that communities arecreated or enhanced to make it safe and easy to walk.
FHWA Making ChangesA significant barrier to human-scale, complete streetsappears ready to fall FHWA is proposing to drop 11 of 13 mandatory standardsfor streets under 50 MPH, which will help in the design offederally owned urban nt#h-12
ITE President call to action? what would it be?
ITE President call to action? what would it be?Manny DiazFormer Miami Mayor(2001-2009)Keynote SpeakerITE Annual MeetingHollywood, FLAugust, 2015
Paradigm Shift Traditional cities – high density, compact and walkable 50-60 yrs of exodus from cities and rise of suburbs Traffic planning gave us highways and less reliance ontransit making our communities car centric Glorified the automobile causing long commutes,congestion, pollution and human impacts A shift has occurred, but we are not there yet.
Manny’s call to action Transportation challenges to transforming Miami: Lowering speed limits – from 40 to 30 or lower Two way streets – calm traffic, better business access, minimizescircuitous traffic Wider sidewalks/narrow lanes - complete streets – essential inmaking streets walkable, livable and economically sustainable; Infrastructure improvements –provide services to communitieswithout sacrificing the community; Interstate highways – often slice/dice communities
Why are cities important? Growth of cities/urbanization Cities are important economic engines Social factors- equity/poverty/affordability/housing Environment & health Economic sense
Manny’s Paula’s Call to Action Before you leave this room, consider committing to thisgoal -- design transportation systems around people not cars. for all users; that is safer, eases congestion, is less costly inthe long run, and can spur economic development. that alleviates challenges of economic opportunity, energy,security, climate change and health. promotes clean air. helps people get more physically active by providingalternatives to driving.
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Transportation professionals are problem solvers; ourcommunities are different today and we need to getback to being part of the solution!THE DISTRICT
1st Wellness Focus – City Neighborhoodin the country!Phase I and II:2,000,000 square feet of Office600,0000 square feet of Hotel300,000 square feet of Retail3,300 Residential (apartment/condo) units
Existing Highway Network
Future Highway Street Network
Transportation ChoicesTravel Demand ManagementChoices a set of strategies aimed at reducing demandfor roadway travel, particularly in singleoccupancy vehicles. Strategies include many variations such as: Bicycle Facility improvements (facility and amenities)Bike/Transit integrationCar-sharing services (Zip Car) & Bike Sharing & Uber & LyftMore Transit options (shuttles, Streetcar, BRT, Light rail, etc.)Park & Ride initiatives (suburban commuters)Complete Streets implementationTraffic calming / context sensitive speedsCarBikeWaterWalkBusRail/Streetcar
Analysis Principles Create a walkable, livable network by: Creating compact intersections Minimalistic geometry Provide safe use by all modes Narrow lane widths Maximize on-street parking Provide curb-extensions Provide high visibility crossings Providing short signal cycles Prioritize walking, bicycling, and transit
Analysis Principles Create a walkable, livable network by: Keep the number of signal phases to aminimum Adjust timing for peak and off-peak, specialevent volumes Coordinate signals to the intended urbantravel speeds
Street Standards FDOT Green Book – Chapter 19 – Traditional Neighborhood Development defines characteristics and design features to achieve the goals forcompact and livable development patterns reinforced by a context sensitivetransportation network FDOT TND Handbook – providing further planning and design guidance forgreenfield(new), brownfield, urban infill, and in the renovation ofdowntown neighborhoods and business districts.
Selmon GreenwayPedestrian andBicycle Network Mixed use paths Buffered bicycle lanes Shared waysStreetcar stopsCoast Bike Share StationsConnection to existing trailsvThe proposed plan enhances, connectsand promotes alternative modes oftransportation.MeridianTrailTampaRiverwalk
Selmon GreenwayTransit NetworkMeridianTrail Mixed use paths Buffered bicycle lanes Shared waysTECO Streetcar stopsTECO Streetcar corridorTECO Streetcar Extension (variousroutes to Marion Transit Center)vHart Transit (In-Town Trolley &Local Service)Hart Service Extensions (Cumberland& Whiting Corridors)TampaRiverwalk
Status Plan / Design / Build ProcessDesign due diligence Preliminary Traffic Assessment – under review Concurrent Phase I Interim Street Design Vacating & creating new ROW’s Initial development parcelsSchedule – Break Ground Spring 2016
1 high school chapter. Florida District 10 Florida Section Puerto Rico Section Regional Chapters (8): . 6 Technical Councils . Committees . TECO Streetcar stops TECO Streetcar co