The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center are pleased to present the FDOT Districts 1 & 7 Local Agency Safety Summit. The Summit was held to let everyone know how Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Florida Division, FDOT Headquarters, and both FDOT Districts are addressing local road safety concerns and using the latest FHWA and FDOT rules. Topics of discussion include Highway Safety Improvement Program Guide (HSIPG) funding, safety actions from Central Office and both districts, along with success stories by our local agencies.
Kick-Off: David Gwynn & L.K. Nandam
Future HSIPG Funding: Kevin Burgess
FDOT HQ Safety Actions: Brenda Young
FDOT D1 Safety 3E Actions: Deborah Chesna & John Kubicki
FDOT D7 Safety 3E Actions: Ginger Regalado & Edith Wong
Local Agency Successful Projects
✔ City of Tampa: Alana Brasier
✔ City of Sarasota: Colleen McGue
✔ City of Lakeland: Charles Barmby & Angelo Rao
Questions and Answers
David W. Gwynn, P.E., District Seven Secretary, FDOT. David has over 35 years of transportation engineering experience in Florida. He has worked over 30 years in the private sector and the past five at FDOT, serving in roles of District Traffic Operations Engineer, District Director of operations, and since July of 2017 as District 7 Secretary.
L.K. Nandam, P.E., District One Secretary, FDOT. L.K. has over 22 years of experience in the transportation industry in both the private and public sector. He currently serves as the District Secretary for District One of the Florida Department of Transportation and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida and an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Kevin E. Burgess, P.E., Acting Director, Office of Technical Services, FHWA – Florida Division. Kevin has been with the Federal Highway Administration for over 20 years in many different roles including safety, planning & traffic operations. Prior to FHWA, he worked as an Operations Engineer for the West Virginia DOT for 7 years. He also currently serves as the Florida Division Safety Engineer where he manages all aspects of the safety program as well as being the MUTCD Coordinator.
Brenda Young, P.E., CPM, State Safety Engineer, FDOT. Brenda is a licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Public Manager, and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from UCF. In her role as the FDOT State Safety Engineer, Brenda leads crash data systems and analysis, manages the statewide Highway Safety Improvement Program, and fosters support and collaboration among FDOT districts, technical disciplines, and partner agencies to create a “force multiplier” effect in Florida’s vision zero charge as we continue our important work to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
Deborah Chesna, Pedestrian Bicycle Planning Coordinator, FDOT District 1. Deborah arrived at the FDOT District One with a passion for incorporating Health and Wellness into Community Design. Designing a healthy community where transportation users feel safe reaching their destinations is directly related to how much physical activity they receive daily. She is proud to be a part of FDOT’s Complete Streets initiative where the link between transportation and the built environment can focus on the importance of creating roadway designs that offer safe alternatives for all modes of transportation.
John P. Kubicki, RSP, Safety Work Program Supervisor, Landis Evans + Partners. John serves FDOT District One as the Safety Work Program Supervisor within Traffic Operations. John has been with the FDOT for almost 5 years In-House for Landis Evans + Partners under the District’s General Engineering Contract. John assists with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, Safe Routes to School, Design Build Pushbutton, and a variety of other programs.
Ginger Regalado, Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Manager, FDOT District 7. Ginger has been with the Florida Department of Transportation for over 20 years, and currently serves as the Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Manager for the District 7 Safety Office. Previously at FDOT, she was the Community Involvement Specialist for the Environmental Management Office. Ginger was also a teacher of middle and high school social studies with the Hillsborough County Public School system. She brings her background in teaching and experience with public involvement, along with her passion for safety to assist with outreach and education in FDOTs District Seven’s transportation safety education programs in the Tampa Bay Area.
Edith Wong, P.E., Traffic Safety Studies Engineer, FDOT District 7. Edith received her BSCE in 2014 from the Florida State University, and her MSCE in 2016 from the University of Florida. She interned at the State Materials Office with the Bituminous Materials Section while at the University of Florida. Upon graduation, she worked in a structures design firm in Tampa, and began her appointment to the FDOT PE Trainee Program in 2017. She currently serves at the Traffic Safety Studies Engineer in the Traffic Ops Safety Office. She handles a variety of safety studies, coordination with research groups, a work zone safety research project, response to citizen concerns, and development of various safety projects.
Alana Brasier, AICP, Vision Zero Coordinator, Mobility Department, City of Tampa. Alana is a transportation planner who is passionate about multimodal safety. She recently joined the City of Tampa as their new Vision Zero Coordinator and is going to share some ways the City and FDOT have already been partnering on this safety initiative.
Colleen McGue, AICP, Chief Transportation Planner, Planning Department, City of Sarasota. Colleen is the Chief Transportation Planner for the City of Sarasota. She joins us today to talk about several major safety projects recently constructed on US 41 and SR 789 in Sarasota.
Charles Barmby, AICP CTP, Business Development & Transportation Manager, City of Lakeland. Chuck has 28 years of transportation planning experience, 18 of those with the City of Lakeland. His experience with the City includes long- and short-range transportation planning, preparation of mitigation conditions for new development activity, impact fee credit and development agreements, management of the Development Review Team process, and close coordination with the Polk TPO, Florida DOT and Lakeland Area Mass Transit District regarding funding and implementation of transportation projects within the City.
Angelo Rao, P.E., Manager, Traffic Operations & Parking Services Division, City of Lakeland. Angelo is Manager of the Traffic Operations and Parking Services Division with the City of Lakeland. With a combined 40 years of public and private sector service, Angelo understands the special needs of the public. He has personally attended and/or chaired over 600 public meetings with a view of reaching consensus within these communities for implementing lasting solutions, for ALL transportation users! Angelo is a 1980 graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering.
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This webinar will award 2.5 PDHs.