Central Florida Transportation Planning Group (CFTPG)

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Central Florida Transportation Planning Group (CFTPG)

The Central Florida Transportation Planning Group (formerly the Central Florida Traffic Data Users Group) meets three times a year to provide presentations on trending transportation topics such as travel demand modeling, revolutionary technologies, transportation system/demand management, urban design, policy and growth management and other relevant transportation planning topics. The sessions are brown-bag lunch format and are open for anyone to attend. No RSVP is required. Please note our new meeting location below:

Central Florida Expressway Authority
4974 ORL Tower Road, Orlando, Florida 32807
from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information, you may contact Judy Pizzo by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2019 Meeting Dates

  • March 21, 2019
  • July 31, 2019
  • October 31, 2019

CFTPG Board Members

The CFTPG Meetings are guided by a volunteer board which includes members from a wide spectrum of the transportation industry who provide input on relevant meeting topics and speakers. Current board members are listed below.

  • Libertad Acosta-Anderson, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Luis Diaz, Stantec Inc.
  • Dr. Naveen Eluru, UCF College of Engineering
  • Dr. Christopher Hawkins, UCF College of Health and Human Affairs
  • Allen Ibaugh, Data Transfer Solutions Inc.
  • Jack Klodzinski, Florida Turnpike Enterprise/AECOM
  • Fred Milch, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Karl Passetti, Kittelson and Associates Inc.
  • Judy Pizzo, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Mary Ross, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Brenda Young, Florida Department of Transportation

CFTPG 2019 Meeting #2, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Planning for Visitors

Orlando had a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018, increasing 4.2 percent over 2017. What are the impacts of these visitors on our transportation system? How do we plan for them through our regional planning process?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to participate in this lively discussion focusing on the impacts of tourism on Central Florida’s transportation network and how their needs are accommodated by the public and private sectors. Bring your questions about how future planning efforts will address the millions of tourists that come to the region annually. Panelists include representatives from Universal Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Imagineering, Metroplan Orlando, LYNX, Orange County Convention Center, and Visit Orlando. The event will be moderated by Billy Hattaway, Transportation Director, City of Orlando.

Click here for meeting flyer.

Meet and Greet—11:30 AM • Panel Discussion—12:00 Noon

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CFTPG 2019 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 21, 2019

The session format was that of a panel discussion with Central Florida’s regional transportation agencies to hear from these leaders about the role of their agency in the future of transportation, transportation initiatives, legislative priorities and thoughts on transportation funding. The panelists included Hugh Harling, Executive Director of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Gary Huttman, Executive Director of Metroplan Orlando; Georganna Gillette, Executive Director of the Space Coast TPO; Lois Bollenback, Executive Director of the River to Sea TPO; Michael Woods, Executive Director of the Lake Sumter MPO; and Derrick Harris, Executive Director of Ocala Marion TPO.

The panel discussion was facilitated by Christine Kefauver, AICP, who provided a brief background and context for transportation in Central Florida, major transportation and economic trends, as well as major project initiatives. The discussion included policy priorities, SunRail transition, multimodal connectivity in the region, regional priorities, context-sensitive street standards, accommodating non-work trips in the transportation model, mobility as a service, funding, visitors, safety, and automated vehicles.

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CFTPG 2018 Meeting #3, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Complete Streets – How FDOT is Moving Towards Mobility for All

The session will provide an overview of FDOT’s complete streets initiatives and how the concept of mobility for all is illustrated not just through infrastructure improvements but also through services. The session will have three presentations – first focusing on the context-sensitive complete streets approach, second focusing on infrastructure examples, and third focusing on services. Join us to hear from the following speakers:

  • Alison Stettner, AICP, Planning and Environmental Management Administrator, FDOT District Five
  • Patty Hurd, P.E., AICP, Associate Planner, Kittelson and Associates
  • Stephen Benson, AICP, Metropolitan Planning Administrator, FDOT District Seven
  • Courtney Reynolds, Program Manager, reThink Your Commute

Click here for the meeting flyer.

Meet and Greet—11:30 AM • Presentations—12:00 Noon

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CFTPG 2018 Meeting #2, Thursday, August 2, 2018

Growth Management – Legislative Updates and Innovations

This session focused on the State of Florida’s Growth Management legislation, a brief history, the changes in the last decade and how it has impacted local government transportation and land use planning. Speakers included - Clif Tate, P.E., Sr. Vice President with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc; Jon Weiss, P.E., Director, Orange County Community, Environmental, and Development Services Department; Kerry Godwin, AICP, Director of Planning and Design, Osceola County; and Anoch Whitfield, AICP, Planning Manager, City of Oviedo.

The presentations from the August 2nd meeting can be found at this link: http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/CFTPG/CFTPG_08-02-2018.zip.

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CFTPG 2018 Meeting #1, Thursday, March 29, 2018

Autonomous Vehicles – The Adolescence Years

This session focused on AV trial projects – the LYNX LYMMO Bus Rapid Transit, the University of Central Florida Campus AV Circulator, and the Gainesville Autonomous Transit Shuttle. The following speakers discussed what transit agencies in Florida are doing to get prepared for the AV revolution – Tomika Monterville, Director of Planning and Development at the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX); Jeremy Dilmore, P.E., FDOT District 5 TSM&O Engineer-Freeways; and Jesus Gomez, Transit Director, City of Gainesville.

Meeting materials can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.fsutmsonline.net/images/uploads/CFTPG/AV-Adolescence-Yrs_Combined-PPT.pptx

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