Planner with 17 years experience in long range and short range transportation planning; comprehensive plan development; project management; technical analysis; and public relations. Effective in facilitating cooperation, compromise, and agreement between diverse interest groups.
Project Manager January 2009 to CurrentMPO － Leesburg, Florida
Project Manager for Pavement Management Program that currently provides services to one county and three municipalities within the MPO planning area
Project Manager for Lake~Sumter MPO Traffic Count Program, providing data to two counties and 19 Project Manager for Congestion Management System
Project Manager for the MPOs Congestion Management Process
Project Manager for Comprehensive Plan Amendment and DRI review
Project Manager for List of Priority Projects - annual update and amendments
Project Manager for Long Range Transportation Plan: Managed and developed the MPOs adopted long range transportation plan, TRANSPORTATION 2035 Implementing the adopted 2035 long range transportation Plan Currently managing the development of the 2040 long range transportation plan
Assisting MPO member governments develop comprehensive plans, plan updates and EARs: writing, editing and providing technical documents for future land use elements, transportation elements, transit element, intergovernmental coordination element, capital improvements elements and parks and recreation elements
Review traffic studies for DRIs, concurrency and comprehensive plan amendments
Conducting traffic studies for member government staff generated comp plan amendments, intersection operational analysis, signal warrant analysis
Writing grant applications (successfully receiving $2.2 million FRA Rail Line Relocation and Replacement Program for Florida Central Railroad).
Staff member assigned to support the Citizen's Advisory Committee and its Chairman at Committee meetings
Transportation Planning Team Resource Manager January 2007 to January 2009MSCW Inc － Orlando, Florida
Long-Range and Short Range Studies: systems planning and area-wide mobility studies, DRI's, impact fee assessments, concurrency management strategies, traffic operations/congestion management analysis, data collection and analysis, and access management studies
Development of transportation concurrency solutions
Conducting Corridor Studies
Conducting Traffic Impact Assessments
General transit planning, multi-modal studies
Planning and urban design for non-motorized travel
Responsible for client coordination, including project updates and client input
Estimating project budget, drafting scope of work, assigning time and cost for staff members and estimate reimbursable expenses
Preparing project schedule, including: establish project schedule, coordinate with other scheduled projects
Quality control, including interim and final review of project for quality control in conformance with company standards
Directing weekly transportation planning team meeting
Preparing contracts and contract amendments
Responsible for project performance, including Budget, Staff and Client Satisfaction
Preparing monthly workload and revenue forecast
Special Projects Manager for Planning January 2005 to January 2007FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE － Ocoee, Florida
Project Manager for planning feasibility studies and corridor studies.
Preparing presentations for studies.
Making presentations to Legislators, County Commissions, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Planning Councils, civic groups, neighborhood associations, and senior management.
Handling media relations for controversial and high-profile projects.
Creating project fact sheets and responding to requests for project information.
Overseeing creation and production of project maps and other types of media for public information and public involvement presentation.
Participating as Planning ITS liaison.
Serving as REDI representative.
Providing development review comments to local governments for projects impacting Turnpike facilities.
Responding to information requests received from the public, local governments, and state legislators.
Senior Transportation Planner September 2000 to December 2004TRAFFIC PLANNING AND DESIGN, INC － Maitland, Florida
Performing a wide range of traffic studies and technical analyses, including:
Conducting traffic impact studies for concurrency.
Intersection level of service analyses using HCS, Synchro and SimTraffic.
Conducting development of regional impact traffic studies.
Conducting transportation facilities analyses for comprehensive plan amendments.
Conducting capacity analyses using ARTPLAN, FREEPLAN, and HIGHPLAN
Conducting traffic studies for FDOT access connection permits.
Conducting parking studies for both new and expansion projects.
Conducting alternative impact fee studies.
Conducting signal warrant analyses.
Writing and negotiating traffic study methodologies.
Writing binding letters of interpretation.
Preparing fair share calculations for roadway improvements.
Calculating roadway impact fees.
Preparing graphics to accompany all traffic studies.
Writing proposals for both public and private sector work.
Preparing presentations using PowerPoint and making presentations to local governments.
Attending public hearings and neighborhood meetings for the purpose of answering traffic related questions and responding to comments.
Senior Transportation Planner January 2000 to September 2000ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS － Orlando, Florida
Project Manager for roadway conceptual analyses, coordinating projects including formal public meetings and public hearings.
Writing grant applications (successfully receiving $2.1 million for Orange County roadway projects).
Making presentations at public involvement events and in-house meetings.
Assisting with DRI review and Comprehensive Plan Amendment Review.
Writing and editing ORC responses.
Writing legal and display advertisements for public hearings and meetings.
Preparing project maps using ArcView.
Preparing newsletters for assigned projects and PowerPoint Presentations for public meetings, the LPA, and BCC.
Creating an Access database for current FDOT roadway projects, providing a means to keep county officials and staff current on regional roadway projects and enabling better intergovernmental coordination.
Preparing requests for proposal.
Assisting in preparation of Engineering Division Capital Improvement Program budget.
Contact person for the Orange County Sidewalk Program responding to project specific inquiries and answering general questions.
Representing Orange County at METROPLAN Orlando TIC, CAC, and BPAC.
Holding monthly Transportation Planning Group Board meeting (select/invite presenters, prepare agendas) keeping Public Works management informed of regional projects related to transportation.
Statewide Public Involvement Coordinator January 1998 to January 2000FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office － Tallahassee, Florida
Project Manager for the Public Involvement Training Program, developing and initiating innovative training techniques for the frontline staff statewide. Also, developing the Public Involvement Trainers Orientation, a "Train the Trainers" class.
Project Manager for the 2020 Florida Transportation Plan Update, FDOTs Long Range Transportation Plan, coordinating meetings, documents, agendas, and briefings for 4 committees, and overseeing the work of an outside consultant.
Developing a Public Involvement Plan for the 2020 Florida Transportation Plan Update to initiate outreach activities.
Coordinating the development of media for use in public outreach, internal training, and intergovernmental coordination
Researching and compiling data to develop a public involvement process document, delineating opportunities for public participation and input, published in October 2000.
Conducting research and receiving funding for a video conferencing pilot project to gauge its effectiveness of as a public involvement tool, and for potential expansion throughout the Florida Department of Transportation.
Writing articles and reports on various technical and non-technical subject matter for publication in agency documents and various periodicals.
MASTER of SCIENCE : Urban & Regional Planning, 1997FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY － Tallahassee, Florida, USFLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, Florida MASTER of SCIENCE in Urban & Regional Planning, Transportation Specialty, 1997
BACHELOR of SCIENCE : Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 1996BACHELOR of SCIENCE in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 1996
American Planning Association
Preparing presentations for studies
CAC American Institute of Certified Planners, #018838
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