Ms. Cox (fka, Sellers) has over 12 years of experience in Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), freight planning, project management, modal development, operational analyses, intergovernmental coordination, and stakeholder outreach. Ms. Cox's areas of expertise include freight, environmental, and corridor planning; comprehensive planning; federal grants acquisition and management; and funding acquisition. She also has extensive experience working as an extension of the Florida Department of Transportation's staff, and is very familiar with the Department's staff, systems, procedures, and processes - most notably the SIS planning and funding process. Further, Ms. Cox also has extensive experience in intergovernmental coordination and public involvement; GIS mapping; land use planning and analysis; and National Environmental Protection Act/Project Development and Environment related environmental projects. Previous project experience includes: Districtwide Interchanges and Modeling Support Contract, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, Bartow, Florida-- Transportation Planner. Responsibilities include on-call support to FDOT for Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) and freight planning; intergovernmental coordination; growth management reviews; modal development; operational analyses; and general tasks, as needed.
Transportation Statistics Office, Freight and Modal Data Program, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Central Office, Tallahassee, Florida--Transportation Planner.Ms. Cox's responsibilities include the project management and completion of tasks under the Data Management and Inventory Task Work Order. Ms. Cox provides coordination, planning, development, and reporting of the freight modal development program covering Florida and interrelated transportation systems.Planning and Public Transportation Services, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five, Orlando, Florida--Transportation Planner.Responsibilities include on-call support to FDOT for Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) and freight planning; project management; intergovernmental coordination; modal development; operational analyses; meeting facilitation; general tasks, as needed.Also supports the District in all areas of SIS planning through assisting with the development of the District's SIS Unfunded Needs Plan, SIS Cost Feasible Plan, SIS 2nd Five Year Plan and Work Program administration.Planning and Public Transportation Services, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five, Orlando, Florida--Transportation Planner.Responsibilities include on-call support to FDOT for freight planning services. Support services include intergovernmental coordination, data collection and analysis, funding justifications based on freight community needs, district-level coordination with the development and implementation of the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (FMTP), and other services as needed. In the course of these services, Ms. Cox represented the District at the FMTP Regional Listening Sessions and Business Forums, and advised the District on goals and objectives that may affect the District.At the request of Central Office, Ms. Cox created the first district-level FMTP implantation plan, called the "District Five Freight Mobility Implementation Plan".Ms. Cox also facilitates the Districts' participation in the Ocala Inland Freight Facility Feasibility Study, as well as facilitates the I-75 Freight Mobility Stakeholders' Working Group.Planning and Public Transportation Services, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Central Office, Office of Freight, Logistics, and Passenger Operations Duties included creating an educational document on Intermodal Logistics Centers (ILC) called the "ILC Primer" in support of the implementation of the State's Freight Mobility and Trade Plan.This document was presented at the first Statewide ILC Forum.Also participated in the Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (FMTP) development process from supporting FDOT Central Office and District Five at forums, providing support staff as needed and reviewing all major FMTP documents.Central Florida Off-Hours/FRATIS Freight Delivery Pilot Project, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five/Federal Highway Administration, Orlando, Florida--Consultant Project Manager.Consultant Project Manager for the Central Florida Off-Hours/FRATIS Freight Delivery Pilot Project on behalf of the FDOT.With the participation of a large hospital group concentrated in Downtown Orlando, Orlando Health, this project reviews the impacts of utilizing excess capacity on the Central Florida roadway network during non-peak travel times for freight delivery.The scope of this project requires close coordination with the subject hospital group, Orlando Health, to ensure that the supply chain management process is mapped in its entirety and to obtain a baseline.The baseline will be used for comparison as the project team institutes changes in the process based on freight delivery optimizations developed during the course of the project.The end result of this project will be a series of publications of best management processes and practices published by the FDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.Planning and Public Transportation Services, National Highway System Modification (NHS) Justification Report, Florida Department of Transportation District Five, Orlando, Florida--Senior Transportation Planner.SR 429/Wekiva Parkway: Section 103(b), of Title 23, U.S.C., provides that states are allowed to propose modifications to the NHS provided proposed facilities satisfy the criteria prescribed in Appendix D of Section 103(b), of Title 23, U.S.C.Duties included obtaining the addition of the entire State Road 429 corridor, which includes a (then) unbuilt segment called the Wekiva Parkway, to the National Highway System and completing Central Florida's "Western Beltway".Intermodal Systems Office, Interchange Justification Report Environmental Support, I-75 at 95th Street, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Five, Marion County, Florida--Planner.Provided support work as needed for the FDOT District Five Intermodal Systems Office, serving as liaison between FDOT, Florida Fish and Wildlife Service, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection on issues related to the proposed interchange location and threatened and endangered species located within the project corridor.Also, provided research and written documentation of environmental issues and protection measures utilized in the Interchange Justification Report.
Senior Planner/Field CollectionSafe School Access Transportation Study (SSATS), Lake Sumter Metropolitan Planning OrganizationLeesburg, Florida
This project assessed the walking and bicycling safety conditions within a two-mile walking zone radius of all schools in Lake and Sumter counties, Florida, and developed master plans for each of these schools, over three 18-month phases.
Collected data in the field and through stakeholder information of existing conditions of schools scoped in phase one of the study; provided analysis of the data collected; drafted reports of existing conditions and recommendations for improving walking and biking conditions for students; coordinated stakeholder meetings; and provided research and wrote text for project website.
Environmental SpecialistFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionTallahassee, Florida
Utilizing desktop and field analysis, conducted environmental impact reviews of proposed future land use amendments, sector plans, developments of regional impact, and transportation improvement projects on behalf of the State.
Provided technical analysis on transportation projects as a member of the Environmental Technical Advisory Team (ETAT) through the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process as well.
Directly advised applicants on environmental impact avoidance and mitigation techniques on land use projects as well as wrote comprehensive plan policies for future development efforts.
Master of Science: Urban & Regional Planning, Environmental Planning & Research Management2006Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL, USA