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 Welcome         last update 6/14/14                                                                         

Hello Florida Section ITE Members!


Welcome to the Florida Section, Institute of Transportation Engineers’ website!

As I’m writing this, its mid-May; the winter tourists are gone, the roads are less crowded, and the temperature is starting to hit 90 degrees.  We are into summer.

Which is a good thing, as it means that our summer meeting on Clearwater Beach is coming up soon!  ACCESS FLORIDA 2014 – with ACCESS standing for Active Arterial Management, Congestion Management, Connected Vehicles, Express Lanes, Systems, and TSM&O – will be held June 25 through 27, 2014, at the Sheraton Sand Key.  If you’re not familiar with the property – this is right on the Gulf of Mexico and immediately adjacent to Sand Key Park.  A great place to bring the family so they can enjoy the beaches while we’re in the meetings!

This is a joint meeting with ITS Florida.  The meeting is starting out on Wednesday afternoon with a workshop entitled Practitioner’s Guide to Adaptive Signal Control, which includes a tour of the Pinellas County Traffic Management Center.  We’ll have a welcoming reception that evening, a great opportunity to meet with your colleagues as well as to talk with the members of our Associated Business Division, many of which will have displays in the reception area.

Thursday morning, we’ll have our technical sessions, centered on arterial operations and adaptive signal control, and then at lunch we’ll hear from our two International Vice President candidates, Paula Benway and Ray Davis.  Current International Vice President John Kennedy will also be there to update us on the activities of the Institute.  That afternoon, we’ll have a vendor showcase and our FLUTEC and FLPLAN roundtable meetings.  That evening is our reception and banquet as well as our collegiate Traffic Bowl, the winner of which will go to the International competition in Seattle in August.

Friday morning, the technical program continues with concurrent sessions on Congestion Management Plans and Express Lane Operations, and a final session on Autonomous and Connected Vehicles.   The meeting should be an interesting one, and I encourage everyone to attend!

We’re also into the planning stages for our Annual FSITE / District Ten meeting, to be held November 5 through 7, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Resort in Boca Raton.  This will be a joint meeting with the South Florida Chapter of WTS; the theme is “Moving People and Goods: A Look Back and Staying Ahead”.  Reserve the dates now, and keep a lookout for more information as we get closer to the meeting.

We have also begun preliminary planning for our summer 2015 meeting; this will tentatively be a joint meeting with the Florida Section of the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), likely to be held in the Daytona Beach area.  A lot more to come on this meeting in the next couple of months.

I hope everyone has a great summer…stay safe, and we’ll see you in Clearwater!

Peter J. Yauch, P.E., PTOE

President, District 10 / Florida Section ITE

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FSITE Officers


Peter J. Yauch, P.E., PTOE

Albeck Gerken, Inc

1911 North US 301, Suite 410

Tampa, FL  33619

Tel: (813)319-3790



Vice President & Program Chairman

Andrew D. Velasquez, P.E., PTOE

Turnpike Enterprise

P.O. Box 9828

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33310

Tel: (954)934-1161

Fax: (954)934-1383



Treasurer & Membership Chairman
Oliver R. Rodrigues, P.E., PTOE

Florida Transportation Engineering

8750 NW 36th Street, #670

Miami, FL  33178

Tel: (305)463-8411



Secretary & FLITE Editor
Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE

Manatee County Public Works

1022 26th Avenue East

Bradenton, FL  34208

Tel: (941)708-7407

District 10 International Director
Rosana Correa, P.E., PTOE

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
800 Fairway Drive, Suite 190
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Tel: (954)246-1410


Past President & District Director
Edward J. Kant, P.E.

Edward J. Kant, P.E.

1910 Mission Drive

Naples, FL  34109

Tel: (239)290-2891

Fax: (866)812-9439



FSITE Representative to District 10
Matthew G. Wey, P.E., PTOE

HDR Engineering, Inc.
5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 400
Tampa, FL  33609-3444
Tel: (813)282-2456

Associated Business Division Representative
Connie Braithwaite

P.O. Box 550897
Jacksonville, FL 32255
Tel: (727)400-6146

Cell: (904)759-0745
Fax: (904)212-1320


Florida Planning Council (FLPLAN) Chairman
Patricia Tice, P.E., AICP



606 Courtlea Cove Avenue

Winter Garden, FL  34787
Tel: (407)877-3524

Fax: (407)877-3524


Florida Urban Traffic Engineer's Council (FLUTEC) Chairman
Benton StJ. Bonney, P.E.


City of Orlando

City Hall, 8th Floor

400 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL  32802

Tel: (407)246-3626

Fax: (407)246-3383



District Administrator
Angela M. Garland, P.E., PTOE

GTS Engineering
11523 Palm Bush Trail, Suite 317
Bradenton, FL  34202
Tel: (941)322-2815



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