The 2019 Florida Commuter Transportation Summit
The 2019 Florida Commuter Transportation Summit, sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, and hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research, was held on May 29 – May 31, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida.
The Summit is an annual event that includes innovative presentations on Transportation Demand Management topics and updates from the FDOT districts.
Recipients of the Florida Travel Choices Awards and Commuters Choice Certificate Graduates were recognized, as well as a recognition of the Florida Best Workplaces for Commuters Partner for 2019.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Workshop: How Media Messaging Affects the Real Story
This workshop is designed for any transportation professional or others who want to learn about how language framing plays a role in media reporting of traffic crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians and why it matters. Participants engaged in discussions and writing exercises based on real traffic incident reports, and learn how vocabulary, sentence structure, fact choices, and narrative framing affect the perception of responsibility.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tampa’s Downtown Parking and TDM Plan
The Tampa Downtown Partnership advocated and raised funds to create downtown Tampa’s 1st ever comprehensive parking plan. A year’s worth of extensive data collection and stakeholder involvement led to recommendations for both the public and private sector. Broad support resulted in the consensus that now is the time to act as inaction will have negative consequences. Topics included availability vs. access, on-street, monthly, zoning, trends, mobility options, etc. The hard part will be the implementation phase under a new City Council and Mayor.
The Commuter Choice Certificate (CCC) program provides the most comprehensive training program for transportation professionals involved in managing demand for our transportation systems.
The non-credit certificate is awarded to participants who complete the required and elective courses to receive a total of 80 credits over a two-year period. Each attendee participates in class discussions through a webinar and completes short homework assignments.
Participation does not require a college degree. Non-certificate participants are also welcome and may enroll in individual courses of interest. This non-credit certificate program is designed to help participants develop in-depth knowledge and skills in a professional field in a relatively short time.
The following students graduated with a Commuter Choice Certificate and were recognized at the 2019 Florida Commuter Transportation Summit.