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§334.065, Florida Statutes – Center for Urban Transportation Research

  1. There is established at the University of South Florida the Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research
  2. The center shall be a continuing resource for the Legislature, the Department of Transportation, local governments, the nation’s metropolitan regions, and the private sector in the area of urban transportation research
  3. An advisory board shall be created to periodically and objectively review and advise the center concerning its research program

CUTR Advisory Board Materials

The agendas and meeting materials are located here.

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2019

Jon Martz

CUTR Advisory Board Vice Chair Director of Government and Public Affairs, Enterprise Holdings
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Biography

Jon Martz
Director, Government and Public Affairs
Enterprise Holdings Inc.

In his role with Enterprise Holdings, Jon provides strategic guidance and direct support in the areas of government and legislative affairs, for Enterprise’s network of transportation services. Given his 40 years of experience in working with Congress, the USDOT, state DOTs, public transit agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations, his primary focus is on federal transportation policy and public transportation.

Prior to serving in this role, he was responsible for strategic market planning, new business development and government affairs for vRide Inc., the nation’s largest provider of commuter vanpooling services (acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2016.)  His influence was instrumental in the creation of the FTA Capital Cost of Contracting, the inclusion of the Private Investment in Commuter Vanpooling Act in MAP‐21, attainment of Buy America waivers for Vans and Minivans, and achieving permanent parity of the Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefit with the parking benefit in the federal tax code.

A civil engineering graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Jon was formerly Director of Transit Research at the Joint (FTA‐FHWA‐TXDOT) Center for Urban Mobility Research at Rice University. He served the Office of Budget and Policy of the Federal Transit Administration as a consultant on private sector involvement in public transportation, transit service contracting, innovative transit financing, and as a traveling instructor of activity‐based cost analysis for transit agencies.

In recognition of his efforts and years of service to the field of Transportation demand Management, Jon was the recipient of the prestigious Bob Owens TDM Champion Award in 2010.

  • Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
    • Past President (2005-08), Chair of the Public Policy Committee (2009-18)
  • National Center for Transit Research (NCTR)
    • Member of the Advisory Board (2011-Current)
  • Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
    • Member of the Advisory Board (2015-Current), Vice Chair (2020-Current)
  • National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR)
    • Member, Executive Advisory Board (2019-Current)
  • American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
    • Legislative Committee (2017-Current)
    • Federal Procedures & Regulations Subcommittee
    • Funding, Finance and Tax Policy Subcommittee
    • Innovative Funding, Finance and P3 Committee (2017-Current)
  • Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts
  • Appointed to serve on the 75-member advisory panel chosen to support the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.

Former CUTR Advisory Board Members

First Last Title Agency
Jose Abreu Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Danny Alvarez Miami-Dade Transit
Thomas F. Barry Jr Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
John H. Beck Beck Barrios & Malaney
Michael Blaylock Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Jim Boxold Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Roosevelt Bradley Miami-Dade Transit
Carol Browner Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Colleen Castille Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs; Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Thaddeus Cohen Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Chester Colby Miami-Dade Transit
Don Crane Floridians for Better Transportation
Mike Dew Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Ann Fandozzi vRide, Inc.
John Forney Raymond James & Associates Inc./United Insurance Holdings Company
Katherine Frazier Florida Transportation Commission
James T. Hargrett Senator
T. Wallace Hawkes III URS Corporation
James Holton Florida Transportation Commission
Arthur Kennedy Florida Transportation Commission/Floridians for Better Transportation
David Kerr Florida Transportation Commission
Stephanie Kopelousos Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Ken Lawson Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Norman Mansour Commercial Real Estate
Maracos Marchena Florida Transportation Commission
William H. McDaniel URS Corporation
Darrick McGhee Interim Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Gerhard Meisels Provost University of South Florida
James Murley Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Bob O’Malley Vice President for Government Affairs Brightline Trains
Jesse Panuccio Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Thomas Pelham Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Ananth Prasad Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Cissy Proctor Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Manuel Rose Florida Transportation Commission
William Sadowski Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Jim Sebesta Senator Florida Transportation Commission
Steve Seibert Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
Linda Loomis Shelley Secretary Florida Department of Community Affairs
William V. Sheppard LPA Group
Robert E. Skinner Jr. Transportation Research Board
Michael Sole Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
David Stamps Provost University of South Florida
Jon Steverson Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
David B. Struhs Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Denver Stutler Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Thomas Tighe Provost University of South Florida
Herschel T. Vinyard Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Ben Watts Secretary Florida Department of Transportation
Virginia Wetherell Secretary Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Jack Wilson The Wilson Company

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