CUTR Advisory Board

CUTR appreciates the service and support provided by the CUTR Advisory Board. Board members are appointed to two-year terms by the Dean of Engineering to the President of the University of South Florida, reviewed and approved by the Florida Transportation Commission and confirmed by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors. Specific responsibilities of the Advisory Board include:

  • Periodically and objectively review and advise the center concerning its research program.
  • Provide advice and support to CUTR executive director, faculty, staff and students on issues relating to transportation research and education and CUTR strategic vision.
  • Serve as a voice, advocate and ambassador for CUTR to its various constituents and stakeholders, including research sponsors, agencies, industry, the transportation community, alumni, and colleagues.
  • Introduce CUTR to new potential research sponsors and assist in CUTR fundraising activities toward funding more scholarships and endowments and improving physical space.

CUTR Advisory Board Materials

The CUTR Advisory Board met on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1:30 – 3:30 PM at CUTR, in the Rosa Parks Room, 3808 USF Alumni Dr., Tampa, FL 33620.

Past meeting materials are available on the Meeting Materials page.

CUTR Advisory Board Members

Joseph Waggoner

CUTR Advisory Board Member Executive Director, Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority
Phone: 813-272-6740
Photo of Joseph Waggoner

Biography

Joe Waggoner is the Executive Director, and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) – a dynamic transportation agency that owns, manages and operates the Selmon Expressway. The Selmon Expressway serves 1.8 Million customers. Those customers make over 55 million transactions each year on the Selmon Expressway.

 

Waggoner is an internationally recognized thought leader with over four decades of public sector experience in a variety of transportation modes within the transportation industry. He and THEA are committed to bringing the best technology and progressive concepts possible to address our transportation challenges.

 

THEA’s forward-thinking approach to find solutions to regional congestion first brought the agency international recognition with the opening of The Reversible Express Lanes (REL).  That project attracted transportation leaders from around the world, won dozens of awards, and has been replicated at other locations in Florida and Georgia.

 

Under Waggoner’s leadership, the Selmon Expressway converted to an All-Electronic Tolling System, making it the first expressway in Florida to be entirely electronic. More recently THEA was awarded a grant from the USDOT to implement a $22 million Connected Vehicle Pilot Project that allows vehicles and infrastructure to communicate for delivery of a safer and more efficient travel experience for all modes of travel. That project was recently inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame as the 2019 Americas Winner.  The ITS Hall of Fame was created to recognize luminaries and true thought leaders in the ITS field.

 

Waggoner’s sound fiscal leadership strategies have helped the agency to become a top-ranked credit performer. During his tenure THEA has risen 3-steps on national bond rating scales. This achievement has placed THEA in a sound financial position to deliver over $1.2 Billion worth of capital improvements to the Selmon Expressway over the next 10-years.

 

Waggoner has built a legacy of organizational leadership, fiscal acumen, and innovation throughout his distinguished career. This provides him with a broad perspective on crucial issues in transportation and how they can be addressed.

Previous Advisory Board Photos

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Previous Advisory Board Members

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
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