§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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Thornton J. Williams

CUTR Advisory Board Member Managing Partner, Williams Law Group, P.A.
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Biography

 

August 1998 to Present Managing Partner, Williams Law Group, P.A.

Founder and managing partner of Thornton Williams and Associates, P.A., named changed to Williams Law Group, P. A.  Responsible for the day to day operations of firm.  The firm practices in the areas of administrative law, and civil and construction litigation with an emphasis in transportation law.

October 1996

to July 1998

Partner, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Practiced in the areas of administrative law, legislative lobbying, and civil litigation with an emphasis in transportation law.  Negotiated settlement of Roster Claims Bill, $4.6 million, and Kelly Claims Bill, $1.6 million.  Negotiated acquisition of road project for City of Ft. Lauderdale, $20 million.  Represented various other interests before Florida Department of Transportation and transportation issues before the Florida Legislature.  Legal representative for the SunPass project for Electronic Toll Collection.

 

June 1990

to Sept. 1996

General Counsel 

Florida Department of Transportation

Provided legal advice to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation regarding major policy decisions.  Supervised a staff of 51 employees which included 20 attorneys assigned to the areas of construction litigation, eminent domain, tort litigation and administrative law.  Duties included administering a 4 million dollar annual budget, establishing policies for an additional 75 attorneys located in regional offices throughout the state, legislative lobbying and litigation of major cases.

 

Jan. 1987

to June 1990

Deputy General Counsel 

Florida Department of Business Regulation

Responsible for supervising a staff of 15 employees, which included 7 attorneys.  Duties also included litigating on behalf of the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes.

 

Dec.1984to Jan. 1987 Staff Attorney

Florida Department of Business Regulation

Litigated cases on behalf of the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes, specifically in the areas of Time-Shares, Condominiums and Land Sales.  Also assigned to assist in representing the Department in some civil jury trials.

 

May 1983

to Dec. 1984

Assistant General Counsel

Governor of Florida

Duties included preparing legal documents for the Governor’s signature, and preparing memoranda on legal issues.  Also, an editor of a monthly publication, “The Florida Prosecutor,” which reported federal and state criminal law cases.

 

Feb. 1982

to May 1983

Assistant State Attorney

State Attorney’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit

Assigned primarily as a felony trial attorney, prosecuting over 20 jury trials.  Also assigned as the juvenile backup attorney, prosecuting over 100 nonjury trials.

 

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, June 1981

Juris Doctorate

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, June 1977

Bachelor of Science – Physics

 

State and National Memberships

  • Member, National Transportation Research Board, Legal Resources Group 4 Council (1990 – 1998)
  • Chair, National Transportation Research Board, Emerging Technologies Committee (1997)
  • Former Member, Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
  • Former Member, Florida Trucking Association, Inc.
  • Member and past chair of  Floridians for better Transportation
  • Member; past chair- Center for Urban Transportation Research Advisory Board.

Former CUTR Advisory Board Members

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