Bob Hartnett, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1966, one of the Sunshine State’s biggest transportation concerns was moving tourists between beaches and theme parks. His tenure in the Florida Legislature, and following career with several state and regional transportation agencies, involved facilitating the financing and development of roads and other transportation infrastructure, that serve residents as well as visitors.
In 1997, he created and co-founded Transportation and Expressway Membership of Florida (TEAMFL). He recognized the need for Florida’s Expressway Authorities, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and FDOT to join together with other related agencies and businesses to share information and exchange ideas about transportation innovations. These activities were frequently developed in conjunction with the Governor’s appointed Florida Transportation Commission and frequently enacted into Legislation and/or Administrative policy.