Transportation Summit 2019


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Friday, May 17, 2019 | 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Broward Center for the Performing Arts | Huizenga Pavilion
201 SW 5th Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL


Trans Summit Social Media BubblesThe City of Fort Lauderdale's Transportation Summit is a premier event offering you a chance to join industry experts, colleagues, neighbors, and students dedicated to creating safe, livable, connected, sustainable streets for people of all ages and abilities. Transportation influencers from multiple disciplines will host important discussions on a variety of issues.


Registration for the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Transportation Summit is now closed. We hope to see you on Friday, May 19th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts! Participants will be able to collaborate with elected officials, regional experts, and industry leaders to exchange best practices, share innovative ideas, and achieve a common vision of TRANSforming Fort Lauderdale into the city you never want to leave.



The City of Fort Lauderdale gratefully acknowledges all Transportation Summit sponsors:

Final Sponsors 


This year’s Summit will focus on INNOVATION and TECHNOLOGY as conduits for improving our transportation network. A variety of transportation influencers from multiple disciplines will host important discussions around this theme. The following is the proposed agenda. Please note that the final lineup of speakers will be completed by May 3rd.



8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 


  • Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale  
  • Dean Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Christine Fanchi, Transportation Engineering Design Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
9:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.


Over the next 30 years, revenue from the recently passed Penny Surtax will fund significant transportation projects that are intended to improve every community in Broward County.This session will provide an overview of what other communities have been able to accomplish using surtax funding, and will provide details on what this Penny Tax funding will mean for the future of transportation in Broward County. 

  • Todd Hemingson, Executive Vice President of Planning and Development, Capital Metro
  • Gretchen Cassini, Assistant County Administrator, Broward County


11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  MORNING BREAK
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


This session examines how transit agencies have been improving and expanding bus and rail services. The session will also provide participants with best practices on transit implementation improvements from transit agencies around the U.S.


1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


Over the past decade, technological advances and shifts in social attitudes have dramatically changed the way we view urban mobility. Technological improvements have affected not only the way we move from point A to point B, but the way we park. Hear from national experts about how cities are continuing to improve their parking services and learn about the newest trends in parking technology.


2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  AFTERNOON BREAK
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Data has become an essential part of transportation. Whether planning for the future, or engineering today, cities across the U.S. continue to harness the power of data and technology to improve the safety and efficiency of transportation networks. Through this session, hear about trends in the use of technology and data analysis to plan for and provide better and more effective transportation systems.

  • Josette Severyn, Vision Zero Coordinator, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Kwasi Donkor, Associate, Fehr & Peers DC
  • Lindsay Lau, Director of Sales, TAPCO
  • Kris Milster, Director of Government Accounts, TTS


3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  CLOSING REMARKS


Win this bicycle at the Summit!

Jamis Commuter 1Women in Transportation South Florida (WTS) is offering a great opportunity to win a new bike while supporting their scholarship program at the Summit! Purchase a raffle ticket and help support WTS' scholarship program! To purchase raffle tickets, visit the WTS table during the Summit. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or 10 for $20. The winner will be announced during the Summit Reception.  

Whether you're cruising around town, enjoying the beach or spinning to work in a healthy, affordable way, this FREE bicycle is best way you can do it all!  


Transportation Awards

The Transportation Awards recognize the contributions made by community members to help the City achieve its goal of being a safe, connected, multi-modal, and sustainable community. Congratulations to our Neighbor of the Year and Partner of the Year Awardees:

  • Neighbor of the Year - Shawn Aric Williams (URBNPLANR)
  • Partner of the Year - FDOT District 4 - Traffic Operations Division


Neighbor Scholarships

Congratulations to the neighbors who received scholarships to attend this year's Summit:

  • Rich Ackerman - Colee Hammock 
  • Stephen C. Buckley - Victoria Park
  • Carol Callahan - Central Beach
  • Walter Collins - Lake Shore Condominium of Broward
  • Jim Concannon - Sunrise Intracoastal
  • Raul Dominguez - Progresso Village
  • Thomas Lanigan - Riverside Park
  • Mercedes Loy - Downtown 
  • Salvador Macaraig - Sailboat Bend
  • Pablo Nobre - Middle River Terrace
  • Vera Sharitt - Edgewood
  • Dennis Ulmer - Lauderdale Manors
  • Barbara Weinstein - Victoria Park

Transportation Options

Leave your car at home or the office and either walk, bike, carpool, or take advantage of one of the many modes of transportation below that will get you to the Summit. By doing so you'll save gas and energy, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and avoid the hassle of sitting in traffic.

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2018 Transportation Summit

See what you missed last year! Click on the links to find out more information about last year's agenda, presenters, and activities:

More Information 

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If you need wheelchair assistance or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please call 954-828-4746.

Transportation Summit 2018

Updated on June 01, 2018 1:44 PM

Fort Lauderdale has a vision of being a city with safe, livable, connected, and sustainable streets for people of all ages and abilities. The 7th Annual Transportation Summit, held on May 16, 2016, was geared toward helping the City advance this vision through important discussions on Vision Zero, public advocacy, land use, street design and activation, current projects, and more.