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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.



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)


If you are “in the know” about the growth in our city, whether it is about new developments, ideas for new infrastructure projects, or transportation issues, then you might already know our neighbor of the year, Shawn “UrbnPlnr” Williams. Shawn is Fort Lauderdale’s biggest hype man. There is no one person in Fort Lauderdale that is more excited for this City and the innovation and technology that we have adopted in recent years and years to come. From embracing and championing TNCs, access to Brightline, micro-mobility, new bike lanes, and complete streets, Shawn is among the first to comment and celebrate change.

Shawn’s love for Fort Lauderdale is most visible through his social media presence. He has developed quite a following in the community for posting about future projects and celebrating the innovation and growing diversity in Fort Lauderdale’s mobility options.  As of this week, he has surpassed the 2,000 followers mark on Instagram and 3,500 on Facebook. From renderings to drone videos, Shawn is leading the charge among our neighbors for getting the word out there and celebrating the hard work that goes into making Fort Lauderdale a world class city. Today we want to celebrate Shawn “UrbnPlnr” Williams for his passion and dedication to all things urban planning and transportation related.

  • Partner of the Year - FDOT District 4 - Traffic Operations Division

AllisonTraffic operations and signal timing are quite important aspects of a transportation system. Signal timing impacts the time we spend traveling, the quality of the air we breathe, the safety of roadway travel, the costs of our trips, and of course how we get to and from our final destinations.

This year we are pleased to honor our colleagues at the Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Traffic Operations Division as the 2019 Partner of the Year.

Mark Plass and his team, including Allison Glunt, E.I. who accepted the award, have been incredible partners to the City, improving safety of our neighbors and helping us move people efficiently. They are consistently looking at creative ways to address these issues. For example, they activate creative signal timing during and after special events to help vehicles enter/exit the downtown and beach areas more effectively.

They have also been at the forefront of testing emerging technology like Transit Pedestrian Beacon Pilot, using data analysis to better operate the traffic system including the City’s inclusion in BLUETOADS, and of course the active traffic management initiatives on key arterials including Broward Blvd through the use of traffic cameras.


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 2019

Updated on June 03, 2019 5:36 PM

Fort Lauderdale has a vision of being a city with safe, livable, connected, and sustainable streets for people of all ages and abilities. We hosted the 8th Annual Transportation Summit on May 17, 2019 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This premier transportation event, organized by the Transportation & Mobility Department with assistance from other City departments and local partners, brought transportation experts to Fort Lauderdale for discussions about trending topics, emerging technology, and opportunities for innovation.