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Tampa Bay Transportation Forum 2014

Tampa Bay Partnership

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Tampa Bay Transportation Forum 2014

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The Tampa Bay Transportation Forum 2014 will focus on the economic benefits of regional transportation investments in Tampa Bay.  Through opening remarks, a main panel discussion and three breakout sessions, the Tampa Bay Partnership hopes attendees will leave with a better understanding of why investing in Tampa Bay’s infrastructure and making transit options available is important to keep our region competitive in the global marketplace.


7:30AM to 8:00AM – Registration and Breakfast

8:00AM – 8:10AM – Welcome and Introductions

8:10AM to 8:30AM –  Opening Remarks – Tom Murphy, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh and 

        Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute

8:30AM to 8:45AM – "The Business Case" – Alex Glenn, Duke Energy

8:45AM to 9:45AM – General Session Panel

Transportation and Tampa Bay’s Economic Future

Tampa Bay stands at the precipice of greatness on the world economic stage. We have an opportunity to secure a future in which we fulfill our potential and provide our region with the highest quality of life possible. Securing such a future requires us to make a significant investment in a comprehensive system of mass transit. This panel will highlight the necessity of investing now in Tampa Bay’s transportation infrastructure to keep our region competitive in a 21st century economy.

Moderator: Bridgette Bello, Tampa Bay Business Journal


Secretary Ananth Prasad, FDOT

Tom Murphy,   Former Mayor of Pittsburgh and Senior Resident Fellow, Urban Land Institute

Joe Lopano, Tampa International Airport

Don Skelton, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)

Christine Kefauver, HDR

9:45AM to 10:00AM – Break

10:00AM to 11:15AM – Breakout sessions: All attendees pick one

Breakout Session A - Transit Across Generations

From the Greatest Generation to Millennials, different generations have varying transportation needs. Developing comprehensive systems of public transit can meet the needs of each generation in different ways. This session will explore the ways in which having access to transit options can benefit and meet the needs of every generation of Tampa Bay residents.

Moderator: Stewart Gibbons, Gibbons Group/Urban Land Institute 


Commissioner Karen Seel, Pinellas County 

Ken Hartmann, HNTB Corporation

Jeff Johnson, AARP  

Mike Merrill, Hillsborough County

Brian Seel, Connect Tampa Bay 

Breakout Session B - Modern Transit Technology

The digital age has brought with it a multitude of new and exciting possibilities to enhance transportation. From ride sharing services based on smart phone apps, to the potential for self-driving cars in the not-too-distant future, this session will explore new and exciting technological developments in the transit sector and what they will mean moving forward.

Moderator: Christine Kefauver, HDR


Senator Jeff Brandes, The Florida Senate

Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Hillsborough County

Bakari Brock, Lyft

Katharine Eagan, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Joe Waggoner - Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority


Breakout Session C - Building Better Communities for a Better Tampa Bay

One of the biggest benefits from investing in a comprehensive system of transit is the creation of healthy, thriving, interconnected communities. This session will explore the best practices for fully integrating transit systems into the communities they serve and promoting the best possible quality of life outcomes.

Moderator: Stuart Rogel, Tampa Bay Partnership 


Commissioner Susan Latvala, Pinellas County 

Darnell Grisby, APTA

Brad Miller, PSTA

Brandi Gabbard, Pinellas Realtor’s Association

Jody Barry, Florida Hospital


11:15AM to 11:30AM – Break

11:30AM to 12:15PM – Mayoral Panel

Moderator: Gary Sasso, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa

Mayor Rick Kriseman, City of St. Petersburg

Mayor George Cretekos, City of Clearwater

Mayor Howard Wiggs, City of Lakeland

12:15PM to 12:25PM – Closing Remarks

Have questions about Tampa Bay Transportation Forum 2014? Contact Tampa Bay Partnership

When & Where

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
950 Lake Carillon Dr
St Petersburg, FL 33716

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Tampa Bay Partnership

The Tampa Bay Partnership is an organization focused on stimulating economic growth and economic development in the Tampa Bay area via corporate relocation and business expansion. The Tampa Bay Partnership works with businesses in the counties of Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando, Manatee, Polk, and Sarasota; and the metropolitan areas of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Winter Haven to attract relocating businesses and encourage corporate expansion into Florida by offering relocation assistance, commercial real estate services and other support.

Incorporated in 1994, the Tampa Bay Partnership has formulated alliances with numerous Florida businesses covering a
wide range of disciplines, including construction, commercial real estate, financial, and non-profit efforts. The Tampa Bay Partnership also works with the chambers of commerce in Tampa, and other cities around the Tampa Bay area.

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