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ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) cordially invites you to kick-off the holidays with your fellow colleagues and learn more about exciting public transportation improvement projects in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
During this lunch buffet banquet, Mr. Steven Schukraft, AICP, ENV SP will share with you more insights on the Tampa Streetcar Modernization & Expansion Study; and Ms. Andrea Ostrodka, AICP will present the St. Petersburg Bus Rapid Transit Project; .
Tampa Streetcar Modernization & Expansion Study aims at providing transit solution that supports the City's vision for a livable, connected, and competitive Downtown. This project defines and evaluates the various options for modernizing the existing streetcar system to better serve the mobility needs of residents, workers, visitors, and students in the Tampa Downtown, Ybor City, Channel District, and surrounding urban neighborhoods.
St. Pete Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is the first of several crucial connections toward an ambitious vision for modern mobility in the Tampa Bay region. This project will support community redevelopment goals and expand mobility options by offering a rapid transit connection between the downtown St. Petersburg Innovation District, the City of South Pasadena and the City of St. Pete Beach. The project includes several features designed to significantly reduce travel time along the 11-mile corridor, including business access and transit lanes, off-board fare collection, and transit signal priority. The Central Avenue BRT is funded jointly by PSTA, the City of St. Petersburg, the City of St. Pete Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation, and Federal Transit Administration.
About the Speakers:
Steven Schukraft, AICP, ENV SP, is an accomplished city planner with over 25 years experience helping communities improve mobility, enhance livability, and encourage more sustainable patterns of growth and development. He has managed a range of urban revitalization, transportation and transit planning, and transit-oriented development projects; led dozens of public planning charrettes and workshops; and managed large scale planning and visioning, and goal setting initiatives.
Andrea Ostrodka, AICP, has established her 15-year career as an urban planner in public and private sectors, specializing in transportation, transit, and strategic planning. Her expertise includes community redevelopment, bus rapid transit and rail planning, as well as facilitation of strategic partnerships to advance large-scale regional projects. Andrea is the consultant project manager for the preliminary design and final engineering for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's $41 million Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project, anticipated to open for service in 2021.
We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon to learn and gather for the holiday season!
Special thanks to our platinum sponsors: HDR Engineering Inc.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. If your organization is interested to support this event, please contact Trang Luong for details.
Trang D. Luong
ASCE Florida West Coast Branch - T&DI