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Thursday October 10, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Tampa Airport Marriott Ballroom 
4200 George J Bean Parkway
Tampa, FL 33607

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Mary Hoppe 
Legislative Aide to County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, MPO Chair 


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Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Summit!

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REGISTERED attendees, we look forward to seeing you this Thursday, October 10 for the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Summit at the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, Hillsborough Grand Ballroom East, from 9:30 to noon. 

Check-in & Coffee:        9:00 a.m.   

Parking at the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel may fill up quickly.

Additional parking is available at the Airport short-term parking garage.  Park on the BLUE side of the garage. Access to the Marriott is on the 3rd level of the main terminal between TGI Fridays and Carrabas. 

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Join regional MPO and transit leaders to gain a better understanding of major transportation developments in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay region, and how emerging plans for connectivity and transit in Tampa Bay may affect our ability to connect and develop as a Super Region.


• Congressman John Mica, video address to MPO leaders and guests
• All Aboard Florida, Florida East Coast Industries’ proposed intercity rail service between Orlando and Miami
• SunRail, Central Florida’s New Commuter Rail Line Scheduled to Open in 2014
• FDOT District 7 Secretary Paul Steinman
• Updates on regional and local transit initiatives in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Manatee-Sarasota counties
• Discussion on how we can leverage regional projects to move the Tampa Bay Region forward

Convened by the MPOs of Tampa Bay’s Transportation Management Area
(Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties)


Welcome | Opening remarks                  9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
    Hillsborough Commissioner Mark Sharpe, MPO Chair
    Stuart Rogel, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Partnership

Congressman John Mica                          9:40 -- 9:45 a.m.
    Video address to MPOs and Guests

Central Florida updates:
    All Aboard Florida                                     9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
        Rusty Roberts, Vice President, Corporate Development
        Florida East Coast Industries
    SunRail Commuter Line                               10:00 -- 10:10 a.m.
        Mike Wacht, SunRail Public Information Specialist
    I-4 Masterplan Implementation                    10:10 -- 10:20 a.m.
        Harry Barley, Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando

FDOT:                                                      10:20 – 10:30 a.m.
    District 7 Regional Initiatives
    FDOT District 7 Secretary Paul Steinman
Tampa Bay Region updates:                   10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Tampa International Airport Master Plan   
        Joseph Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
    Greenlight Pinellas 2014 referendum
        Brad Miller, CEO, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
    Polk 2014 transit referendum
        Tom Phillips, Executive Director, Polk Transit
    Imagine Hillsborough 2040
        Ray Chiaramonte, Executive Director, Hillsborough County Planning Commission & MPO
    TBARTA Master Plan
        Ronnie Duncan, Chairman, TBARTA
    Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Bus Toll Lane Corridor Concept
        Joe Waggoner, Executive Director, Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority
    Pasco County SR 54 managed lanes/bus rapid transit
        Richard Gehring, Planning & Development Administrator, Pasco County
    Manatee-Sarasota US 41 multi-modal corridor
        Michael Howe, Director, Sarasota/ Manatee MPO

Questions and wrap-up discussion         11:30 -- Noon