TEAMFL promotes a transportation system that ensures a financially sound, safe, reliable, and seamless customer experience for All Florida residents and visitors. We provide a platform for sharing the latest transportation advances and best practices to enhance Florida’s mobility needs. With over 600+ per day moving into Florida, transportation is critical to Florida’s success.
E09: PSTA's Bus on Shoulder Pilot
In this episode, we spoke with Abhishek Dayal and Kessia Harris from the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority about the Bus on Shoulder pilot program. This program allows busses to drive on the road's shoulder during times of traffic and better keep their schedule. Want to learn more, listed in.
E08: CFX‘s Visitor Toll Pass program
Have you ever gone on vacation, had a wonderful time, then a month later receive a bill for toll roads you didn’t even know you were going to be billed for? Or were you talked into renting a toll pass for your rental car with a daily fee only to realize you never needed it? Thanks to CFX‘s Visitor Toll Pass program, those days are over. It combines the convenience of a mobile app with the lowest toll rate available. It allows you to track your bill in near real-time instead of getting a surprise bill a month later. Tune in as I spoke with Laura Kelley, the executive director of the Central Florida Expressway Authority about this revolutionary program.
E07: Railway Safety
Whether you live in a big city or a rural area, there's a railway running near you. However many of us don't think about railway safety until we see an accident on the news. In this episode, our guest was Billy Parker, a 47 year veteran of the railway industry. He shared his knowledge and experience about trains, railroad crossings. gates, regulations and so much more. If you've ever been curious about trains and railway safety, this is the episode for you.
E06: JTA's U2C Program
In this episode we spoke with Bernard Schmidt and Michael Feldman of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority about the U2C program. U2C stands for the Ultimate Urban Circulator and it's the JTA's vision of how we can leverage existing infrastructure and emerging technology to create a full expansive transportation system. It involved updating Jacksonville's existing Automated People Mover know as the Skyway, with autonomous vehicles capable of operating on the existing elevated Skyway track and at grade. This means driverless vehicles traveling across the skyway could leave their track and accessing the streets to provide a more expansive service area.
E05: Autonomous Vehicles
In the near future, autonomous vehicles are coming. However, beyond these marvels of technology will be a vast infrastructure of high-speed networks, integrated traffic devices, and navigation information, not to mention teams of engineers, cybersecurity personnel, and safety experts to make this possible. So how is Florida preparing for inevitable changes? Tune in as we spoke with Raj Ponnaluri from the Florida Department of Transportation about the changes we've already made and what's coming up next.
E04: FDOT with Secretary Kevin Thibault
Most everyone has heard of the Florida Department of Transportation, but what do they do? How are they funded? How are planning for the future? In a state facing unprecedented growth as well as a top tourist destination, our transportation infrastructure is vital to our success. Additionally, with hurricanes impacting Florida every year, it's vital to our safety. Listen in as we talk with Kevin J. Thibault , the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation.