Tallahassee, FL Workshop/Webcast

About the Workshop/Webcast

The workshop included an up-to-date overview of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) plus presentations on exemplary CSS projects, plans and programs from the surrounding region. The case studies were drawn from submissions from across the country, and were selected as examples of effective application of CSS principles to projects, plans, and programs.

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm EDT
Location: Burns Building - Auditorium, Florida Department of Transportation, 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Workshop Materials

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and CM Credits

Professional engineers may earn PDHs, nationally recognized units of record, by attending continuing education courses and conference concurrent sessions. Requirements vary from state to state and each state licensing board has the final authority to approve methods of earning credits. Individuals should check with their state licensing boards for specific continuing education requirements that affect professional engineering licensure renewal.

This workshop was registered with the American Planning Association (APA) to be a provider of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and has been approved for 4 Credits. Registered participants should check the APA Calendar for event #e.26694 to see if they can earn CM credits.


Innovation Square Ninth Street

Innovation Square's Ninth Street is the walkable spine of an award-winning urban redevelopment project that transforms twelve underutilized blocks in Gainesville, Florida into a mixed-use urban research district. This new pedestrian and car friendly street connects the community; promoting creative collision, sustainability and a higher quality of life. Notable features of the design include: stormwater management within the street ROW, native plantings, and a pedestrian friendly design.

Micah Lipscomb, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Perkins+Will

Micah Lipscomb, is a landscape architect with Perkins+Will's Atlanta office with eleven years of experience. Lipscomb specializes in green infrastructure design, urban arboriculture, and planting design. Some of the award winning projects he has worked on include the Atlanta BeltLine, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Innovation Square. He has an MLA from the University of Georgia and BA from Eckerd College.


Jumper Creek Bridge Replacement

This presentation is intended for transportation design professionals. The presenter will examine one or two projects in the state of Florida that applied CSS to achieve the optimal design. The presenter will show how each project balanced safety, capacity, cost, and community desires to achieve the "right" solution.

John Fowler, PE, District Roadway Design Engineer, District Three, Florida Department of Transportation

John Fowler has ten years of engineering experience and is currently the district roadway design engineer for FDOT District Three. Previously, he has worked as a quality assurance engineer, pavement management engineer, and roadway design engineer for FDOT. He has also worked as a geotechnical engineer for a private firm. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida.


The Evolution of FDOT’s Lane Elimination Process

This presentation will provide an overview of the current Lane Elimination Guidance developed by FDOT and share experiences related to this process along with examples of particular projects.

Steven C. Braun, PE, Transportation Planning & Environmental Manager, District 4 Office of Planning & Environmental Management, Florida Department of Transportation

Steven C. Braun has almost 20 years of experience with the Florida Department of Transportation and is currently the transportation planning & environmental manager where he oversees activities related to transportation planning, transportation statistics, preliminary engineering, interchange access requests, site-impact reviews, and environmental reviews. His section coordinates lane elimination requests for District 4 and was responsible for developing guidance for this process, which has become the foundation for a statewide process. He is also involved in coordinating "Complete Streets" projects and the development of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans. He serves on several statewide teams and local technical advisory committees. Braun is a civil engineering graduate of Clemson University and is a registered Professional Engineer.