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  • FDA proudly congratulates Desiree Davis, PE, for being chosen by the FDOT District 7 Utility Liaison Committee to receive the Prestigious Verne Brown Award. She was nominated by peers in the utility industry for her exceptional utility coordination efforts by meeting with the UAOs, designers, contractors, and consultants to work through utility impacts. Verne Brown worked for GTE Florida Inc., he was very active in utility coordination on the local and state levels and was instrumental in the startup of the first one call center in Florida. Mr. Brown believed in, and exemplified excellence incorporating the 4 C’s; Coordination, Cooperation, Communication and the all-important Commitment. One must exhibit this behavior to be honored with this prestigious award.
  • Allie Schultz has joined FDA’s Highway and Drainage Group as a Junior Engineer.
  • Samantha Szatyari has joined FDA’s Environmental Group for a summer internship. She recently graduated from USF with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy.
  • SR 29 from New Market Road to SR 82 in Immokalee, Collier County, FDOT District 1 – FDA was awarded the project to widen SR 29 from two-lanes to four-lanes to enhance Immokalee’s economic competitiveness, improve the emergency evacuation capabilities, and improve the mobility and connectivity within the regional transportation network.
  • District Wide Gopher Tortoise Support Services, FDOT District 7 – FDA was awarded the project involving gopher tortoise survey, permitting and relocation services for all construction projects in District 7 over the next two years.
  • Ben Hargis has passed the Florida Professional Engineer exam.
  • Sean Curran has passed the Florida Professional Engineer exam.
  • US 98 (Peace River/Fort Meade) at Bridge No. 0064 (John Singletary Bridge), Polk County, FDOT District 1 – FDA was awarded the project which will replace the functionally obsolete, historic John Singletary bridge over the Peace River. The new bridge will be placed south of the existing bridge requiring US 98 to be realigned. The design includes a shared use path which will be an integral connection in Fort Meade’s trail network and will improve safety for all users.
  • Bruce Hasbrouck, CEP, received the Fellows Award from the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP). He was presented the award, representing the highest level of membership recognition, at the Annual Conference on 3.14.18. He is only the tenth member to receive the prestigious award. NAEP’s mission is to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.
  • Van Dyke Road Widening from Whirley Road to Suncoast Parkway PD&E and Design, Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County BOCC – FDA was awarded the project to evaluate the widening of Van Dyke Road and the extension of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. The first step will provide the County with the information necessary to determine the configuration, feasibility, and costs along with 30% conceptual design plans to improve safety, mobility and congestion that will be supported by the community and stakeholders. After approval by the County, the second step will be to prepare construction plans for the widening.
  • Stephanie Fernandez has been promoted to Controller.
  • Environmental Permit Design Support Consultant Contract, District Wide, FDOT District 1 – Selected for the five-year contract. Task work orders may include jurisdictional determination, permit preparation and submittal, data collection, Electronic Review Comments (ERC) Reviews, drainage design and/or evaluation, computations, field surveys, development and design of wildlife crossings, mitigation design and monitoring, post design activities and plans preparation.
  • Kevin Myers has passed the Florida Engineering Intern exam.
  • Connected Vehicle Pilot on SR 434 from McCulloch Road to E Mitchell Hammock System Management Approach for Intelligent Transportation System Project, Seminole County, FDOT District 5 – FDA was awarded the connected vehicle pilot project which involves upgrading six signalized intersections to provide vehicle to infrastructure communications (V2I). The project will include installing processing units and transmitters (dedicated short-range communications) at the signalized intersections, which will communicate with vehicles as they approach the intersections. Vehicles equipped with connected vehicle technologies (integrated or after market) will receive information such as Signal Timing and Phasing (SPaT), which tells drivers if the signal is green, yellow, or red and for how much longer; warnings, such as congestion ahead or approaching emergency vehicle; and traveler information.
  • Selmon West Extension/SR 618 from the Gandy Bridge to the Western Terminus of the Selmon Expressway Design/Build, Hillsborough County Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority – FDA will serve as utility coordinator on this high profile, $230 million project. The project involves the construction of an elevated roadway over Gandy for approximately 2.5 miles where it merges into the existing Expressway interchange, east of Dale Mabry Highway.
  • Doug Petty has been promoted to Traffic Services Technical Director.
  • Environmental Support for Construction and Maintenance, District Wide, FDOT District 7 – Selected for the fourth time for a five-year contract.
  • Minor Design, District Wide, FDOT District 1 – FDA has been working on various versions of this contract for the past 17 years and was recently re-selected
  • FDA has implemented the use of Citrix server system! The virtual software allows staff use of the same desktop interface at work, at home, and on most any other device that has internet access with the same speed and ease of connectivity.
  • Daniela Mikheal has passed the Florida Engineering Intern exam.
  • Traffic Signal Retiming, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties, MetroPlan Orlando
  • Nick Spatola has passed the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer exam.
  • Patty Livak, PE, joined FDA in the Tampa office as Senior Traffic Engineer.
  • SR 29 from Collier County Line to CR 832/Keri Road, Hendry County, FDOT District 1
  • Allison Hagerty has passed the Florida Professional Engineer exam.
  • Kevin Carey has passed the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer exam.
  • Scott Holk has passed the Florida Engineering Intern exam.
  • FDA has invested in the Miovision video data collection system. This is an innovative technology that delivers longer term vehicle and pedestrian movement counts, both more efficiently and accurately than traditional counts.
  • Minor Design, District Wide, FDOT District 1
  • General Engineering Consultant Services, District Wide, FDOT District 1 – Traffic services subconsultant
  • Traffic Studies – Corridors, District Wide, FDOT District 1
  • SR 30/61 US 98/Coastal Highway from Franklin County Line to Boykin Road, Wakulla County, FDOT District 3
  • Signal Retiming, District Wide, FDOT District 4 – Signal retiming subconsultant
  • Traffic Operations Safety Studies, District Wide, FDOT District 4 – Safety studies, signal timing, and modeling subconsultant
  • SR 15/SR 600 (US 17/92) from North of Lake Mary Road to North of Airport Road, Seminole County, FDOT District 5
  • Active Arterial Management, District Wide, FDOT District 5 – Signal retiming subconsultant
  • SR 693/S Pasadena Avenue from SR 699/Blind Pass Road to Park Street, Pinellas County, FDOT District 7
  • US 19 from Cardinal Street to Green Acres Street, Citrus County, FDOT District 7 – Signing and pavement marking, lighting, signalization, and roadway peer review subconsultant
  • SR 50/SR 50A Bypass from Broad Street to Jefferson Street, Hernando County, FDOT District 7 – Roadway peer review subconsultant
  • SR 50/SR 50A from Cobb Road to Broad Street, Hernando County, FDOT District 7 – Environmental, signalization and lighting subconsultant
  • SR 50 from Lockhart Road to East of Remington Road, Hernando County, FDOT District 7 – Signing and pavement marking and signalization subconsultant
  • Traffic Signal Retiming Continuing Contract, District Wide, FDOT District 7 – Signal retiming subconsultant
  • General Engineering Consultant Services, District Wide, FDOT District 7 – Environmental and traffic services subconsultant
  • Architectural Services Consultant, State Wide, FDOT Central Office – PD&E subconsultant
  • Design of Minor Projects with Construction Costs Less than $2 Million, Seminole County, Seminole County BOCC – Lighting and signalization subconsultant

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