[tabi] 7/20, 3pm Leon County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board Meeting & Agenda

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Leon County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board
Gemini Building  408 North Adams Street Second Floor Conference Room
July 20, 2011 3:00 PM

Should you require special assistance, please contact Colleen Roland
at 891-6812 at least 48 hours in advance.

PLEASE NOTE:  At this meeting the TDCB will discuss the upcoming role
of the Community Coordinator and review the agenda item presented to
the City.  Your input is important.

Call to Order              Hon. Akin Akinyemi, Chair
Public Comment        Meetings are open to the public.  If you would
like to speak before the board, please complete a speaker request
form. Staff is available to assist if needed.

Community Transportation Coordinators Report:        Ivan Maldonado, StarMetro

Items from Staff:  Development of 2012 Transportation Disadvantaged
Service Plan (TDSP)

Every five years a new service plan is developed within 6 months of
approving an agreement between the Community Transportation
Coordinator and the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged.
One of the most important requirements in the contract is adhering to
the local and state standards adopted in the TDSP.   Once the new TDSP
is adopted it will be reviewed annually for necessary amendments.

For the next three meetings, staff will be presenting key sections of
the TDSP for review.  At this meeting staff is requesting that the
TDCB review the Trip Priority List. (TPL)  Board members may recall
that while the TPL was adopted in 2002, we had no need to implement it
until 2009.  Following is the adopted TPL:

Priority   Trip Purpose  - Categories and Definitions
1            MEDICAL – medical, dental, or therapeutic services
including hospital appointments, clinic visits dialysis, health
department or other necessary medical-related care.
2            EMPLOYMENT – work or employment related training
3            NUTRITIONAL/LIFE SUSTAINING – adult congregate meal
programs, food and prescription shopping
4            SOCIAL/RECREATION – social activities that might include,
but not limited to church, senior citizen programs, and other
recreational activities that are neither nutritional not life
5            PERSONAL BUSINESS – activities essential to maintenance
of independence, including banking, non-food shopping, legal
appointments. Also includes trips for persons with a self-created
transportation hardship, such as having driving privileges suspended
by the state.

       Requested Action : Review and comment by TDCB.

Approved Rates.  The Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
Staff has reviewed the rate model submitted by StarMetro.  It is now
the job of the LCB to approve the rates and the administrative fee
retained by the Coordinator per trip.  The rates have not changed.
The current administrative fee has been reduced from $3.00 per trip to
$1.68 per trip.

       Requested Action:  Roll call vote approving the trip rates.

Impacts of Legislative Changes

During this session the Florida Legislature voted to remove Medicaid
Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) from the Coordinated Transportation
System effective July 1, 2012. At the present time Medicaid NET
represents forty percent (40%) of the trips.  Its advantage was the
ability to multi-load these trips with other sponsored and
non-sponsored trips, thereby reducing the cost per mile. This will be
further discussed at the meeting, and its impact on Leon County.

Tallahassee, Florida
May 26, 2011

Capital Mobility Summit Draft Action Plan

Executive Summary

The purpose of this first Capital Mobility Summit was to explore ways
to improve the coordination of community transportation and expand the
mobility options available to all citizens of the capital region,
especially the elderly, persons with disabilities and low-income
individuals.  Additionally, it was for the purpose of developing new
long lasting partnerships committed to improving transportation and
mobility options within the capital region.  These goals were
accomplished and this action plan summarizes successes, unmet needs
and recommended solutions to meet these needs to allow for the
summit’s theme of “Building Our Community’s Transportation Future.”

Summit Summary
Over 130 people attended the summit including a diverse group of
stakeholders.  Attendees included transportation
providers, local elected city and county officials, Government
representatives, planners, state agencies, as well as public and human
service organizations that have a stake in public and specialized
transportation within the regional area of Tallahassee.  Attached to
report is a list of attendees as well as the agenda for the summit.

The morning workshop consisted of a welcome by Major John Marks, City
of Tallahassee, County Commissioner Akin Akinyemi, Ron Garrison,
Executive Director of Star Metro, Harry Reed, Executive Director,
Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency, Bryant Paulk, Urban
Liaison, Florida Department of Transportation, District Three, Lisa
Bretz, Planning Administrator, Area Agency on Aging for North Florida,
David Darm, Chairman, Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged,
Samuel Scheib, Senior Planner, Star Metro, Cherie Horne, Special
Projects Manager for Tallahassee-Leon County Planning, Gail Holley,
Program Manager, Florida Department of Transportation and Jo Ann
Hutchinson, the United We Ride Coordination Ambassador with the
National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation
Coordination, administered by the Community Transportation Association
of America.  Providing a touching testimony on what transportation
means to him and other consumers was William Benjamin, President of
the Florida Council for the Blind-Tallahassee Chapter.

During lunch, sponsoring summit vendors discussed their services.
They included Trapeze, LogistiCare, Seon Services.  Liz Peak from the
Jacksonville Transportation Authority also discussed their work
following a Regional Mobility Summit last year.

Jo Ann Hutchinson provided national updates in the morning and prior
to the breakout sessions reviewed the 5 core elements of developing a
fully coordinated transportation system, provided instructions for the
5 breakouts, introduced breakout facilitators and their locations and
requested everyone to return at 3:00 p.m. for a report of their
breakout recommendations.

Following the group discussions, the following 5 reports were made
based on the 5 sections for developing a community coordinated
transportation service:
:Making Things Happen by Working Together
Areas of Success Identified in the Region       Areas of Need Identified in the 
-Holding this Summit
-Star Metro staff expansion
-Gadsden Express
-Pedestrian/Sidewalk improvements
-Multi-modal funding
-Meeting for interested parties
-Expanded services and routes (new divisions and Medicaid provision)
-New and additional sidewalks (accessibility)
-Shared roadways/Charrow) Multi-use
-Coordinated agency participation
-Connecting outlying communities to downtown
-Connecting communities to each other
-Raise community awareness of transportation options
-Usage of bike trails   -Regional coordinated meeting effort
-More Park and Ride Lots
-More regional transit
-More coordination with public employees besides TCC, FSU and    FAMU
-More education about alternatives and “how to”
-Outreach to children
-Public awareness of the contributions of bike riders/walkers
-Education concerning multi-use of roads
-Flexible shifts to ease traffic concerns
-Transit subsidies (reduced parking costs for carpooling)
-Incentives for employers o offer alternatives to employees
-Bike sharing (Zip car sharing)
-Economical alternative to “Light Rail”
-Think outside the box
-Partnering with local businesses for alternative transportation options
-Incentives from bus company to utilize their service (enticements)

Priorities (What)       Lead Responsibility
(Who)   Reasonable Timeline (When)
Making Things Happen by Working Together:               
-Public education, awareness, incentives
-Creation of more park and ride lots (public/private partnerships)
-Regional Transit (Development of RTA)
-Encourage non-fossil fuel transportation
-Expanded bus pass programs for unemployed/special needs
populations     -CSNS, Star Metro, CRTPA

-Star Metro
-CSNS, Star Metro, CRPTA
-       -2015
-5 years

Taking Stock of Community Needs and Moving Forward
Areas of Success Identified in the Region       Areas of Need Identified in the 
-Mobility Counselor at TSC
-Bike-bus lanes on Tennessee Street
-Parkway Sidewalks
-Audible signals
-Greater accessibility
-Star Metro listening
        -Sidewalks (Rankin/Canopy roads)
-Bus stop access
-Increased service for seniors in rural areas to senior center and
community centers
-Increased transport options in county (outside city limits)
-Outreach to implement new system
-More money for expanding mobility options
-Bus buddy
-Monitor Nova 2010 through programs like this to identify underserved areas
-More publicity about Gadsden Express
-Drivers announcing stops
-Options for people without technology (digital divide)
Taking Stock of Community Needs and Moving Forward:

Priorities (What)       

Lead Responsibility (Who)       

Reasonable Timeline (When)
None identified         

Putting Customers First
Areas of Success Identified in the Region       Areas of Need Identified in the 
-New look on buses
-Dial-a-Ride is reliable
-More routes
-Having the Summit
-More emphasis on sidewalks
-Regional mobility plan is working
-Low floor buses – ADA accessible
-On-time performance improved
-New signs, more shelters
-Free bus passes for low income

        -Lake Jackson (Lakewood Village/Tower Road/Capital Circle NW) need
more main bus stops instead of everyone going to Steele Plaza
-Expand hours of operation
-Lack of transit
-More funding for rural area in the county
-City and county working together for transportation for ALL
Tallahassee residents who need bus service
-Gadsden Express
-Serving core customers
-Identify transportation alternatives
-Need more routes (reducing routes a hidden budget cut)
-Grandfather in riders who lose their routes (i.e. Dial-a-Ride)
-Look at commuter services, volunteers, other ridesharing options
-Work with Gadsden Shuttle to coordinate
-Market services aggressively (TD Donations, 211, media, etc.)
-Help on completing bus pass applications
-Need data on non-riders to convert to transit system
-Travel training
-Create standing Mobility Committee to work on this plan
-Seek additional funding

Priorities (What)       Lead Responsibility
(Who)   Reasonable Timeline (When)
Putting Customers First         
1.      Expanding Service Hours
2.      Could Dial-a-Ride run when street service does not as an extension
3.      Who are we really here to serve?
4.      Marketing and education – Make it chic – Safe-Efficient-Clean           

Adapting Funding for Greater Mobility
Areas of Success Identified in the Region       Areas of Need Identified in the 
-Many grants obtained to help the community (transportation)
-Octagonal Poles to comply with the ADA
-Matching grant partners
-Gadsden ?Express
-Customer friendly
Transportation from one city to the next
-Nova 2010
-Mobility Coordinator   -Help different city with their transportation
-More money
-Nova and CTC and Dial-a-Ride service and funding concerns
-Regional fare study
-Low income-reduced fares
-More funding for TD trips
-Circulator routes

Priorities (What)       Lead Responsibility
(Who)   Reasonable Timeline (When)
Adapting Funding for Greater Mobility           
1.  Regional Fare Study
2.  Low Income-Reduced Fares
3.  More Funding for TD rides
4.  Circulator routes
5.  Nova & CTC/Dial-a-Ride Service and funding concerns
6.  Annexation  Star Metro
Star Metro
Star Metro. Riders, CTD
Star Metro      6 months-1 year

Moving People Efficiently
Areas of Success Identified in the Region       Areas of Need Identified in the 
-26.355 bicycles transported per year
-4.7 million passengers transported per year
-Over 10,000 seniors transported per year
-Over 30,000 disabled passengers transported per year
-Record keeping (AOR)
-Vehicle quality
-Compassionate drivers
-Star sponsors
-Awareness to community needs
-Agencies working together to solve community needs
-Improvement in bike and ped needs
-Aggregate effort to improve services (i.e. this summit)
        -Identifying and improving coordinated transportation needs
-Highway 27 South and East – coordinate shops
-Miccosukee  Hills
-Extending routes from Ross/Shelfer Road to Crawfordville Highway
-Partnerships with churches
-Fair fee for fare
-Legislative changes to allow accessibility
-Vanpools with wheelchair accessibility
-Commuter services of North Florida – Phone 1-888-454-RIDE-Use more for options
-Cab service with reduced fares
-Combine existing vanpool (i.e., Gadsden, Woodville, Crawfordville)
-Address Sunday and night services
-Services needed in Jefferson County (Monticello), Wakulla and Liberty)
-Educate and outreach on Safe Mobility for Life program at CTD, CCNF
and list alternatives at the shelters and on the buses
-Meeting the people’s need for time scheduled transit programs
-For emergency cases, after-hours transportation (no way to get from hospitals)
-Old Bainbridge Road sidewalk issues
Moving People Efficiently:
Priorities (What)       Lead Responsibility (Who)       Reasonable Timeline 
None identified         

Additional questions answered by the groups:

Who Else Should be Invited As a Stakeholder?
Commuter Services – jhorton@xxxxxxxxxxx
Health Departments in the region (Leon, Gadsden, Madison, Wakulla)
Affordable housing providers & Tallahassee Housing Authority
HOPE Community, etc.
Childcare facilities

Conclusion and Next Steps
A “Thank You” goes to Ron Garrison, Ivan Maldonado, Heather Teter,
Andrea Rosser and all their team members and to all the
sponsors of the Summit.  A special thanks also goes to all the
breakout facilitators, recorders and those who reported to the full
Without all of their leadership and preparation, the Summit would not
have such a success!

Most importantly, is a “Special Thank You” to all the participants of
this Summit for taking the time to attend and for bringing their
expertise and frank suggestions for a brighter future for the region.
As a result of their active participation in this consensus building
effort they have taken the first important steps toward a truly
coordinated planning process . Through this Action Plan, steps can now
taken by the local sponsors to create improved coordination among
public and human service transportation systems, agencies and
consumers. The results will be a better use of existing resources,
improved service delivery and greater access for consumers through
enhancements as identified in this report.  This Plan holds exciting
promise for the future of the Capital Region.

This Plan was drafted by Jo Ann Hutchinson, United We Ride Ambassador,
based on outcomes at the May 26, 2011 Capital Mobility
Summit.  For more information, please contact hutchinson@xxxxxxxx or
1.800.891.0590, Extension 730.

Thank You for Being a Partner in the Capital Mobility Summit!

Special Thanks to the following Partners and Sponsors

Commuter Services of North Florida is a regional commuter assistance
program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation District 3
Office.  Their mission is to improve mobility for work and student
commuters through the use of transportation demand management
strategies such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, biking,
walking, telework, and flexible work scheduling.

The free services they provide are available to commuters within an
eight-county region (Leon, Jefferson, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin,
Liberty, Jackson, and Calhoun counties). Commuter Services also
provides no-cost assistance and consulting services to employers
seeking to address employee transportation issues such as
recruitment/retention, parking management, and adoption of telework
and flex-time policies. For more information call 888-454-RIDE (7433)
or visit www.commuterservices.org .
Official Summit Sponsor

Trapeze Group delivers solutions that consider the full 360 degrees of
passenger transport. Whether addressing the needs of a single
department, an entire organization, or the community, Trapeze provides
some of the most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems
(ITS) and mobile technologies in the industry. Hundreds of government
and commercial organizations across Europe, North America and Asia
Pacific have turned to Trapeze to realize efficiencies, enhance the
quality and scope of their services, and safely transport more people
with less cost. Visit www.trapezegroup.com

Gold Sponsor

LogistiCare is much more than just a transportation company. We
organize and credential thousands of local transportation providers to
serve specialized groups of people who require all kinds of personal
mobility solutions. As the nation's leading transportation network
manager, we overcome the most common transportation challenges and
make personal mobility a simple, reliable process. Visit us online at

Coffee Break Sponsor

Seon Design Inc. offers complete mobile surveillance solutions for the
transit industry including automated wireless video downloading and
systems health check. Seon is the official on-board surveillance
supplier of StarMetro. Visit us online at www.seon.com.

Attachment 1 - PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.           Welcome and Introductions
Ronald L. Garrison, Executive Director, StarMetro

Mayor John Marks          Opening Remarks
City of Tallahassee

Commissioner Akin Akinyemi  Opening Remarks
Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Chairperson, Leon County, Local Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinator Board

9:15 - 9:25 a.m.                  What Transportation Means to Us
William Benjamin, President
Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida Council of the Blind
Member, Leon County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordination Board

9:25 - 9:35 a.m. Agenda Overview and National Update
JoAnn Hutchinson, United We Ride Ambassador
National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation Coordination

9:35 - 9:45 a.m. State Transportation Update
Bryant Paulk, Urban Liaison
Florida Department of Transportation

9:45 - 9:55 a.m.                  CTD Transportation Update
David Darm, Chairman
Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

9:55 - 10:05 a.m.               Regional Update
Harry Reed, Executive Director
Capital Regional Transportation and Planning Agency

10:05 - 10:15 a.m.             Elderly Transportation Issues
Lisa Bretz, Planning Administrator
Area    Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.

10:15 - 10:25 a.m.       Break

10:25 – 11:00 a.m.            Questions and Answers Guest Speaker’ Panel

Ron Garrison  - JoAnn Hutchinson - Bryant Paulk – David Darm-  Harry
Reed –  Lisa Bretz  ¬–   Karen Somerset

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.             Sponsor Recognitions

Ben Dvoracek                    Trapeze Services and Product Overview
Alex Batista                        LogistiCare
Mike Bismeyer                                 Seon Services and
Product Overview

11:30 – 11:45 p.m.            Nova Decentralization Overview
Samuel Scheib                  StarMetro

11:45 - 12:00 p.m.             Action Planning

JoAnn Hutchinson
United We Ride Ambassador, National Resource Center for Human Service
Transportation Coordination

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.              Noon Networking Lunch

Cherie Horne                    Multi-Modal Transportation District
Special Projects Manager, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning

Gail Holley                         Safe Mobility for Life Overview
Program Manager, Florida Department of Transportation

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.          Breakout Sessions

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.           Group Reports

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.                 Closing and Next Steps
Ronald L. Garrison, Executive Director

Speaker Biographies
Jo Ann Hutchinson, United We Ride Ambassador, National Resource Center
for Human Service Transportation Coordination

Jo Ann has worked over 40 years in the transportation field including
extensive work in the implementation and oversight of the public and
human service transportation coordination for Florida’s coordinated
transportation program both within the Florida Department of
Transportation and as Executive Director of the Commission for the
Transportation Disadvantaged until her retirement in 2003.

Since 2003, Jo Ann has continued her career as one of the ten United
We Ride Ambassadors with the National Resource Center for Human
Service Transportation Coordination (NRC), in partnership with the
Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA), in over 30 states.   In that role, she
provides technical assistance, facilitation, and other forms of
assistance to states and communities to create or expand coordination
opportunities.  She currently represents Region 4 of the FTA which
includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Jo Ann believes that all Americans should have access to mobility
options for daily living activities (health care, nutrition, work). By
providing an investment in coordinated community transportation,
mobility options will be available to our citizens and the most
vulnerable Americans--our elderly, persons with disabilities, and
low-income individuals. This vision can be realized through
fully-coordinated community transportation networks in every

Mayor John R. Marks, III
City of Tallahassee

John Marks, Mayor of the City of Tallahassee, practices law with his
son at Marks and Marks, LLC.  The firm focuses its practice on utility
regulation, smart grid technology, and telecommunications, and
Internet law.  Appointed by Governor Bob Graham in 1979, he served
eight (8) years on the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) -- the
last two as its Chairman.  Before serving on the PSC, he was employed
as a Hearing Officer with the Commission.

He has been an adjunct professor at the Florida State University
College of Law, teaching utility regulatory law, and a faculty member
of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’
utility rate school.   He was named Super Lawyer (Utility Regulatory
Law) by Florida Super Lawyers magazine.  Mayor Marks was inducted into
the FAMU College of Education Gallery of Distinction, named one of
Florida State University’s 100 Distinguished Graduates, and designated
one of America’s Top Mayors for sustainability.          He was
elected in 2003 to a four year term as Mayor of the City of
Tallahassee and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.  He is Co-Chairman of the
Board of Fringe Benefits Management Company.  He serves on the Board
of Advisors for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is Vice Chairman for
Communications of the U.S.C.M. Transportation and Communications
Committee.  In addition, Mayor Marks served as the President of the
Florida League of Mayors from 2005-2007 and was President of the
Florida League of Cities for the 2009-2010 term.  Mr. Marks received
his B.S. degree in 1969 from the Florida State University School of
Business and his Juris Doctor degree in 1972 from the FSU College of

Commissioner Akin S. Akinyemi
Leon County Commission

Commissioner Akin S. Akinyemi serves as the Chairperson of the Leon
County Local Coordinated Board.  He is the principal Architect of the
Tallahassee firm of Akin & Associates Architects, Inc.  Started in
1992, this firm specializes in Educational & Religious Facilities,
Planning, and Facilities Programming.  He received his Bachelor of
Environmental Design from the University of Lagos in 1981; his
Bachelor of Architecture & Housing Development from the University of
Minnesota in 1985; and his Master of Architecture from Florida A&M
University in 1988, where he developed a blueprint for sustainable
community development.

He was elected in 2008 as an At-Large Member of the Leon County
Commission on a platform of environmental stewardship,  economic and
community development, and accountable and accessible government.  Mr.
Akinyemi continues to serve with these underlying principals,
emphasizing the importance of citizen participation in government
policies.  Commissioner Akinyemi has been a member of the Leon County
community for over 20 years.  He is married to Elvira Galicia Akinyemi
and has three Children: Rashad, Dominique, and Michael.

Ronald L. Garrison, Executive Director  StarMetro

Ron Garrison has been the Executive Director of StarMetro since April
2005.  He received his business degree with honors from Concordia
University and completed his postgraduate studies at Fontbonne
University in St. Louis.

Ron has worked in the mass transit industry for the last 22 years in
both the public and private sector.  Prior to moving to Tallahassee,
Ron was a General Manager in the northern Washington D.C. area and in
the southern area adjacent to D.C. in Maryland.   In all, Ron has
worked in six transit organizations around the country.

His transit management experience includes three light rail system
startups, two bus feeder plans and implementations, large and medium
scale bus operations including vehicle maintenance, flex route service
design and startup, light rail and paratransit operations, facility
design and construction, safety, training, project management, systems
and information technology, organizational development, customer
service, regional rideshare programs, marketing, performance
management and facilities management.

Some of the progress StarMetro has made over the last few years
include revamping the entire bus network to improve on time
performance, installing new solar lighted shelters, purchasing new
buses with new customer safety and comfort features along with new
technology, implementing a state of the art first in the country
farebox system, implementing a new route structure for Florida State
University students on and off campus, designing and installing new
customer benches with recycled plastic, installing new solar lighted
I-stops and winning the most “Outstanding Transit System in Florida”
for 2010.  The most important milestone for StarMetro and the region
will be the implementation of the new decentralization route structure
for the entire transit system scheduled for launch in July 11, 2011.

Harry Reed, Executive Director
Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency

Harry has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation field
including the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
where he coordinated transportation planning and projects for the 1984
New Orleans World's Fair, the National Sports Festival VI held in
Baton Rouge, and assisting in the establishment of AMTRAK rail
passenger service between New Orleans and Mobile during the 1984
World's Fair.  In 1986, Harry joined the Florida Department of
Transportation's Public Transit Office where he was responsible for
commuter assistance and state transit funding programs, development of
a state capital investment policy, transit safety, and special
projects and initiatives relative to public transportation.  In 2007
Harry became the Executive Director of Capital Regional Transportation
and Planning Agency (CRTPA) responsible for long range transportation
planning for Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla counties.

William Benjamin, President
Florida Council for the Blind – Tallahassee Chapter

William Benjamin is a member of the Leon County Transportation
Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, the American Council of the
Blind (ACB), and the Tallahassee Council of the Blind (TCB), serving
as the transportation representative of the TCB.  William comes with a
sensitive view of the transportation system. He has lived on both the
west and east costs and has had experience in using public
transportation throughout his life.

Bryant T. Paulk, AICP
Urban Liaison, District Three, Florida Department of Transportation

Bryant is the Urban Liaison for the Florida Department of
Transportation District 3 and has worked with FDOT for 13 Years. Bryan
has a Bachelor’s of Science and Bachelors of Arts in Finance from the
University of West Florida.

Lisa Bretz, Planning Administrator
Area Agency on Aging for North FL

Lisa is the Planning Administrator at the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, and has been with this agency since 1995.  In her
position as Planning Administrator, she oversees the development of
the agency’s Area Plan on Aging, assists in the development and
implementation of new programs, and supervises several programs,
including the Aging Resource Center’s Elder Helpline which provides
information, referral and assistance regarding programs and services
for seniors and their caregivers in 14 North Florida counties.
David Darm
Chairman, Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

David has dedicated his life to promoting disability awareness and
educating his community on the challenges facing persons with
disabilities. As a rider of the coordinated system, David was
appointed to the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD)
in February 2009. For the past two years, he has used StarMetro
Dial-A-Ride to take him to work. David is always accompanied on these
trips by his faithful guide dog Columbus.

David received his Bachelors Degree at the University of North Florida
in Jacksonville and recently completed his Masters in Applied Politics
and Policy at Florida State University. He currently works in the
Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget as a policy analyst for Health
and Human Services. He also serves on the Governor’s Commission on
Disabilities as a representative of the transportation disadvantaged
community. David was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to
serve as the Chairman of the Commission for the Transportation

Samuel Scheib, Senior Planner

Sam is the Senior Transportation Planner at StarMetro.  He earned a
bachelor’s degree in music and humanities and a master’s degree in
urban and regional planning at Florida State University.  For shucks
and giggles, Sam’s mother took him and his brother on a bus ride to
downtown Tampa when he was ten.  Transit was forever after demystified
and he used transit regularly as a teenager, as a Marine at embassy
guard posts in Budapest, Minsk, Soel, and Russia. and still today in

Cherie Horne, AICP
Special Projects Manager
Tallahassee-Leon County Planning

Cherie is the Special Projects Manager for the Tallahassee-Leon County
Planning Department, which entails managing long range transportation,
greenways, and urban design projects in coordination with the CRTPA.
Cherie started in the land use planning section of the Department with
prior experience at a consulting company specializing in
infrastructure grant writing/management and economic development. She
received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from
Birmingham-Southern College (1994, Birmingham, AL) and a Master of
Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University (1996,
Tallahassee, FL).

Gail Holley, Program Manager
Florida Department of Transportation

Gail works for the Florida Department of Transportation in the State
Traffic Engineering and Operations Office where she manages their
statewide aging road user program, “Safe Mobility for Life.” Notable
program accomplishments include the formation of a statewide Coalition
with 24 member organizations who are working together to develop a
statewide comprehensive aging road user strategic plan. The plan is
designed to strike a balance between safety and mobility to ensure
that Floridians maintain independence and remain active in the
community even when driving is no longer a safe option.
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