Hi all, I cannot *believe* they have categorized trips such that "self imposed hardships" are listed at the same bottom level as such necessary activities for independent life as banking. And, to rub salt in the wound, they've placed this category *below* that of recreational and socialization. Since it looks like they're saying dial-a-ride may be cut by 40% (if I understood this), if I were a user I'd certainly try and get another category created just for self imposed hardships, and try to get recreation moved below independent living activities. Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lighthouse of the Big Bend Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 1:48 PM To: tabi Subject: [tabi] 7/20, 3pm Leon County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board Meeting & Agenda From: Roland, Colleen [mailto:Colleen.Roland@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:04 AM 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 sustaining. 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. ü 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. ü 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 Background 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 this 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 Region -Holding this Summit -Star Metro staff expansion -Gadsden Express -Pedestrian/Sidewalk improvements -Multi-modal funding -80X -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 -CRTPA -Star Metro -CSNS, Star Metro, CRPTA - -2015 -Ongoing -5 years Taking Stock of Community Needs and Moving Forward Areas of Success Identified in the Region Areas of Need Identified in the Region -Mobility Counselor at TSC -Bike-bus lanes on Tennessee Street -Parkway Sidewalks -Audible signals -Greater accessibility -Star Metro listening -*80X -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 Region -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 Region -Many grants obtained to help the community (transportation) -Octagonal Poles to comply with the ADA -Matching grant partners -Gadsden ?Express -Collaboration -Customer friendly Transportation from one city to the next -Nova 2010 -Mobility Coordinator -Help different city with their transportation disadvantaged -More money -Nova and CTC and Dial-a-Ride service and funding concerns -Annexation -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 MPO Star Metro 6 months-1 year Moving People Efficiently Areas of Success Identified in the Region Areas of Need Identified in the Region -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 -Dial-a-Ride -Cleanliness -Compassionate drivers -Star sponsors -Awareness to community needs -Agencies working together to solve community needs -Improvement in bike and ped needs -Safety -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 (When) 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 group. 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 be 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 www.logisticare.com. 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 StarMetro 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 community. 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 Law. 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 Disadvantaged. Samuel Scheib, Senior Planner StarMetro 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 Tallahassee. 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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