On May 4 and 5, 2017, President Joanne Stokes joined the team from our Florida office at the TEAMFL Quarterly Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Stokes was proud to be an annual sponsor at the event, as well as supporting the event with photography and videography.
TEAMFL, the Transportation Expressway and Membership of Florida, was founded in 1997 to provide a forum for Tolling agencies and the consultants, contractors and financiers who do business with them to network and learn from each other and from experts in the industry. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, TEAMFL membership includes all regional Tolling agencies – nearly 200 firms that work within the transportation industry – and they have opened their doors to Transit agencies as well. They hold four meetings a year with varying topics and speakers.
The May Quarterly meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress resort near Disney World with the theme “The Future is NOW!” Stokes provided videography for the various sessions, interviewed several of the TEAMFL Board members and speakers, and photographed attendees as well as different highlights of the event.
Several interesting, forward-looking presentations were given covering topics such as Smart Cities, LiDar technology for Florida Highway Patrol, integrated electronic tolling and Jacksonville’s Ultimate Urban Circulator – more information available at www.u2cjax.com. One of the highlights of the conference was a presentation by Frank DiBello, CEO of Space Florida. We were fortunate enough to interview him following the meeting, and he gave a surprising answer to one of our questions. Asked for his best guess as to when we may be able to call a shuttle like we presently call for Uber, Mr. DiBello responded with “10 to 20 years.” Wow! We may be living in a “Jetsons” world a lot sooner than we thought …
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