OMS: Annual Meeting & Central Florida Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Chat

APA Florida Chapter, Orlando Metro Section


Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8 p.m. EST

Orlando, FL, United States

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Description of the Event: Please join the Orlando Metro Section of APA-FL, representatives of Orange County, the Florida Department of Transportation, and LYNX to talk about autonomous vehicle transit in Central Florida. Panelists will share their expertise and experience with current planning, planned and funded projects, future visions, and ensuring equitable service for all.  Learn how AV can help improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance mobility, and minimize Environmental impacts. The panel will also include a short overview on planning for autonomous vehicles and available resources to help get you started.


This transportation session will include a presentation and discussion on autonomous vehicle regulations and industry impacts in Florida.  Information will be provided about the current federal regulations and Florida laws, available technology, the impacts on local governments and planning, as well as necessary infrastructure.


Local case studies will be discussed with an overview provided of different autonomous vehicle implementation plans by FDOT and LYNX. There will be an overview of the differences between the two projects as well as other implementation techniques.


Speakers will recount lessons learned and share best practices for current and future implementation of AV technology and AV ready infrastructure facility needs.  This event will teach professionals how a strong understanding and proper planning for implementation can:

-        Help planners to understand human limitations such as reaction time and sensory saturation as well a strengths such as dealing with new situations efficiently,

-        learn strengths of AV Technology such as: Processing huge amounts data, acting with minimal lag, and consistent actions,

-        learn weaknesses of AV Technology such as: the need to be trained, and not being able to adapt to differing conditions quickly.

-        Learn what jurisdictions, agencies, and automobile companies are currently installing that will allow for a smoother integration and saturation of AV into the market place, such as adaptive signal timing, signal programming and phasing, and object detection and location vehicle technology.


Several points focused on during the lecture include:


·        Current planning issues related to the autonomous vehicles and how information technologies and evolving technologies can impact planning and be used to advance the profession,

·        Industry impacts in Florida and how conveying planning knowledge and concepts help to improve communities and the profession1q,

·        Current federal regulations and Florida laws, and

·        Gain a better understanding of the latest planning trends, technologies, and best practices for positive impacts on local governments and planning,



Planners will be able to apply these strategies and lessons learned within their own communities in order to prepare for the future of transportation and integration of autonomous vehicle technologies.  They will learn how proper regulation can help to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens, and how responsible regulation and planning can help improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance mobility, and minimize environmental impacts.

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Doug Jamison

Doug Jamison has worked for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority for over 20 years, with over 15 years working on transit Intelligent Transportation Systems. He has successfully managed projects through the Systems Engineering process including regional collaboration on electronic payment, demand response scheduling and dispatch systems, and deployment of ... Read More

Jeremy Dilmore, PE

Jeremy has more than 14 years of experience working at FDOT District 5. He is currently the District’s TSMO Program Engineer. In this position, he oversees the development, operations, and maintenance of District 5 Intelligent Transportation System, including overseeing autonomous and connected vehicle efforts. He also serves as the ... Read More

Alissa Torres, PhD, AICP, CLTD

Urban planner and project manager with over 25 years of experience in local government, private sector, and regional planning agencies, including over 14 years of supervisory experience. Specialties: transportation planning, land use/comprehensive planning, freight planning, pedestrian/bicycle planning, economic development, regional planning/intergovernmental coordination, public participation, grant writing, technical ... Read More

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