South Florida Transit Summit

Jan 12th, 2011 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ft Lauderdale Airport Sheraton


Dear Transportation Professional: You owe it to yourself, your company, and your career to attend this event where you will have the opportunity to confer with key transit leaders, network with your peers and learn about important opportunities. Anyone who is anyone in the South Florida transportation community will be at the January 12 WTS Luncheon where the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) is providing an unprecedented lineup of local, state and national transit leaders.  

Individuals, please register online by clicking above. To reserve a table for ten for $350, please email Jessica today before too late.  The very full program will start with a panel discussion featuring the four major transit systems in South Florida. We have firm RSVP’s from the following:

Harpal Kapoor Miami-Dade Transit CEO
Tim Garling Broward County Transit CEO
Chuck Cohen PalmTran CEO
Joe Giulietti Tri-Rail CEO

With High Speed Rail and Reauthorization, Florida finds itself at ground zero in the battle for the future of public transportation in the United States. The following transit luminaries will be attending and share briefly about their active efforts to advance public transportation in Florida:

Art Guzzetti:  APTA Vice President - Policy.  Washington DC

Thomas Hart: U.S. High Speed Rail Association VP and General Counsel - Washington DC

Micheal Steep: Transportation 4 America National Outreach - Washington DC

Brad Ashwell: Florida PIRG

Carla Coleman: ULI South Florida CEO

This event is expected to capture national transit media attention because FPTA, in partnership with APTA, has chosen this WTS luncheon to unveil its groundbreaking campaign, which involves identifying and recruiting at least 100,000 pro-transit Floridians.  The campaign will be launched in Florida before being ramped up as a national effort. SFWTS Board Member Denis Eirikis is IM4Transit Campaign Director, and will moderate the panel discussion and presentations.


Parking is included in the ticket price. Please obtain your parking validation at the event sign-in table.

Hotel Accommodations:

For those coming in from out-of-town, please click here and book online or call (866) 716-8105 and mention SET# 347058.

WTS Corporate Sponsorship:

Help support WTS’ mission of advancing women in transportation by becoming a SFWTS sponsor today! Corporate or independent sponsorships are available at all times for WTS supporters. Your contributions go towards helping develop our chapter while also providing marketing and financial incentives for you and/or your firm. If you want to learn more about becoming a SFWTS Sponsor, please contact Jessica Josselyn by email at or by phone at 954-828-1730.


$30 for public employees and members

$40 for non-members

$15 for students

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