JOURNAL FLORIDA ENGINEERING SOCIETY / OCTOBER 2015

Recent Traffic Concurrency & DRI/Regional Planning Council Changes Pertaining to Land Development in Florida

In 2011 Traffic concurrency requirements were amended by Sections 15 and 16 of Florida House Bill 7207.  With the new requirements, if your project is proposed after a deficiency already exists, it is not responsible for fixing the deficiency.  If your project causes the deficiency, it is responsible for remedying the deficiency by making offsite transportation improvements based upon the project's proportionate share of the required improvement.

Senate Bill 1216 became effective on May 14, 2015 when the Governor approved it. Per this Bill, new DRI projects are to be approved by local government through the Comprehensive Plan Amendment process in lieu of proceeding under Section 380.06 (thereby eliminating  Regional Planning Councils from the process , who were performing that review since the inception of the DRI programs in 1972).


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WEST COAST WOMAN / SEPT 2012

PROFILE: MARLA HOUGH

The President of Hough Engineering, Inc., she's a registered Profesional Engineer who was named "Engineer of the year" by the Florida Engineering Society Myakka Chapter in 2012 and also in 1997.

She designs, secures permitting, and follows through infrastructure projects such as drainage, water, sewer, roads, and traffic for public and private sectors in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  In short, she lays out a site for a building, development or road.  Some of her work includes the FCCI Corporate Headquarters on University Parkway and current work on the extension of North Cattlemen Road.


Articles Written By Marla Hough:

Hough Engineering, Inc. was established in 1997 & offers civil engineering, traffic engineering & land planning services, located  in Bradenton, FL  CA# 7654

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JOURNAL FLORIDA ENGINEERING SOCIETY / MARCH 2012

ELECTRONIC SUBMITTALS for Permitting

We did our first electronic submittals for permits with Manatee County in March of 2011.  At that time, there were six firms in the area doing electronic submittals with Manatee County through the Buzzsaw system (which is an Autodesk program).  The usage increased to 33 firms by October of 2011.  Each firm pays a flat fee of $350/year to use the system, with the caledar year starting the begining of October.  Our thinking was it would be a good time to learn the new system while workloads  were lighter, and Manatee County staff had similar thoughts.

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JOURNAL FLORIDA ENGINEERING SOCIETY /APRIL 2012

ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
SERVE MANATEE AND SARASOTA COUNTIES

In the early 2000's the state of Florida started a study of inter-regional traffic systems and eventually that evolved into the advanced traffic management system (ATMS) projects that are currently underway in various areas.
Two projects are proceeding in Manatee County, and are being managed and run by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as desig-build projects. A video wall was installed and in operation, displaying intersections in Manatee County at their facility in Bradenton (west of U.S. 301 and north of S.R. 70).  The video wall also has the capability to display intersections in Sarasota County.