Press Release

(Miami, FL) – The Florida Transportation Commission (FTC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The FTC will be receiving reports, presentations and status updates from Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ananth Prasad, DOT District 5 Secretary Noranne Downs, and transportation leaders on projects including SunRail, the Wekiva Parkway, All Aboard Florida and others. Members of the media are invited to attend the morning session.

“We look forward to receiving an agency report from Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad, status reports from District 5 Secretary Noranne Downs on SunRail and the Wekiva Parkway, and others on the incredible transportation projects we have on the horizon here in Florida,” said Ron Howse, Chairman of the Florida Transportation Commission. “These initiatives allow our great State to thrive economically by connecting residents, tourists, and business enterprise from around the corner and around the globe.”

The FTC meeting is being held prior to the official start of the 2013 Transportation Summit hosted by Floridians for Better Transportation (FBT) and in partnership with the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida (TEAMFL) July 25-26, 2013.

The full agenda of Thursday’s commission meeting may be found at News media interested in attending the morning session should contact Christina Johnson at 850.339.5773 or via email at

The Florida Transportation Commission Meeting

Thursday, July 25, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Media invited to attend.

The Biltmore / Country Club Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Ananth Prasad, DOT Secretary
Noranne Downs, DOT District 5 Secretary
Husein Cumber, Florida East Coast Industries
Jesus Martinez, Southwest Research Institute
Ron Howse, Chair, Florida Transportation Commission

For additional information, please visit or contact the Florida Transportation Commission staff at 850.414.4105.

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About the Florida Transportation Commission
The mission of the Florida Transportation Commission is to provide leadership in meeting Florida’s transportation needs through policy guidance on issues of statewide importance and by maintaining oversight and public accountability for the Department of Transportation and other statutorily specified transportation authorities. More information may found at

Contact: Christina Johnson
850.391.5040 Office
850.339.5773 Cell

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