Multimodal Planning for SIS

View the Multimodal Planning for SIS Webinar

Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) represents the state’s largest and most significant transportation facilities including airports, spaceports, seaports, rail corridors, passenger terminals, transit, waterways, and highways. The SIS serves as the primary avenue for implementing Florida’s long-range transportation vision and SIS facilities receive the highest priority for transportation capacity improvements. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Systems Implementation Office Manager Huiwei Shen, SIS Planning Manager Chris Edmonston, and SIS Administrator Jennifer King shared how the SIS plans for multimodal facilities. Through an overview of how the SIS program operates, the speakers provided insight into funding eligibility and project programming, as well as highlighted examples of SIS-funded projects including the Kennedy Space Center improvements and the I-4 Ultimate.

This seminar took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

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Chris Edmonston, AICP

Strategic Intermodal System Planning Manager
Florida Department of Transportation

Chris Edmonston Bio (read more)

Chris Edmonston has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) since 2008 and has served as the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Planning Manager in the Systems Implementation Office since 2012. Chris oversees project prioritization and programming for the SIS 10-Year Work Program, Cost Feasible Plan, Unfunded Needs Plan, and Operational Quick Fix Program. Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.

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Jennifer King

Strategic Intermodal System Administrator
Florida Department of Transportation

Jennifer King Bio (read more)

Jennifer King has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) since 2013 in various roles such as the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Statewide Coordinator in the Systems Implementation Office and more recently as the new SIS Administrator, overseeing development of Long Range Transportation Plans, the SIS 10-Year Work Program, and the Freight Connector Operational Quick Fix Program. Additionally, Jennifer serves as the Contract Manager for the two SIS Policy and Implementation contracts, overseeing in house consultant staff as well as managing special projects, studies, plan development, and assisting in the preparation of the SIS for autonomous and connected vehicle technology and other emerging trends. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a focus in Urban and Regional Planning and Public Public Administration from Florida State University and is a Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM).

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Huiwei Shen

Systems Implementation Office Manager
Florida Department of Transportation

Huiwei Shen Bio (read more)

Huiwei Shen has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) since 1996 and currently serves as the Manager of the Systems Implementation Office. Her office develops policy guidelines and funding strategies for the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) and the Shared-Used Nonmotorized Trail (SUN Trail) network and conducts planning level traffic analysis. The Systems Implementation Office also provides technical coordination for the planning of Florida’s major statewide transportation corridors over the next 50 years. Huiwei has a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University. In her spare time, Huiwei is an avid beginning violin student.