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2014 Transportation Summit: Walt's dream lives on!

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Walt Disney is famously quoted as saying, "X marks the spot," in identifying the location for Walt Disney World as the intersection of I-4 and the Florida Turnpike.

The power of transportation to promote a vision was the theme of Floridians for Better Transportation's transportation summit, which charts a course for Florida's future by addressing the state's pressing transportation issues and challenges.

"Transportation is transformative. It has the power to fuel the economy, stimulate business and change the way we live and play," said Floridians for Better Transportation President Matthew D. Ubben. "Walt's vision, and his quest for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), has changed Central Florida forever."

On the 59th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland, the summit convened at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, in Orlando, featuring a keynote address by Sam Gennawey, an urban planner who authored the book, "Walt and the Promise of Progress City."

Click here to see who attended.

Other speakers included:

  • U.S Representative John L. Mica
  • Florida DOT Secretary Ananth Prasad
  • Florida State Representatives Tom Goodson and Lake Ray
  • Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Jesse Panuccio
  • Orlando International Airport Director Phillip Brown
  • University of Central Florida Professor Sean Snaith
  • All Aboard Florida Marketing VP Julie Edwards
  • University of South Florida Professor Susan MacManus
  • American MagLev President Tony Morris
  • Southwest Research Institute Principal Engineer Jesus Martinez
  • Saddle Creek Corp. Director of Operations John Erwin
  • CSX Industrial Development Manager Stephanie Lane
  • Florida DOT Assistant Secretary Rich Biter
  • Florida DOT District Secretary Noranne Downs