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I-75 Expansion in Sumter County

posted July 18, 2014 by Lisa

I75 Expansion Project

QCA is proud to be serving Metric Engineering, one of the top consulting engineering firms specializing in civil and transportation projects (www.metriceng.com). Headquartered in Miami, Metric Engineering selected QCA, with a reputation of being Florida's premier communications firm, to provide administrative services for the I-75 Expansion project in Sumter County, Florida.

This Florida Department of Transportation District Five project will widen I- 75 from the Hernando County line to south of CR 470. The project includes the widening of I-75 from four to six lanes and a complete interchange reconstruction at SR 48, including rebuilding ramps, milling and resurfacing and improvements at the CR 476B / CR 673 interchange. QCA's Ginger Miller will serve this contract scheduled to begin late this summer.

"I am very excited about being part of the Metric team on this project," shared Ginger.

Have You Met Ginger?

posted July 18, 2014 by Lisa

Have You Met Ginger?

In addition to serving on the I-75 Expansion project, QCA's Ginger Miller has 20 years of experience providing administrative services to the transportation field. She has successfully served as an Office Administrator / Resident Compliance Specialist (RCS) on dozens of projects, and has a vast understanding of FDOT, CEI consultant and contractor procedures.

Ginger has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and Central Florida Expressway Authority on several projects including:

  • SR 50 widening project
  • SR 434 widening project
  • John Land Apopka Expressway project
  • Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Phase 1 and Phase II
  • And more

As a member of the administrative support team, Ginger has proven to be exceptional in her organizational skills and is detail oriented. We are thrilled to have you on the QCA team, Ginger!

QCA Participates in Orlando Corporate 5K

posted July 18, 2014 by Lisa

QCA Participates in Orlando Corporate 5K

Central Florida QCA associates enjoy staying fit - especially for a good cause.

QCA's Mary Brooks, Brian Hutchings and Ramin Khalili donned their "I Love My Job" T-shirts and laced up their running shoes to participate in the Orlando Corporate 5K. Running in support of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Designated Texter campaign, they joined a record field of 18,000 runners and walkers for the event billed as "Orlando’s largest office party."

The QCA Team also joined client firms on the overcast April evening for the scenic 3.1 mile run through downtown neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for young athletes, the Corporate 5K also promotes healthier workplaces for businesses and organizations throughout Central Florida. Held annually since 1995, this year marked the event's 20th anniversary.

Corridor Feasibility Study for Northern Loop of Quincy Bypass

posted July 3, 2014 by Maddie

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Supporting Stantec Consulting, QCA is working on a survey to determine the benefits of an east-west connection between SR 12 and CR 268 (Solomon Dairy Road), east of Quincy. QCA's Sandee Launch and Amanda Hopkins are responsible for the creation of the Public Involvement Plan. QCA's role is to provide information to and obtain input from concerned citizens, agencies, residents and governmental entities to ensure that the study reflects the values and needs of the communities it is designed to benefit.

"We were so pleased with the turnout for this public meeting. Residents packed the Gadsden County Board Chambers and had great questions and comments. It's always rewarding to interact with the local citizens and know that they are involved and concerned about their own communities," shared Sandee.

Stantec Consulting is a firm that collaborates across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, and infrastructure projects to life (www.stantec.com).

QCA has more than 18 years of experience providing public information planning, comprehensive survey and research services to local government agencies. As an in-depth communications agency, QCA understands the significance of the public involvement and outreach effort needed to manage and supervise the survey teams and our quality control of the survey process.

The purpose of this project was to survey residents and local businesses that would be affected by the proposed creation of a northern loop connecting SR 12 and CR 268. For more information on this project, contact QCA's Sandee Launch at Sandee.Launch@QCAusa.com.

Have you met Sandee?

posted July 3, 2014 by Maddie

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In addition to being the public information officer for the feasibility study of the proposed northern loop of Quincy Bypass, Sandee has 30 years of experience as a seasoned public-sector communications professional with extensive experience serving in a public information specialist / community relations coordinator capacity in North and Northwest Florida. She excels at project management and is adept at quality control. During her career, she has been responsible for communicating clearly and effectively about transportation issues; creating and editing publication content; developing and implementing marketing campaigns; planning and executing special events; and generating and adhering to departmental budgets. Some of her other projects include:

  • FDOT District Three, PD&E Study of SR 30 (US 98) Pensacola Bay Bridge
  • FDOT District Three, PD&E Study Multi-Lane Reconstruction Services for SR 30 (US 98) from CR 30F (Airport Road) to the Walton County Line
  • City of Tallahassee, Design / Build – Regional Transportation Management Center, Freeway Management System and Telecommunications Infrastructure Projects
  • FDOT District Three, Design Resurfacing, Rehabilitation & Restoration Improvement to SR 30 from the Franklin County Line to 30A Project
  • Georgia Department of Transportation, CEI for Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Sandee is an accomplished, dedicated and self-motivated team player who excels at meeting deadlines and takes pride in developing, employing and analyzing quality outreach methods and tactics. She has the experience and expertise to ensure successful results for any project. /