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Have You Met Megan!

posted October 24, 2014 by Serena

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Meet Megan Olivera. She has eight years of experience in public involvement coordination. She currently serves as a QCA District Manager on the Florida Department of Transportation - District Five's Districtwide Construction Public Information Services contract. As a bilingual associate, Megan has provided translation services for a variety of projects from PD&E to construction. She serves as a project liaison for special interest groups, organizations, and key opinion makers, and develops communications strategies and collaterals to effectively reach all target audiences.

She has served on a variety of projects including:

  • MetroPlan Orlando 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
  • FDOT District Five – S.R. 551 (Goldenrod Road) Design Project
  • HART MetroRapid East / West Corridor BRT PD&E Study
  • FDOT U.S. 17 Reconstruction Project – Final Design
  • Seminole County – Red Bug Lake Road Project
  • FDOT District Four – Indian Street Bridge Improvements
  • And More!

We're so glad to have you on our team, Megan!

Districtwide Public Information in Central Florida

posted October 24, 2014 by Serena

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QCA's Megan Olivera services at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five Construction Office. She is serving as a Public Information Consultant (PIC) for Orlando Operations, serving multiple projects. She oversees the PICs for the entire district.

In this position, Megan is responsible for coordinating public information meetings, handling media press releases, notifying the Department of any major problems or concerns and much more to ensure all projects are a success.

"I enjoy working with the Department and the multiple CEI Firms" shared Megan. "I am thrilled about our two new associates Jackie Kennedy and Lisa Mark who are serving in Deland and Brevard Operations."

QCA has more than 18 years of experience providing full-service communications and office administration for a wide array of transportation projects. These specialized services include project documentation, scanning, database management, EEO compliance and overall office management. www.QCAusa.com

Have you met Eileen?

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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Meet Eileen LaSeur, QCA senior associate with 22 years of experience. She is a versatile and proven communications professional, highly experienced in public involvement and planning for transportation projects and initiatives. Organized and detail oriented, she has broad expertise in project development and environment (PD&E) studies and intermodal planning initiatives. This veteran communicator is adept at developing and implementing effective Community Awareness Plans, Public Involvement Programs and Advanced Notification Packages. She worked with Florida Department of Transportation Central Office to rewrite the Public Involvement Chapter for the Statewide PD&E Manual and the public Involvement Training Course. She has served on a variety of projects such as:

  • FDOT District 5 - Orlando International Airport Connector Refresh Alternatives Analysis
  • FDOT District 5 - Goldsboro Community Gateway Improvements (formerly Sanford Amtrak Autotrain Gateway Improvements) PD&E Study
  • FDOT District 5 – Poinciana Parkway Southport Connector PD&E Study
  • FDOT District 5 - SR 500 (US 441) – PD&E Study and Design
  • OOCEA FDOT – Wekiva Parkway PD&E Study
  • And More!

We're thrilled to have you on our team Eileen!

SR 35 (US 301) PD&E Study

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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Eileen is also working diligently on a project development and environment study (PD&E) with Eisman & Russo, Inc. Eileen is responsible for ensuring QCA provides the proper resources to support Eisman & Russo's public involvement program tasks which include public meeting coordination, scheduling presentations with local officials, documenting public outreach activities and more.

The PD&E study is evaluating the widening of SR 35 (US 301) from CR 470 West to SR 44, a distance of approximately 7.7 miles. This includes a possible realignment of the east-west portion of SR 35 (US 301) that travels through the City of Coleman in Sumter County, FL.

"This is an interesting PD&E Study with a wide variety of challenges and stakeholders. I'm looking forward to becoming more acquainted with the local communities and helping them understand what their role is in this important project." shared Eileen.

Eisman & Russo provides quality engineering and planning services for public and private clients, including private utilities, developers, architects, municipal agencies, school boards, and state, county and federal government agencies. While our experience and capabilities are diverse, our goal is always the same – the complete satisfaction of every Eisman & Russo client.

With more than 19 years of experience, QCA is known for developing teams of skilled, knowledgeable professionals who demonstrate exceptional performance in the office and in the field. We guarantee to add value to the total team by providing full service communications.

Ride-4-Ronald 60 Miles Bike Ride

posted October 10, 2014 by Serena

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On Sunday, September 26, most people could be found sleeping in or spending the day relaxing. But QCA Vice President Mary Brooks had other plans in mind. She took to the roads with her bicycle to ride 60 miles with hundreds of other cyclists for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Central Florida. The fifth annual Ride-4-Ronald event is a bike ride benefiting the 1,800 children and families who stay at one of the two Orlando Ronald McDonald House locations each year.

"We have such a wonderful QCA family that is very community-focused," Mary shared. "So in addition to getting some great exercise, this is a great opportunity to give back to the community - and a great organization that does so much to try to keep families together during a medical crisis." Great Job, Mary!