Beth Beltran, MBA
Beth is an experienced manager of transportation programs, having worked for the Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority (aka Tri-Rail), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Jacobs Engineering and Space Coast Area Transit. As the Director of Planning & Development at Tri-Rail, she served as a member of the MPO Technical Advisory Committees for the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade MPOs; managed Federal and State grants/programs; ensured Federal and environmental compliance in the implementation of these programs; and participated in the agency’s Legislative Action Plan, including the Full Funding Grant Agreement/Double Tracking Project. While at FDOT, Beth provided technical support to the District IV MPOs, as well as conducted planning and funding analysis of the District’s public transportation projects, including rail, bus, port, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sewanee: The University of the South and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).
Martin MPO’s 2030 and 2035 Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) were regional plans, focusing on capacity projects such as the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge and widening roadways. Beth as the MPO Administrator has worked to ensure that the 2040 LRTP will be a Martin plan, emphasizing multimodal options and the improvement of existing facilities. By integrating the public input with the results of the transportation model, the MPO will plan an efficient transportation network that reflects the desires of the Martin County community.
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Bolivar Gomez, MA
Bolivar is a native of Martin County and was born and raised in Stuart, FL. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. During his time in South Florida, Bolivar worked with the City of Parkland in Broward County with a focus on bike lanes and sidewalk planning through the Developmental Services department. He also worked with the City of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County and assisted in the Master Plan update as well as the Parks and Recreation re-accreditation process. Bolivar is in the introductory stages of his planning career and is enthusiastic about creating livable and vibrant communities throughout the Treasure Coast region.
Bolivar’s primary involvement with the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan is assisting in public outreach with local communities and social organizations. Bolivar has also played a role in marketing the LRTP through Social Media and the MPO website.
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Alice Bojanowski, AICP
Alice is from a small town in upstate New York where the streets were arranged in a grid and kids walked to school, even in the snowstorms! Riding a bicycle nurtured her curiosity to explore beyond the few blocks between home, school and friends. Soon, she was borrowing road maps from her Dad to discover how far she could explore her community by bike.
Alice’s love of bikes and maps led to graduate degrees in Landscape Architecture (University of Virginia) and Urban Planning (University of Florida) with a concentration in GIS. Career moves led her to West Palm Beach, where Alice served as the City’s representative on the County’s Bicycle, Greenway, Pedestrian Advisory Board and the Traffic Calming Committee. While working for a private engineering and planning firm, she did growth scenario analyses for the South Miami-Dade Watershed Project. In Jupiter, Alice served the Town in both current and long-range planning, enjoying projects including bus shelters for PalmTran transit and grant-funding for the Water-Taxi and Jupiter trolley service. She completed GIS mapping projects and Public Outreach assignments throughout South Florida, with emphasis on citizen involvement and multimodal transportation options.
Alice is a certified Land Planner, a Master Gardener and Master Urban Farmer. In her spare time, Alice enjoys gardening with native plants and assisting at her neighborhood community urban farm. Alice is delighted to join the Martin MPO staff where she can promote bikes, buses, buggies, and even boats as viable transportation options.
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Senior Associate Planner
The Martin MPO is welcoming a new team member, Ricardo Vazquez as our Senior Associate Planner. Ricardo will be focusing on alternative modes of transportation, and working with the Local coordinating board for the transportation disadvantaged.
Ricardo was born and raised in Miami, FL. He attended Florida International University where he received his bachelor’s degree in public administration. Before working for the Martin MPO, Ricardo worked part-time with the Boys and Girls Club as a Program Specialist, as well as working full-time at Publix. Ricardo enjoys spending time with his fiancé and their Labrador Retriever Koda. His hobbies include basketball, reading books, watching movies and playing video games. Ricardo is excited about his new career and looks forward to helping the community.
Stewart E. Robertson, P.E.
Consultant Project Manager
Stewart is a licensed professional engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Stewart has dedicated his career to solving multimodal transportation challenges, with particular expertise in long range planning, prioritization, travel demand modeling, and complete streets. Stewart’s project experience also includes congestion management corridor studies, safety studies, and public outreach activities.
Stewart leads a multi-disciplinary team of transportation planners and engineers who are preparing the technical tasks associated with the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, including goals and objectives, transportation modeling, financial resources analysis, needs plan documentation, cost estimating, and cost feasibility analysis.