UFTI Welcomes Central Florida Expressway Authority Executive to Its External Advisory Board

Laura Kelley has more than 30 years of experience in executive transportation management, helping shape national, state and local policy. In 2014, she was named the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s (CFX) first executive director.  Managing the daily operations of the agency’s 109-mile expressway system, she leads a team of more than 65 people and is responsible for a nearly $1.3 billion dollar five-year work plan.

Under her leadership, the agency secured competitive federal financing for the Wekiva Parkway, which will save CFX $260 million and advance the project’s completion date by two years. In 2015, Ms. Kelley also helped develop CFX’s commuter relief program, offering discounts to drivers who choose the expressways as an alternative during the six-year construction of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project.

Previously, Ms. Kelley served as executive director of the Florida Transportation Commission and financial manager for the Florida Department of Transportation’s $36 billion work program. She is a member of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the American Society of Highway Engineers, WTS International (Advancing Women in Transportation) and the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida. She is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Business.

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