Joe Waggoner is the Executive Director for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA). Under Joe’s leadership, THEA’s maintenance, operation and financial positions have significantly improved. Conversion of THEA’s Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to all-electronic tolling in 2010 made it Florida’s first expressway to be completely electronic. In 2014, THEA became a member of the Affiliated Test Beds under the USDOT’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, offering its facilities for use in the advancement of automated and connected vehicle technologies. In 2015 THEA was selected to develop a Connected Vehicle Pilot Project by the USDOT.
Joe’s education and 35+ years of experience in the development of a variety of transportation modes give him a broad perspective on transportation issues.