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Moving the
Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit
“SMART” Plan Forward

An Educational Resource

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé was invited to attend a Tallahassee Fly-in hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC). Alongside the GMCC, Ms. Bouclé educated State Representatives about the SMART Plan, and answered questions as they related to the Plan.

An educational resource.

 

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Newsletters

Pedestrian and Bicycle Forum Newsletter

The Winter 2018 Pedestrian and Bicycle Forum Newsletter is now available. This issue highlights Florida and New York City’s pedestrian intervals, a pedestrian and bicycle safety information search tool, and how to develop a pedestrian and bicycle safety plan.

Read the newsletter here.

 

Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter

The January 2018 edition of the FHWA Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter is now available. The newsletter provides transportation professionals with real-world examples of ways in which multimodal transportation investments promote livability, such as providing access to good jobs, affordable housing, quality schools, and safer roads.

Read the newsletter here.

 

Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Survey Results


In 2017, two surveys were conducted to understand the current age-friendliness of Miami-Dade County as well as to help identify needs and areas of urgency for the County. This data was analyzed and is being utilized to help develop indicators as well as to identify areas of focus for the initiative’s Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Miami-Dade and strategies moving forward. The most urgent areas were found to be related to affordable housing, transportation, employment, and community support and health services.

View the survey results here.

 

Miami-Dade TPO Public Participation Plan (PPP)
45-Day Review

2018 Public Involvement ProgramA 45-day period is now open for comments regarding the proposed update to the Miami-Dade TPO’s PPP.

Comments will be accepted until February 22, 2018.

Please email your comments to Paul Chance, call him at 305-375-1888, or mail them to:

Miami-Dade TPO
111 NW 1st Street
Suite 920
Miami, FL 33128

The document will be posted today after 3 pm on the TPO website here.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events…

SMART Implementation Plan Charrettes
East-West Corridor

January 20, 2018
9:00 AM – Noon
Hilton Garden Inn Miami Dolphin Mall
Sandpiper Room
1695 NW 111th Avenue
Sweetwater, FL 33172


January 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hilton Miami Airport
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Learn more here.

 

Freight Deliveries and the
Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain Webinar

In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of focus on the freight transportation aspects of supply chain operations by public sector transportation professionals.  Much of this research has examined freight movements in urban areas, with freight deliveries being a particular focus area.  This FHWA webinar will discuss some the research conducted by the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab and their coordination efforts with the City of Seattle and the U.S. Postal Service to improve the efficiency of freight deliveries, especially in higher congestion urban locations.

January 17, 2018 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Register here.

 

2017-18 Transportation Summit

January 25-26, 2018
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Register here.

 

 Love Your Streets!

Speakers include:
Gabriella Arismendi, Transportation and Mobility Planner, City of Westminster, CO
Tamika Butler, Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Jim Curtin, Senior Transportation Planner Seattle DOT

See the full list of speakers here.

Register here before the January 19th deadline.

 

 

SMART Implementation Plan Charrettes
Beach-Northeast Corridor

February 1, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location TBD

February 5, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

February 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Marriot Biscayne Bay
1633 N. Bayshore Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

 

Learn more here here.

 

2018 Transportation Safety Fair

 

FDOT D6 and the Miami-Dade TPO are co-hosting a safety fair with multiple transportation partners to discuss safety programs available to Miami-Dade County residents.

February 22, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
Main Lobby
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

 

 

Ongoing Transportation Projects…

I-95 Safety Enhancement and Reconstruction
Design/Build Project

FDOT District Six began the process of construction activities for a safety enhancement and concrete pavement reconstruction project on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 131 Street on March 6, 2017.  The safety initiative will involve the construction of five emergency stopping sites along 95 Express from NW 62 Street to NW 131 Street. The reconstruction portion of the design/build project will involve replacement of the concrete pavement on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 79 Street.

Stay informed here.

 

SR-826 (Palmetto)/I-75 Express Lanes Project

The construction of express lanes along 28 miles of the I-75 and State Road (SR) 826 (Palmetto Expressway) corridors, from just south of the SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), in Miami-Dade County, to I-595 in Broward County. This project will complete another section of the South Florida managed lanes network for all motorists and will improve mobility, relieve congestion, provide additional travel options and accommodate future growth in the area.

Palmetto Express Lane Closures

I-75 Express Lane Closures

 

Miami-Dade
Department of Transportation & Public Works (DTPW)
Roadway Construction Report

View the weekly report.

 

FDOT District Six Roadways

The FDOT District Six Construction Department manages and oversees dozens of state road and bridge construction projects on the state highway system within Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. These projects range from minor intersection upgrades that will enhance traffic flow, to major multi-million dollar programs.

Keep up to date on the progress of various roadway projects.

 

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
Weekly Construction Updates

FTE announces updated lane closures and work zones due to construction and maintenance projects in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.

South Florida Construction/Lane Closure Updates.

 

Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX)
Construction Updates + Traffic Advisories

MDX works to make driving our five roadways as easy as possible for you. Before you begin your commute, click on the MDX road sign of your choice to find out the latest road conditions and/or construction updates.

Stay up to date on the latest construction here.

Sign up here for traffic advisories.

 

All Aboard Florida’s “Brightline” Updates

The launch of Brightline’s first phase is fast approaching. The five trainsets, BrightBlue, BrightPink, BrightOrange, BrightGreen and BrightRed, have arrived at Workshop b, the railroad operations center in West Palm Beach. There are many special and unique innovations that were unveiled—from level boarding and full accessibility to comfortable reserved seating and touchless restrooms. The train stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are nearly finished. Stay tuned as Brightline moves ahead.

Learn more here.

 

Adopt-A-Bus Shelter Program

Miami-Dade DTPW maintains over 1,000 bus passenger shelters throughout unincorporated Miami-Dade County. This involves cleaning, maintaining, repairing and upgrading the shelters to keep them looking clean and beautiful. With so many shelters to maintain, they have created the Adopt-A-Shelter Program. The Program offers local organizations an opportunity to enhance their community by helping keep shelters clean and beautiful. Groups such as private companies, churches, schools, and civic organizations are welcome to join the Adopt-A-Bus Shelter Program.

Learn more here.

 

Adopt-a-Road and Help Clean Up Our Act

Do you care about the condition of our streets?  Are you part of a volunteer group looking to get involved?  Does seeing litter get you angry?  Become the master of your domain and Adopt-a-Road! Join Neat Streets Miami in reducing trash along County roads and promote your organization. Through this free program, organizations can connect their brands to community pride and civic responsibility.  Volunteer commitment includes “adopting” a one-mile segment of a County road, removing litter at least four times a year for a two year period and following County safety measures.

Learn more here.

 

Florida Automated Vehicles Website

Online home for the Florida Automated Vehicles program, led by the FDOT. This site will follow the development of the Florida-specific initiative and the progression of Automated Vehicle technology nationwide.

Learn more here.

 

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The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states: No person in the United States shall, on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. It is also the policy of the Miami-Dade TPO to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For materials in accessible format please call (305) 375-4507.

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