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Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) & Transportation Partners’ Activities!

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The Miami-Dade TPO weekly e-Newsletter will resume Monday, January 7, 2019. 

 Weekly e-Newsletter!

Moving the
SMART Plan!
Forward 

Upcoming Miami-Dade TPO Meetings

TPO Executive Policy Committee (EPC) Meeting
January 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
Second Floor Conference Room
Miami, FL 33128

View the agenda here.


Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting
January 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

 


Village of Pinecrest
SMART Demonstration Project Launch Event 

 Pinecrest Freebee!

Learn more about the TPO’s SMART Demonstration Projects here

 

Keep up to date with the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART activities on:

The Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram SlideShare RSS News Feed

2019 Safe Streets Summit…

Register.Nominate.Sponsor

   

CHAMPIONS!

The Safe Streets Awards are an opportunity to highlight individuals and jurisdictions
that have led by example in creating better streets for all users.

Nominations are due by January 15, 2019.

Submit a Complete Streets Champion here.

 


Sign-up Today!

Sponsorship Opportunities still available until January 25th here.

 


Register Today!

 Registration now open here.

 


 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND
Intercontinental Miami
South Florida Commuter Services

PLATINUM
 City of Coral GablesCity of Miami BeachMiami DDA

GOLD 
Brightline  | Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, Florida Atlantic University 
Knight Foundation | Lyft | The Corradino Group | The Underline (Mobile Tour)

SILVER
Bird | Broward County Transit | Citi BikeGannet Fleming Inc
Health Foundation of South Florida | Keith | Kimley-Horn | MRG Media Relations Group
South Florida Women in Transportation (SFWTS)
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail | Stantec | Tindale Oliver
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council | Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman
WGI (Wantman Group, Inc.) | Uber

BRONZE
Allegany Franciscan Ministries | AARP | Atkins | CALTRAN Engineering Group, Inc. | Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust | CTS Engineering | Kittelson & Associates
Protean Design Group | Rails to Trails Conservancy | SAFE (Safety as FDOT Envisions) | Sun Trolley
T.Y. Lin International | Urban Health Solutions (UHS)

SUPPORTER
Atla Planning

 

 

 What's Moving Along...

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service!

The Miami-Dade TPO office will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019
in observance of this holiday.

 Transportation Alternatives Program
2019 Application Cycle Now Open

The Miami-Dade TPO’s 2019 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) application cycle is now open. The TAP is a set-aside from the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Block Grant program that funds the following types of transportation projects:

  • Construction of on-road and off-road facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas
  • Inventory, control, or removal of outdoor advertising
  • Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities
  • Vegetation management practices to improve roadway safety, prevent invasive species and provide erosion control
  • Archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project
  • Construction of boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways
  • Safe Routes to School program
  • Environmental mitigation activities including pollution prevention, abatement and mitigation of highway runoff, reduction of vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or restore habitat connectivity

Learn more about the application process and deadline here.

If you have any questions, please contact David Henderson, Miami-Dade TPO Intermodal Manager, at (305) 375-1647 or david.henderson@mdtpo.org.

 

 Showcase Your Organization at the
2019 Transportation Safety Fair

The 2019 Transportation Safety Fair is dedicated to providing resources and information for improving safety, access, and mobility for the residents of Miami-Dade County.

Register here.

Hosted by...

 

 January 2019 Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter is intended to provide transportation professionals with real-world examples of ways that multimodal transportation investments promote economic revitalization, provide access to jobs, and achieve safer communities through support of accelerated project delivery, technology and design innovation, and public/private partnerships. This newsletter communicates FHWA and partner efforts in support of the USDOT Strategic Plan by improving connectivity, accessibility, safety, and convenience for all users.

Read it here.

 

 Economic Development and
Highway Right-Sizing Report

FHWA has published a report titled “Economic Development and Highway Right-Sizing,” which provides information about decision-making for right-sizing travel facilities. Right-sizing allows practitioners to develop context-specific solutions and designs and community-oriented transportation policies that promote safety, community well-being, and help the community achieve broader economic development goals.

Read the report here.

 

 MIA Kicks Off New Year with
Record-Setting Holiday Travel

From the weekend before Christmas Day through Three Kings Day on Jan. 6, Miami International Airport welcomed 2.48 million passengers – its highest number ever during the 17-day holiday travel period and an increase of 117,000 over 2017.

Learn more here.

 

 

 Mark Your Calendar...

2019 Safe System Innovation Grants

The Road to Zero Coalition announced that it is accepting applications for its third annual Safe System Innovation Grants program. Grants will be awarded to selected organizations that demonstrate innovative approaches to increasing roadway safety and elimination preventable roadway deaths. In the application, organizations should explain how their programs will reduce roadway crashes, set a time frame for reaching their goal, outline their method for program evaluation, and detail the organizations' intended public outreach strategy.

Applications will be accepted through January 25, 2019.

Apply here.

 

Fair

 

 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 DTPW
Roadway Construction Report

View the weekly report here.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Miami-Dade TPO

You can "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/miamidadetpo to stay updated on important events at the TPO.

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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