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Moving the
SMART Plan!
Forward 

TPO Fiscal Priorities Committee (FPC) Meeting
January 23, 2020
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

View the agenda here.

Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board
Flagler Corridor Workshop
January 30, 2020
12:30 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting
January 30, 2020
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

 

*Watch these meetings live here
or
on YouTube at “Miami-Dade TV Live”.

 

Getting the Community Involved

Miami-Dade TPO staff reached out to the general public during the Community Action Community (CAC) meetings held in Brownsville and Allapattah as well as at the South and Northwest District Police Stations to get them involved in the SMART Call for Ideas program.

Community Involved

 

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

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What's moving along...

Tri-Rail Reaches Highest Ridership Record in 2019

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) announced today that Tri-Rail reached its highest calendar year ridership record in 2019 with 4,495,039 passengers. This is a 1.8 % increase from the previous year, and an upward trend the agency has been experiencing for the last three years.

Tri-Rail

Read more here.

 

PortMiami Records Best Performance in its History

PortMiami set a new record-breaking year in collaboration with its partners. During the 12-month period ending September 30, 2019, the Port experienced a 3.4 % gain in cargo with a total of 1,120,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and a 22% increase in cruise passenger totals, surpassing its previous world record with an all-time high total of 6,824,000 passengers.

Read more here.

 

Effectiveness of Pedestrian Countdown Signals

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a report that examines the effectiveness of pedestrian countdown signals. The research team collected traffic and crash data at a number of signalized intersections across the country and found that the presence of pedestrian countdown signals helped to reduce the crash rate. The results of this research will help to promote similar strategies for nationwide implementation to improve pedestrian safety.

Read the report here.

 

Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC)
Infrastructure Support Program

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Freight and Multimodal Operations (FMO) office in Tallahassee has announced funding availability for the FDOT’s Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) Infrastructure Support Program. This program supports the development of roads, rail facilities and other means of transportation of goods between seaports and logistics centers. A project must meet the criteria established in Section 311.101(3) Florida Statutes and 14-118 Florida Administrative Code to be eligible for funding.

The grant application deadline is 5:00 PM, February 21, 2020.

Learn more here.

 

Image of 2020 Census logoEvery 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to determine the number of people living in the United States. This census provides the basis for reapportioning Congressional seats and distributing billions of dollars in federal funding to support services and infrastructure in communities across the country. Miami-Dade County encourages every resident to participate in the census to ensure proper representation in Congress and a fair share of federal funds for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.

 

Learn more here.

 

 

 2020 Safe Streets Summit

2020 Vision

Register closes this Friday, January 24

Register now here.

 

Check Out the Mobile Workshops!

As part of the 2020 Safe Streets Summit, there will be multiple interactive tours conducted through the Mobile Workshop event on February 6, 2020. The goal of the Mobile Workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to experience first-hand the type of infrastructure that has been built in Broward to create safer and more multi-modal streets. Each tour will highlight different parts of Broward emphasizing current and planned transportation and built environment efforts, walkability, bikeability, micromobility, economic development, livability, and access to transportation options. Local experts and community representatives will provide insight and relevant information about a variety of projects and current efforts, focusing on results/outcomes and lessons learned.

Learn more here.

 

Summit Speakers

Summit Speakers

International and national Complete Streets leaders are joining the Summit. Don't miss out on the plenary speaker, Mikael Colville-Andersen, Urban Designer, Author of Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism, and Host of the urbanism documentary series: The Life-Sized City.

View the current list of speakers here.

 

 

 Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved!

Notice of Public Information Meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), will hold a Public Information Meeting to present conceptual design alternatives for the widening of Florida’s Turnpike (SR 821), modifications to the existing US 1 interchange and a potential new interchange at Lucy Street/SW 328 Street. During the open house, displays that illustrate the proposed improvements will be available for review. Information about right of way needs, the project schedule and potential environmental effects will also be on display. FTE representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions on a one-on-one basis. The meeting will be conducted as an informal open house. There will be no formal presentation.

January 21, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Phichol Williams Community Center
951 SW 4 Street
Homestead, FL 33030

If the meeting cannot be held on January 21, 2020 due to severe weather or other unforeseen conditions, it will be held on the alternate date of February 13, 2020 at the same time and place.

View the study website here.

 

Biscayne Boulevard Public Meeting

 

Pop-up Park at Historic Overtown Metrorail Station

Pop-up

All month long, riders can enjoy some green space at the Historic Overtown/Transit Village Metrorail Station. A collaboration between the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) and Miami-Dade County Parks Department, a corner of the station has been carved out (by the fare gates) where riders can sit and relax on a park bench or picnic table with some plants nearby. Go ahead, take a moment to yourself or with friends and share your experience by posting on social media and tagging #GoMiamiDade and #LiveaParkLife.

Thru February 29, 2020
Historic Overtown/Transit Village Metrorail Station.

 

Rail~Volution 2020 Miami

Rail~volution 2020

Learn more here.

 

 

 Ongoing Transportation Projects…

I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project

Logo for Connecting Miami project.

The I-395/SR 836/I-95 Project is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), with construction limits on State Road (SR) 836 beginning at NW 17 Avenue and continuing through the SR 836/I-395/I-95 (Midtown) Interchange to the MacArthur Causeway Bridge. The limits on I-95 are from NW 8 Street to NW 29 Street. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023 at a cost of $802 million.

Keep up to date by visiting the project website here.

 

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

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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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