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Miami-Dade TPO
2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

2045 LRTP Website Available

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Visit the 2045 LRTP website here.


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Upcoming Miami-Dade TPO Meetings

TPO Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC)
June 17, 2019
3:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting
June 20, 2019
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

*Watch this meeting live here or on YouTube at “Miami-Dade TV Live”


Beach Corridor Alternatives Workshops

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has scheduled two Alternatives Workshops for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project, a component of the SMART Plan. The project goal is to provide rapid transit connections from the Miami Design District/Midtown and Downtown Miami, along I-395/SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) or I-195/SR 112 (Julia Tuttle Causeway), to the Miami Beach Convention Center area. The Alternatives Workshops will be held as follows:

June 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

June 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 N Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

If you have questions about the study or the scheduled workshops, please contact Ms. Kiranmai Chirumamilla via email at, or by phone at (786) 469-5283.


SR 968/Flagler Street Premium Transit
PD&E Study Workshops

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will host a series of public workshops for a study along SR 968/Flagler Street from SR 821/HEFT to SR 5/US 1/Biscayne Boulevard in Miami-Dade County. The study will focus on the implementation of a Premium Transit service and infrastructure along SR 968/Flagler Street, as well as providing multimodal street improvements. Public Workshops are being held to present the results of the PD&E Study to date and to obtain input on the recommended alternatives under consideration. The same information will be shared at all three workshops. The Workshops will be held as follows:

East Project Corridor Workshop
June 25, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33130

West Project Corridor Workshop
June 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brave Church
1300 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Central Project Corridor Workshop
June 27, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West End Park
250 SW 60 Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

For more information about these workshops or the overall Flagler Street Premium Transit Study, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Alicia Gonzalez (786) 280-6645 or via email at


Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Peer Exchange

Miami-Dade TPO staff attended an educational peer exchange, hosted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), with various transportation planning agencies from around the country. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. The goal of the exchange was to discuss and learn from one another about innovative ideas in the areas smart growth, community involvement, data and analytics, and overall collaboration. TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé was invited to provide information regarding the Miami-Dade County’s SMART Plan and Demonstration Projects that provide critical first/last mile options to and from transit. Participants also toured the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Southwest Corridor on the Orange Line.

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Transportation Research Board (TRB)
National Transportation Planning Applications Conference

Miami-Dade TPO Transportation Planner, Tewari Edmonson, was invited to present the “Integration of Land Use and Transportation for the SMART Plan” at the TRB Transportation Planning Applications Conference in Portland, Oregon. The TRB conference’s technical program goal is to provide an outlet for showcasing new transportation planning techniques and methods emphasizing practical, innovative, and timely technical and policy approaches to transportation planning.

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What's moving along...

Miami-Dade TPO Releases
Traffic Safety Public Service Announcements

Each year between 2013 and 2017 an average of 284 fatalities occurred on roadways in Miami-Dade County, including 76 pedestrians, 56 motorcyclists, and 16 bicyclists.  Thirty-five fatalities were alcohol-related and 18 involved a commercial vehicle. To reduce the number of accidents, the Miami-Dade TPO has launched an educational program focused on safe behaviors that prevent traffic crashes and reduce injury severity. The Miami-Dade TPO will apply a combination of outreach events, social media, presentations, and technical analysis to develop and communicate important traffic safety messages. Bicycle and pedestrian safety tips and resources, including the following three safe driving video public service announcements (PSA), are available as follows:

“Someone’s Loved One” video here

“Time to See and Stop” video here

“Getting There Safe” video here

Special thanks goes to the Polk TPO who produced these videos and made them available for use by other agencies. 

Please be considerate of other road users whether you are
driving, walking, riding a bike or a scooter.



Quiet Zone to Take Effect
in Miami-Dade County

The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted to implement the highly anticipated Quiet Zone, which will take effect on July 5, 2019. The Quiet Zone will silence train horns along the Florida East Coast (FEC) railway from NE 79 Street to County Line Road.

Read more here

Press Conference reschedule information here


DTPW would like to hear from you…

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Your opinion about the future of public transportation in Miami-Dade County is important. That is why every year, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) launches the 10 Ahead survey asking county residents to provide feedback that will help inform the County’s ten-year Transit Development Plan. This strategic vision helps the Department operate and grow a clean, safe, convenient, and reliable transit system. Fill out the survey today! Responses will be collected until July 31.

Take the survey here.


MIA Wins Approval for up to $5 billion in
Modernization Projects

The Miami-Dade County BCC adopted a new capital improvement program at Miami International Airport (MIA) that will fund up to $5 billion in airport-wide modernization projects over the next five to 15 years, paving the way for future growth in passenger and cargo traffic at MIA - projected to reach 77 million travelers and more than four million tons of freight by the year 2040.

Read more here.



 Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved!

2019 Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (FMTP) Update

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Freight & Multimodal Operations Office welcomes your involvement in the development of the 2019 FMTP update. The FMTP is a comprehensive plan that identifies freight transportation facilities critical to the state’s economic growth and guides multimodal freight investments in the state. With your input, the 2019 plan will examine emerging technological and market trends to identify opportunities for moving freight forward while forging successful partnerships. The 2019 FMTP update will drive innovation in order to provide a safe, efficient, and resilient transportation system that enhances Florida’s economy and communities while preserving the quality of our environment.

June 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FDOT District Six Auditorium
1000 NW 111th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Register for free here


Poster for FDOT's Hialeah Freight Plan industry forum on June 13, 2019.

 Register here.


 Poster for Miami Beach Beach walk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 13 2019.


Every Day Counts Virtual Public Involvement
Technical Assistance Opportunities

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The Every Day Counts (EDC) Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) technical assistance portal is located on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) VPI webpage. It includes an application that Divisions, States, MPOs, and LPAs can use to request support in using VPI tools and strategies for transportation planning and project development public involvement activities. Technical assistance may take the form peer exchanges or workshops that connect applicants with peers for direct technical assistance and conference presentations. It also may include virtual peer exchanges, providing relevant case studies and information dissemination, and/or other forms of assistance. Additional technical assistance opportunities may be announced in the future for 2020.

Please submit your 2019 EDC/VPI requests here by June 14, 2019


Poster for Miami Dade Age Friendly Initiative.

 Apply here.


Flyer for I-95 Corridor Planning Study meeting on June 19, 2019.

 Click here to see this flyer.




 Ongoing Transportation Projects

Hard Rock Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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To prepare for the Super Bowl in 2020, the City of Miami Gardens, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six, Hard Rock Stadium, Condotte America and Bentley Architects & Engineers, is constructing a pedestrian bridge over the Florida Turnpike exit ramp (Exit #2X) for the stadium, a pedestrian bridge over NW 199 Street and two tunnels under Don Shula Drive to improve pedestrian access and enhance public safety.

Keep up to date by visiting the project website here.


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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