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Upcoming Miami-Dade TPO Meetings


TPO Fiscal Priorities Committee (FPC) Special Meeting

November 26, 2018
10:00 AM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
19th  Floor Main Conference Room
Miami, FL 33128

TPO Governing Board Meeting

December 6, 2018
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128.


SMART Implementation Plan Charrette

The Miami-Dade TPO held its second Northeast Corridor SMART Plan Land Use Planning and Visioning Charrette, of the second series, where participants actively participated and offered valuable insight on how future land development can influence and complement transit along the corridor.


If you missed the meeting you can watch it here.

Take the same survey participants took here.


Invited to Present to the Broward MPO Governing Board


Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé was invited by the Broward MPO Governing Board to present the evolution and milestones of the SMART Plan during their November 14, 2018 meeting. The continued regional collaboration between the Miami-Dade TPO and Broward MPO was also discussed as an important factor for commuters between the two counties.



WSRF 1580 AM SAK PASE Media Interview

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé was interviewed by WSRF 1580 AM SAK PASE Media’s Guylene Berry where they discussed the second Northeast Corridor SMART Plan Land Use Planning and Visioning Charrette as well as the SMART Demonstration Projects along the Northeast Corridor.



Reaching out to the Community

Miami-Dade TPO staff discussed the SMART Plan Demonstration Projects, and signed up participants to stay involved in the transportation planning process, during the FDOT District Six’s Work Program Public Hearing and at the Ride SMART Transportation Fair at Jackson Hospital South campus.

Reaching out!


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

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 Happy Thanksgiving!

 What's Moving Along...

Factors Affecting Transit Ridership

The Miami-Dade TPO initiated this study to identify contributing factors for the decreasing trend in transit ridership in Miami-Dade County and to recommend potential actions. Transit data was reviewed to better understand the current state of transit ridership in Miami-Dade County and the contributing factors to changes in transit ridership. In addition, national research was conducted to understand ridership trends experienced by other transit agencies, causal factors, and strategies developed to mitigate transit ridership decline. Another key component of this study was a web-based survey conducted to obtain input from the residents of Miami-Dade County on the factors affecting transit use. Overall, 1,755 completed surveys were received, which included 1,164 responses from transit users and 591 responses from non-transit users.

Read the Executive Summary and the Full Report.


The Miami-Dade
Department of Transportation & Public Works

Services During
2018 Thanksgiving Holiday

Read more here.

Bus Service Improvements

Read more here.


2019 Summer Internship Program for Diverse Groups

FHWA and its other US DOT modal partners are soliciting applications for the 2019 Summer Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)*. This is an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical work experience with a US government agency consistently rated by its employees as within the top 10 of all agencies.  We annually welcome STIPDG interns from a wide array of backgrounds and interests, and look forward to introducing them to the myriad education and career choices within the field of transportation.

Apply here.

*The application period will close on January 22, 2019.  The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.


“Transit Mobility Civic Dinners”

 The Miami-Dade TPO is embarking on a novel community engagement initiative to explore SMARTER mobility during the week of October 29th – November 2nd. Civic Dinners are being set up to gather feedback on the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will take to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system.

  • Want to learn how to be a Host? If you are interested in leading one of the Transit Mobility Civic Dinners during the this week, a “How To” video is available here.

  • Want to attend an event? Find one to participate in and/or request an invite here for a future event. Remember that more events will be added daily as more Hosts sign up.

We hope you join us at the table!

Transit Mobility!


Health and the Built Environment

Miami-Dade TPO staff discussed the County’s Vision Zero Plan at the Health and the Built Environment Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 13th.  The proposed Vision Zero Plan is a systematic approach to implementing safety countermeasures and policies to reduce and ultimately eliminate all traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by the year 2030.


More information on the plan can be found here.


2019 Safe Street Summit



Safe Streets!

Early Bird Registration now open here until December 1st!!.




Nominate a Complete Streets Champion here.



Intercontinental Miami

Miami DDA

Corradino Group

Broward County Transit | Citi BikeHealth Foundation of South Florida | Keith | Kimley-Horn | MRG Media Relations Group | South Florida Regional Transportation Authority | Stantec | Tindale Oliver
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council | Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman
WGI (Wantman Group, Inc.) | WTS (South Florida Women in Transportation)

Atkins | CALTRAN Engineering Group, Inc. | Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust
CTS Engineering | Kittelson & Associates | Protean Design Group | Sun Trolley

Sponsorship Opportunities still available here.



Age-Friendly Newsletter

Age Friendly!

Read it here.


Safety Evaluation of Protected Left-Turn Phasing and Leading Pedestrian Intervals on
Pedestrian Safety

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a report evaluating the safety effects of two countermeasures with respect to vehicle-pedestrian crashes: protected left-turn phasing and leading pedestrian intervals. The report concluded that left-turn phasing reduced vehicle-vehicle injury crashes but did not have statistically significant impacts for vehicle-pedestrian crashes, though the strategy may be more beneficial when there are higher pedestrian and vehicle volumes. The study found that leading pedestrian intervals reduced vehicle-pedestrian crashes.

Read the report here.


Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal
Project Delivery

FHWA published a guidebook on “Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery.” This resource focuses on specific strategies and techniques for accelerating multimodal project delivery, with a priority on opportunities to efficiently and effectively build out connected multimodal networks in concert with major highway, intersection, and bridge projects. It includes examples of standalone pedestrian and bicycle projects, retrofits in built environments, and ongoing maintenance activities. It highlights proven techniques that agencies are using to get high quality results, and opportunities to address barriers or delays in the project delivery process.

Read the guidebook here.


Community Connections Innovations Handbook

FHWA's Community Connections initiative is about using transportation innovations, partnerships, and technologies to bring communities together and connect people to services and opportunities. FHWA produced the Community Connections Innovations Handbook to help practitioners understand and apply Community Connections Innovations in their work and to inspire greater collaboration for project success. The Handbook provides a wealth of information including more detailed information and examples on the benefits of Community Connections projects; a Toolbox of techniques, strategies, and approaches; and the first steps of applying Community Connections.

Read the handbook here.


FHWA Releases FY 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

FHWA’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2019 to 2022 adopts the U.S. Department of Transportation’s goals and aligns its strategic objectives and related program initiatives and performance measures with the Department’s Plan. The FHWA Strategic Plan reflects the priorities of Agency leadership including Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation, and Accountability.

Read the Strategic Plan here.



Fall Series

  Wake Up!

PAXY continues to bring the arts into people’s everyday lives with another series of “Wake up Miami!” celebrating our city’s talent with FREE Performances at the Government Center Station most Mondays starting at 8:30 am. The Fall Series 2018 is honored to open its season with a Godoy Pradera’s performance, and end with a presentation by Florida Opera Prima, adding new genders to the morning art shows for Miami’s commuters.

View the Fall schedule here.



 Mark Your Calendar...

TDP Preparation and Review Training

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has cancelled this November 30th training due to the State Travel Ban. These trainings will be rescheduled in 2019. All registrants have been notified by email through the registration system.


National Coalition on Truck Parking Annual Meeting
Web Conference

Continuing its multi-year focus on truck parking safety, the US Department of Transportation will be hosting a web conference of the National Coalition on Truck Parking (“Coalition”) to discuss truck parking initiatives. The agenda will include an overview of products developed in 2018; updates from States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and core partners on truck parking initiatives; and discussion of future Coalition activities.

December 6, 2018
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Register here.





Safety 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

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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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