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

Miami-Dade TPO Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC) Meeting
August 16, 2017
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, Florida 33128

Watch it live here.

Miami-Dade TPO staff presented the SMART Plan during the following events:

  • FDOT Transplex/Focus on Community Conference
  • City of Miami Beach Employee Wellness Benefits Fair

Events! 

 

Miami-Dade TPO at the
Transplex/Focus on Community Conference

Miami-Dade TPO staff was invited by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to present during the following sessions during their conference:

  • Transplex!The SMART Plan was featured during the following two sessions:
    • “Engaging the Public in Early, Large-Scale, or Complex Transportation Planning” – This interactive workshop provided table-top discussions about six recent planning processes in Florida, including Miami-Dade County’s SMART Plan.
    • “MPO Communication Techniques” - Challenges encountered and techniques used to communicate successfully with the public about the SMART Plan were emphasized during this session.
  • The Transportation Outreach Planner tool was featured during the “Desktop Tools for Identifying Populations” session. This discussion helped participants understand that who lives, works, and frequents an area usually begins in the office, with a desktop review of available socio-demographic information. 

 

 

Discounted Fare for Transit-Riding Students

Eligible Miami-Dade students can sign up for a K-12 Easy Card. This unique EASY Card gives students half-price rides on Metrobus and Metrorail. The $2 cost of the EASY Card is also waived.

Learn more here.

 

Report on Innovative Financing to
Support Alternative Fuels Infrastructure

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a Report to Congress on Innovative Financing to Support Alternative Fuels Infrastructure. The report discusses current efforts in the U.S. Department of Energy and FHWA to identify barriers to greater private investment in alternative fuels infrastructure and describes current traditional and innovative financing mechanisms that could be used to help address them. This report updates the previously requested report (Senate Report 113-45) to incorporate new legislative initiatives introduced with the signing of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in 2015.

Read the report here.

 

Miami's first Complete Street!

 

Municipal Circulator Spotlight
The Miami Beach Trolley

 

Miami Beach's FREE trolley provides a reliable transportation alternative complementing the existing transit network and providing connection to regional transit routes, improving the mobility and the quality of life of resident and the visitors alike.

Learn more here.

Miami Beach Trolley!

 

Fundamentals of Environmental Justice
Web-Based Training

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its partners are committed to integrating the principles of environmental justice (EJ) and nondiscrimination into all Federal programs and activities. NHI's latest Web-based Training, Fundamentals of Environmental Justice, explains how environmental justice applies to each stage of transportation decision making. In this course, participants are presented with a variety of strategies and resources for considering EJ throughout the transportation decision-making process.

This new 4-hour course can be completed online, from anywhere.

Register here.

 

PortMiami and Port Authority of Dakar International
Sister Seaport Agreement Signing Ceremony

PortMiami Director and CEO Juan M. Kuryla and the Port Authority of Dakar Managing Director, Dr. Cheikh Kante will discuss the importance of linking the two ports and will examine ways of creating stronger ties.

Read more here.

 

Wake Up Miami!

Wake up Miami! is a program by the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) in collaboration with PAXY to bring free live music and art in general for around 60 minutes Monday mornings to Government Center Metrorail/Metromover Station. It features classical, jazz, folk, reggae, and world music presented by local and not so local performers. This year in addition to the music, dance and street theater will encounter the commuters in their Monday mornings' routine.

Learn more here.

Wake Up Miami!

 

How Age-Friendly is Miami-Dade?

The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative is conducting a survey among residents age 50 and over to understand the community's views and what we will need as we age in order to make Miami-Dade a great place to live, work, and play. Responses will be shared with residents, partners, stakeholders, and community leaders, and will help inform an update to our Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Age-Friendly!

Take the survey here.

 

 

Upcoming Events…

BRIGHTLINE NEWS

Testing Along Florida East Coast Railway

Brightline will continue testing its trains and training crew members along the Florida East Coast Railway. Brightline trains will traverse the Florida East Coast Railway between 15th Street in West Palm Beach and downtown Miami.

Training and testing will be ongoing, which began on August 3, 2017.

 

Temporary Grade Crossing Closures

Crews working for All Aboard Florida (AAF) will temporarily close the following grade crossings to perform construction improvements necessary for the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service:

Monday, August 14th, 7 AM through Monday, August 28th, 6 PM
NE 54th Street and Florida East Coast Railway

If you have any questions, please contact Ali Soule at (305) 520-2105 (office) or
ali.soule@allaboardflorida.com.

 

Walking and Bicycling in an Automated Future
Webinar Series

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is hosting a free webinar series to bring together researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and industry leaders to think critically about the ways in which automated and connected vehicles may impact pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility, and how cities can remain or become safe and vibrant places for walking and bicycling as the revolution in vehicle automation continues.

Part I: The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies
August 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Register here.


Part II: Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future
August 31, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Register here.

 

Complete Streets Comes to Downtown Miami
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Complete Streets is a nationwide movement to improve mobility, and now it’s coming to Downtown Miami. The Miami-Dade DTPW, the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and City of Miami have been working together to reconfigure SE/SW 1st Street between Biscayne Boulevard and SW 2nd Avenue.  The completed project will feature a red bus-only lane and a dedicated high visibility bicycle lane.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place. So, hop on a bike and come join us!

August 17, 2017
10 AM
NW corner of SE 1st Street and 2nd Avenue

Watch a project video here and visit the website here.

 

 Live.Ride.Share.Miami
Summit

Miami-Dade County, for the very first time, will be at the center of the national and international conversation on shared-use mobility. Building on the success of Live.Ride.Share transportation summits in Los Angeles and Denver, and with previous participants such Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Google, Ridescout, and Apple among others, Live.Ride.Share Miami will bring together local and national transportation leaders and experts to discuss the benefits and impacts of shared-mobility, and how to accelerate the cultural shift towards mobility solutions that support public health, economic opportunity, and self-sufficiency for all residents and visitors of South Florida.

August 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

Learn more here.

Live. Ride. Share. Miami!

 

 Public Meeting Invitation
SR 924/Gratigny Parkway West Extension to the Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike (HEFT) Reevaluation

The Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX) has scheduled an Open House Public Meeting for the above referenced project. The Public Meeting will include a short presentation followed by an informal, open house meeting format, where the public will have an opportunity to review the proposed project, ask questions, and provide comments to the MDX representatives on a one-to-one basis. This meeting is being conducted as part of a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study Reevaluation to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed project. The proposed extension will provide access to major expressways, mobility for commuters and freight traffic, congestion relief and safety improvements. The Reevaluation will analyze, document and address any changes that may have occurred since the original PD&E Study was completed, including modifications to the previously selected PD&E alignment.

August 31, 2017
6:30 PM -  8:30 PM
Westland Gardens Park
13501 NW 107th Ave, 2nd floor
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018

If you have questions, please contact Tere Garcia at (786)277-9292 or at tgarcia@mdxway.com.

 

 Benefit-Cost Methodologies for Evaluating
Multimodal Freight Corridor Investments Webinar

The Transportation research Board (TRB) will conduct a free webinar that features research from the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP)’s Report 38: Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Analyses of Multimodal, Multijurisdictional Freight Corridor Investments. This webinar will discuss how to conduct benefit-cost analyses of proposed infrastructure investments on multimodal, multi-jurisdictional freight corridors. Presenters will illustrate how the guidebook may help decision makers and other stakeholders at local, state, regional, and national levels. They will also provide an overview of the guidebook and how to use it.

September 7, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Register here.

 

SMART Plan
Flagler Premium Transit
PD&E Study Alternatives Public Workshops

East Segment
September 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1 Street
Miami, FL 33130

West Segment
September 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Church Miami
1300 SW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Central Segment
September 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West End Park
250 SW 60 Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

Learn more here.

 

Park(ing) Day Miami

PARK(ing) Day Miami turns metered parking spots into temporary mini-parks and fun public spaces for people. Join in on getting creative, reclaiming our public places, and building a more livable, enjoyable Miami together. 
 
September 15, 2017

Learn more here.

Park(ing) Day Miami! 

 

SAVE THE DATE
2017 Transportation Summit

September 28-29, 2017
Miami-Dade College
Wolfson campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

Register here.

Transportation Summit!

 

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

Construction is well underway at all three of the South Florida stations.

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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