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 Weekly e-Newsletter!

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are conducting an evaluation of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) as part of the Miami Transportation Management Area (TMA) Certification Review. TMA Certification Reviews are required to be conducted every four years by federal law. The site visit will be held as follows:

April 2, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
April 3, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, if needed

Public Meeting
Public comments are also a vital element of the certification review, as they allow citizens to provide direct input on the transportation planning process for their transportation planning area.

April 2, 2019
5:30 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

Comments can be submitted at the site visit, during the public meeting, through the FHWA FL Division Website at www.fhwa.dot.gov/fldiv/tma.cfm, or by email or fax to FHWA’s Stacie Blizzard at Stacie.Blizzard@dot.gov or 850-942-8308. Comments received until May 2, 2019 will be considered in the writing of the report.

 

Moving the
SMART Plan!
Forward 

 

North Corridor Collaboration with the
Broward MPO

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Governing Board invited the Miami-Dade TPO to attend their March 14, 2019 meeting to provide an update on the SMART Plan North Corridor Project. Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III discussed the vision of the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the North Corridor, as well as the importance for regional connectivity in South Florida. Chairman Gilbert emphasized the need for jointly providing mobility solutions for Miami-Dade and Broward County commuters. Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé also provided a status of the North Corridor, and she invited FDOT D-6 Director of Transportation Development Harold Desdunes to discuss the possibility of extending the North Corridor into Broward County.

Photo of Broward MPO Governing Board in meeting.

 

SMART Moves Program Community Outreach

Image of Miami-Dade TPO tweet on Miami Gardens CAC meeting.

 

 

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

The Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram SlideShare RSS News Feed

 What's Moving Along...

Municipal Spotlight
City of North Miami’s NOMI Express

The City of North Miami implemented the NOMI Express bus shuttle in December 2004 using surtax funds. It is a fare-free community bus service designed to increase the number of local destinations that can be reached through public transit. The NOMI Express operates four routes; Blue, Red, Orange and Green Routes. The vehicles feature colorful bus wraps that captures the attention of riders and reinforce the logo design and improved route maps and they are equipped with video cameras for added security. Residents and visitors alike can ride fare-free to destinations throughout the City and have the advantage of scheduling their trips using the NOMI Express Mobile app. The app provides real-time trolley information for all routes and lets riders see and track the status of the trolley to know when it will arrive.  Ridership on the NOMI Express has increased steadily since it began service and, in 2018, carried an unprecedented 370,000 riders. It provides a convenient and reliable transportation alternative to riders and is a good example of your half-penny at work. North Miami has also used surtax funds to improve many of the City’s roadways including widening to accommodate full bicycle lanes in each direction, concrete swale treatments, traffic calming devices, street lighting and ADA compliant sidewalks.

Photo of North Miami's NOMI Express bus.

Learn more about the NOMI Express here.

Learn more about the Transportation Trust’s Municipal Program here.

 

Miami-Dade County's
2019 Transit Development Plan Survey

Logo for Miami-Dade Transit's 10 Ahead program.

Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works’ (DTPW) Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a ten-year strategic vision that helps the Department operate and grow a clean, safe, convenient, and reliable transit system. The TDP evaluates DTPW’s existing transit system, identifies existing and future service improvements as well as capital investments, and in the end it presents a financial plan based on available funding.

Take the MDT10 Survey here.

 

DTPW tweet of new Easy Card designs.

 

Wake up Miami! Spring 2019

Every Monday morning in April means happiness at the University Station.
New sub-series, new Metrorail station!!

Advertisement for Wake Up Miami program.

Learn more here.

 

 

 Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved!

 Advertisement for FDOT's Planning Listening Session of Miami-Dade County event.

FDOT's Planning Listening Session for Miami-Dade County. Save the Date: March 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Where: Florida Department of Transportation, District 6 Auditorium. 1000 northwest 111 Avenue. Miami, Florida 33172. For more information please contact Shereen Yee Fong at 305-470-5393 or email shereen.yeefong@dot.state.fl.us.

ITS MARAD Truck Staging Problem Webinar

This FHWA webinar will discuss the study’s findings, and provide a port perspective on addressing truck staging needs. The ITS MARAD Truck Staging Study is intended to establish the foundation for the long-term development and demonstration of port truck staging concepts. The program will improve the safety, access, reliability, and readiness of port facilities through advanced technologies and techniques to increase the reliability and efficiencies of truck movements. The overarching research objectives are “to determine the state of the practice regarding truck staging, including access, queuing, and parking, at maritime ports and to identify port operators’ and trucking industry needs; and to perform an economic feasibility study of automated truck queuing as a technology solution.”

March 20, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET

Register here.

 

Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants

The USDOT announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants. Up to $60,000,000 in Federal funding to provide grants to eligible entities to fund demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems into the Nation’s on-road transportation system. These grants aim to gather significant safety data to inform rulemaking, foster collaboration amongst state and local government and private partners, and test the safe integration of ADS on our nation’s roads.

Grant applications are due on March 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

Learn more here.

 

 Ongoing Transportation Projects

Hard Rock Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Bridge/Tunnel

 Logo for Hard Rock Stadium.

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

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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