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 Weekly e-Newsletter!

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

 

Miami-Dade TPO Hosts
8 80 Cities SMART Plan First & Last Mile Workshop

The Miami-Dade TPO hosted 8 80 Cities founder Gil Peñalosa’s workshop on how a priority in first and last mile infrastructure can increase overall ridership and maximize investment in the SMART Plan. 8 80 Cities staff will analyze the participants’ input from the hands-on exercises, and provide a report on the results in the near future.

Learn more about 8 80 Cities here.

8 80

See more pictures here.

 


The Miami-Dade TPO Participates in the
8 80 Cities’ Kickoff, Walk, and Reception from
Margaret Pace Park to the Pérez Art Museum Miami

The City of West Miami Commission adopted a resolution of support for the SMART Plan during their April 4, 2018 Commission meeting.

8 80 Kick-off! 


Another SMART Plan Support Resolution Adopted   

The North Bay Village Commission adopted a resolution of support for the SMART Plan during their April 10, 2018 Commission meeting.

SMART Plan Support Resolutions!

Keep up to date with supporters of the SMART Plan here.

 


Supporting the East-West SMART Plan Corridor
PD&E Public Meetings 
  

Miami-Dade TPO staff attended and supported the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Work’s (DTPW) public meetings regarding the East-West SMART Plan Corridor PD&E Studies.

PD&E Public Meetings!

Learn more here.

 


Spreading the Word   

Miami-Dade TPO staff disseminated information about the SMART Plan at the following events:

  • Northside Community Action Agency (CAA) Meeting
  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) Event
  • South Florida Commuter Challenge Launch Event
  • 11th Annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show

Spreading the word!

Brightline in the 305!

Brightline!

View the video here.

 

Rail Safety Press Conference

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé attended the Brightline’s Press Conference where Brightline President and COO Patrick Goddard discussed the importance of rail safety prior to the launch of service between Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Rail Safety!

 

Commuter Challenge!

10-Year Transit Development Plan

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) is requesting input to identify passenger service improvements as part of their efforts to develop a 10-year transit development plan. Help improve your Tri-Rail experience by taking a short survey.

SFRTA!

Take the survey here.

 

 

Upcoming Events…

 

Alternative Fuel and Electric Freight Trucks:
What’s on the Road Today and
What’s on the Horizon Webinar

This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) webinar will review the range of alternative fuels and advanced technologies being used in the on-road trucking sector today and provide a glimpse into a future that may include battery-powered electric semi-trucks. Speakers will share real-world experience about the opportunities and challenges associated with deploying alternative fuel trucks.

April 18, 2018 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Register here.

 

North Miami Mobility Hub! 

Alternative Fuel and Electric Freight Trucks:
What’s on the Road Today and
What’s on the Horizon Webinar

This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) webinar will review the range of alternative fuels and advanced technologies being used in the on-road trucking sector today and provide a glimpse into a future that may include battery-powered electric semi-trucks. Speakers will share real-world experience about the opportunities and challenges associated with deploying alternative fuel trucks.

April 18, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Register here.

Annual Transit Workshop for
Public Transportation Grants Applications

You are invited to the Annual Transit Workshop for the Public Transit Service Development Program, Transit Corridor Program, State Park and Ride Lot Program and the FTA Section 5305(d) FY 2017 Grant Applications.  The District will provide information on the Department’s administration and procedures on these Transit grants. During the Transit Workshop, information on the application process, submittal deadlines, and general information on the Transit Management Program (TransCIP) will be provided. 

April 20, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Florida Department of Transportation
District Six Auditorium
1000 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33172

Please confirm your attendance by April 6, 2018.

For any additional questions, please contact Raymond Freeman, FDOT D6 Transit Programs Administrator, at 305-470-5255 or Raymond.Freeman@dot.state.fl.us

Temporary Closure of the
Tamiami Canal Bridge

As part of the replacement of the historic swing bridge that was previously crossing the Tamiami Canal at NW South River Drive, DTPW is closing the Tamiami Bridge in order to complete the work associated with the new concrete deck and barrier walls.

Thru May 1, 2018

Learn more here

Underline Cycling Club! 

 Completing Florida's Streets!

New MDT10Ahead 2018 Annual Update Survey
Now Available

MDT10Ahead, the Fiscal Year 2019-2028 Transit Development Plan (TDP), is a ten-year strategic vision for the Miam-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to promote the operation of an efficient, reliable, and financially sustainable transit system. The TDP process provides an opportunity for Miami-Dade County citizens to identify mobility needs and transportation issues. Your input is needed to facilitate public consensus and provide direction for TDP development.

Correspondence must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2018
in order to be considered for this TDP annual update.

Get involved by visiting the MDT10Ahead website here.

MDT10Ahead!

 

 

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 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.

 

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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