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Federal & State Certifications

Federal & State Certifications

Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conduct a Federal Certification Review of the Palm Beach TPA. The main purpose of the review is to certify that the Palm Beach TPA is satisfactorily meeting the planning requirements as defined in Federal laws and regulations. This process also provides FHWA and FTA the opportunity to add value to the TPA's planning process through the sharing of best practices, techniques, and/or technology.

2019 Federal Certification 
The Palm Beach TPA received its current Federal Certification on October 28, 2019, after a lengthy review that included a meeting between the Federal Certification Review team and the Palm Beach TPA staff on April 10-11, 2019. Links are provided below to the certification approval letter; to the final closeout report; and to slides that were presented to the TPA Governing Board on December 12, 2019, by Stacie Blizzard, FHWA, who served as the lead for the federal review team. Click the bar below for links to those documents: 

Federal Certification Review 2019

Presentations provided by the Palm Beach TPA to the Federal Certification Review team in April 2019:
Click hyperlinks to view presentations.


Previous Federal Certification

The most recent previous review took place in May 2015, and the final closeout report was presented to the TPA Governing Board on Feb. 18, 2016.

Joint TPA and State Certification

Pursuant to 23 CFR 450.336(a), the TPA and the State (through the Florida Department of Transportation, or FDOT) conduct a joint review, evaluation, and certification concurrent with the submittal of the entire proposed TIP that the metropolitan planning process is being carried out in accordance with all applicable requirements.  In Florida, the TIP is updated annually so the joint certification process is also conducted annually.

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