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Transportation Matters - December 13, 2017

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Transportation Matters - December 13, 2017

PalmBeachTPA.org                 December 13, 2017

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News and Announcements

Spanish River Library to Host TPA Governing Board Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration - Dec. 14

After 40 years as the
Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO),
we are now the
Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)

Palm Beach TPA 40th Anniversary & Board Meeting Dec. 14, 2017

NEW MEETING LOCATIONS!  Please note that future meetings of the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board will rotate between various locations within Palm Beach County. Please consult the website at PalmBeachTPA/meeting for location information prior to each TPA Governing Board meeting. 


TPA Employment Opportunity

Click here to view a solicitation for a PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE COORDINATOR (Senior Planner).

Funding Opportunities

TPA Funding Programs Flyer

2018 Safe Streets Summit

Register Now - Safe Streets Summit

"Love Your Streets" will be the theme for 2018 Safe Streets Summit that will draw as many as 400 local government officials, urban and transportation planners and engineers, and community advocates.


Safe Streets Summit Keynote Speaker Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Photo: Rosabeth Moss Kanter  

Don't miss #SafeStreetsStummit keynote speaker, Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter on Feb. 2, author of Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead. Click to watch her interviewed about transportation on C-SPAN.org.



Safe Streets Summit Awards Nominations Due Dec. 15

The Safe Streets Awards are an opportunity to highlight individuals and jurisdictions that have led by example in creating better streets for all users in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade counties. One Complete Streets Champion Award winner and one Complete Streets Community Award winner will be selected for each county.

Nominations are also sought for the People's Choice Award for the best complete Streets focused project, to be selected by attendees. People's Choice Award nominees may have the opportunity to participate in a poster session to display project materials and photos.

Click to nominate individuals, communities, and projects online.


Mayor Maria Marino Featured in ITE Magazine

Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino TPA Governing Board Member Maria Marino, Mayor of Palm Beach Gardens, wrote an article featured in the December 2017 issue of ITE magazine, published by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She provides the perspective of a mayor after attending the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Toronto, ON, Canada. TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren also attended the meeting which was held July 30-Aug. 2, 2017. Click for the article which appears on page 26.


2018 Human Services Transportation Summit - Feb. 20

The Florida District of Transportation District Four has announced an upcoming summit to feature guest speakers and breakout sessions to identify barriers and propose solutions to better coordinate transportation services for persons who are dependent on shared-ride or public transportation. Click for flyer.


Temporary I-95 Exit Closure at Congress Ave.

The FDOT has announced the temporary closure of the I-95 northbound exit ramp to Congress Ave. in Boca Raton between Dec. 10-14. Click for announcement flyer.

For details of other FDOT projects impacting traffic in Palm Beach County, click for the FDOT Traffic Report for Dec. 8-15.

Upcoming Project Meetings

Boynton Beach Blvd. at Winchester Park Blvd. Intersection Project
Open House - Jan. 9

FDOT Open House - Tue. Jan. 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Click to view or print the meeting flyer.

Funding Opportunities

SUN Trail Funding Applications Due Dec. 15

The Florida Dept. of Transportation is soliciting new proposals for funding Regional Trail System and Individual Trail projects through the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Program. Projects programmed for this cycle will be funded as early as Fiscal Years 2023-2024. Proposed projects must be included in the TPA's annual List of Priority Projects. For information, go to FloridaSunTrail.com.


Safe Routes to School Applications Due Dec. 29

Florida is seeking applications to develop, implement and evaluate eligible Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure projects. For the application and additional details, go to www.srtsfl.org.

TPA Presentations

Jan. 11, 2018

Village of Palm Springs Council Meeting
TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren will present on the future of the Palm Beach TPA as an independent agency 


Palm Beach TPA Presentations and Exhibits

Please direct requests to Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth.

Recent Events

Dec. 5, 2017

Jupiter Town Council Meeting
TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren presented on the future of the Palm Beach TPA as an independent agency 

TPA Staff Training

TPA staff members and transportation partners recently participated in the following conference:

  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Partnership, Nov. 30, 2017, Orlando, FL
  • Social Marketing in Transportation, Dec. 4-6, 2017, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) - University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

TPA Boards and Committees

Next Meeting Dates

Note: There are no Governing Board or advisory committee meetings in January. In lieu of an annual rolling retreat, participation is encouraged for the Safe Streets Summit in West Palm Beach on Feb. 1 (Pre-Summit) and Feb. 2, 2018. See details above and at SafeStreetsSummit.org

Thu. Dec. 14, 9:00 AM TPA Governing Board  See announcement above for meeting location.
Wed. Feb. 7, 9:00 AM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  Feb. 7, 1:30 PM Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. Feb. 8, 9:07 AM Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Thu. Feb. 15, 9:00 AM TPA Governing Board  Meeting location to be announced.
Wed. Feb. 21, 2:00 PM Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting to access online agendas, backup materials, presentations, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings of the Governing Board, advisory committees, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all meetings of these Boards and committees, as well as ad hoc committee meetings or workshops publicly noticed on PalmBeachTPA.org

Public Notice:  Please be advised that multiple members of the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board or any of its advisory committees may attend any of these meetings.


Complete TPA calendar listings: PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar 

Transportation Projects and Highights

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