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Transportation Matters - Feb. 14, 2018

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Transportation Matters - Feb. 14, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 February 14, 2018

News and Announcements

TPA Governing Board Meets in Palm Beach Gardens - Feb. 15
Meeting location: Palm Beach Gardens City Council Chambers
10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Palm Beach Gardens


In order to better accommodate the public, the TPA will rotate the locations of Governing Board meetings throughout Palm Beach County. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and provide input. Anyone wishing to speak is requested to complete a card at the beginning of the meeting to indicate the agenda item(s) on which they wish to be heard, or to offer general transportation-related comments on items under the jurisdiction of the TPA.

A printer-friendly PDF calendar of all regularly scheduled TPA meetings is available at PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar and details for the next upcoming meeting are posted in advance of each meeting at PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting.


Two Events Offer Opportunities for Transportation Disadvantaged Individuals, Advocates and Service Providers

Transportation disadvantaged persons include the disabled, elderly, low-income or those who are unable to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life-sustaining activities, or children who are handicapped or high-risk.

Human Services Transportation Summit - Feb. 20

  • Click to view or print the event flyer
  • Regional, day-long event hosted by the Florida Dept. of Transportation, District 4, and its partners
  • Targets human services transportation agency staff, transportation providers, advocates, planners and consumers
  • Click to register in advance. Participation in the summit is free. The registration link offers details on the option to purchase lunch and includes an agenda and directions.

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Annual Public Hearing - Feb. 21

  • Click to view or print the event flyer
  • Opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of Palm Tran staff members and Palm Beach TPA staff members, and to offer comments about services
  • Everyone is invited to stay for the quarterly meeting of the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) directly following the Public Hearing. Palm Tran will provide reports regarding Connection On-Time Performance and Trip Rates beginning July 1, 2018. For more information about the LCB, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/LCB
  • The Local Coordinating Board focuses on the needs of Palm Beach County's transportation disadvantaged population, specifically older adults, persons with disabilities, low-income persons and children at-risk. The primary responsibilities of the LCB are to plan for and evaluate the paratransit service provided by Palm Tran Connection. The LCB members include citizen advocates, system users, and governmental agencies.

Feb. 20
Human Services Transportation Summit

Human Services Transportation Summit

Feb. 21
Transportation Disadvantaged Local
Coordinating Board Annual Public Hearing

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board


Lake Worth Opens New Trail - Feb. 27

Lake Worth Royal Poinciana Trail Opening

The Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Lake Worth will dedicate a new bikeway and pedestrian trail in downtown Lake Worth on Feb. 27 at 11:00 am. The $600,000 project was entirely funded by the Florida Department of Transportation with funds allocated by the Palm Beach TPA's competitive Transportation Alternatives funding program, and will enhance an economically distressed neighborhood.


March is Florida Bicycle Month

The Palm Beach TPA encourages local governments to celebrate and promote safe bicycling during the month of March. For more information about bicycle safety and to find or share bicycle events in Palm Beach County, please visit the Palm Beach TPA's website at BikePalmBeach.org.


Complete Streets Workshop - March 14

The Palm Beach TPA will be hosting an all-day Smart Growth America Complete Streets Workshop on Wednesday, March 14 at Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Rd, West Palm Beach, FL. The target audience is municipal, county and FDOT staff members who want to learn more about implementing Complete Streets projects that are creative, cost-effective, and championed. More details will be provided in future e-news issues.


Healthy Community Champions

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Healthy Community Champions


More Than 400 Attend Safe Streets Summit

On February 2, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) came together to host the 2018 Safe Streets Summit at the West Palm Beach Hilton. It was the fifth annual summit, and the first held in Palm Beach County. Approximately 40 elected officials were among more than 400 attendees that also included transportation professionals, community partners, and other advocates of safer streets and improved access to multimodal transportation. They participated in dynamic plenary sessions focused on tools, policies, and implementation strategies needed for advancing Complete Streets projects. Nationally and internationally recognized speakers were featured including Rosabeth Moss Kanter (award-winning author and Professor at Harvard Business School); Peter Kageyama (Author of Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places); and Tamika Butler (Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust). Pre-conference events held on February 1 included walking, biking and trolley tours of downtown West Palm Beach, and a Policymakers and Speakers Roundtable for Board Members of the hosting organizations.

Safe Streets Summit Award Winners

Safe Streets Summit Award Winners

The 5th Annual Safe Streets Awards Ceremony recognized local Complete Streets individual and community champions from each county. Those honored were:   

Palm Beach County:
• Complete Streets Champion: Mayor Abby Brennan, Village of Tequesta

• Complete Streets Community Award: City of Delray Beach 

Broward County:
• Complete Streets Champion: Scott Brunner, Director, Broward County Traffic Engineering Division

• Complete Streets Community Award: FDOT District IV Design Office

Miami-Dade County:
• Complete Streets Champion: Alyce Robertson, Executive Director, Miami Downtown Development Authority

• Complete Streets Community Award: City of Miami Beach 

West Palm Beach Wins First People's Choice Award

Fern and Tamarind Intersection photo

Drone photography courtesy of Dreyfoos graduate Maxwell Zengage, Flying from Delray, Inc.

The City of West Palm Beach received the first People's Choice award for a project as selected by Safe Streets Summit attendees. The winning project at the intersection of Tamarind Ave. and Fern St. was a collaborative effort with the Dreyfoos School of the Arts to enhance safety for hundreds of Dreyfoos students who ride Tri-Rail and cross the intersection daily.

For more information, visit SafeStreetsSummit.org


Upcoming FDOT Project Meetings 

Click for details of FDOT Public Meetings in District 4

Thu. Feb. 22, 6:00 PM

Forest Hill Blvd. at 16th Place South Public Hearing
Casa Del Monte Club House, 6153 Forest Hill Blvd.

Wed. Feb. 28, 5:00 PM SR 80 at Forest Hill Blvd. Public Workshop
Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd.

TPA Funding Programs


Citizens Advisory Committee Member Spotlight

Dr. Myron Uman

Member Since June 2015

Dr. Myron Uman

What excites you about transportation?

My interests are twofold. One is from the perspective of applying the best science and technology to addressing transportation issues.  My second interest is from the perspective of land use planning.

Why do you like serving on the committee?

Serving on the CAC helps me to keep abreast of local transportation plans on a timely basis. I have also enjoyed getting to know fellow committee members and TPA staff.

What do you hope to change about transportation in Palm Beach County?

Realistically, I do not expect personally to change aspects of the transportation system per se, but I hope to help the TPA improve communications with the general public about transportation issues and projects.


TPA Seeks a Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator

The TPA is seeking an important member to join the great team!

Click for information.


 Request Palm Beach TPA presentations and exhibits: Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth.

TPA Boards and Committees

Next Meeting Dates

Thu. Feb. 15, 9:00 AM


TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location: Palm Beach Gardens City Council Chambers
10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Wed. Feb. 21, 2:00 PM Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)
Wed. Mar. 7, 9:00 AM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  Mar. 7, 1:30 PM Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. Mar. 8, 9:07 AM Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

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 


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