Competing for Federal Grants Training - Feb. 27 - Mar. 3
This training will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, and is hosted by the Broward MPO.
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Local Road Safety Plan Development Workshop - Mar. 2
"Moving Towards Zero Deaths." That is the subtitle for this Palm Beach County sponsored workshop to underscore its importance. Despite past efforts, there have been an average of more than 150 fatal or severe injury crashes in the county each year between 2011-2014. Your participation is needed to move towards zero deaths!
After group discussions and a review of data, participants will prioritize the following areas of critical emphasis:
- Lane Departure Crashes
- Impaired Driving
- Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes
- Intersection Crashes
- Unrestrained Occupants
- Aging Drivers
Everyone is invited to participate in the workshop on Thursday, Mar. 2. Registration begins at 8:30 and hte workshop is 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. The workshop location is the first floor of Palm Beach County's Vista Center building located at 2300 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411. The building is located just north of the intersection of Okeechobee Blvd. and Jog Rd., and is accessible by transit. Click to view the Palm Tran bus schedule. Click for the event flyer, and please share this notice. Advance reservations are requested. Please click to email Susan Levesque or call 561-684-4144.
MPO Board Retreat Includes Rail Station Tour
Fifteen elected officials from Palm Beach County, its municipalities, and the Port of Palm Beach, were among 35 participants in the MPO's third annual retreat held on Jan. 19. All Aboard Florida President Mike Reininger led a hard hat tour of the company's Brightline station, currently under construction in downtown West Palm Beach. The first Brightline trains began testing along the track on the same day, and passenger service to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami is scheduled to begin this year.
The MPO retreat began at the West Palm Beach City Hall with a presentation by Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly, and ended with thirteen participants taking a tour on bikes provided by SkyBike which operates bike rental stations throughout the downtown. Click to view retreat photos.
The Palm Beach MPO thanks the City of West Palm Beach, SkyBike, and All Aborad Florida for their contributions to a well-attended retreat that highlighted new transportation and informative retreat.
Jim Smith (S.A.F.E.) and the City of West Palm Beach
Among Safe Streets Summit Award Winners
For the first time, the fourth annual Safe Streets Summit held Jan. 26-27, was a regional, collaborative effort between the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade metropolitan planning organizations. The fully booked summit brought together more than 260 public officials, technical staff, community partners and national speakers to elevate efforts on the design of safe facilities for all transportation modes.
Outstanding national speakers highlighted local - yet regionally connected - approaches to prioritizing complete streets throughout southeast Florida. The presentation of Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City, included two slides featuring Clematis St., which he described as his favorite street in Florida. The keynote was given by Emiko Atherton, Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. The event website, www.SafeStreetsSummit.org, has additional information and will soon post links to videos of many of the presentations. You can also search #SafeStreetsSummit on social media for many great event photos and comments.
Each county's MPO recognized one outstanding individual safe streets champion plus one outstanding local government or agency. Click for profiles of award winners. Click to view event photos.
The Palm Beach MPO is excited to announce that the next regional Safe Streets Summit will be held in Palm Beach County in early 2018.
Left: Accepting the Palm Beach MPO Complete Streets Community Award for the City of West Palm Beach are (L-R) Scott Kelly, Assistant City Administrator; Mayor Jeri Muoio; Commissioner Paula Ryan; and Uyen Dang, Senior Project Engineer.
Right: Winner of the Palm Beach MPO Complete Streets Champion Award, Jim Smith, left, joins Mayor Jeri Muoio and MPO Executive Director Nick Uhren to announce that the next Safe Streets Summit will be held in Palm Beach County in early 2018.
Delray Beach Complete Streets Project Ribbon Cutting