95 Express Lanes Expansion into Palm Beach County
Thursday, Oct. 27
Public Information Workshop 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 100 Fairfied Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
The Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) is holding a Public Information Workshop regarding expansion of the 95 Express in Broward County and into southern Palm Beach County. Click for notice of the workshop. Click to review updated slides presented to the MPO Governing Board on Oct. 26.
Palmetto Park Rd. in Boca Raton
Tuesday, Nov. 29 (rescheduled from Oct. 11)
Open House 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: City of Boca Raton Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an informal open house to update the community on the project design and final plans for proposed improvements for the Shared Use Path Project on Palmetto Park Rd. from SR 7/US 441 to NW 2nd Ave. in Boca Raton. Click for a notice of the Open House.
FDOT District 4 Work Program Public Meetings & Hearings
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 6:30 PM
FDOT Public Hearing & Webinar
Members of the public are invited to attend in person and provide comments at one of the below listed locations, or to participate by webinar, including the ability to provide comments:
- FDOT District 4 Headquarters, 3400 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
- FDOT Palm Beach County Operations Center, 7900 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33413
- FDOT Treasure Coast Operations Center, 3601 Oleander Ave., Ft. Pierce, FL 34982
- Webinar: Register in advance to participate by webinar
Additionally, FDOT staff representatives will present the District 4 Work Program at the MPO public meetings listed below. Members of the public are invited to attend these MPO meetings and will be offered an opportunity to provide public comments on this or any other items on the agenda or general comments related to transportation matters under the purview of the MPO.
FDOT Work Program Presentations to the MPO:
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - 9:00 AM
MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
Location: MPO Conference Room 4E-12, 2300 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Monday, Dec. 12 - 9:00 AM
MPO Governing Board Meeting
Location: Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Access online agendas, backup materials, presentations, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings of the MPO Governing Board, MPO advisory committees, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board: PalmBeachMPO.org/meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all meetings of the MPO Governing Board and its advisory committees and ad hoc committees. Public Notice: Please be advised that one or more members of the MPO Governing Board or any of its advisory committees may attend any of the following meetings.
Next Dates for MPO Governing Board and Committee Meetings
October Meeting Presentations
Click to view the following presentations that were provided to the MPO Governing Board and its advisory committees except as noted:
Complete calendar of all MPO meetings, events and related community activities:
Copenhagen Transportation Tour
MPO Exec. Dir. Nick Uhren was among five south Florida transportation planning officials selected to visit Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month as part of an annual study tour organized by the nonprofit 880 Cities, supported by the Knight Foundation. These experiences translate to improved infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists for more vibrant communities in the U.S. Also participating in the study tour were Scott Kelly, City of West Palm Beach Assistant City Administrator; Aileen Boucle, Miami-Dade MPO Exec. Dir.; Carlos Cruz-Casas, Miami-Dade County Dept. of Transportation and Public Works Assistant Director; and Jim Wolfe, FDOT District VI Secretary. Copenhagen is striving to become the best city for bicycling in the world.
20th Anniversary of Walk to School Day
The MPO assisted with Walk to School Day at Manatee Elementary in Lake Worth on Oct. 14.
South Florida GIS Expo
The MPO participates annually in the South Florida GIS Expo sponsored by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum. The 2016 event was held Sep. 29-30 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. MPO Bike-Ped-TDM Coordinator Franchesca Taylor presented the MPO's pilot bicycle and pedestrian counting program at one of the breakout sessions, and MPO Public Information Officer Malissa Booth coordinated the MPO exhibit. Due to tremendous support from the many conference sponsors, the GIS Expo is a free event that attracts approximately 600 attendees. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology plays an important role in how the MPO visualizes, analyzes, evaluates and manages data layers for web mapping for better planning and to provide tools that enable the public to learn about and comment on transportation projects and facility needs. The MPO also collected suggestions on types of GIS transportation data that conference attendees would find useful. MPO staff members pictured L-R: Luke Lambert, Malissa Booth, Tim Verbeke, Anie Delgado, Franchesca Taylor, and Luke Lambert.
Vision Zero Campaign To Eliminate Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths
MPO Transit Planner Valerie Neilson was among the featured speakers for the WTS South Florida Chapter luncheon on Oct. 25. Vision Zero was the topic because roadway deaths for cyclists and pedestrians reached a five-decade high last year. The luncheon speakers talked about what agencies in south Florida are doing to attack this growing problem.