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Transportation Matters - February 8, 2021

Transportation Matters - February 8, 2021

PalmBeachTPA.org                 February 8, 2021

Please note that the newsletter distributed on February 1, 2021 was sent out in error and contained outdated information. We apologize for any confusion.

TPA Funding Program Applications Due Feb. 26
Pre-Application Interviews Are Required 

TPA Funding Programs Workshop

Potential applicants are required to schedule a virtual interview to discuss projects with TPA and FDOT staff. Email funding@palmbeachtpa.org to schedule an interview.

For more information, click to view the Oct. 27 workshop presentation slides and the workshop video

Details: palmbeachtpa.org/funding

TPA Governing Board and Committees

The TPA advisory committees met last week and recommended adoption of:

The Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) also recommended modifications to the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Scoring System.

The TPA Governing Board will meet on Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 a.m. Meeting details and agendas are posted to the TPA board website one week in advance, along with an online comment form as an option for public comments prior to or during each meeting.

TPA Governing Board and advisory committee meetings are currently being held as a combination of in-person meetings at the TPA office and virtual meetings on the Zoom webinar platform. To accommodate social distancing, there will be limited space for in-person attendees. Please review the guidance at the top of each meeting agenda.  

Governing Board meetings are simulcast at palmbeachtpa.org/live, and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel.

Florida Bicycle Month

March is Florida Bicycle Month! The TPA encourages local governments and partner agencies to participate and host events promoting bicycling  and bicycle safety, in addition to adopting a Florida Bicycle Month Proclamation. For more information, visit walkbikepalmbeach.org.

To celebrate Florida Bicycle Month the TPA is hosting a group bicycle ride on Friday, March 26. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alyssa Frank at afrank@palmbeachtpa.org or 561-725-0806.

News and Announcements

TPA Designated 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters

The TPA was honored to receive the designation of 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters, joining a select group of US workplaces recognized for offering exceptional commuter benefits. Learn more about this designation here.

2021 Safe Streets Summit Recap

On January 28-29, 2021, the TPA hosted the 8th annual Safe Streets Summit with Broward MPO and Miami-Dade TPO, welcoming over 400 registrants for the Summit’s first time as a virtual conference. This year’s theme was “Moving Our Community Forward”, and attendees heard from international speakers on topics such as building a stronger transit system, age-friendly, equitable, and livable communities, creative placemaking, and the future of transportation. As part of the annual Safe Streets Award ceremony the Palm Beach TPA awarded the Complete Streets Champion Award to Council Member Andy Thomson of the City of Boca Raton and the Complete Streets Community Award to the City of Boynton Beach. Congratulations to all the incredible nominees and winners! Learn more at safestreetssummit.org.

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board Public Workshop and Meeting

A Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) Public Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 1:30 p.m. The TDLCB Meeting will be held on the same day at 2:00 p.m., after the Public Workshop. Meeting details and agendas are posted to the LCB website one week in advance, along with an online comment form as an option for public comments prior to or during each meeting.

Safety Funding Available for Law Enforcement 

FDOT has funding available for law enforcement agencies to conduct High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Requests for contract proposals will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Learn more at alerttodayflorida.com/hve.

OutRide Fund Grant Application Is Open

Winter 2021 applications for OutRide Fund grants are open from January 11- March 11. The OutRide Fund offers matching grants up to $15,000 to support projects related to youth cycling. Informational webinars are being held on February 9 and February 18. Learn more at outridebike.org/outride-fund

2021 America Walks Walking College Accepting Applications

America Walks is accepting applications for the Walking College Class of 2021 from February 1-28. This leadership program offers fellows the opportunity to grow their skills and knowledge around creating vibrant, safe, accessible communities for all people and to apply these principles to a specific challenge in their community. Learn more at americawalks.org/walkingcollege/

FDOT Florida Transportation Symposium

The FDOT Florida Transportation Symposium is continuing as a virtual webinar series format in 2021. Learn more at transportationsymposium.fdot.gov

Upcoming Transportation Planning Conferences

To view upcoming transportation planning conferences, visit our website at palmbeachtpa.org/conferences

The TPA is Hiring!

The TPA is seeking top candidates for an assortment of positions to enhance our team. For complete job descriptions, a summary of excellent benefits, and requirements to apply, go to palmbeachtpa.org/jobs.

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