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Transportation Matters - April 18, 2018

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Transportation Matters - April 18, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 April 18, 2018

News and Announcements

Greenacres to Host TPA Governing Board Meeting - April 19

Thursday, April 19 at 9:00 am

Greenacres City Hall (this meeting only)
5800 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres, FL 33463
Click for Google map

TPA Governing Board meeting locations rotate throughout Palm Beach County and are announced each month. Agendas are posted one week before each meeting at PalmBeachTPA.org/board. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and will be offered an opportunity to speak.  


Study of Turnpike Widening Begins

The Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT), Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, recently began a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the widening of a 37-mile stretch of the Turnpike from Jupiter (Indiantown Rd.) in northern Palm Beach County, through Martin County, to Fort Pierce (Okeechobee Rd./ State Road 70) in St. Lucie County. The public is encouraged to learn more and provide input. Go to the project website at TreasureCoastTurnpike.com or click for the first issue of the project newsletter.


New Cruise Ship Launches from Port of Palm Beach 

Grand Classica Cruise Ship/ Palm Beach Post photo

The Grand Classica, a 1,680-passenger cruise ship, joined its sister ship Grand Celebration at the Port of Palm Beach on April 13, 2018.  Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line offers daily sailings from the Port of Palm Beach.

Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach Post. Click to read Palm Beach Post coverage of the new ship and view additional photos.

Upcoming Project Meeting

Palmetto Park Rd. from SR 7 to NW 2 Ave. - April 25

FDOT Construction Open House:  Wednesday, April 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Boca Raton Downtown Public Library
400 NW 2nd Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Click for meeting details for this and other FDOT public meetings


TPA Employment Opportunities

For additional details and information on applying for TPA employment, click here.


TPA Public Comment Opportunities

Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Palm Beach TPA Unified Planning Work Program

The federally required Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the Palm Beach TPA's budget and business plan for a two-year period. It sets forth planned activities and programs in support of the TPA's goals. The Draft UPWP will be considered for adoption by the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board at their regularly scheduled meeting of May 17, 2018. To review the draft UPWP, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/UPWP.


Proposed TIP Amendment #4

The Palm Beach TPA Governing Board will consider approval of Amendment #4 to its adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 at their regularly scheduled meeting of April 19, 2018. Proposed by the Florida Dept. of Transportation, Amendment #4 modifies the scheduling and funding for Project FM#229664-3 for State Road 7 from 60th Street to Northlake Blvd. To review the proposed Amendment, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/TIP.


Recent Events

Port of Palm Beach Tour

Thank you to Carl Baker, Port of Palm Beach Director of Planning and Development and a member of the TPA Technical Advisory Committee, who conducted a Port tour and history review for the TPA staff on April 4, 2018. The Port is the 4th busiest container port in Florida and 16th in the US. The tour included tanks of liquid asphalt polymers that are imported for roadway construction and raw sugar that is locally grown in the Glades and loaded onto barges for transport to US refineries.


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


Thu. April 19, 9:00 AM

TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location (this meeting only): Greenacres City Hall
5800 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres, FL 33463
Click for Google Map

Wed. May 2, 9:00 AM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  May 2, 1:30 PM Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. May 3, 9:07 AM Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Wed. May 30, 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 

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