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Transportation Matters - April 23, 2019

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Transportation Matters - April 23, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                  April 23, 2019
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News and Announcements

Federal Agencies Request Public Input on TPA Performance
Public Comments are due by May 10

Meeting of federal review agencies and TPA staff on April 10, 2019

A team of representatives from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration met with Palm Beach TPA staff members in West Palm Beach on April 10-11. It was an important step in the federal certification review process that occurs every four years. 

Before completing their report, this federal team would like to hear from all of you!

Click here to provide any comments you would like to share. Suggested topics include:

  • Effectiveness of outreach strategies and public participation opportunities
  • Process for prioritizing project funding
  • Equity and nondiscrimination in transportation planning and by local transit service providers
  • Planning and outreach for transit and paratransit services

How is the Palm Beach TPA doing? Share your comments with federal review agencies.


Bike Past Traffic Congestion to SunFest - May 2-5

SunFest Free Bike Valet, May 2-5, 2019

For the fifth year, the TPA will partner with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to operate a free, secure bike valet service outside the SunFest entrance gate at Clematis St. Ride from home, office, public parking facility or from a Tri-Rail or Brightline/Virgin USA train, which will have late night trains to take you and your bike home after SunFest. Avoid traffic congestion and parking costs to join hundreds of thousands of festival goers who will make their way into downtown. The TPA will provide safety items including bike lights and bells to those who pedal to the stages. Live more, drive less to SunFest!   


 Earth Day 2019

EPA Earth Day- Green Your Commute

In addition to recycling and saving energy, our choices for transportation really impact the environment.

Transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Honor Earth Day by reducing single occupancy trips in favor of using transit, walking or biking.   


Get on Board Day - April 25

Get on Board for Public Transit

Get on Board Day is a national day of awareness and advocacy to highlight the many benefits public transit provides to communities. Click here to learn more from the American Public Transportation Association.  

Public Transit Fact Sheet 


Walkable Communities Designation - Applications Due June 10

Walk Friendly Communities Which will be the first municipality in Palm Beach County to receive an official designation as a Walk Friendly Community? Support safer walking environments and learn what makes more than 70 other cities and towns across the country Walk Friendly. Learn more and apply by June 15 at WalkFriendly.org

FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

SR 804/ Boynton Beach Blvd.
From Lyons Rd. to east of Florida's Turnpike

Public Information Workshop

Click here for additional details.

Tuesday, April 30
5:30 - 7:30 pm
West Boynton Branch Library
9451 Jog Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL 33437 

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SR 706/ Indiantown Road, Jupiter
14 intersections between Island Way and US-1

Construction Open House
No formal presentation will be made. 

Click here for additional details.

Wednesday, May 1
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Jupiter Branch Library
705 Military Trail

Jupiter, FL 33458

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George Bush Blvd. (Delray Beach)
From NE 2nd Ave. to SR-A1A

Open House Workshop
No formal presentation will be made. 

Click here for additional details.

Wednesday, May 15
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Delray Beach Public Library
100 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444

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 SR 710-Beeline Highway

FDOT Public Meeting for the SR-710/ Beeline Highway project, Feb. 28, 2019


The Palm Beach TPA has posted materials from a Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) workshop held on Feb. 28, to the following TPA web page:  PalmBeachTPA.org/SR710


Click here to review details of upcoming FDOT meetings and proposed projects in FDOT District Four which includes Palm Beach County.

Welcome New TPA Board Members

Andy Thomson

Boca Raton Council Member Andy Thomson

The Palm Beach TPA has welcomed City of Boca Raton Commissioner Andy Thomson to the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board, where he previously served as an alternate member.

Prior to being elected to the Council in 2018, Andy also served as a member of the TPA Citizens Advisory Committee. 

He joins Mayor Scott Singer as TPA representatives from the City of Boca Raton.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Meeting of the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board in the City of Delray Beach held on April 18.

April TPA Governing Board Presentations

Presentation slides and audio files are posted to the TPA website within a few days following each meeting of the TPA Governing Board, advisory committees, or the Transportation Local Coordinating Board. Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting.

Click on the title of each presentation to view the slides:

Executive Director's Report
Vision Zero Action Plan
PBC Local Road Safety Plan
TPA Governing Board and Advisory Committees Orientation Handbook
TPA Priority Projects Status Report


May TPA Meetings

Wednesday, May 1  

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  Wednesday, May 1  

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, May 2 

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)


Thursday, May 16  

TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting  only): 
Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center
200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach, FL 33404 

(Click for Google map)  

Thursday, May 29 Transportation Disadvantaged
Local Coordinating Board (LCB)


The 2019 calendar of TPA meetings is available at PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/Meeting to access online agendas and backup materials (posted one week in advance of each meeting), and 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

Transportation Projects and Highlights


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



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