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Transportation Matters - August 15, 2018

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Transportation Matters - August 15, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 August 15, 2018

News and Announcements

What Would You Tell Officials About Transportation in
Palm Beach County and Southeast Florida?

Click here to take the Palm Beach TPA survey in English or Spanish

Transportation Planners Seek Public Feedback

Please follow and provide feedback to our peer agencies where you travel. If you travel to Broward County, click here. If you travel to Miami-Dade County, click here.

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ADA Transition Plan Trainings

The Palm Beach TPA is required by federal agencies to sign assurances that all recipients of federal funds allocated by the TPA have ADA transition plans in place. ADA transition plans outline a jurisdiction's assessment and plans for bringing their infrastructure into compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here for additional information on requirements.

The Palm Beach TPA will host a half-day workshop on Oct. 11, with training by Dean Perkins, Florida Dept. of Transportation's ADA Coordinator. For details or to reserve a seat, contact Malissa Booth at MBooth@PalmBeachTPA.org or 561-694-4143.

The Broward MPO will conduct a similar ADA transition planning workshop on Sep. 5. Click here for flyer.

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 Vision Zero Initiative Adopted by West Palm Beach

On Aug. 14, Mayor Jeri Muoio announced West Palm Beach as the first Palm Beach County municipality to adopt Vision Zero, an initiative that was begun in Sweden to decrease and ultimately eliminate crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles to strive toward a vision for zero serious injuries or deaths. The strategy is to engineer better streets, educate the public, and enhance enforcement of laws. The Mayor was joined by Commissioners Keith James and Paula Ryan, Police Chief Sarah Mooney, State Attorney Dave Aronberg, representatives of partner agencies including the Palm Beach TPA and the FDOT. They were also joined by a young man who suffered a traumatic head injury and spent three months in a coma after being hit as a pedestrian. The Palm Beach TPA Governing Board adopted a target of zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries for 2018, consistent with FDOT's target of Vision Zero.

West Palm Beach Adopts Vision Zero Initiative

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Boynton Beach Quiet Zone Becomes Effective Aug. 23

The Quiet Zone along the FEC rail corridor in Boynton Beach is scheduled to become effective on Aug. 23, completing the continuous Quiet Zone throughout central and southern Palm Beach County. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists are reminded to use caution and to only cross the rail corridor at designated crossings when the gates are in the open position.

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Schools Are Open - Use Caution!

School Bus Safety for Motorists

Upcoming Project Meetings

The public is encouraged to attend the following public meetings for specific projects of interest. Click for details for these FDOT meetings.

  • Thu. Aug. 30 - Delray Beach: I-95/Atlantic Ave. Interchange, Construction Open House
  • Thu. Aug. 30 - Delray Beach: I-95 from Gateway Blvd. to Atlantic Ave. Open House
  • Thu. Sep. 6 - Boynton Beach: SR 804/Boynton Beach Blvd. from Jog Rd. to Congress Ave. 

Recent Events

Lake Worth Town Hall Traffic Meeting

Lake Worth Town Hall for Traffic - July 26, 2018

Palm Beach TPA staff member Andrew Uhlir was among panelists participating in a Lake Worth Town Hall Traffic Meeting held July 26 to discuss ways to reduce traffic congestion at problematic intersections. Other panelists represented the Florida Dept. of Transportation and the Palm Beach County Engineering Department's Traffic Division. 

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Transportation Surveys Completed at Back-to-School Events

Transportation survey takers at back-to-school events

Dozens of adults attending back-to-school events held on Aug. 4 in Jupiter, Greenacres and Delray Beach took the Palm Beach TPA online survey in English and Spanish. It was a convenient opportunity to share their views on local and regional transportation needs.

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

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Next TPA Governing Board Meeting - Sep. 20, 2018

Lake Worth Casino Building

Mon. Aug. 20, 2:00 PM Special Meeting: Strategic Plan Steering Committee
Wed. Sep. 5, 9:00 AM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  Sep. 5, 1:30 PM Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. Sep. 6, 9:07 AM Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Thu. Sep. 20, 9:00 AM

TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location (this meeting only):

Lake Worth Casino Building
10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Click for Google Map

Tue. Sep. 25, 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

Complete TPA calendar listings: PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar
 

TPA Employment Opportunity

Palm Beach TPA Job Opportunity - Lead Planner

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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