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Transportation Matters - August 21, 2019

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Transportation Matters - August 21, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                 August 21, 2019
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News and Announcements

South Florida GIS Expo - August 22-23
Follow #SFGISExpo on social media!

"Step Through the Portal" - South Florida GIS Expo, August 22-23, 2019

The Palm Beach TPA will again be a Patron supporter and exhibitor at the 26th annual GIS Expo to be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Expo is a gathering of more than 600 members of south Florida's GIS community to foster collaboration, coordination, networking, education and training. The Expo is organized by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum, a nonprofit organization of geospatial professionals. Go to sfgisexpo.com for details of this free event. Attendees who have not pre-registered may register on site.

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Transforming Traffic Signal Boxes into Public Art 
Upcoming Deadlines:
August 21 - Deadline for project questions
September 6, 2019 - Deadline for applications

Typical traffic signal equipment box to provide a "canvas" for public art

"Outside the Box" is a call to artists of diverse media to transform ordinary traffic signal boxes into three-dimensional artworks. Palm Beach County Art in Public Places will commission up to 36 student, emerging, and professional artists based in Palm Beach County to create art inspired by contemporary and historical attributes of Palm Beach County's Lake Region. The Lake Region includes the cities and unincorporated areas surrounding Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay. It is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit art outdoors in the public realm when graphic images are digitally translated onto vinyl and applied to public infrastructure to enhance streetscapes. Click for details.

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Full Nightly Closure - August 22
I-95 Southbound at Palmetto Park Road (Boca Raton)
Click for details

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Plan an Event for Walk to School Day - October 2
Vision Zero for Youth Webinar Series (click here):
August 22 - Going Big: Using Walk to School Day to Advance Road Safety for Everyone
September 10 - Slowing Down Traffic Near Your School

WalkBikeToSchool.org

Help your local school participate in the National Walk to School Day on October 2, or another day in October. Click here to view registered events in Palm Beach County, FL. Don't see your school listed? Contact school administrators and offer to help register, organize and promote a local event! 

 Walk & Bike to School - Plan an Event

 

Recent Events

Port of Palm Beach Presentation

On August 20, TPA staff members Nick Uhren, Andrew Uhlir and Malissa Booth met at the Port of Palm Beach with Port staff representatives Carl Baker, Tacaria Anderson Jones, Yaremi Farinas, Aaron Hoffman, and Jarra Kaczwara (left to right below). The meeting included a TPA overview presentation and discussion of projects on which the TPA and Port can work together. The Port of Palm Beach is represented on the TPA Governing Board by Commissioner Joseph Anderson, and on the TPA Technical Advisory Committee by Aaron Hoffman and Carl Baker.

TPA presentation to Port of Palm Beach staff members, August 20, 2019

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Request a TPA Presentation

To request a TPA staff presentation for your community or organization,
please email Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth or call 561-684-4143.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Upcoming TPA Meetings

Please note that there are no standard advisory committee or Governing Board meetings scheduled for August.

Wednesday, September 4

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, September 4

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, September 5

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Thursday, September 19

TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting  only): 
Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431 
Click for Google maps

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The TPA calendar of 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. They will be given opportunities to ask questions or make comments on any agenda item, or to offer general comments that are relevant to the mission and responsibilities of the TPA.

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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